November 19, 2005
The Melvins and Scott Kelly

the melvins

Wednesday night, neck and I saw The Melvins with Jello Biafra at the Henry Ford theater. I never listened to The Melvins and had no idea what they were like; neck said they were extremely heavy and we had to see them. He was right. Smoking.

And the pairing with Jello worked well. This was the first time I'd ever seen Jello Biafra, and I couldn't believe it when he broke into “California Über Alles”! And then “Chemical Warfare”! And then “Holiday in Cambodia”! It was like some unexpected weird closure to the memory of listening to Dead Kennedys LPs 20 years ago in wintery Illinois.

Thursday was a day of rest, then last night we went out again to see Scott Kelly (of Neurosis) do an excellent show at the Knitting Factory. Spare, intense music from a very humble guy. Scott gave us shirts, so I guess I'll have to listen to him do his net radio thing there.

Posted by jjwiseman at November 19, 2005 11:22 PM

i hate left-wing scum like jello biafra.

Posted by: eh on November 20, 2005 11:20 PM

Ah, but everyone loves The Melvins!

Posted by: Mark on November 22, 2005 12:55 AM

Dang. I missed it. Couldn't get anyone to go and I was scared Jello would convince me to assassinate W. with the Melvins supplying their rhythmic bass anthems for hypnosis.

Posted by: imissedit on November 23, 2005 01:26 PM
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