I knew yesterday that Eddie was going to be in the building last night and I hunted him down like a Great White sensing a bucket o' bloody chum in the Pacific Ocean!
Too bad I didn't get my picture taken with Eddie!
My three nights in LA were EPIC!
My new woman actually drove down from Oakland California to join me in LA at the Luxe Hotel which is literally across the street from Staples.
So she is Brazilian and wanted to have a good time at in the LA night club scene. Well, it sucked to be honest. I was shocked to learn that LA was very dead on Saturday night.
So silly me, by the way in Brazilian l learned that "silly" means "stupid" or just a "dumb asshole." Well many of you on here think that of me anyway so it makes sense! I love rambling and ranting on here and making no sense! Anyway I took Rose to the Sunset Strip. By now it was frigging midnight. So we got a late start. She got to LA way too late. So I took Rose to the Viper Room. The club were River Phoenix overdosed in front of. It was seedy and dark, but I love that bar. I saw a Johnny Cash cover band there once and it blew my mind. So anyway we walk in and I found out that the sleaze rock band JUNKYARD just performed there. I mean really?? They were off the stage by midnight. I was so pissed. Junkyard is still on my bucket list of bands to see. I blew it, yet I was still able to by a t shirt. I've seen over 800 concerts in my life and for the first time I actually bought a rock shirt at a show I didn't see. I can't make this shit up.
So anyway Rose was not digging the vibe.
I took her to the Whisky A Go Go. There was some cool Zeppelin band playing. But the assholes at the door wouldn't let me pay for a two tickets to get in.
I walked her up to the ROXY. Closed.
The Sunset Strip was DEAD on a Saturday night. I was so bummed.
So then I took Rose to the RAINBOW! My favorite place on the Strip. Of course the few of you who read this long thread know that Lemmy was always there. He lived up the street from there. RIP!
I love him. I took a picture of the Lemmy statue. There was a jack-o-lantern between his feet. I'm going to be Lemmy for Halloween. Hoping to have many "ORGASMATRONS" that night! LOL!
Anyway she was no digging the old rocker vibe. The Rainbow was empty and it was not a good thing. Them times are a changing folks. On a good note I did buy a few tickets to see ROSE TATTOO at the Whiskey next year! I am so pumped!! I am sure Sunset Blvd will be on fire with ROSE TATTOO there for three nights in a row.
You you the reader don't know who ROSE TATTOO is then go GOOGLE them. They RULE!!! You all know that I'm a ROCK AND ROLL OUTLAW! COME ON PEOPLE!! This Forum is to educate people about music. Don't judge me for being over the top or a dickhead666! Look at yourself in the Wilderness Of Mirrors. LOL!
So Saturday ended. She was not happy but we went back to the Luxe and stayed up until 3:30 talking.
Next thing I know she pulls off the covers at 9 am and pours cold water on me.
"GET UP!" We are going to the beach she says....
Normally I would sleep in until noon.
So next thing I know on
We drive to Santa Monica Pier. I was hoping to find Neil somewhere on the beach or having brunch with his family as I have N PEART on my license plate. LOL! He would totally HATE ME!
So we get there. Rose and I have breakfast. Then we walked 15 miles. Glad I wasn't hungover. I did it.
Then we wound up at Venice Beach. I met that famous guy on roller skates who plays that red bullseye guitar with a small ORANGE amp. He is Kama Kosmic Krusader. He's been in like 9 Hollywood films. "Point Break" is one of them. I think "White Men Can't Jump" as well. He was so cool! I bought a t shirt from him and he gave me his cd and played two songs for me on his guitar!!
Then after a nice fun time at the beach we went back to downtown.
Changed and went an amazing Brazilian Steak House about five blocks from the hotel.
It was amazing and the food was amazing. She was speaking Portuguese to everyone and I felt so comfortable with her. She ordered everything and the food was so incredible.
After dinner it was time to go to the TOOL show.
But there was a problem.
I only had one ticket for me.
Rose showing up was a total surprise.
She told me that she didn't even want to see the show. But she is also a music freak and at that moment she told she would like to go if I could get her into the show.
So we walked up to the box office but so dude told us to come over and see him for a great deal. It was 8 pm. Missed Killing Joke, but the joke wasn't on me.
I was able to score two VIP skybox tickets to the show for 200 USD.
So we got into the venue and sat in skybox B53! It was incredible. On the side of the stage. A perfect circle, I mean a perfect view of Danny's drum kit. A perfect angle on the floor tom side of his kit.
I was in HEAVEN!!!
Of course the show blew my fuckking mind. Even Rose who had no clue about this band loved everything Danny Carey. She is a drummer as well and was dancing to his insane rhythms all night long!
She thought Danny was the best in the band. She thought the band's riffs and grooves were amazing but very redundant. I told her that I get it. I love this band but they are like a PROG ROCK AC/DC BAND.
I thought TOOL was brutal. Meaning fuckking incredible.
I wore my Reno Tour GHOST shirt that night. There were man GHOST shirts there. RUSH shirts too. We are all one big METAL FAMILY. I belong there, hence I will never change.
So then...... another fun late night.
So Rose had to leave at 5:30 am to get home to be with her kids.
So I woke up and had a day all to myself.
As Rush would play, I will now just "CUT TO THE CHASE." LOL!
Sunday I had a floor four front row ticket. It was such a wonderful new experience.
The visuals were so much better on the floor and the bass drum and bass went "Closer To The Heart." man. I could feel that vibration go through my sonic soul.
Seeing TOOL back to back was so amazing. Many give me shit for seeing a band back to back. I don't care. I love seeing a band two times in a row. You miss stuff the first time.
Danny Carey should do a project with Geddy and Alex but they should hire a singer. YYNOT RIGHT? LOL! PUN INTENDED! Rocky Kuner on vocals!!
I would go and support this wet dream theater within a hummingbird heartbeat.
In closing, I really did try and find Eddie Van Halen in the building. I didn't think that the Master of "Brown Sound" (that's for you 73) wouldn't be hiding backstage all night long.
But I couldn't locate Him. LOL
Two nights of TOOL in LA mixed in with a wonderful woman. Great food, great libations, great beach day and great vibrations. Oh the poetry..........
An EPIC Chocolate Chip Trip. Had to share it on here since we are all a Rush Family. Rush is still alive at shows like this people. Met so many cool Rush fans all weekend long.
We are always a family. We are always one.
To live for the Music.
We will remain bright as the sun.
My next journey is with a few cool Rush Forum Members in November.
Heading to San Pedro to see YYNOT two times. That's November 16th and 17th!
I am typing about YYNOT a lot tonight because when I got home my few autographed cd copies were on my doorstep.
I am listening to the new YYNOT cd as I type and it's incredible.
Tim the bass player is a gentleman and a scholar.
I can't wait to meet these wonderful guys and gal during my next PROG ADVENTURE! Life is short! Progressive Music is long. So live a long life!!! LOL!
"My Name Is Earl" AKA RUSHHEAD666 and I am signing off.
I am too tired to correct any misspellings.
I love all my friends on here.
To all of you who think I'm insane and crazy and strange.
Then you jerks can call me a "TOOL!" LOL!!!!!!!!!
RUSH ON FOREVER!
Edited by RUSHHEAD666, 23 October 2019 - 12:22 AM.