DNA Lounge: Wherein Bela said Knock You Out.

At the last-minute Bar 9 party on Sunday, they had a pillow fight. In the immortal words of Marcellus Wallace: "In the fifth, your ass goes down." As pictured above.

Then the next day, at Death Guild, some guy asked DJ Sage to play Bela Lugosi's Dead.

Sage declined.

The guy kept nagging him, and then started laying bills on the DJ booth until there was at least $120 there. Sage still refused, so the guy took his money back, lit one of the bills on fire, and tossed it in the corner of the room.

Dear goths, that is not how you make it rain.

I wonder if it was this guy again.

Oh, and last month at a Battle of the Bands, some jackass started burning her name into the parklet surface with a crack torch. Then when security told her to stop, she tried to set him on fire. She went to jail. We had to sand and re-stain the whole thing.

Oh, and last week we had to do the same thing to the bar inside pizza, because some other jackass carved their happy pirate name into that.

Oh, and also last month, we had to replace something like thirty tiles in the men's room, because some other jackass had carved his happy pirate name into each of them.

Oh, and a couple weeks ago, some dumbass in a U-haul trying to make an illegal u-turn in the middle of the street crashed into our parklet with enough force to actually move it. I guess that plastic sheet we put down over the road before we poured the concrete base actually worked! I'm surprised. So the parklet is now about 6" closer to the curb than it used to be on one side, and doesn't drain properly any more. We had twelve guys out there pushing on it and it didn't budge, so we're going to have to use machinery. Hooray. Oh, also it's bent.

Will you people please knock this shit off??

Anyway.

So many photos this time that I feel the need to categorize them!

Live shows:

The March Violets
Jessika Von Rabbit
Alter der Ruine
El Elle

Bootie:

So Deep, Go Stoked:

Hubbashack and whatnot:

Old Time Religion
Summer Camp
Scum and Villainy
Bowie
Michael vs. Janet
Terminator Too
Point Break
Odd Salon
Mortified
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Oderus Urungus's Viking Funeral

Ladies and Gentlemen. Rock and roll.

"Tonight we sent Oderus home in a fitting manner at the public memorial for Dave Brockie. A blazing Viking ship with Oderus laid out in it, the cuttlefish pointing proudly straight up.

"Watching my friend Dave's costume go up in flames in front of a thousand fans was so much more intense for me than the private memorial for friends and family we had April Fool's Day.

"I spoke at both of them, as GWAR asked me to, and both times as I spoke I was sad. But watching his alter ego burn tore me up way more than the first memorial, maybe because there was Dave, the human who was my friend who just 'left us' -- I never saw his body -- and then there was Oderus, who was something entirely else. To watch his stage gear burn was like watching part of my life literally go up in flames.

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"We always use the indefinite article."

The Loudest Word in Rock and Roll

In the '70s, the choice to leave off the definitive became more clearly artistically significant. "With punk being a neo-traditional form, returning to the roots of rock 'n' roll, it explains again why we get 'the' names going, along with three-chord progressions and traditional band instrumentations. It shouldn't try and have pretentions more than that," Zimmer said. "It gets revived again with The Strokes and The Killers and The Hives." [...]

"There are 330 different bands that start with 'The B' out of 3,884 bands in my consideration set," Schnoebelen said. "The major takeaway is that [charting] bands that start with 'the' have a striking preference for the next letter to be: b, j, k, m, and z. Meanwhile, bands seem to avoid following the 'the' with a, e, i, p, t, and u.

"The easiest thing to explain is the dislike for vowels -- it's probably an avoidance of what linguists call a 'hiatus'," Schnoebelen continued. "That is, it's lousy to say 'The Eagles' (and a lot easier to pronounce it 'Theagles'). There are exceptions to these patterns, but right now these are the patterns that are popping out as most significant."

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