It's all about Wednesday nights at Shim Sham Club for Punk Rock/Heavy Metal Karaoke. Last night was the premiere, and the vibes in the room were truly singular, and simply fraught with vim, man, vim!
Those vimful punk rockers.
Here's the format: Live band (including two members of Supagroup) backs the singers. The sign-up sheet lists available songs. The repertoire will grow exponentially over time, but last night's set of 20 or so old-skool punk and metal anthems were rocked out with their proverbial cock out. The whole thing is kept running smoothly by the ridiculously talented Flynn de Marco as emcée.
I had no business going out last night as it was my first night off in what feels like a month and my health has been compromised. When one feels a cold approaching, one perhaps ought not bike through the rain and drink and smoke a lot. Unless one lives in New Orleans and it's Wednesday night.
Karaoke over, I biked through even harder rain back Uptown to The Saint where everyone seemed to be going after the show. Talked to me ole chum Eric Laws (also in the Karaoke band). As always, chatting with Eric was inspirational, and I have once again come to the conclusion that one can live in this lazy, fucked up town and still get one's creative ya-ya's out. Sometimes we forget. Sometimes we need a reminder. It's so easy to fall into the 24 hour debauching cycle and forget to live one's life.
Speaking of forgetting to live one's life, I then proceeded to get mo' drinkin' on and spent some time doing what I love best, which is what, class? That's right. Taking stupid pictures in a photo booth!
Oh, P.S., that's Skwirl in the photo with me. Her clever little claim to fame was that she was the one who knocked out the Mormon chick on Real World, New Orleans in a boxing match. Her line went something like, "Welcome to the Real World, BITCH!" (POW! Bitch went DOWN!) I never saw the footage but I would sodomize a nun for the opportunity.
I'm not the type to post quiz results (because I am loathe to admit I occasionally take them) but I liked my result from this one: