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June 28, 2004

Found Art (and Literature)

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Found Magazine is a periodical dedicated to publishing notes and pictures that some people throw away and other people find. It's a great time suck for when you're bored at work because the web site seems fairly innocuous (i.e., it isn't porn or job postings).
I don't know about you, but after reading a few masterful bits of prose, like the one shown above (found on a street in Queens), I'm starting to see litter in a whole new light.

Now I am left to ponder the mystery of why this little cyber slut has a stick and what is the significance?

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A Hard Man Is Good To Find

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This Barflies.net Boys Gone Wild moneyshot courtesy of the Guana Batz 's Pip Hancox, who certainly knows how to drive all the psychobetties wild ;-) Check out the photoessay of their show at Bobby's in Montebello CA last Saturday night.

And yes, ladies, there are more sweaty pix of half-nekkid Pip :-)

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June 26, 2004

An Example of Keith Irish's Sense of Humor...

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June 25, 2004

Wanda in the OC Weekly!

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Yee Haw! It's Barflies.net's fabulous Miss DJ Wanda featured in the Clubbed! section of this week's edition of the OC Weekly! Way to go, we are all very proud of you!!!!!

Read the article HERE

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June 24, 2004

June 25th Film Releases

If you are like my mother and have come to the preposterous conclusion that Bush can do no wrong and Michael Moore is just a big troublemaker, then Moore's latest documentary will be lost on you. My only prayer is that you are in the vast minority.

1) Fahrenheit 9/11
2) Facing Windows
3) The Notebook


Fahrenheit 9/11
Michael Moore is back and he is PISSED. If you care at all about what's going on in this country and the War on Personal Freedom, then you owe it to yourself to see this documentary.

Facing Windows
An aspiring pastry chef has elaborate extramarital fantasies about the bachelor who's apartment window faces her own. It has a good buzz on the festival circuit, and I never under estimate the overwhelming power of my sweet tooth.

The Notebook
She's uptown, he's downtown. They're madly in love, but from different worlds. She has a queen bitch of a mother who is determined to keep them apart. Will love prevail? Stay tuned to "As the Clich is Recycled."

Two Brothers
Tiger siblings separated at birth are reunited by chance in India. They wreck havoc on the town and its residents are less than pleased, but their owners insist that the animals are simply misunderstood. Pardon me, but I don't think there is a real margin for error when dealing with man eating Bengal tigers. Just ask Roy.

White Chicks
Two black male FBI agents have to pose as Paris Hilton-esque debutantes. I'm sorry, but I just can't buy it. The only black man that can pass as a waifish white girl is Michael Jackson.

Kaena: The Prophecy
This is a French feature length digital cartoon about people from another planet who are enslaved by sap eating gods. (furrow brow, scratch head) Sap eating gods?
Could be good, but it could also suck.

The Intended
I'm still having trouble figuring out what this is about. A land surveyor and his fianc are separated in Malaysia by an ivory trader. Your guess is as good as mine.

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Club Mai Tai at the Continental Thursday, June 24

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Lovely Ladies Enjoying Club Mai Tai

DJ Dan Dynotone will be at the super swanky Continental Room Thursday June 24th from 10pm till 1am, spinning ALL types of music from the 50's, 60's, 70's & 80's.

Barflies' own lovely DJ Wanda be joining Dan as a special guest so don't miss it!

The Continental Room is located at: 115 W. Santa Fe Ave Fullerton, CA
714-526-4529

Admission is free!

21 & over

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June 23, 2004

A Fender in Time

There is something timeless about the music of Freddy Fender, and at that, he is an original with a signature voice. How many performers can you say that about? Count them on your fingers, please.

Saturday night, at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, Freddy Fender, bowed to an audience that gave him a standing ovation. Not only is he timeless, but he is an extremely genuine man, who's had a rough road healthwise in these past years. But he's returned to what he loves and there is no doubt the audience loves him. What's not to love about a man who can sing "Secret Love" like no one else, and with all of his heart and soul. He looked striking in his black hat and black suit as he belted out tunes like, "God Didn't Make Honky Tonk Angels"; "I Got a Woman"; "The Last Teardrop"; and, "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights". Freddy Fender is transitional from one generation to the next, and that's a fact. Back in the 1950's he was known as the Mexican Elvis, and he's come a long way through the years to etch out a place for himself in the tradition and heritage of his own choosing.

In addition to Freddy's solo performance, he allowed Augie Myers to take the stage to sing some good old Tex-Mex. I'll tell you, if you've got the dinero, Augie's got the Camero! And, there's also an 88 year old lady named Thelma in Selma (TX), who's got a mighty fine song written about her. Augie has a way with lyrics and music that's undeniably his own. The band had them dancing in the isles to all these tunes and the roof nearly blew off at the utterance of "Hey Baby Que Paso?"

Opening the show were The Flatlanders and Soul Inc., both amazing bands in their own right. The Coach House booking agent really matched this lineup superbly. It's not often I can go to a three band show and say that I ultimately enjoyed every single one of them!

The Flatlanders based out of Texas have a definitive country sound and it's no wonder they've landed on the Americana Charts several times around. They've traveled throughout Europe, and you can find more on the band at by visiting their website at: theflatlanders.com. If you have the chance to see them, you'll know what I mean.

Soul Inc. have been a band since the 1970's - a soul funk band that revisits songs from the 70's with a mix of some polka and Tex-Mex as well. Now, that's variety! They closed their set with one of my favorite songs, Archie Bell and the Drells "Tighten Up". Soul Inc., comes complete with bongos, sax, horn, and musicians who know how to move in sync.

After the show, a gracious Freddy Fender took time to sign CD's and pictures. He also posed for pictures with fans, and I think for the night I became the official Coach House photographer. Good deed for the day: I wanted to get a few pictures of Freddy to "blog" a story on Barflies.net, and a saddened man next to me couldn't get his camera to work in order to take a picture of Freddy with his wife. I told him I would take a digital and e-mail it to them, and that comment received wide notoriety!

Yes, it was quite a nite folks, and I don't think anyone there would have missed it. Here's to Freddy Fender and music to dance the night away.

For more info on Freddy Fender, check out his official website at freddyfender.com


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June 22, 2004

Henry Rollins on KUCI 88.9fm

Thursday, June 24 8-9am, KUCI's "Justice, or Just Us?" will feature a one-hour interview with HENRY ROLLINS (Black Flag, Rollins Band) upon his return from Iraq and Afghanistan as an "embedded" guest. Always opinionated and outspoken, Henry Rollins cannot be pigeonholed as liberal or conservative, lefty or libertarian. Hear his firsthand account of the war on terror and decide for yourself.

Access KUCI 88.9fm worldwide at www.kuci.org

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June 16, 2004

Erica's Birthday Party - Hogue Barmichaels, Friday, June 11, 2004

Erica Svenneby celebrated her birthday Friday night June 11 at Hogue Barmichael's in Newport Beach with bands The Irish Brothers, Black Monday, Creepy Nice Guy and a host of her friends on hand to wish her the best. Drinks were drunk, drunks were drunk, and a mosh pit formed.

Erica the Birthday Girl:

"Everybody was so sweet, and everyone was saying how great all the bands were. I'm glad you all were a part of such a great evening for me!"

Rusty Monday and Christina
Lowrider:

Someone should have told this gal that her pants were falling off. Actually, I think it was a look. (Erica, if this is your best friend or sister, I apologize right now). Mostly, I just felt sorry for this gal, because she needed attention so badly, and people were just laughing at her drunk ass. Literally.

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June 14, 2004

THE WESTERN CONTINENTALS - NO STRIKES!

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After a long hard week, I found myself sitting at the Doll Hut (Anaheim, CA) for a Honky Tonky Sunday. There I sat, sipping my Mandarin Smirnoff twister, listening to my favorite new band, The Western Continentals.

The band has has only been together about six months, but you'd never know it. They sound like they've been together through thick and thin. I'd only seen them once prior when they opened for James Intveld, whom I've admired for many years. Had it not been for him, I would have maybe never discovered them, and that would have been a big loss.

As I sat there, I thought to myself how glad I was that my friend suggested we meet up for the show. I had to run an errand to Anaheim, and figured I'd make it a double-header to hear some great music as well. Batter-up...it was a home run - no strikes for this band!

Upon my second time hearing them, I am sold hands down on the Western Continentals, and they must be sold on me, because they not only "sold" me on a CD, but I was pleasantly surprised to find my first review from Barflies.net located on their website.

The Western Continentals deserve radio airplay, no doubt about it... and, I predict we are going to hear a lot more from them. The band will be back in studio in late July to cut a full length CD that will be released before the holidays. But, for now you can pick up their first five song CD, entitled, The Western Continentals (Limited Edition). The CD boasts songs such as, Crazy Arms; There Stands The Glass; Don't Want It Back; Don't Touch Me; and, Only One;(two of the songs were self-penned by J.D. Crawford).

J.D. Crawford (lead singer and acoustic guitar) has a voice that was made for Country Music. It flows just as smooth as the instrumentation of their music. Other band members include, Rob King on bass; Joe Cucuiat on drums; Rick Shea on electric guitar; and Gary Brandin on steel guitar.

Don't miss a chance to see The Western Continentals! They play several Sunday afternoons a month at the Doll Hut in Orange County, along with another very talented female Country singer, Patty Booker. You'll find them popping up at clubs all over the Southern California area. Check out their website for pictures, concert listings and more, at: http://www.thewesterncontinentals.com

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Battle of the Surfing Bands (SF)

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Battle of the Surfing Bands
Benefit for KFJC
Saturday, June 20 2004
The Hotel Utah, fourth & Bryant, San Francisco
4pm-9:30pm
$8

4:30 - The Skegs
4:50 - The Corsairs
5:10 - Surf Cinema
5:30 - The Aquamarines
5:50 - The Surf-Liners
6:10 - The Mach IV
6:30 - The Pyronauts
6:50 - The Neptunes
7:10 - The Lava Rats
7:30 - The Hypnotic IV
7:50 - Splashback
8:10 - The Sub-Mersians
8:30 - Pollo Del Mar
8:50 - The Berzerkers
9:10 - Surf Jam???
**times subject to change

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June 12, 2004

Facial Hair = The New Mohawk

According to Scott, the drummer for Lars Fredericksen and the Bastards, last evening outside of the LA HOB, beards and facial hair is the "New Mohawk". And to that end, Lars and all of his Bastards are sporting full beards or mutton chops along with medium length hair (with the exception of Big Jay McNeely who is sporting his usual skin 'do).

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June 9, 2004

June 11th Film Releases

I'm back and ready for action. Sorry for my lack of postings for the past month, but I've been away, my computer was sick, and my dog ate my homework. You know how it goes.
But, in that time I've seen a lot of movies:
Super Size Me - Clowns are scary. Ronald McDonald is a clown. Ronald is the representative of McDonalds restaurants. Therefore, McDonalds is an instrument of Satan!
Besides that, it's a fantastic and funny look into why we're the fattest nation in the world.
Troy - Great battle scenes, but melodramatics are enough to make you hurl.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - The audience is almost as entertaining as the movie. Freaks will flock, but at least they know how to shut up during the film.

Top Three for the Week:
1) Napoleon Dynamite
2) Stepford Wives
3) Chronicles of Riddick

Chronicles of Riddick
An alien race is assimilating the inhabitants of human occupied worlds and leaving dead planets in its wake. Sound familiar? Yeah, I saw the Borg episodes of Star Trek Next Generation too.

Garfield
It's just like the comic strip. It even lacks a plot.

Stepford Wives
The men of Stepford are replacing their strong willed, outspoken wives with subservient robotic clones.
You see, I'm not entirely against this concept. My master plan is to create a Camp Stepford for new husbands and errant boyfriends. Weeks of fresh air, healthy diet, exercise, shock therapy for failing to put the toilet seat down, vacuuming 101, make your own damn dinner starvation treatments, post-coital cuddling 403 ... I could go on for days.

Napoleon Dynamite
This is like Freaks and Geeks on steroids. An eccentric small town high school student is in denial of the fact that he is the ultimate nerd and embarks on an elaborate plan to make his best friend class president.
I laughed my ass off during the trailer; I just hope the film doesn't let me down.

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June 8, 2004

5th Annual Rat Fink Party

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Lessons I learned from previous years: a) leave early, traffic on the 101 will most likely be horrible mid-afternoon! b) the valley can be soooo frikkin' hot!!! Not that either of those things will deter me, I'll be there early this year, armed with sunscreen & a lot of water!

Moldy Marvin's 5th Annual Rat Fink Party
and Kustom Kulture Extravaganza

Saturday, June 12, 2004
20915 Osborn St.
Canoga Park, CA
10am to 5pm-ish
Free Admission

10:30- 11:00am The Switchblades

11:30- 12:00pm Southbound 151

12:30- 1:00pm Hypnotic IV

1:30- 2:00pm Deadbillys

2:30- 3:00pm The Black Shadows

3:30- 4:00pm Danny Dean & The Homewreckers

4:30- 5:00pm The Devilheads


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June 7, 2004

Charles Phoenix Variety Show

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Heads up, mid-centurianites (?) ! Charles Phoenix is back in LA with 2 shows at the REDCAT/Walt Disney Concert Hall. Barflies.net's Ms.Mendoza caught his free mini-show at Viva Las Vegas earlier this year and had nothing but rave reviews! Word is, he will be serving ambrosia as well.... when was the last time you heard that one?


Charles Phoenix Variety Show
Sat June 12, 2004 - 8pm
Sun June 13, 2004 - 2pm
$25
Walt Disney Concert Hall's REDCAT theatre
631 W. 2nd St
Los Angeles CA
info: 866-slideshow (866-754-3374)

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