Okay snoops, since you have all felt it to email me wondering why I haven't updated the Diary Of A Damned Man, here you go.
Friday and Sat I just rested, got a good solid 8 hours of sleep each night to prepare for Sunday. On July 4th Tony and I loaded up a cooler full of beer and grub and went to the wonderful TWEETER Center to see the Loop Fest 2004 show. Now we new going out there that we may as well be going across the state line because it sure felt and looked and smelled like Hoosier Heavy. he mullets were a plenty as were the Hill Jenny's. Lots of guys in blue jeans with their shirts off. It is something familiar that you build up a tolerance for when you go 30 miles any direction out of the city. But it still isn't a happy site.
So we got our tickets and sold the extras for more beer money and proceeded to go into the show. BLUE OYSTER CULT went on first which was sad to see them go on before TESLA. And we were about 4th row center and enjoyed their nice long set. BOC are one of my old faves and it's always a pleasure to see them. The old boys were full of energy and extremely polished.
After BOC it was TESLA and that means I wasn't in my seat. And neither was T Bone. We were meeting people and making friends and I gave out all of my business cards. We took a lot of pictures with the people as well. They were being extremely nice to me for some reason. These photos will pop up in the AZ and Fiends 2 gallery either tonight or tomorrow.
We took our seats for the THE DOORS, and of course they were amazing. Ian is the perfect guy to fill Morison's boots. I mean even in the late 80's everyone raved about how much like Jim he was during the Cults period. They played a lot of tunes and some stuff from LA WOMAN as well as a nice long extended version of one of my favorites, BACK DOOR MAN. They did ALABAMA SONG and a ton of others. I think they played close to 2 hours. T got a lot of photos and they will be posted tonight if not tomorrow.
ZZ TOP took the stage next and they were extremely slick. It has been over 20 years since I've seen them and it was better than I remember it was back in the 80's. before the whole ELIMINATOR phase.
Watch for photos from the show to pop up tonight or tomorrow.
On the way home we stopped into Estelle's and had a few nite-cps and I came home and crashed.
Monday I was feeling pretty bored, it was a government holiday which meant everything decent was closed, and if it wasn't it was ungodly dead. so Grego came over and we walked down to Dorothy's and to Street Side. After that we ended up at Heavenly Bodies where we created a stir with our long hair. They don't get many of our types there they told us and to make a long story short, we weren't exactly welcome so we left and ended up at Crazy Horse where for once I actually had a pretty good time. It was kind of dead so we got lots of attention. They weren't happy that we didn't take lap dances or buy them drinks but they still hung out with us. I actually met someone from my hood working there.
Really late I got a call from one of the new ViXXXens who lives in Vega$ her name is Talia Juliette check out her hot images on the ViXXXens page. And then the next morning Kiva woke me up, she is a new ViXXXens and it turns out she had a 3 hour layover at midway, but it would have been a hassle to meet up with her, especially considering I thought I would be getting the mag that day. My friend Sharon from Boston and chatted and she emailed me some photos of her and Trent Reznor. Look for those in AZ and Fiends 2.
Both Talia and Kiva have ironically worked in Adult Films. Seem to be a new trend for the ViXXXens.
Tuesday I was hoping to go to Kenosha to pick up my copes of MK that they printed, but though they had shipped to eth distributors, they didn't have my balance ready so I won't be getting that till tomorrow. So I finished up some business and took the train out to Rosemont where Bob picked me up and we grilled out at his place. He has a new beautiful Cadillac and it was really nice to ride in. People kept pulling up to him and complimenting him on his ride.
So Vera said she would come out to hang out and since she works 3rd shift I figured it's be about 2 AM when she showed up. NO, it was 4AM and I was dead and most likely not a lot of fun. I mean I was dragging. I felt bad because at 6 I had to ask her to leave because I was ready to fall asleep. (see her new nude pix by Karlton in her gallery) At 830 AM I was awake again, feeling exhausted but still couldn't get back to sleep. I didn't think to tae any of my sleeping pills, but Bob had taken 4 and wasn't up till 2 PM, which sucked because was pretty bored all morning and there's nothing to do out there. I got home at 4 and immediately began taking and returning calls. The guys from ZO2 called and asked if it was cool to bring POISON and the road crew with them to LIARS CLUB tomorrow night. I gave them a hearty HELL YES! And told them it's going to be a pleasure meeting them. Then Elizabeth Starr called and she has pneumonia and had to cancel her trip here tomorrow. But it's cool cause she'll be here in two weeks and hopefully my schedule is going to be a lot less eventful. I'm telling you, when it rains it fucking pours.
Also the actress Glenda Cole emailed me from LA and asked if she could put the photo of her kissing me on the cheek on her site. WELL, OF COURSE. She is so cool. See her at www.glendacole.com
So I am getting my copies of MK tomorrow and throwing the Pre KISS show party at LIARS and the concert is Friday, Saturday is Metal Night at Street Side with Charlie and Rodney, the Sunday is kick ball. I actually think Grego is going to play with us this time.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it. - AZ
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KivaPosted by Alex Zander at July 7, 2004 08:01 PM