Bands have been brawling since...forever. The Killers vs. The Bravery, Sarah Palin vs. Roe vs. Wade, my solo project vs. Panic! at the Disco, so on and so forth. I found out about my new favorite band brawl today when I was 'net stalking the singer from Foals because he has a slight case of the Schwartzman face.
Apparently at some festival in Spain in July, Kele Okereke, the (black) singer from Bloc Party got his ass beat by John Lydon (Johnny Rotten, who actually now looks more like Dr. Cox from Scrubs)'s buddies because his "problem" is his "black attitude." Okereke allegedly asked Lydon if he was going to re-form Public Image Ltd. (post Sex Pistols and just as shitty) and that calls for a series of racist remarks and a knuckle sandwich or 12? While his crew was teaching Okereke a lesson for being black because they're still all sooooo punk and shit, Lydon was apparently taunting the singer from the Kaiser Chiefs and somehow the singer from Foals ended up in a sleeper hold/passed out and handcuffed. Naturally, Lydon denied the fight and tells the media to tell Okereke to "grow up and learn to be a true man," but Foals' tour manager said otherwise. Tour managers don't lie. They're not lawyers or anything. Above that, the hot one of the two dudes from Neon Neon jumps in and said that shit was scary. Not really, the word he used was "horrific." You know what's horrific, Gruff Rhys? You saying you want to dip your pinkie in. WHO GOES PINKIE FIRST?!
Good news is, Bloc Party apparently has a new album coming out in October but you can procure the digital copy when you pre-order the physical copy. Whoops. Bad news is, it's probably gonna mostly suck because "it's a break up album." Ahh fuck. They have a couple songs up on their myspace and "Signs" is a good one.
All of that aside, I really want to start arranging band fights. Celebrity Death Match style. Motorhead vs. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Kraftwerk vs. Crystal Castles. I'd give Kraftwerk some weapons though, since they are older than sin. Maybe some nun chucks? Oh, that reminds me, White Devin once told me not to keep nun chucks in your car because you will probably get arrested for a felony somethingerrather. Since White Devin is a pretty smart guy, you should go see him DJ at First Street in Encinitas tonight from midnight to close. We'll be there. Maybe at the Saloon first. Who knows. Also, if you are around Carlsbad or can be at 4 p.m. the California Public Utilities Commission is having an emergency public participation hearing to reconsider changing our area code to 442. It would cause a reprehensible amount of waste to get rid of the bajillions of business cards and stacks of letterhead, not to mention less eco-friendly fixtures like GIANT ASS PLASTIC SIGNS and thus, in my opinion, is environmentally irresponsible. CPUC Public Hearing: TODAY, Thursday, September 4, 2008. Carlsbad City Hall Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008.
I'll be in class at 4 p.m. trying to creep on some hotties in the MIDI lab, so I need y'all to go for me. Other than that, I'll see you tonight. In your dreams.