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27 October 2008 @ 09:20 am
Dead Milkmen and Thriving Phillies  
What a great weekend. Two fantastic Phillies wins! Yes, I am an overnight, instant baseball fan, just add world series. I've even gone from being mildly pissed off about the late night celebratory horn honking and amateur firework to wanting to go out and join in the fun. Love, love, love Ryan Howard! And, man, with Cole Hamels pitching tonight, it's going to be such a great game! I'll catch up on Gossip Girl later.

But of course, there was a great big Dead Milkmen-sized hole in the middle of Saturday night's game for me. Fortunately, the show was at Johnny Brenda's so we could watch the game right up until they went on and get back to it after the second encore ended.

Such a great show! I had a total blast! Spent the whole show in the mosh pit, getting banged around with kids that were in diapers the last time I saw the Milkmen play, but it was a really fun mosh pit. And dare I say, I pogo'd higher than anyone? Yes, I dare. There was only one moment when I was in danger. A crowd tsunami had knocked me backwards into to an empty spot of nice hard floor, but just as I was about to hit the ground, this girl who was less than half my weight heroically jumped in, grabbed my arm and in a feat that defied my limited understanding of physics, completely reversed my momentum and got me back on my feet. I think she might have had superpowers or perhaps judo training.

My glasses got knocked off like five times, a couple just from dancing around with a sweaty head, and the rest from crowd surfers and stage divers. Ironically (or perhaps karmically given this here blog) the biggest hit my glasses took came from a falling young lady's butt that appeared seemingly from nowhere to land right in my face. Fortunately, I was able to get her to the ground safely and save my now butt-shaped glasses from getting trampled. Again, such a fun pit. My adrenalin was totally pumping. It was like a beautiful, dynamic, cleansing, baptism in the sweat of others.

The band sounded so great, rocking just as hard as I remember. Lead singer Rodney Anonymous looks a little like a plumber now (except with little devil horns), but sings with that same awesome, exhuberent voice I remembered. Joe Jack Talcum (who sings Punk Rock Girl) still looks just about like a teenager, right down to a great 80s alternative haircut. Dean Clean still drummed like a madman and the bass player who took over for Dave Blood was quite good as well.

Rodney said they do a reunion show every four years to endorse a presidential candidate. The last two times it was Nader, this year Obama. There was quite a bit of hysterically funny commentary on the subject of a certain Alaskan governor.

Songs played (that I can remember at the moment) include (in no particular order): Veterans of a Fucked-Up World, Big Lizard in My Back Yard, Right Wing Pigeons from Outer Space, Stuart, Punk Rock Girl, Swordfish, I Walk the Thinnest Line, Filet of Soul, Tiny Town, Beach Party Vietnam, Ask Me to Dance, Methodist Coloring Book, Born to Love Volcanoes, the Beach Song, Two Feet Off the Ground, and just a bit of Bitching Camaro.

 
 
Listening to: The Long Winters - "The Sound of Coming Down"
 
 
 
theballadofyoko on October 27th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
Sounds like it was an awesome time! Rock on, DM!
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on October 27th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
Truly, truly. And all for just fifteen little weak American dollars!
theballadofyoko on October 27th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Dude, I totally found you in this pic: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deansabatino/2978497602/
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: guru of badonkadonkassmonkeydiary on October 27th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
Haha! That's so awesome! Thanks!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: haremassmonkeydiary on October 27th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
It looks like I have something really shiny stuck in my ear.
micah: threshold houselaerm on October 27th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
Two fantastic Phillies wins! Yes, I am an overnight, instant baseball fan, just add world series. I've even gone from being mildly pissed off about the late night celebratory horn honking and amateur firework to wanting to go out and join in the fun. Love, love, love Ryan Howard! And, man, with Cole Hamels pitching tonight, it's going to be such a great game! I'll catch up on Gossip Girl later.

oooooh, you were doing so well as a baseball fan right up until that last sentence. ;)

(post more dirty butts.)
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on October 27th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
oooooh, you were doing so well as a baseball fan right up until that last sentence. ;)

Just keepin' it real!

I'll see I can rassle up a few more of those for you.
walrus damnitdylanevl on October 27th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
Something about the colors of this one makes me think she's going to finish morphing any second and start chasing Schwarzenegger around with a gun.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: icegrafassmonkeydiary on October 27th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
I'm sure he has it coming!
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zuluoddharmonic on October 27th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
I am green with envy that you saw the Dead Milkmen. Cooking hot dogs with napalm!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: icegrafassmonkeydiary on October 27th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
Well, just in case you're envious enough to make a trip to Austin in a couple weeks, http://www.funfunfunfest.com/.
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zuluoddharmonic on October 27th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
That's awesome! But Austin is a 3-4 hour drive and it's the same weekend as Wizard World Texas in Arlington, which is much closer and tempting me with Angus Oblong and a Morel Orel panel.
Pallaspallasathene8 on October 27th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
Whoa, I thought it was Wednesday for a moment with all the black and white.

Your Dead Milkmen sound like fun, even though I don't know them at all.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: drooling monkeyassmonkeydiary on October 28th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've definitely been on a black and white kick. I'll see if I can dig up some technicolor for you tomorrow.
f00Dave: Spockf00dave on October 28th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
"... just you and me, punk rock girl."

Good times. Great ass! =D