MidasWhale

Because we might as well…

A Day In The Life Of A Blade Of Grass Friday, August 21, 2009

So, this is the film my brilliant and funny 12 year old entered in a local film contest.  It was the first film he has ever done.  He did pretty much everything by himself, except Allen did what little editing was needed and recorded the music.  Yep.  Everything else was all Zane.   He didn’t win any awards but, there is always next year and the year after and the year after and the year after….

 

HOBO Rocks the House of Rock Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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Here is a video shot by Chris Lain from Pinnacle Tattoo.  It is from Pinnacle Tattoo’s Dia De Los Muertos Show at House of Rock on November 1, 2008.  As you will see, it is Allen’s band, Hobo, playing a cover of Beck’s Sissyneck.  It was a fun time.  And, while you’re watching, check out the dancers in the front!

 

Hobo Live in Black & White Wednesday, July 9, 2008

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Here is a video of Allen’s band, Hobo, performing at House of Rock July 7. Someone made this nifty video and posted it on youtube for everyone’s convenience. There are other videos of his band on youtube as well. The easiest way to find them is to do a search for “Hobo House of Rock” because that is where it seems most of the recordings take place for some reason.

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Allen, LIVE Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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This is a picture of Allen at the Hayes Carll/Corb Lund Show at the House of Rock.  I love the colors and all.

 

Just Watch It Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Filed under: Funny,General,Interesting...,Me,Music,Video — MidasWhale @ 1:57 pm

Is it just me or do these guys seem like they are having WAY too much fun in prison.  These were all from a prison in the Philippines. There are lots more so, if you like these, check out youtube.  The best one’s are at guy named bryonfgarcia.  So, check them out.

 

 

Saturday Night Fever Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Filed under: Fred,Funny,Me,Music — MidasWhale @ 2:38 pm
This is a post from sotexhobo.wordpress.com that I wrote.  I realize if you are reading this then you are probably already aware of that blog.  However, here it is again in all it’s glory just in case you missed it. 
“This is Melissa’s take on the past weekend’s shows:
Friday night started out at Yin Yang Fandango & the Tango Tea Room. A totally different experience. First off, it wasn’t a bar so, we could bring kids. And, they had food, really great food. I hope they play there again soon. It’ll give me an easy excuse to eat there again. Being a different kind of place, there was a different kind of crowd. The type of music Hobo plays suited their crowd perfectly. The audience was great and the staff there were extremely friendly. It is just a fun place.
Saturday found the band at the House of Rock. They opened up a band tab for the guys to get beer while they were there. Nathan decided to get all of their drinks at one time. It seemed brilliant to begin with. However, all that drinking made them have to go to the bathroom about half way through. So, they had an intermission. Okay, they called it an “interpission”.”Very interesting. I hadn’t been to see a band that had an intermission before. The show was great. After the intermission, they borrowed Paul Sutherland’s harmonica player, Moses. Moses can rock on the harmonica. Without ever practicing together, they got up there and nailed it, hard. It was a great thing to behold. After the show, Paul Sutherland played. I hadn’t seen them before but, they were great. The band was really tight and their energy was impressive. I have heard Paul sing before by himself and he has just a great voice. Drastic Actions went on after Paul Sutherland. They are hardcore punk. They were a lot of fun to watch and listen to. Drastic Actions are supposed to be having a new cd out soon. It was very interesting to have different types of musical styles in one show. Good interesting, not bad. After this, someone (Susan) suggested we go do karaoke. Nathan took a liking to the idea and we ended up at the crappiest karaoke bar EVER. We will call it Cheers, because that was it’s name but, it was anything BUT cheerful. It looked like a thousand whores lost their innocence there. After letting them know we were there to do karaoke, with no one up there, they had some really crappy regulars all of a sudden decide to get up there and monotonously sing some really long boring songs to waste our time. FINALLY, it was our turn. Nathan went up first. Then, Richard. Then, they decided to call “last call” early just to get rid of us. You would think that some lazy little whore bar would want something to liven it up but, not this place. So, if you are ever around Corpus Christi, Texas and you get a hankering for some karaoke, never, ever, EVER go to a little dive known as Cheers. After that entertaining experience, we found ourselves back at the House of Rock where we discovered Jason and the Punknecks had made it in from San Antonio. (We had heard they were not going to be able to make it.) So, we caught the last song and then wandered on our way. It was time to go anyway. It was a really fun night overall, despite certain people not being able to make it to the show. (You know who you are.)”
 

Hobo Blog Friday, January 11, 2008

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Allen has started a Hobo Blog for anyone interested.  You can check it out here http://sotexhobo.wordpress.com/.  I will still try to post some stuff on my blog but, I think he will try to have more and be a little more caught up there.