I really dig Jello! He was more than happy to talk with my 18 year old self when I first spotted him in the crowd at Gillman. Since then I never stopped seeing him out and about whether it were up front at a show wedged between him and Bambi Lake or at some Noir/cult movie night at the Castro theater.
I saw him do spoken word in something like 2001-2002 and he went through the line of people waiting to get in saying hi and such. A friend of mine was wearing a rather menacing looking trenchcoat and he asked to borrow it for his intro where he walks out on stage and does a bit about big brother.
Only other person I've ever seen be that personable to the crowd was Henry Rollins.
I like Biafra, although I've come to disagree with some of his more simplistic opinions on US politics, I am glad he still out there doing his thing. Also, fuck the ex-Kennedy douches. Seriously, read up on what those ass hats have been doing the last 10 years or so and you will grow to hate them justly, regardless of whatever money issues they had with Biafra decades ago.
I saw Klaus Flouride play bass for the Legendary Stardust Cowboy in SF around a decade ago. He looked exactly like any middle-school principal. There is no further point to this story.
"What drives me mad"
A friend of mine who never thought enough saw Jello talk at UCD once. He told me about it and gasped, "He thinks too much!"
I've never understood that kind of statement.
"What drives me mad"
I worked at a co-op back in 2001-ish under a guy who'd always play DK, Dwarves, Misfits, things like that at work (I usually played Microphones, Rainer Maria, Dismemberment Plan, and that really pissed him off). I schooled him one night at the bar when he stated that "Holiday in Cambodia's" chant was "smoke pot". Ironically he was old enough to have seen The Dead Kennedys in their heyday, whereas I was 19 years old at the time.
Also, seeing a kid in a DK shirt that they obviously bought at Hot Topic who can't name a single one of their songs. "Punk" itself was a term used in prison systems to describe someone's "bitch", and therefore can refer to anyone's feelings of being fucked around with. Punk originally meant "worthless", so when someone said that "Punk's not Dead," that defeats the purpose of the movement. Punk exists in the heart of every kid who finally fought back against the bully at school or the spouse with the balls to stand up and fight against an abusive relationship or a socio-political uprising OK I'll shut up now.
He always has something interesting to say.
I don't always agree with what he says (I usually do though, at least partly) but it's always interesting.
| Register or login To Post a Comment|