Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tonight We're Gonna Party Like It's 1993!

So, my brother still has my camera cable, but in the meantime I was able to borrow one...Yippee! Also, it should be mentioned that I just polished off a bottle of Merlot.

...Anyway, My new(ish) band, The Hemingers, Made a trip to Milwaukee and Chicago earlier this month. It was our first trek outta Michigan, and it was tons of fun, even though both David and I were in the middle of a nasty cold. I don't have a ton of pictures, because I was pretty hopped up on cold meds and free Schlitz, but I did snap a few.

Due to some engine troubles with my van, we had to borrow a car and rent a Uhaul trailer. The kids on the trailer are really creepy! That boy skins neighborhood cats out in the woods!

We played Frank's Power Plant in Milwaukee with White Mystery, Overnight Lows, and Slow Walker. They all kicked ass! I really dig the sign at Frank's!

There are a few nice Motorcycles on display at Frank's. This Triumph is pretty much my dream bike...if only it had a shorter fork and was painted metal flake gold-green, with red and white pinstriping.

You can see a video of us playing a cover of "Little Green Bag" at Frank's, as well as my awful white dude dancin', here.

...and Our cover of "The Zoo" here.

In Chicago, I found this neat mural of some Hanna-Barbera favorites. David took a pretttty blurry picture. He must've been coughing...there was a lot of that on the trip.

A couple days later(yes I did laundry...I didn't wear the Gonerfest shirt for a week straight), I got a package in the mail...

...It's pretty well wrapped(thank God, the post office fucked that box up!

...Hmmm...what could it be...

Why, a bunch of 45s from the heyday of Bay Area Budget Rock!

Notice my makeshift art table. My ugly couch's middle seat has a fold out table that I covered with masonite. This is where all the magic happens.

The Brentwoods! I'm a little obsessed with them. Their lone LP is one of my ultimate top ten favorite records. I still need their Estrus single, if anyone out there has an extra and wants some money or a flyer for their band or something...or, you know, June 3rd's my B-day...

These records rock so hard, they burned my hair off! Note "The Room" on DVD sitting on my table.

So excited, I Gotta Dance! You can see in the background that the Hoarder to Awesome ratio is about 50/50.

...and play air guitar like a dork(as a dork?).

Now, if you don't mind, I need some alone time with my new records!

Here's all the goodies! After buying this lot, I find the term "Budget Rock" kinda ironic.

Thanks to my buddy Chris for letting me score a whole bunch of my wants!

RIP Poly Styrene!


  1. Ahhaaahhhaaa! I really like the porno pose with all of your records. It looks like someone made an indecent proposal to you! Nice post!

  2. The scary thing is I have all but one of those Bay Area punk singles. I never did get anything by The Bobbyteens. Greetings from Merrie England.