case you didn't know, we played our very last show on January 10th,
2000. You can still read about most of our shows from May 1998 up
to Jan 2000. If you want more info than that, take a look at the
Photographic History of Your Mother.
If you want to know more about our tour adventures, you can spend
the next few hours reading about them.
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last show ever, reunion show for all the other bands!
guess this is going to be the last one of these! The epic
last show! This was more fun than you could ever believe. Somewhere
in the vicinity of 700 people showed up, and Gilman St has a
sign posted that says "Maximum Capacity: 250" so it was a bit
hot and sweaty. The best part of the show was seeing all the
bands that got back together to play. Girl's Soccer was
always fun to see, and even though Jay's (the drummer) foot
was in a cast, he still played great. Jenny Piccolo couldn't
make it, so Preachers That Lie hopped on the bill instead.
I only saw them once when I was 16, yet I still knew all of
their songs. Weird. Drippy Drawers wins the contest for
traveling the farthest (two of the members live in Oregon and
flew down for the show) and they rocked especially hard. I never
got to see them when they were together, and I've been listening
to their tape for years so it was fun to see them play. Plus
they're all super nice guys. Schlong was the most "together"
band (including us, strangely) and its odd because they only
practiced once. I've seen them countless times and they were
just as fun and chaotic as ever. Our set was, well, pure insanity.
There was almost no room to move onstage because everyone decided
that would be a really good place to stand. Once we get the
pictures developed I'll explain more, because you really had
to be there. SEE
in Pleasanton (heck, first show in Pleasanton in 5 years or
Vet's Hall, Pleasanton
lost my bass! I lost my strap! He has his bass! He has his strap!
Anytime I can weasel in a Moonstruck reference I'm happy.
We hadn't played in Pleasanton in like four years, and I saw
a lot of people I hadn't seen in well, four years. SPiSHAK was
pretty entertaining, they kept talking about how Pleasanton
hates them, although Pleasanton was just indifferent to them
like they are to everyone else they don't know. They did a lot
of ass-kissing, and they even baked us a cake, which Alex did
a back-flop (not a back-flip, but a back-flop) onto. Needless
to say, I didn't get any cake.
During our set, some jerk walked off with my bass, which was
annoying. I have another one, but I really liked that one! It
had a pirate strap!
The Narrows (on tour)
a band from Sacramento
show in San Jose, also Brad Stoddard's graduation party, and
Joe's "I'm quitting school forever" party.
on your face! Ooh, this was a fun one! I was excited to
play this show, because parties at Joe's house are usually pretty
fun as long as they don't get of control. This one was plagued
by difficulty from the beginning though. Joe is a bit forgetful,
and he forgot to get a PA for the show, so it didn't actually
start until about 6pm. Brad didn't really want to be there,
I was sick and there was some speculation as to how Mikey would
react to the attendance of some people he doesn't like. Turns
out he didn't really care, but he and I went to my house to
play video games because we were bored. I told Craig I'd be
back before we play. We show up again around 6:30, and Craig
and Brad are gone, they went back to Pleasanton because they
figured we weren't coming back. And to top it off, there were
rumors circulating around the party that Mikey and I were to
blame for the band not playing, so when we showed up everyone
was mad at us. Oh well.
On a positive note, Chu-Chi Nut Nut and the Pine Cone Express
(me, Craig, Joe, Alex) practiced for the first time this morning,
and it was loads of fun.
for the Second Harvest food bank.
Actually, this show wasn't that bad! I guess compared to
the night before, nothingcould really be considered "bad."
We played Twister, met some friends, and went through an entire
set without anyone quitting or breaking anything! Wow! Could
have had something to do with us playing early in the evening,
hence there was no time for a drunken stupor to take over half
the band. They had two stages set up, and we got to play on
the "rock star" stage. How utterly cool is that?
year anniversary celebration! The best record store in all
of the greater Lake Tahoe area!
Music, Lake Tahoe
Sniff, sniff, our last "tour." We had tons of fun, and if we
hadn't played a show (or at least not at 1:30 in the morning
after a good portion of the band got totally loaded on Natural
Ice) it would have been even funner. I'll spare you the details
(those will be saved for the final junkmailer), but let's just
say Mikey passed out by the third song, Brad quit by the fifth,
and three other people took over playing our songs for us.
Porn Star Nuts Day benefit
Our first show since we broke up, ha ha ha. I was in Livermore
early that day, so I tried to organize a band bowling game,
but it fell through, like everything that happens with this
band! Instead me and Alex sat in the bar at Granada bowl drinking
beer and eating fried cheese. That got boring, and the beer
was way overpriced, so we went to the arcade downtown. But lo
and behold, right next door to the arcade is the legendary Livermore
Saloon, which neither of us have ever set foot in. We were expecting
big bar brawls, country music and spitoons, since we were in
Livermore. Instead we found the nicest bartender in the world,
clean floors and Color Me Badd on the sound system. Hardly a
saloon. We hung out there before going to the arcade, and by
the time we made it to the arcade, they were closed. Screw that!
We headed down to Magoo's (where the show was at) to play Ms.
Pacman, but the machine was broken. Your Mother more or less
sucked ass (I was sufficiently drunk, and I noticed right before
the show that I had left my bass at Gilman the last time we
played there. I borrowed Ron's girlfriend's bass, which I wasn't
used to at all.) but we didn't care. It wasn't one of those
shows where we hella suck, and we don't have fun, this time
we sucked, but it was fun. Rocket Queens were awesome. When
I got home my girlfriend told me that my cat peed all over my
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