June 29, 2012

Call Me Shecky Nomad



I wrote the following  linked posting over 3 years ago and I am still getting hate mail for it. This last one "This is truly the worst site I have come across. pretty immature writing." I am thinking about putting on my resume.

Tonight, I have been asked  (and nervously agreed - actually I had to be berated into it since I am such a chickenshit) to be the host/emcee of NYC's Original Punk Rock Heavy Metal Karaoke. Essentially, you get to indulge your inner rock god by singing with a kick ass band backing you up. Everything from The Misfits to Black Flag to Led Zep to Alice Cooper to Motorhead to The Ramones to AC/DC to Kelly Clarkson (yeah- KC was my request for them to learn).

As I usually am full of "liquid courage" as a participant, my modus operandi will have to change tonite as I will be responsible for the flow of the evening, encouraging the fledgling Robert Plant/Axl Rose/Joey Ramone/Joan Jett's and telling bad borscht belt jokes.

To say that I am crapping my pants in fear would be an understatement.

C'mon down at 10 pm if you're in the Noo Yawk environs. (Fontana's 105 Eldridge St. NYC)


June 26, 2012

Notes & Chords Mean Nothing To Me




I was in touch with an old bandmate about joining his new band.

He explained to me the following rules:

1) The lead singer is a woman and she is the absolute boss
2) This is serious stuff- even in rehearsals
3) There is absolutely no drinking
4) There are absolutely no other “sundries” allowed.

Guess how long it took me to say “no thanks”!









June 20, 2012

Sssssummmmerrrrrrrr


Nazz Ramone on the beach in California. 
Leather MC jacket (sleeveless) for the summer? Check. 
High top sneakers? Check.


It's a huge week at the Nomad house.

Nazz jr graduates middle school and Princess Nomad is graduating High School.

A prouder father there never was- especially as Princess Nomad is getting almost a completely free ride to college- (she sure doesn't take after her parents academically!) We even attended the "Senior Awards" event, where she received many accolades and even some scholarship $$$ from her High School activities!
As a Ramone once said "High School has sure changed since we were kicked out of it"

And it's summer- so the time is right for fighting in the streets. Whoops- not out here in suburbia, where it's more about many beers and wasting away in the backyard. Working out of one's home does have it's perks!









Happy solstice ya mofo's!!!!!!

June 18, 2012

10 Things Preferable to the ROCK OF AGES movie



The very thought of seeing Tom Cruise, et al perform the wastebin of music (aka 80's hair metal) makes my skin crawl.  

Here are ten activities I would prefer

1) Prison Rape

2) Voting Republican (OK- I might have gone over the edge on that one)

  3) Loofahing Barbara Bush while her son GWB looks on.

4) Taking a sardine opener key and peeling my eyelids off.

5) Going up to Harlem with a white pillowcase on my head and asking "where are the hot chicks at".

6) You know that bug that Khan put in Chekov's ear in "Wrath Of Khan"- yeah- that!

7) Being locked in a room with Ann Coulter while she complains about her shoes being too tight.

8) Doing cannonballs in the the Ganges River during monsoon season.

9) Babysitting this:  

 10)Nude wrestle against the dreaded... HONEY BADGER!

Our long national nitemare will soon be over.

June 14, 2012

Coolest Rock Moment of 2012


The only way this could have been any more awesome would have been if B-52 bombers sprayed the Bonnaroo crowd with Napalm.


June 11, 2012

John Wayne Died For Your Sins



33 years ago, the GREATEST AMERICAN of all time passed away. John Wayne, who won 3 World Wars and several other wars all by himself, decided he had enough of the commie pinko menace that was destroying HIS AMERICA and went home to Jesus (registered trademark).

To commemorate THE DUKE (registered trademark), we here at Bleedin Out pay tribute to THE GREATEST AMERICAN (registered trademark) of all time.













June 6, 2012

Songs For Snakes




Songs For Snakes is a band from San Francisco that gets it right. This is the good stuff! Major echoes of Husker Du, Squirrel Bait, Moving Targets and Jawbreaker emanate from the elpee  Charcoal Heather. The trio, led by Bill Taylor is heavy on the reverb and the songs are concise and bring me back to the mid 80’s- when “alt rock” was defined by this ringing, anthemic sound. I dinnow if ya wanna call it “post hardcore, I just call it Punk Rock.

I don’t know if Taylor plays a Flying V like Mould used to… but the distortion laden guitar is a welcome sound. The bass lines are nice and heavy, sitting on that E string is a beautiful thing. And the drumming is rock steady and forceful … and NOT high end heavy like Grant Hart’s was with the Huskers. Overall, the production is nice and full.

Picks to click: “St. Mary”, “Thorazine Eyes”, “Outdoor Kitty”

You can stream the album here, but support indie music and send a few bucks to a deserving band and buy the darn thing!


June 5, 2012

In Honour Of The Queen's Jubilee




You can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you. 



King Arthur: I am your king.
Woman: Well I didn't vote for you.
King Arthur: You don't vote for kings.
Woman: Well how'd you become king then?
[Angelic music plays... ]
King Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. THAT is why I am your king.
Dennis: [interrupting] Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.