I played Operation Ivy today. "I know that things are getting tougher when you cant get top off from the bottom of the barrel. Wide open road of my future now...Its looking fucking narrow!" Woah man!
I also played a Jay Reatard song, mostly so that I could talk about him punching people. Last summer in Toronto, Jay Reatard got really mad when a drunk dude jumped up on stage, so he punched him in the face and stormed off. Luckily, this was all documented...
The venue the show was at - The Silver Dollar - is home to the somewhat infamous, sporadic, drug addicted booker Dan Burke. After Jay Reatard and co. left the stage, Dan jumped up and taunted the band and the audience, making the whole show into a pretty good punk viral video...
After this all happened, Jay Reatard began to attack Dan Burke and the Silver Dollar in interviews, saying lack of security, etc was the reason for the incident. This image shows just how threatening Jay Reatard's attacker was...
Perhaps the only winner from the night was David Waldman (aka Kid With a Camera) who managed to capture the amazing photo above.
The Youtube user citizenbirdtube was obviously enraged by the incident:
"Real punks don't give a shit if a fan dances or spoofs a bit on stage as long as there is no threat to the band. That's what real punk and hardcore is all about - the close connection to the people.
Fuck JR. Just another MTV corporate whore."
Artist - Album - Song
dd/mm/yyyy - The Blue Screen of Death - We're Not Perfect
dd/mm/yyyy - The Blue Screen of Death - Teenageartfagcancerfanclub
Tim Hecker - An Imaginary Country - 100 Years Ago
Pink Mountaintops - Outside Love - Axis: Thrones of Love
Wooden Shjips - Dos - Motorbike
Colourbook - s/t - Spout/Bec
Joan of Arc - 7" - My Summer-long High Wipeout
Cap'n Jazz - Analphabetapology - We Are Scientists!
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted - Zurich is Stained
Cause Co-Motion - It's Time - Don't You Know
Jay Reatard - Matador Singles '08 - An Ugly Death
Condo Fucks - Fuckbook - So Easy Baby
The Kinks - Kink Kronikles - Did You See His Name?
Charles Spearin - The Happiness Project - Mr. Gowrie
KC Accidental - Anthems for the Could've Been Pills - Them (Pop Song #3333)
The Hunches - Exit Dreams - Deaf Ambitions
Times New Viking - Rip It Off - Drop Out
Operation Ivy - Energy - Knowledge