Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Evil Empire

LOCAL MUSIC LAW #63: Christian emo dudes aren't allowed to act like Jesus is cool, and they certainly aren't allowed to act like they're really chilled out about the whole thing. If you've played at The Door, you're a nerd. There are no exceptions to this rule.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatever, him and ryan cabrerra are doing more for dallas music than this blog can hope to do. period.

2:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the rocket bummer.

3:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jonathan brandis?

3:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ryan cabrasshole and rocket douchebag can eat sum monstaaa dirty pussay. their bland music sucks donkey balls and is a disgrace to everything good.
theyre secretly satan lovaz, like little boys should be.

3:46 AM  
Anonymous anonymous with an "anon" said...

"whatever, him and ryan cabrerra are doing more for dallas music than this blog can hope to do. period."

you gotta be kidding me. thats like saying jessica simpson promoted dallas. hell, people thought tripping daisy were from LA. if they want to represent dallas, they have to talk about it.

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these guys suck. They are doing nothing more for Dallas than promoting the idea that Dallas is lame. There is a whole other side of the Dallas music scene that does not suck. These guys are shit. I would enjoy watching them get the shit kicked out of them by a gang of junkies.

9:21 AM  
Blogger brooks said...

Door Dallas and Door Ft Worth are awful! Except I did go to see a friends band play there along time ago and they got thrown out for cursing and vomiting on stage... I think they could be exluded from the nerd thing.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Polysics played The Door last year or the year before.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Eric Grubbs said...

Funny story: I saw Bryce open for Idlewild at Trees a few years ago. The line-up? Him, a drummer and a DAT machine playing backing tracks.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jesus would totally shop at urban outfitters too..

i saw him eyeballing this western belt buckle there the other day....

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Polysics played The Door because it SXSW time and everywhere was booked. I wanted to see that show, but Serena Maneesh was pl,aying that night along with 6 other really good shows at 6 other venues. Busy night. The year before when they came through for SXSW they played Club DADA. Another unlikely venue for them.

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's talk about Secret Jesus.

D-D-FW has a TON of
Secret Jesus bands.

A lot of folks around here also have roots in the early/mid-90's
mid-cities god rock scene.
I find that more excusable than being presently Secret Jesus.

10:14 AM  
Anonymous JS said...

I heard that the Door charges bands $150 to play there. If that is true, that is shit man!!

Also dear first anon comment... YOU SUCK!

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you morons..... that was a joke.

like anyone who reads this blog would think that rocket summer and ryan cabrera are good/doing anything other than whatever some lady says will make them famous

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but can we all admit that that is a very pretty twilight in the background?

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes oh so pretty twilight...

hey the joke was on me, I thought it might be Papa Joe Simpson forcing some goddamn propaganda off on me.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha... the simpsons have "bigger fish to fry", i think.

...hopefully they won't infultrate the indie world any time too soon (or whatever world this is)

...although maybe ashlee simpson was trying just that

that kids gonna have a tough time stayin true to the lawwwd if he wants to sell millions of albums to millions of children at the mall. i guess you have to sell your soul while still pretending that jesus is your number one priority ("I play shitty music for 15 year olds for JESUS! see, i tell these kids to like him, so that one day, they can be like me and pawn some product in some commercial")

...so rock'n'roll it hurts

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What exactly is a Secret Jesus band?
What bands are hiding Jesus in them?

12:16 PM  
Anonymous johnh said...

probably a Denton band, I mean look at all the beards...Jesus has to be in there somewhere

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you say Lift to Experience? I think they are also responsible for the beard thing. Get a razor. find the satan in your heart.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous matt said...

hail satan.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lift to Experience wasn't Secret Jesus. Lift to Experience was I'm Fucked Up From Jesus.

HUGE difference.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you say Lisp to Exthpehwence?

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, Lift to Experience was a very complex and chaotic gust of conflicted emotions, and stream of consiousness vocals. So far from the refined pop "perfection" of this kid. Really, any comparison is ridiculous.

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Except for their current plans for a summer tour together

...lift to experience the rocket summer tour.

4:29 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Lift to Experience has been all over this blog for the past week or so, haven't they?

4:41 PM  
Anonymous jasper said...

hmm....i guess the world of independent music blogs is just as closed-minded as any other. it's 'cool' and safe to be an indie-rockin' agnostic, but being a christian is uncool i suppose. this is patently ridiculous. danielson famile played at the door and i'm pretty sure daniel smith's new one is about as good as it gets, christian or not....

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

like i said, strident zend, and geoff johnston is a hoser. ja!!

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lift to Rock-it baby

8:33 PM  
Anonymous Delmore said...

jesus was a good man but now hes a dead man -- a sort of Dylan turned Stalin by his biggest fans -- he said alotta things i can understand, but to worship him? nah

11:11 PM  
Anonymous del said...

and LTE has as much to do with RELIGION as the KJV does -- unless, of course, a pair of bibles have knocked on your door at 9 in the morning

11:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

his package looks pretty cramped in those pants, is that josh from lift ot exp.

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would like to take those pants off and free his vagina

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ryan c and rocket boy use secret jesus to keep that hair looking electrified.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

christian or not, LTE's name could have easily been interpreted as:

Lift (the whiskey) to Experience
Lift (the joint) to Experience -or-
Lift (the coke straw) to Experience

any arguement that extreme christianity can lead to a guilty conviction?

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG... Drugs and booze in rock and roll?

Perfume ads in magazines sometimes have a flap that say Lift to Experience.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


3:53 PM  
Anonymous johnh said...

what would secret Jesus do?

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dunno. i havent listened to rocket summer but i would probably hate it. but there are some excellent "secret jesus" bands arent secretive about jesus, but dont preach from the stage. and i like it like that. i like for artists to incorporate what they believe into their art. Sufjan Stevens, Danielson Famile, Fishboy, Half-Handed Cloud, Lift To Experience, Bosque Brown, Soul Junk, Joseph Arthur, Pedro the Lion, John Vanderslice all take up with artists like Johnny Cash, Nick cave, Leonard Cohen, Sam Cooke, Blind Willie McTell, John Coltrane, lots of old country, blues and soul singers, who are christians, but also real musicians.

they ARE allowed to act like they've really chilled out about the whole thing. I mean, have you ever talked to a new vegetarian that doesnt try to ruin thanksgiving dinner? people are fucked up. even if they have found god.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

also, dont get me started on the number of rap artists that give shout-outs to god in their liner notes.

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shout out to my homie Jesus- THE WORD!

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More Lift to Experience: WHERE IS PEARSON? He has a MySpace page now but won't respond. Hasnt been seen much if an all in these parts of late. LTE was some of the most messed-up amazing pompous/brillaince ever. Also last time I saw Andy he had lost a hundred pounds and a couple chins. Perhaps due to ... influence?


1:23 AM  

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