Monday, October 4, 2010

George Lynch - Lynch Mob Club Red

The legendary guitarist George Lynch performed with his band Lynch Mob at Club Red this past Friday night wowing us with his extraordinary musical abilities on the guitar that only Lynch can.

George Lynch is not just another guitarist. Lynch was one of the founding guitarist to use the art of tapping and pinching harmonics and has a very distinctive style all of his own. Lynch is always evolving as a musician,and has a hand in making quality products to produce unique sounds of the guitar. Many musical instrument manufacturers consult with Lynch creatively to produce equipment. The most notable is his endorsement with ESP Guitars. ESP has held George as their highest profiled endorser for close to 20 years. Electric guitar pickup guru Seymour Duncan has also honored George with his own signature series pickup called the “Screamin’ Demon.” Now a highly regarded standard in the guitar world, the “Screamin’ Demon” reigns as one of Seymour Duncan’s most popular items to date. Lynch also conceived the design for a triple amp selector switching system called the “Tripler” which is now being manufactured by Morley. And that is just to name a few.

Lynch has chosen these extraordinary musicians for this latest line up of his band Lynch Mob. This lineup includes vocalist Marq Torien (Bullet Boys), bassist James "JLo" LoMenzo (White Lion, Megadeath), and Brian Tichy (Tichy has toured/recorded with artists including Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne, Seether, Velvet Revolver, Foreigner, Pride & Glory, Glenn Hughes,Sass Jordan, Slash's Snakepit and his own band Ball.)

As the lights went down you feel the suspense of the crowd. You could hear Lynch before you could see him. When Lynch did hit the stage is was like a climax, a climax that kept surging from Lynch through the crowd and kept surging throughout the whole show. To see such a legendary guitarist so up close and personal as the venue Club Red can accommodate was exhilarating. Lynch Mob did not disappoint. The set list of the night included She's Evil, River, Hell Child, Into the Fire, Alone Again, Mr. Scary, Music Master, Where Do You Sleep, Tooth and Nail and rounded the show out with Wicked Sensation!! If you missed the show, then you missed a stimulating performance not to mention a Guitar Legend.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Faster Pussycat and The Hollywood Saints @ Club Red - Sept 24th

As the lights went out and the fog machine began to blow you could feel the anxious anticipation from the crowd. The curtain dropped and there they were, with the dehumanizing master himself, the true King of Hollywood Sleaze Rock-N-Roll Taime Downe.

Faster Pussycat came out like a slap to the face, then seduced you back into their web wanting more. They sounded just as good, if not better than 1987 when their debut album was released. Though they have been through some changing of members, this last line up of "band camp" Taime Downe - lead vocals (1986–1993, 2001–present) , Xristian Simon - guitar (2001–present), Michael Thomas - guitar (2007–present), Danny Nordahl - bass (2001–present), Chad Stewart - drums, percussion (2001–present), have been together long enough to have everything in synche, like a well oiled machine, or maybe I should say in their terms a girlfriend you have broken in and trained the way you want.

The set list included all the favorites Bathroom Wall, Cathouse, Slip of the Tongue, House of Pain, Poison Ivy, Glory Hole, Shut up and F*ck, Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll!. The musical talent in this band is surpassed by none. Faster Pussycat have been doing it longer and better than anyone and combined with the Rough-N-Sexy voice of Taime Downe that fits so well with the lyrics to the songs it is no wonder these guys are still out there making music and touring. Front man Taime Downe has remained true to himself and his music all these years. He hasn't sold out and remains to grow artistically and though larger than life to some, very real. Taimie is quite the character, but you would have to be, to be the King of Hollywood Rock-N-Roll Sleaze! The crowd was taken in, romanced, used, abused, spit back out and loved every minute of it.

The band currently has a new cd out which is called "Front Row for the Donkey Show". The new c.d. is the FIRST and ONLY live recording from Faster Pussycat. The new c.d. is the next best thing to being there, and if you are like me you would love to be "Front Row" for Faster Pussycat everyday, so I know I will be purchasing the new c.d "Front Row for the Donkey Show".

Faster Pussycat put on the show that night at Club Red that we have all come to expect and love. Don't ever miss these guys when they come to town, it's not just a show, it's an experience, from the Masters themselves and no one can deliver like Faster Pussycat can.

The hot local band The Hollywood Saints opened up the show for Faster Pussycat with their expertise in 80's rock.
The Hollywood Saints come at you hard and thunderous. The band consist of Geno Dellamorte-vocals, Nakd Dave-bass, Steve Conley-guitar, Matt Brist-guitar and Robbie Six-drums. The Hollywood Saints have opened up for National acts such as Y&T, LA Guns, Steel Panther, Firehouse and of course Faster Pussycat.

I spoke with Nakd Dave, bassist, who stated the band have been playing together for about a year. This band is full of talented musicians. Yes, they played covers, but not the normal covers you usually hear bands play. Each member played with skill and precision. The bass and drums timing was excellent and the guitar work in this band is perfection. The Hollywood Saints brought you back in time when music actually had killer dueling guitars and we actually got to hear some guitar leads. When speaking with Nakd Dave he also stated that the set list changes constantly. I like that, so each time you go to see The Hollywood Saints it will be different show with different songs so the WOW factor will always be there. The show I saw included the set list of songs such as Dokken (Tooth and Nail), Aldo Nova (Fantasy), Judas Priest (Hell Bent for Leather) and my favorite of the night Motely Crue (Live Wire) how could you NOT enjoy yourself!! The Hollywood Saints are a band you definitely need to see and do not want to miss if you love hard rock music of the 80's.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

This is the same post from last year.
But I thought it deserved to be posted again!!

Carving Pumpkins 101
I just started carving pumpkins about 3 years ago. Man, what fun I missed out on when I was a youngster. Now I am trying to make up for all of those years. Since I am not a regular run of the mill type person, I did not want to carve the traditional smiley face pumpkins. No, that was WAY to boring for me. I wanted something different, something where people would look at my pumpkins and say "WoW" that is cool. Well I searched and searched and finally found a website that had really unusual and very cool pumpkin carving patterns. The site Zombie There is a fee, like most sites, but you can opt to pay 5/10/15 and get over 100 very cool patterns or you can pay 20.00 and get all of the same patterns plus extra special patterns. Last Halloween my favorite pumpkin that I carved was Michael Meyers of my FAVORITE horror movie of all time, Halloween. The pic above is a pic of that carving. Now here is a picture of the pattern provided by Zombie

I know the picture of my carving is a bit blurry, but you get the idea, and hey like I said I haven't been doing this for long. I would like to give you a few more examples that the site offers. They have patterns from movies such as

Freddy from Nightmare on Elm Street


Pin Head

The Joker Captain Spalding

Also they have really cool Rock~N~Roll Star's

Angus Young of AC/DC

Rob ZombieOzzy Osbourne Gene Simmons of KISS
You may be asking, do they have anything for children or for the young at heart? Why yes they do!!

Patrick Sponge Bob
Scooby Doo

And just plain spooky

So no matter if you are young or old or even if you have ever carved a pumpkin before, you should try it. It's artistic and it's awesome to see the finished product and to know you made it yourself. Please be sure to take pictures so you can show off your work to others and take pride in what you have achieved. Even if you don't do so well you will always learn from your mistakes and plus it's fun to do!! Do it as a family project or ask some friends over and have an adult pumpkin carving party! Just be sure not to drink too much before you begin carving the pumpkins, for alcohol consumption and sharp objects do not go well together. sure if you carve your pumpkins ahead of time (which is a good idea, because carving pumpkins is not a fast task) you will need information on preserving your "work of art" such as the use of petroleum jelly, saran wrap, as well as knowing to store in a cool place, soaking in water and fighting that nasty mold. I searched the web the best site I found is Zombie it has all this information and much, much, more. So all in all this website has all the information you need to be a Pumpkin Carving Master!

Happy Carving!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

***Such is Life***

Kinda like the song Monday Monday...but alas it's Sunday
It's a beautiful day outside but living here in Arizona means beautiful but scorching HOT!! See that's the thing, it's beautiful but heaven forbid you step outside in July. Because it's freaking HOT!! To top it all off it's been humid lately and in the 100's which does not make for the best time to be outside. Unless you have a pool then it's all good.
I've gotten older and I am facing the changes in my body. Believe me girls what they say about losing weight being harder when your older is all TRUE!! I love to go outside and take a nice brisk walk, but when it's so hot it's just a miserable task. It's not even enjoyable anymore when it's so hot. Ahhh we get older and are faced with so many issues. Weight, wrinkles begin to appear and gravity takes its toll. It would seem that with age comes wisdom. Shouldn't the higher powers reward us for the all the things we have endured in the past to get us where we are now? It would be wonderful it worked like that. But NO... the powers that be instead of rewarding us give us the not so wonderful process of aging bodies. It's just not fair.
So like everything else we have endured...the process of getting older is another one we have to live with. We have to strive even harder to make our appearance the way we want to be. We want to be beautiful. Now there are vast amount of meanings to the word beautiful. So I pick my meaning which is being a wonderful person inside and out. But I also want to have a hot body and no gray hair. I know I have it within me to work out to get that hot body. And as for the hair well you can remedy that with a bottle of hair dye. I know I can do's just a lot harder now that I am older.
As for the groupie in me....I still love the rock shows. I still love meeting the people who make the music that moves me. It's just not as easy to meet them anymore. On one side I have learned what to do and not to do to meet them. It would just be a lot easier if I still had my 20year old body. Not saying I have ever done anything sexual to get backstage...because I haven't. But having a nice body to look at sure didn't hurt matters in the least.
Guess it's time to get up off of this chair in front of my computer and do my workout dvd.
But in the air conditioning... haha
Let the World Call Them Crow's Feet
Baby We Can Call Them Laugh Lines!!
Ahhhh Getting Older ..... Such Is Life

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The King of Pop is Gone
The Great Debate is On
I couldn't let the passing of Michael Jackson go without me commenting on this event. I have to say and you all know everything here is only my opinion but I wasn't a big fan of Michael Jackson. I was always into the Heavy Metal Music or Hard Rock growing up. I do remember when Billy Jean came out and it seemed as if all of my friends owned the album...yes I said ALBUM!! Wait...I take that back only my GIRL friends owned the album. I got so SICK of hearing everything off of that album. Maybe in a way Michael Jackson pushed me into loving that "Heavy Metal" music...hmmm...something to think about anyway. From the time that album came out I never really paid much attention to Michael Jackson. I just wasn't into him, or his music. But there was one that really hit me and remains to be a favorite of mine till this day is "Man in the Mirror". That song has a lot of real honesty in it and I admit I feel something when I hear it..and sing along with it
With all of that being said I now hope I have proven to you that I was anything but a fan of Michael Jackson's. Then all of the accusation's that took place later in years in regards to him and ....well we all know what he was accused of...and that just made me ill. But we all have to remember we are all innocent until proven guilty. Who am I to judge anyone? One thing that has stuck in my mind that I have recently seen was an interview with Michael's Mother, she had stated for us to really think about what he was accused of and asked the question "If our son or daughter had been sexually abused would we have settled for money in return for our child's justice? I know what my answer to that is...HELL NO!! So that is something to ponder before we pass judgement.
Not being a big fan the passing of Michael really didn't hit me in any way what-so-ever.
I was flipping through the tv on Tuesday and there it was, Michael's memorial service. So yeah I stopped and watched it. I was touched and yeah maybe even some tears came to my eyes. I was reminded of all of his music. His younger days and the songs he sang I used to sing along to on the radio. Especially "I'll Be There". I was also reminded of all of the music this man had made throughout his life. All of the good things he did with his money towards charities around the world. matter what he was....and throughout the years he did make us wonder what he actually was....Michael was an entertainer as well as a wonderful and great singer/songwriter. He will be remembered all over the world for years to come. And now that all of the hoopla is over....I can now feel the realization that a legend is gone and will never be again.
I also cant help to wonder.....
Who will be the next?
What I mean by that is .... Who will be our next big musical icon... our next big musical legend
Who will be the next legend that will pass...though sad to say...I don't know if there are really any musical legends out there anymore...well...I could name a few of my personal favorites but I don't want to think about losing any of I wont.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood

Groovy Theresa


That seems to be the consensus.

Seems to me the only time I write a lot is when I am bothered or depressed about something. Maybe why I don't post like I used to. But ya know what? I am happy. I am very blessed to have a good job that I LOVE!! A kick ass place to live and good friends.


I just seemed to be inspired today... I'm listening to Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers and they always put me in an awesome happy mood. I love the whole vibe!!! And their music brings memories and I look forward to making more and more.



I got the beginning of my "back" tattoo. I was so excited I have been planning this tattoo for a few years. This is just the first is an acoustic guitar with a ribbon around it that says

Life is Grand

Love is Real

Beauty is Everywhere

Now I have to get stars, musical notes, moth, butterfly, TNA logo, a rosary, and a Music Love Sign....
Then.... the next session is the coloring in of all of it!!!! So when it's done it is gonna look really good. If you like tattoo's and .... I do.


So anyway....just checking in.....hope all is well.....

I'm Loving Life!

Friday, February 13, 2009

It's Been A Long Time
Yup....Hello everyone!!
The holidays have come and gone.
I'm sitting here on Valentines Eve or
as I like to call it...haha and I'm sitting here drinking and can't sleep!!
So since I happen to have the time I thought I would blog for a bit.
Now...a little about what's been going on in my life.
Well I started my new job and I must say I LOVE IT!!
It's crazy and it's hectic but I must say I enjoy it. Instead of taking care of children all day I take care of male technicians....they are the same thing as I right or am I right? I'm right I know I am...haha
I have been working a lot of overtime, as much as I can get. I've met a lot of cool new people and I am making more new friends every day.
Even though I don't have a "man" in my life I am fine. For so many years I thought I had to have a male in my life. Well I am happy to say that I am concentrating on making a better life for my daughter and I. Someday I would like to have a romantic interest in my life, but that will come when it is meant to happen. As for right now...I am fine and I am happy.
You know me... always positive.
As Roger Clyne says "Give away what you want to receive" and that is what I am doing. I am putting out positive energy and I am finally getting it back!! At first I felt guilty that I was doing so well. I don't know if that is from being raised Catholic or being raised as a southern woman or a mixture of both. But, I am a good person and I deserve everything that has come upon me. I have turned a cheek so many times and been the bigger person so many times and kept my head held high and remained positive even in the midst of everything crumbling around me that yes, I deserve all the good things that have and are happening to me.
I plan on blogging more, but I tell ya, after 10-12hrs of being on the computer the last thing I want to do when I get home is to sit down in front of one!! But I will try my best to at least do better than I have these past couple of months. But I have been BUSY!!!
I love life, I love MY life and wish nothing but the best of everything for everyone out there!!
Till Next Time
Believe in Love
Forsake your Greed
Give Away What You Want To Receive!!!