Dylan Invalid – No Pizza on SaturdaysFebruary 6, 2008
Tex (left) and Dylan (right) at Shanty Town
No Pizza on Saturdays
So I was working up at the old Shanty Town last Saturday afternoon and I happened to muster up a mighty hunger for pizza. I put a sign on the door and started driving to the hot drippy pie spots that I knew about in the area. Nicky G’s was closed. Big Pete’s (Sneaky Pete’s? I forget the name) was also closed. The one by London Bridge was closed too. What gives? I thought to myself. Then I got mad and ate fried chicken in vain. This shit is getting on my nerves. I know something as arbitrary as pizza doesn’t mean much to most people, but it’s serious business for me. Sometimes I think Jacksonville is just Mayberry with a high murder rate. We should just get it over with and change the city’s slogan to a racist joke. Jags did do pretty well this year, though.
Anyhow, I’m still into music. In the heavy-slow category, Harvey Milk is brand new to me. Turns out they’re from Athens and the 20th century. I really don’t know what to say about this band except that I like em, and they do a Leonard Cohen cover. Donnie just got me into Aborted from Belgium. It’s fast, the vocals are growly, the time signatures are all fancy. You know, death metal. I just read that their fans call themselves the Aborted Army and they dress up in surgical gear with blood all over it and their founding member is now in an Israeli grindcore band. Fuck yes. On the other side of things, I can’t get enough of all these lesser-known garage/punk bands from way back. The Speedies are great. The Gizmos are too. They’re both long defunct, but lucky for me the recordings are still out there. It’s fun power-pop type shit that’ll make you pogo in the family room and spill your kool-aid on the rug. And if you’re into them, you’d probably kind of like the Clean Teens (myspace.com/cleanteens). They’re the bee’s meow.
I’m pretty much out of things to write because I’m a boring guy. So instead, I thought I’d follow Joey’s lead and post links to some bitchin’ MP3 blogs. Enjoy:
I need to book two shows at Shanty ASAP. The dates are 2-15 and 2-16 which is a Friday and a Saturday, respectively. If you’re interested, you can nerd up and find me at myspace.com/dylaninvalid. And if you want the metal all up in you don’t forget about Hallelujah and His Name Was Iron this coming Saturday at Shanty Town.
The new Crap Hound zine is out. Order yours from here: http://readingfrenzy.com/
And Improv Everywhere got 200+ people to be still for five minutes in the middle of Grand Central Station. Check it out: http://www.improveverywhere.com/