Sunday, October 26, 2008

Star Fucking Hipsters

I saw Star Fucking Hipsters (listen to their CD free) last night at Supreme Trading. Stza seemed alert, or just normal, in the beginning and for the first few songs. They paused for about 5 minutes between songs due to technical problems I think. The audience seemed calm and nice. After a few songs Stza seemed "extremely wasted." I don't really remember him drinking alcohol that much. The other band members seemed alert. After about 5 songs Stza was lying on the stage on his back. At one point he stood and swung his guitar holding the neck at the audience. People seemed afraid yet appreciative. Some people didn't seem afraid at all. I was standing like 25 feet away and I thought the guitar would hit me in the face for some reason. For the last 6-7 songs he talked a lot between songs but could not be understood at all. He sat on the stage "bemoaning" that he was "wasted" at one point using his guitar for leverage for his upper body. At the end they played 3 Choking Victim songs, Stza played guitar and sang while "extremely wasted," it was "nearly incomprehensible." It was just Stza, "Frank," and the drummer for the Choking Victim songs which were "Money," "500 Channels," and "Infested." The sound person was in his 60's I think and he seemed "fatherly," I thought, toward Stza (I thought this just by looking at his face sometimes, he stayed in the sound part the entire time looking concerned or something). I have seen Leftover Crack or Choking Victim 8-12 times and have not seen Stza "wasted" to this degree. I thought back to previous concerts where political things were said by Stza and felt emotional in a good way, I think, thinking overall about life, a person's life.

2 Comments:

Blogger Blueberry said...

last time i saw stza he was drinking a forty and a man was trying to say 'hi' to stza and ask him questions and other people around him and stza yelled 'fuck off you're bothering me i say 'hi' to you everyday' or something and then the man down by me and another man that was trying to sell burned copies of an album he made asked the man that stza yelled at to buy one and the man said 'i don't have any money but i'll trade you half a joint for one' and the man with the cds said okay and the other man took out a joint, broke it in half, and then gave it to the man.

October 26, 2008 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger Tao Lin said...

i like their 'inspiration song,' it is emotional to listen to it while reading the lyrics:

and when your mind is dead
empty eyes sit in your head
and you sense there's nothing left
with every passing breath
but you solider each day
why should thoughts get in the way?
there's a place for you right here
'cuz conformity hides fear
I'd say to you
I'd say to you "just try to change"
empty minds can fill again
we're not doomed by any fate
and it will never be too late

unless you die like all my friends
meeting silent jaded ends
then a lesson might be learned
you can fade away and burn
the two are not exclusive things
but the sorrow that they bring
it can jade us all to hate
'cuz empty lives don't devastate
I'd say to you
I'd say to you "just try to change"
empty lives can fill again
we're not doomed by any fate
and it can never be too late

it's a wheel of betrayal
it's a static emotion
it's the will to survive
with an inborn devotion
it's the courage to change
and admit your mistakes
it's the chance to rise up
with the raising of stakes
it's your consciousness
and the guilt you must feel
it's the time to stand up
and take back your raw deals
because the time has come
to put folks before wealth
or you will lose your family
friends and yourself
it's the horror and terror
that you sweep out of sight
it's the blaming of others
to help you sleep at night
it's the raping and death
that lies under your smile
it's the real estate
and the cash that you pile
it's all of these things
that are causing us pain
so I'll tell to your ass "just try to change"
'cuz empty lives can fill again
yes empty lives can fill again

October 26, 2008 at 5:02 PM  

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