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Booze, Babes, and Grease. What a weekend.

The best thing about living in the Bay Area, there’s always something to do. If you manage to get bored living in the Bay Area, get the fuck out and let the cool kids come in.

Friday kicked off with adding a couple hundred more songs to my rockabilly library. Friday night was supposedly Retox’s Rockabilly Fridays last Friday. Luckily, it was just a misunderstanding. As it isn’t their last Friday, it is their last month at Retox. It’s a bummer for me, as I find Retox to be the perfect place. It’s easily accessible, drinks are cheap, never any sour attitudes, and as I express ever so often, A LOT OF PARKING! So till the end of the month, come out for the last couple of Fridays, and let’s have a ball!

After drinking a little more than I should’ve on Friday, my Saturday started a few hours later.

My lady had planned on picking me up a new pair of denim from Self Edge, so that’s exactly where we went. Parked directly in front of Benders and off to the store we go.

Both Kiya and Derek were in the shop, so we kicked back as we waited for some exquisite one on one customer service.

The pair I originally wanted had been sold via online, while we were waiting. FUCK. And I know who bought it too…

So, I let Kiya pick out a pair for me. As it were, he picked out a pair that will probably fit spot on, as soon as I give them a soak. Pics of the process to come…

So what did Kiya suggest?

A sweet pair of Strike Gold denim, straight out of Japan. Now, I’ve owned several kinds of denim over the last few years. And I can tell you, that these are solid jeans. The details are perfect, subtle, and classic.

I also picked up a new addition to my wallet chain. The clasp connecting the chain to the keys was cheap and flimsy. It would always loosen up and I could potentially lose my keys. And that’s something I just cannot afford to lose.

See that little horse shoe looking thing? Well, that’s it. Probably the most expensive thing on my wallet chain, aside from my car keys.

And another part of my mission to Self Edge was to commandeer the stores rockabilly playlist. And this ain’t your normal playlist kids. This shit, is serious. So serious, that my dinky 8gig flash drive couldn’t even handle half of the songs. So, in the pocket the external hard drive goes.

I probably have 1/3 the amount of music that Kiya has. And most likely, we have different kinds of rockabilly music. So I’m sure that there won’t be any doubles or triples of any songs.

As soon as we finished up at the store, off to Amoeba we go. I managed to forget the list of movies I was looking for, in the car. And fuck walking back. So, digging for music I go. Didn’t find the specific albums I wanted in the rockabilly/oldies section. But as soon as I went to the soul section and the employee was putting something up on top for display, off it goes and in my hand it stays. Even though I forgot my list, I still found one of the movies I was looking for.

The 3 disc Jackie Wilson collection is what I pulled off the shelf, as soon as the employee put it up. I mean, how could you pass on that??? Whistle Bait has some amazing songs and artists on it, so of course that got bought. I also bought Buddy Knox cd, shit… It was $2, so why the hell not? Unfortunately, I have no idea where I put it. And if you enjoyed The Lords Of Flatbush enough, and love The Warriors, you’ll get a kick out of The Wanderers. It’s pretty much both movies in one.

After a long day in SF, off to Point Richmond we went. And after a couple hours there, off we were to Brisbane, to check out the Road Zombies Car Club meet at the 23 Club.

And man, was that one hell of a meet. There were tons of cars, car clubs, and babes out. What better place to be on a Saturday night, eh?

As I was waiting to get a drink at the ever so crowded bar, an older cat approached me and told me he knew I was right handed. And he also noticed the big ring on my finger, and asked what I used it for. So the first thing I thought was, shit… He’s sizing me up. Trust me, the questions he asked, were as if he were sizing me up… And while I can handle myself pretty well, dealing with someone from a car club, who has however many car clubs behind his back… Well,  in short, I could be screwed.

He was actually a nice guy. Talked about fighting and what not, and his buddy ended up buying me a beer. So big ups to the Satan’s Chauffeurs. Those guys are good people.

Here’s the ring that got his attention.

Can you tell I’m right handed?

As the night went on, the B-Stars put on a great show. Got the people swingin’ and in need of water. And with the poor service of the 23 Club, it took some couples forever to get a water. So whenever you’re up at the bar and you hear someone trying to only get some water, always put your best foot forward and assist them in getting some service.

When The Stillmen got up on stage, Kiya had to rush to the front and catch them. And I now know why. These guys put on one hell of a show. And to show their appreciation for everyone coming out, they gave away CDs!

I’m not one to go up and grab free shit. But fuck, these guys are awesome, why not add them to your collection, right?

And it wasn’t like they were giving out a few of these, they had a box full. Enough for everyone! Well, probably not everyone. But a decent amount of people got some good tunes!

What a weekend… Always able to have a good time here in the Bay Area. It’s one hell of a place to be.

If you cats haven’t been out to any events, get your ass in a cab, bus, bart, bicycle, whatever. Come out and support your local bars and event promoters. And if you have yourself a shitty time at any of these events, well… Go home and stay there, cuz it’s always a blast to be out and about when the cool kids are rockin’ the night away.

Until then,

Don’t stop rockin’.

Some events you might wanna check out.

With the new year ahead of us, there will be a shit ton of events to hit up. Car shows, small gigs, big gigs, whatever. There’s always something going down, here in the Bay Area.
I prefer to keep the events I go to semi local. IE, no further than San Francisco and no souther than San Jose. Why? Well. I drink. And I don’t feel like getting a ticket, and the drive home after a long night, is always a pain in the ass.

Here are a couple flyers for some events I plan on hitting up.

I plan on going here for New Years Eve. Why? I’ve been frequenting this for a while now. The crowd is cool, no random crack heads outside, and I most likely won’t have any punk ass hipsters trying to be tough. Oh yeah, THERE’S PARKING. So yeah, this should be a nice chill place to head out to, for New Years Eve.

Self explanitory. James Intveld. Elvis Birthday Tribute. Plain and simple.

I haven’t gone to anything in the South Bay. So why the hell not? Plus, I really like The Chop Tops. So might as well make it out to this event, right?

Straight Scumbaggin’ It!

Most of America see’s greasers to be those leather clad clowns in Yoyogi Park in Japan. While I admire those guys for what they do, because they clearly do it cuz they love it (whatever the hell it is,) they are far from greasers. But hey, if that’s what hipsterbillies wanna think greasers are, be my guest.

And note, just because you have a pompadour, doesn’t mean you’re a greaser. It’s not just a look. It’s a lifestyle, an attitude, a point of view, and what they call, a backbone. And it’s not about starting fights, tight black jeans, or singing on top of some bleachers, so get it straight.

There ain’t no prissy shit goin’ on here. Too scared to get your jeans dirty or rip holes in em? Don’t wanna spill beer on your H&M flannels? Then you’re looking at the wrong blog, son. But if you need help finding blogs that might fit your prissy needs, I can show you the way.

This video is pretty fuckin awesome. Why? These dudes are straight up grimy and don’t give a fuck. And I’m not huge car buff, but these guys got some sweet rides, that they drive the fuck out of.

Check it out. Kids wanna know what “modern day greasers” look like and what they do, well. This pretty much sums up how they have themselves a ball. Fortunately or unfortunately for me, I can’t allow myself to get that drunk anymore. But damn is it fun.

In short, just a whole lot of badassery goin’ on.

The owner of the video needs to change the title from Rockabilly to Greaser Party or some shit.

The Jonas Brothers Go Greasy…?

Awkwardly enough…

Whoever at Teen Vogue thought it was only fitting, that one of the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato got all dolled up 50s style.

I’m not a fan, and I do not know any other 20 something year old male, or any male for that matter, who is a fan of the Jonas Brothers. Hell, I wouldn’t WANT to know any male who’s a fan of them! Can you imagine a guy talking about how big of a fan he is, of the Jonas Brothers? I don’t think so. I’m not judging, but that’s some fucked up shit.

Of course, all the little girls on tumblr are going gaga over these pictures. But one thing you ladies need to understand, is that greasers are men! Not little boys who sip lattes. I highly doubt that these guys have done any labor work in their lives. But hey, I wouldn’t know, I know nothing about these guys. If you readers are fans, by all means… Be offended.

Lookin "tough" with that Triumph!

Ya’ll think he’s even ridden this thing down the block? Going at least 40? No? Thought so…

Now he's getting down and dirty at the shop!

And by that, I mean when he put on the coveralls. He must’ve felt tough putting one on.

Air brushed muscles?

Looks like it.

Girls, are you gonna nickname him "Soda Pop" now?

I wouldn’t be surprised if they did… But that name belongs to Rob Lowe! Like how hard he’s working? His hands are so sweaty, he needs the bandana to help him grip the crate. But wait, where’s the sweat???

Do not fret! He isn’t the only Jonas that’s gone greasy!

Hair all greasy with his white tee and leathers and all...

Love the photoshopped shadow. He has to look like he has a pomapdour.

What happened to his non Jewish ethnicity, Jew-Fro?

Being the two less pretentious Jonas out there, they’re still pretty goofy. And by goofy I mean awkward as fuck.

One last photo, I promise. And this time, I mean it.

Maybe he's looking for the tourbus to roll up, so he can leave that "dirty" place.

Or maybe he’s waiting for the stretch Hummer. Because then at least he’ll be sitting on the inside, and not have to worry what’s actually on the inside of the vehicle itself.

 Jesus… What has the world come to ?

I’ll say this, the lady, Demi Lovato, is pretty decently styled up. Plus, she’s always been a looker, since she stopped singing on Barney… Sounds a little pedo…

Well, there you have it. The Jonas Brothers have gone greasy… What’s next? Are they going to star in a remake of Grease? Which one gets to play John Travolta? Can you guess which one will play Olivia Newton John?

I guess they’re signing out a contract to do some Elvis covers, and play along side with Jerry Lee Lewis.

I can’t wait for that pop Disney rockabilly! Luckily, they stick to dating girls within the Disney family. So we can only wait for some Disney star collaboration rockabilly! Don’t worry folks, I’ll update when these hep-cats put out a rockabilly album of their own!

Rockabilly High

I really like the way this was filmed/edited. It really gives it a summer-of -62 feel to it.

Gotta love the opening.

Plus, they have the same name as me.

Tonight

Rockabilly Fridays are up and kicking again at a new venue. Come out tonight and get your kicks. Ain’t nothin better than ladies drinkin’ and swingin’ to 50s and 60s beats. Be there or be square.

Recap: Zombie Prom 10/29/2010

I’ve never been one to dress up for Halloween. Last year was the first time I dressed up in about… 10 or so years. And this year, was no dfferent! Sorry, I’m not into dressing up in a zombie Harold and Kumar or anything of the like. My lady and my friend didn’t dress up either, so it was ok. But as soon as we walked up to the venue, we knew something was out of place…

And that was us. There was absolutely, no other person who wasn’t dressed up. We were the only 3 in our regular clothes, without any zombie make up, prosthetic scars or anything. There was this guy, who clearly owned and regularly wore the tie-dye shirt he was wearing. But he had zombie make up on, so technically, he was also dressed up!
The night started off slow, but quickly picked up, and the dance floor was packed with zombies swingin’ and jive’n about. Surprisingly, no one was doubled up in costumes. Except for this chick dressed up as Snow White and this dude dressed up as Snow White as well. But which one had the “sexy” Snow White costume? Luckily, it was the girl.

I didn’t take too many pics, as I was more concerned watching people swing, than creepin around with my camera in hand. Pretty much, my pics were from my seat.

A few people on the dancefloor, as the Hi-Rhythm Hustlers were doing a soundcheck. Check out the zombie Silk Spectre to the right.

The zombies were out to dance!

Here’s “Johnny!” He was definitely, “The Wild One,” out… What? I mean, he was seriously, standing alone for the majority of the night. SOCIALIZE! Plus, his “costume” wasn’t correct. It wasn’t a perfecto jacket! His cuffed 501s were only about an inch, and sat on the top of the instep, rather than midway up the boot. So yeah, the effort was there, but if anyone who has seen The Wild One, knows that the clothes are worng! But good effort!

The Hi-Rhythm Hustlers put nice twists into their songs. Which was pretty awesome. The put on a great performance, and it was awesome to hear their Halloween themed songs.

Needless to say… This was one of the more wild outfits out there! But he was a dancing machine, and danced with anyone and everyone!

He sure had a way with the ladies.

Shitty picture, but this is the one and only Stompy Jones! It was great to finally catch them live. They definitely put on a great performance. My lady definitely wants to check out their other gigs around the city. So hopefully I’ll have a better picture of them, in the future!

Overall, it was a great 2nd annual Zombie Prom. It was a ball to see everyone dressed up and dancing the night away. I’m sure the 3rd annual Zombie Prom will be even better. I was kind of surprised that there weren’t many pompadours out there! I think there were 4 total.
We will be for sure in attendance next year, and maybe I’ll actually dress up for once. We’ll have to wait and see.

Fuckin Badass Movie

Usually some of our favorite movies are movies from when we weren’t born, or too young to even understand the undertones or give a rats ass about it. And being 23, there are a lot of those movies. But this one is one that I just cannot get sick of. And being 3 when it originally released, meant jack shit.

This movie came out 12 years after Grease, and isn’t recognized by the average joe. I wonder why? The soundtrack is perfect, the cast is solid, the styling is perfect. So why has this movie not taken notoriety as Grease has?

And what movie am I talking about? The one and only, Cry Baby.

This is one movie where I had to know everything about. The influences that helped John Waters write this movie, the life styles beyond girls and fast girls (but who’s complaining,) and the music behind it all. There’s just soo much to this movie, that I can’t stop watching it or listen to the entire soundtrack daily. This is truly, a masterpiece.

Here are a few screen shots of some of my favorite moments in the first half of the film. 

The Cry Baby Gang.One of my favorite things in this movie is obviously, Johnny Depps hair. Johnny Depp is already one of my favorite actors, and in Pirates of the Carribean, he had perfect dreadlocks. And in Cry Baby, he had a perfect pompadour/ducktail. You also gotta love Hatchet Face's awkward facial expressions. I guess that's the point of her character though, huh? But I think in this moment, it wasn't on purpose!It's more than just the few strands...

A lot of people try to re-create Depps pompadour, by pulling down a few strands of hair. It’s more than just that. His pomp in the movie is full, and flows perfectly. It’s not a shield like pompadour, with a couple of hairs down. It pulls forward, flows back, and swoops perfectly. His character, Wade “Cry Baby” Walker, has one of my favorite styled pompadours. Maybe ever…

Last shot of his hair, I promise.

Tracy Lords as Wanda, also had some of the best hairstyles I’ve seen her in. Of course she’s hot with her bangs, but having a full head of hair like that, just made her even more hot. Not to mention, her high slit pencil skirt, perfecto jacket, and red lipstick. She was definitely the hottie of the film…
Also gotta give it up to Stephen Miller, who played Baldwin. The part in his hair was as sharp as it can get, and he also had a nice profiled contour. As far as the girl they were both fighting for, I wasn’t much a fan of her. The singing didn’t match her. She was just as square as her character Allison tried so hard not to be. Sorry doll, you only had one hot moment in the film. And that was before you approached the gang.

Gee, listen to me... Gotta love all of their facial expressions.

Should switch out Ricki Lake for Tracy Lords. She would be a badass chick to be sitting shotgun. Lady, I’m Just sayin!!!

"... and wears clothes obviously designed by homosexuals!"

One of the funniest lines in the movie. The Last Supper in the window is a topper. No idea what’s up with the starfish though.

I thought Lenora was hot...

It was cool of John Waters to include some actual things the girls would do. Here is Lenora ripping off some bandages after tanning. Leaving CB for Cry Baby scorched on her thigh… Her INNER thigh no less…

Ok, I lied...

LAST PICTURE OF HIS HAIR. But damn, his duck ass flows nicely… And yes, that is a Confederate Flag behind him.

The Whiffles

As dorky as these guys actually were, their awkwardness was funny as fuck. I mean, just look at their facial expressions! Gotta love how serious Baldwin looks. It’s just the icing for this goofy ass cake.

A fuckin Race Truck...

This part is pretty racist, (well obviously, this WAS supposed to have taken place when?) but it was pretty funny. Have them cooped up like chickens.

And lastly, one of my favorite characters in the movie is none other than the famous Alan J. Wendl. He plays such great characters in John Waters movies, but this one was just too much. And by too much, I mean fuckin hilarious.

His character Toe-Joe, was perfectly perverted. Is that possible? Watch this movie, and you’ll know what I mean. From his awkward laughs, his feminine colored car with it’s child saftey lock always on for the passenger side, and his camera, this guy is a straight up creeper! He creeps harder than anyone from the Jersey Shore.

"KNOCKERS UP SWEET HEART!"

 I can’t find a clip of this scene. But his laugh at this moment, is fuckin hilarious.

BOOBIES

“Yeah, you! The looker with the class-A sealed beam headlights!”

There is no better pervert out there. But coming in close is Herbert the Pervert. I mean, he has PERVERT in his damn name!

Well there you guys have it. A few of my favorite parts from the movie Cry Baby. All clips have been taken by me. Maybe I should water mark these shots. I mean, look at Toe-Joe! Hope everyone enjoyed this post, because this is one of my favorite movies out there. If you haven’t seen it, go out and buy it. Target has em for sale for like $5. And it also has scenes that were never included in the original release.

There are a ton of other parts of this movie that I love, but I’ll leave that for another day.