11/17/10

Doomy G went to NYC

Song of Zarathustra and I go way back. They played at the first or second punk show I ever went to back home in about 1999. I’ve only gotten to know Travis (vocals) and Jamie (bass) over the past few years, but us Sioux City folk are tight, no matter what. I took my first trip out to New York City the weekend before last to go see the second incarnation of SoZ’s reunion show at the Cake Shop. I get cheap plane tickets through my mom and I had a bunch of friends going out there for the show - it seemed as good a time as any to make my first venture out there!




















The show wasn’t quite the spectacle that it was here in Minneapolis back in February - with the hometown crowd and all - but it was still pretty damn good. Late 90s hardcore isn’t exactly my jam. I find it kinda silly most of the time, but there’s something special about Song. There’s just this freakish energy that they all emulate when they perform together, even after all these years. Shit son, these boys are in their mid-thirties - but they can still rock out pretty hard. Personally, the most surprising aspect of the show was Jamie’s GIANT FUCKING BEARD. Not that it affects his bass playing or anything, I just never really saw him as the beard sorta guy. When I confronted him about it, he admitted that he’s never been the shaving sorta guy and he’s finally letting his true self shine through. I call bullshit.

























Other than the show, New York was alright. It’s not really my thing. I get nervous around angry, smelly strangers. But I shouldn’t blame the people, the smelliness was probably due to the litter and garbage juice that was hanging out everywhere. I was seriously grossed out. I just took refuge in bars, apartments, and Chinatown.
















Scratch that. I totally got lost in Chinatown.

I’d go back to visit, but I could never see myself living there. The smell seriously got to me and I grew up in a town that was notorious for its meat processing plants. That smell, my friends, is not pretty. On the other hand, I didn’t really explore the town that much. I didn’t bother going to any of the touristy spots. We pretty much just hung out in Brooklyn the whole time, but that was perfectly fine by me.

-Doomgoblin
I'm Faster Than My Shadow

13 comments:

  1. the thing about new york city is it sucks balls. i'll stick with @heavymetaltony on the sunset strip.

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  2. I was hoping you would have gotten laid. Did you get laid? Cool.

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  3. AND WHAT WOULD BNB HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE SINGER'S BOOTS?

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  4. most jew yorkers suffer from an inferiority complex. the whole center of the universe thing is their way to cover up the cities collective insecurities.

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  5. @^^

    And don't forget the other thing about New Yorkers: they're fat.

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  6. Oh what is this BNB interacting with his readers in the comment section?! To what do we owe the honor? Must not be a lot going on today.

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  7. the only one with an insecurity complex is BNB. breaking his comments code of silence to call us new yorkers fat. hmph.

    as for SoZp-they were mediocre at best. certainly not warranting of a prestigious NYC reunion. they may have mattered in the flyover states but not out here, honey.

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  8. Those guys have crappy tattoosNovember 17, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    BNB calling someone else fat is is like SoZ saying a screeming chipmunk sounds bad.

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  9. nice photos. I never seem to get good, indoor, concert shots.

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  10. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised with how the photos turned out. I especially love the first one with the random dude with a Z: tattoo on his arm standing in the crowd. Song may have been mediocre, but how many strangers have your band's logo tattooed on them?

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  11. used to see the singer and his girlfriend (the one from selby tigers that left her husband nate for him) in uptown all the time. we alwasys had a good laught at them because they thought they were so cool. zarathusra was a really fun band to go see though. nice story and pics. i like the innocence of it all.

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  12. I love that Anonymous likes to talk shit about me. Do I know you, sir?

    Travis

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