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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
5:15 am
update.
Wow.. haven't been on this thing in awhile.
So, nowadays I'm playing bass for A Hanging (http://www.reverbnation.com/ahanging), and doing an internet radio show called Paranoize Radio (Thursday nights at 8 PM Central at http://www.coreofdestruction.com).
Aside from work and going to shows here and there, that's about it.
Who still uses livejournal?
Monday, September 7th, 2009
11:11 am
I'm going to be on WTUL today. 2 to 4 pm central time.
I'm going to be on WTUL (91.5 fm) today from 2 to 4 PM Central Time,guest hosting DJ Disc Jockey's show talking about the 'zine (Paranoize), the band (Face First), and the NOLA underground music scene in general while playing some local metal/punk/hardcore/etc.

If you're not in the New Orleans area, you can catch the live stream at http://129.81.156.105:8000/listen.m3u

Current Mood: anxious
Tuesday, May 20th, 2008
4:11 am
What the fellas be yellin'?
MARRERO


Current Mood: crunk.
Thursday, October 18th, 2007
6:03 pm
welp.. it's official...
i'm a homeowner... got the keys today.
this weekend i'll do some desperately needed yard work, and depending on the weather, maybe some of the work that needs to be done inside, and monday the power will be turned on.

Current Mood: relieved
Thursday, July 26th, 2007
6:59 pm
Best spam email subject line ever...
"Hello, how you dink?"

that is all.
Wednesday, June 27th, 2007
8:51 pm
what i did today.
I put the latest issue of Paranoize (from April '07)online.
www.paranoizenola.com
Interviews with:
Greg Hatch of 80's New Orleans hardcore legends Shell Shock
Headrush
Muddpiggs
An article on the history of the NOLA underground music scene
An L.A. Murderfest III article.
Music reviews.
and not much else.

I'm going to be putting all of my back issues online as I find the time.
Enjoy.

Current Mood: accomplished
Sunday, June 24th, 2007
9:09 pm
Lazy day.
Didn't really do much today... slept most of the day and attempted to watch the lastest Harry Potter movie with Liz, but my attention span couldn't handle it.

Yesterday I caught a block party in the 9th ward. A band from Boston called Ramming Speed played. They did the old school thrash/hardcore thing and had songs about pizza parties and carrot attacks. Fun band. I bought a cd and a 7" from them.

Also caught Black Rose.. great rock n roll courtesy of King Louie and ex members of the Detonations and The Scripts. Evil Army and Suplecs played as well, but I left after Black Rose so I could get to Fat City to catch Resurrection Man at The Bar.

Next weekend, M.O.D., Hawg Jaw, Haarp, and Ese are playing at The Bar. Should be awesome.

Current Mood: groggy
Thursday, June 21st, 2007
7:21 pm
Still kickin'.
So I haven't posted anything since October. Here is an update:

In December my step-mother (or former step-mother whatever the hell she is now) remarried. 4 months after my father passed away. I forced a sale of my father's house and am in the process of buying out her share. I will be moving in as soon as all the legal crap is taken care of. I know to those of you who don't know me or the situation with my family, this makes me sound like a horrible, horrible person who is kicking a poor helpless widow out of her home. I've been wronged for a very very long time and I just want what's mine.

I found out that I've been half-owner of that house since my mother passed away when I was 11 years old, and legally, could have come and gone as I pleased.. which would have been really handy when I needed a place to stay while I was leaving my ex but was told that I couldn't live there. Granted, I'm glad that things turned out the way they did... because had I lived in Marrero with my parents then, things wouldn't have fallen into place the way they have, and I'm very happy with the life I've led so far.

In April, I destroyed my old '87 Toyota Pickup. I was changing stations on the radio while driving from a job in Port Sulphur, veered onto the shoulder of the road and turned the wheel too hard when getting back into the lane. I lost control and flipped my truck 4 times. I didn't hit anyone/anything else, and the only damage I got to myself was a few bruises and some cuts on my hands from the broken glass. Here are some pictures:
picture 1 picture 2 picture 3

My new truck is a '99 Ford Ranger.

Still publishing Paranoize. My most recent issue features the beginning of a retrospective series on the 80's New Orleans underground music scene. I interviewed Greg Hatch who was vocalist for Shell Shock from 1980 to 1988. I'm currently looking for other bands/people involved in the scene back in ye olde days for stories, interviews, etc.
Next issue will have Scot Latour, who was the bassist/vocalist for Incubus (the old NOLA thrash/death band).



The booking thing at Outer Banks didn't work out. The neighbors were calling the cops and complaining about the noise for every show, and that's not something I or the bands should worry about. It was a great bar with great owners, just shitty neighbors.
SOOOO I'm back out of the loop as far as booking goes. I'm always on the look out for a place that will work with me though.
Other than that I've just been working, going to shows, hanging out with friends, etc.


So yeah.. maybe I'll post here more often.

Current Mood: full
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
6:17 pm
Still kickin'
I know I haven't posted here in awhile.. here's what's happening with me:

I'm back at the booking thing again... Saturday nights at a new venue called The Outer Banks at 2401 Palmyra (at S. Tonti) in mid-city. It's a small place. Bands play on the floor and there's a vocal p.a. which is sufficient. Only problem is, there's a neighbor living in a FEMA trailer across the street who keeps calling the cops because of the noise. He could easily just call the bar, or just walk across the street (I'm always outside working the door) and say something.. but he feels the need to get the police involved.. who can only come by and tell us to tone it down.
Other than that, I'm enjoying it.

Still doing Paranoize.. finally getting started on a new issue.
#22 has been out for a few months... there are still copies floating around the New Orleans area.
Interviews with Pitts Vs. Preps, Hawg Jaw, Rise Above and We're Only In It For The Honey.

Temporarily laid off of work. It sucks, but... what can ya do? I'll be back shortly.

Current Mood: aggravated
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006
1:28 pm
just venting.
so some of you know my dad has been in the hospital. (i haven't posted anything on here in awhile.) it looks like his situation was improving. he's not on the ventilator anymore, but he still has liver cancer, and his kidneys have still failed, and he's still going to be leaving us, we're just not sure how soon.

i get a call today around 10 a.m. from my step-mother saying that i have to go to the hospital because he's not going to make it through the night... blah blah. so i leave work and drive from chalmette to marrero.

it turns out that it's not that bad, and they're taking him out of i.c.u. and putting him in a room.

i can't keep leaving work like this.

i did kind of want to take today off though.

Current Mood: frustrated
Friday, May 5th, 2006
5:57 pm
weekend agenda.
Tonight.
Drink at Pat's

tomorrow:
Army Of Jesus
Face First
Black Rose
@ Circle Bar
5 p.m.

Stinking Lizaveta
Spickle
@ Checkpoint
10 p.m.

Sunday.
chill/nurse hangover.
Sunday, December 4th, 2005
6:58 am
Nothing left inside.
Wow, it's been awhile since I've written anything in here.
I drove by Dixie Taverne yesterday and took a little piece of the busted up sheetrock that Holly's mural was painted on. I poked my head in the gaping hole that is still in the wall and I saw that the place is totally gutted, except for the red pole, and the disco ball(?!?!?). Still no official word on what the future of the place will be, but I'm hearing that the owner is going to make it a cheesy restaurant.

So... I'm trying to find a new place to book. I want another little hole in the wall in a rough part of town with crappy p.a., cheap beer and shady patrons with Black Flag in the jukebox. But, I'm not sure where that is. For now, I'm looking into Marlene's and Lounge Lizards.. maybe even a couple of little bars in Metairie, or an All Ages matinee at the Musical Voyage Compound on the West Bank now and then.

Since I last wrote, my friend Danny passed away. Danny helped keep me sane during my first marriage. He was the only friend I had in LaPlace. An amazing musician and a damn good friend/brother figure. I had been trying to get in touch with him for years, just to see how he's been, talk music, reminisce. The first time I hear anything about him, is that he died in his sleep the night before. The funeral was at Tharp Sontheimer on Causeway, which is where i said my last goodbyes to my mother, my aunt, my grandfather, and now my friend.

On the upside, I bought a new guitar and amp last week, and I'm working out 14 years of rust. Anybody want to play in a sloppy grindcore/sludge band? I feel the need to contribute to the scene even more.

Speaking of the scene, while things are slow, there is still loud noisy music being churned out in New Orleans. Since the storm I've seen Apartment 213 (playing their last show with that name),Aggro-Fate, Organized Hostility, We're Only In It For The Honey, Spickle, Face First, Suplecs, Hazard County Girls and Suffer Stream. There isn't a show every weekend, but things are still happening.

And, another issue of Paranoize is in the works. I had originally planned this issue to focus on Hurricane Katrina's impact on the scene, etc. but.... I feel that there's no use. Everybody knows what happened, everybody knows there have been changes. Instead of sitting around looking at the damage, we need to keep moving.

Current Mood: hopeful
Monday, October 3rd, 2005
4:59 am
Glenn Rambo R.I.P.
The only thing that Katrina took from me, besides a month of my time, is my friend. Glenn was found dead at his mother's home in Violet. He was the original vocalist for Soilent Green.
So many memories. He will be missed.

Current Mood: sad
Saturday, October 1st, 2005
12:28 pm
"Just another night in Fat City wrestlin' with my lady friend."
Pat's Pub is open! Woohoo! My favorite suburban metalhead bar! Hung out there last night and thankfully ran into angela, sarah, melanie, frankie, junior, kenny, and yohi(not sure if that's how his name is spelled). Good company, good times. Played High On Fire, The Melvins, Bad Brains (and angela played N.W.A.) on the internet jukebox.
I plan on going again tonight... you should too if you're back in Jefferson Parish.

Current Mood: content
Tuesday, September 6th, 2005
5:14 pm
relocating for a bit.
Yesterday I made a trip into Old Jefferson to get some clothes/cd's/papers to take to West Virginia with me for a month or 2 till it's habitable again.
The trip down airline highway was like an apocalypse movie... military everywhere, some buildings damaged, traffic signals down, most billboards are knocked over or bent, national guardsmen at every intersection with machine guns, helicopters taking off from the area around zephyr field and the saints training camp. turning down my street, you wouldn't even know a hurrcane hit. the same people that are always outside the white trash apartment building were there, lawn chairs on the sidewalk and talking. my building, with the exception of a rain gutter getting blown off and the pool water being a funky green color, is in perfect condition. my apartment is in the same shape we left it in, and my truck is still there. i am very fortunate. one of my downstairs neigbors who stayed behind put up signs reading "if you are not a resident, you will be shot" and was sitting outside with his dogs and a shotgun by his side.

i'm in kentucky now at liz's aunt's house. we got here about 5:30 this morning, and we'll be heading to west virginia tomorrow. on the radio, the parish president said that jeff parish should be habitable again in 4 to 10 weeks. i hope so... i know with parts of i-10 and the causeway being destroyed, i'll have a lot of work ahead of me.

Current Mood: homesick
Saturday, September 3rd, 2005
11:40 am
To those of you who asked if I needed any help:






Anything that is not used for food/essentials while I am temporarily homeless/unemployed WILL go towards the printing of Paranoize #21.
Wednesday, August 31st, 2005
11:28 am
Alive and well...
Just dropping everyone a line to let y'all know I'm alive and well.
We went to Houston till the storm passed. Expedia.com fucked up our hotel reservation at the Super 8 in Baytown, so after Liz yelled and screamed and cried and cursed, they got us a room at the Hilton in Houston for the same price as we were playing for the Super 8.
Yesterday we left Houston and we're staying with friends in Lafayette till authorities tell us we can go home.
Last night I got a text message from Dre' (he had to stay behind because he works for a pumping station in Jefferson Parish) saying that my neighborhood was fine aside from downed trees, debris and no power or drinkable water. I just hope that my apartment building hasn't been damaged or looted.
Hope all is well with you.
Take care.
Love,
Bobby

Current Mood: stressed
Saturday, August 27th, 2005
11:15 am
R.I.P. Denis "Piggy" D'amour (Voivod)

Thanks for the music Piggy.
The Unknown Knows.
Thursday, August 25th, 2005
3:19 pm
SAT. August 27th Spickle, rat in a bucket, Da Capa Preta @ Dixie Taverne
Paranoize Presents:
Saturday, August 27th
Spickle
rat in a bucket
Da Capa Preta
@ Dixie Taverne 3340 Canal St. (at S. Jeff Davis) NOLA
10 P.M., $5.00 cover $1.00 Natural Ice/Light
Spickle plays heavy instrumental metal.
rat in a bucket plays brutal grindcore
Da Capa Preta is ex members of Cancer Patient and a current member of Face First.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SCENE.
Saturday, August 6th, 2005
9:05 am
PARANOIZE#20 OUT NOW!
Paranoize #20 is out NOW featuring interviews with Flesh Parade, Rat In A Bucket, Face First and SkinKrawl plus reviews, rants and the lastest news on the NOLA metal/hardcore/punk scene. You can pick up your FREE copy at Dixie Taverne (3340 Canal St. NOLA) tonight and while you're at it, pay the damn cover and check out some good metal by The Dead See, Finger Of God, and Hooves. If you're into Mastodon, Neurosis, or Today Is The Day, chances are you'll enjoy the show.

Current Mood: anxious
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