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I like to imagine that he's spending the whole interview just imagining ways to drink blood out of her skull, and thinking 'man those lips would make great leather accents for my gear shift nob'.
Gwar was a huge deal for me.
I met Dave Brockie when he came through Tempe, Arizona for on his tour for the first DBX album (the nude tour)
It was an awesome, tiny show, because no one knew who DBX was. Brockie showed up in filthy a primer colored honda
driven by a woman holding a baby and chainsmoking. He was wearing underwear and nothing else.
I brought some mushrooms because I wanted to trip with him. Like Brockie was going to trip with some kid fan for some reason? Who knows, the guy was my idol: a violent omnisexual death clown who was way smarter than the scifi cartoon he wrapped his music in. I mean really, maybe he would totally trip with me?
Of course he didn't. but he did keep Jizmak from kicking my ass because he thought I was stealing merch. After the show he bullshitted with me and my friend about gwar and I got a picture with him. he's in his underwear holding up the jolly roger.
I don't listen to gwar much anymore, though I really wish he would have gotten back to the zappa like stuff from DBX and the odd parts of Carnival of Chaos. I thought that was truer to Brockie's character than trying to fit into the (predictable) metal scene.
on an unrelated note Danielle (Slymenstra) is a set painter here in LA and works for my friend who is an art director. Life is strange.
sorry for the LJ, dudes but i guess i'm sorta grieving.
No more Gwar, and what's worse is that there can never be another Thing like Gwar.
DBX was fucking awesome, and I can confirm that Dave was willing to smoke pot with fans, at least if you were or were with a hot chick. Shrooms, I dunno, but booze and pot, yes.
I fucking loved Carnival of Chaos. Sometimes I think I'm the only one who feels like this (the band included), but their middle-period, experimental stuff was probably my favorite. I'm glad to see at least one other Bohab who agrees with me!
And dude, fucking Slymestra, that's awesome. She turns up in the weirdest places. Like, I saw them at this one show back in 2001, 2002, something like that. Lamb of God was opening for them, I think it was LoG's first ever tour, they were still pretty no-name. Anyway, I guess I looked just like of LoG's friends from back in Richmond, so their bassist jumped on my back and started trying to grope me, and I wound up hanging out with the guy for a good half hour. He was telling me this story, about how he'd been a huge GWAR fan as a kid, growing up in their home town and idolizing everything they did. He had this roommate, total PUA jock kinda guy, and they'd always get into arguments over music. The bassist would go on and on about how awesome GWAR was and how they should totally go to a show or something, but his roommate didn't give a shit, couldn't care less about GWAR, or even rock music in general.
So anyway, one night, the bassist is sitting around in his living room, and the roommate comes in. He asks the bassist if he'd mind terribly clearing out of the apartment for a little while, as he'd just met a girl at the bar, and he and the young lady were going to be spending the night together. So she walks through the door, and guess who the fuck it was? Slymenstra. Guy's roommate didn't even know she was in GWAR. Just met her at a bar and brought her and fucked her. Stupid lucky asshole.
You should totally tell your friend to tell her to do more solo shit. And I'd love to see some of this set painting and interior decoration stuff she's doing now... I assume she only takes clients in the LA area?
Also, tying in two of the themes there, my favorite GWAR song of all time was probably... please don't hurt me.... "Don't Need A Man". Well, that and "You Want to Suck My Dick" from DBX.
Imma tell my friend that story about the LoG bassist. He is this technical metal purist. Lamb of God is one of his favorite bands, and definitely his favorite metal band.
He always dismissed gwar and talked about how sloppy they were and how that means that they could never be a good band.
Awesome that LoG liked them.
Yeah, Lamb of God were basically GWAR's protegees; part padawans, part groupies. LoG don't really sound anything like GWAR, but they came from the same home town, most of the members grew up idolizing GWAR, and GWAR was largely responsible for getting them touring and shit (they may have even been responsible for getting Lamb of God signed to a label in the first place, I don't know enough about LoG to say, though). Beter still, Lamb of God's lead vocalist, Randy, has been all over the internet eulogizing Dave. Here's a link with some choice quotes:
This one cheered me up immensely:
"Right now, if I were to truly honor Dave in the way HE would do it if it were ME that had died, I would make a completely tasteless joke about his death. But I do not have the stomach for that — Dave would, but not me. He never put much stock in 'limits'."
The thought of Dave making a tasteless joke about himself dying makes me smile.
I'm thinking maybe Oderus in heaven, fucking Fred Phelps up the ass?
EvilHomer, that is the best Slymenstra Slash Fiction story I've ever heard.
I never really cared for Gwar, but it was cool reading these stories.
While we're talking about LoG, I played a show with them in a Reading, PA basement back when they were Burn the Priest. We all went to Denny's afterwards and Randy was asked to leave because he was so drunk.
Another band of mine played with them years later, when they were quite a bit bigger. Their rider consisted of a case of Milwaukee's Best and that was it.
re: slymenstra i dont thiiiiink she is that kinda painter
i think she does technical stuff. like house painting, but just sets.
but ill ask
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