I havenâ€™t done a concert review in a while so I thought Iâ€™d recap the show we caught on Friday. Ike and I went out to Wild West in Waco to see William Clark Green and Rocky LaDue.
With all that has been going on lately, I really wasnâ€™t feeling like going out on the town, but I needed to get my mind off things…plus I still havenâ€™t had a chance to wear the fantastic red boots Santa Claus brought me.
Seriously, how frigging fabulous are these boots?
We picked up â€œHerbâ€ and off to the bar we went. Oh, I am calling our friend â€œHerbâ€ because he is a very famous and relevant musician in this scene and Iâ€™d hate for him to get into trouble for acknowledging his friendship with the Ballous.
I know that he is very relevant because he wears $300 jeans. Herb has very fancy pants…he is so relevant his is irrelevant. His words not mine. We love Herb!
I KNEW it was going to be a pretty big crowd because Stoney always packs them in around here, so we headed to the show early to make sure we got in because we hadnâ€™t bought tickets yet. When we got to Wild West there was already a line forming but we were able to get our wristbands, get â€œcountedâ€ aka the dude made a mark on our bands with a sharpie, and we headed next door to get something to eat.
We attempted to have dinner at the Wing Stop…but long story short they over charged us by one meal, completely effed up our order, and then voided it out and never put it back in! We literally sat there until Ike got all pissy and found out what the hold up was. Don’t mess with Ike’s french fries! We finally got our order and compâ€™d a free beer, but the food was super shitty. Big fat two thumbs down for the Wing Stop in downtown Waco. Troy Aikman would be ashamed!
I made sure we found a standing/stalking spot on the other side of the bar from the entire town of Shitville that also came to the show and we caught the tail end of the William Clark Green BAND set. When I first heard his name I wasnâ€™t sure who in the heck it was because the first thing that came to mind was the giant black dude from the Green Mile…and I didnâ€™t know he even had a band!
Well…I was wrong, that is Micheal Clarke Duncan…apparently a whole other Clark.
I think that the William Clark Duncan Green Mile Band is from west Texas…the Lubbock area…so it made sense the crowd didnâ€™t seem very familiar with his stuff. We didnâ€™t really get to hear much of his set, but the angry old white trash lady standing next to us in the Stoney tee shirt didnâ€™t seem to be much of a fan. She kept bitching and telling her date…â€Where is fucking Stony La Rue?!?!?!â€…but have a feeling her and her one tooth would have been bitching no matter who was playing. Stoney fanatics are very passionate about their Stoney.
Ike said that William Clark Duncan Green Mile looked like some old ass basketball player from the Portland Trailblazers named Bill Walton, but I donâ€™t know who that is so I am going to go ahead and say he looked like a very young, baby faced version of Chastity Bono.
See, told you!
The band had a four piece set up with an electric banjo player! I didnâ€™t even know such a thing existed! That was definitely something I had never seen/heard before and I thought it added a different and interesting sound.
WCDGMâ€™s bass player was a little waif of a fella and at first he reminded me of Alexis Arquette from the Wedding Singer because of his headband…
When I checked out the bandâ€™s website, I realized how wrong I was…he definitely should have been a contestant in the Jesus Off. Hey…if you are gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a Jesus in the band.
Y’all can check out there stuff here and let me know what you think:
He can totally be a bit of a name dropper, but you can follow him on Twitter at @williamcgreen too.
Stoney and some of the old and some new Arsenals (Where was Fritzy??) took the stage and at that point I realized that I am a an evil twat. Seriously. I donâ€™t know if it is because I have gotten too old or it is because I am now just a hostile bitch that has forgotten how to have fun, but I just canâ€™t handle being pushed and prodded like I used too. I used to really enjoy Panty Row because there is no other describable feeling like the energy of being right in the middle of people all being sucked in by the music, especially at a Stoney show…and I really need to find that feeling again. I donâ€™t think I can blame the music or the crowds, I just think I have changed. And I hate it! Maybe I am maturing or maybe I just need tequila to deal with being that close to other human beings.
And is it just me or does Stoneyâ€™s backdrop remind anyone of their brotherâ€™s Star Wars sleeping bag from back in the day?
No? Just me? Ok, moving on…
Speaking of music not changing, here is the point where everyone in the comment section says Stoney plays the same stuff over and over. Well, yeah…but he also did a bunch of new stuff! I had every intention of bringing my Flip camera to record some of his new songs to post, but I forgot it at home. Bad blogger, I suck! I was able to find a few songs on You Tube from the new album and I think they are going to be well worth the wait! I think I am more excited about this record than any other new stuff coming out this spring. I say bring it on!
So….Stoney wasnâ€™t able to finish the show because Wild West fucked up again and either oversold or didnâ€™t do an accurate head count. HOW HARD IS IT to get a little clicker thingy?? Fire Marshall Bill showed up once again and shut the show down for being over capacity. Ugh…this happened not to long ago with Chris Young. Luckily we left right before the real ruckus started, but word on the street was there was a shit ton of cops pulling people over and even a helicopter!
Apparently they had to shut down the whole block. I know one of my friendâ€™s from Shitville got pretty drunk and tried to get his money back and got to spend the night in the hoosegow. Never argue with the Po-Po people…you will not win.
The biggest tragedy of the evening was we didn’t get to hear Oklahoma Breakdown! Gigglesnort.
P.S. I had to post this because I got a big kick out of this recent Stoney interview! This chick was trying to get all up on my Rocky! Calm down sister, you are trying way to hard. (You have to play hard to get and call him short to get his attention!) Homegirl was really channeling her inner Rich O’Toole because she dropped a “sick”, a “solid” AND a “legit”. Because I am so mature,I even laughed at the dude when he said “Bang it out”.
Speaking of Ray Charles…what was up with Jeremy the Pancreas Rupturer’s sunglases? He was very Guy ‘Skitch’ Patterson. Please tell me you get that reference! That Thing You Do is a great movie.
“I don’t want any of this lover’s lament crap. I want something peppy, something happy, something up-tempo. I want something snappy.”