Last night’s Murder City Devils DVD release party was the most fun I’ve had on a Tuesday in a while. I was already buzzed when I got there because I came from the Women In Film tour of Modern Digital and they had free wine. I am INCAPABLE of passing up free booze. I’m seriously. It’s like my goddamned kryptonite.
ANYWAY, I was late getting to the Croc and felt like an asshole because apparently Sherrard was harassed by paparazzi while he waited for me. We went in and found Ryan and Adam who were already well on their way to Drunky Town. Ryan was kind enough to bring Sherrard and me a menu AND some drinks. We ate some food and drank some water (which I credit for the reason I’m not incapacitatingly hung-over today). Then the DVD screening started and I was immediately sucked through a portal back in time to Halloween 2002. It was amazing. I was actually at the show but was in the bar in the back being surly so I didn’t experience the full extend of the raw energy that was pulsing through the crowd that night. But the video TOTALLY captures it. It’s mostly hand-held shots and one of the cameras is in the crowd so you really feel like you’re there watching the stuff of legends being woven. It was enhanced by the way in which the movie was shown: on a screen on the stage behind the gear of the band that was scheduled to play afterwards. It was really quite trippy. Sherrard commented on the significance of having this footage because most of the influential rock bands of the past don’t really have that much archival footage available. There’s not that much for The Clash or the Pistols and the sound and picture quality is usually really awful. In this case, The Murder City Devils WILL be an influential band for future generations and they will have this wonderful DVD with great picture and sound quality to look back on. Hooray for Ryan and Adam who have done their part for the history of rock and roll.
I got home around midnight. Fueled by drink and rock I couldn’t sleep and so instead I stayed up till 1 in the morning writing Friendster testimonials for people. Yeah, I don’t know either.
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