He thinks he got the whole world in his hands, stood at the urinal...

Mon 30 Jul 2007, 09:32 PM by Jay Kastner
So that's why David's girlffriend left him...


Mon 30 Jul 2007, 09:23 PM by Jay Kastner
I'm thinkin a corporate gig might be a good fit...


Sun 22 Jul 2007, 10:45 PM by Jay Kastner
First of all, I almost didn't go. Seriously. But Justin (my brother) called me out for even thinking about staying home. My lack of enthusiasm was mostly due to a combination of "been there, done that", "it's too late on a Sunday", "Julia will be there", the cost (over $50 for GA), and of course Cristie's decision not to go (she's a wimp). Anyway, I'm glad I went.

Doors opened at 8:00 PM. I showed up at 8:05 PM. Found a scalper and got a ticket for $30. Kristeen Young opened, and she was a lot better than many previous choices. Mozzer was very talkative --gave his drummer shit about Alien Ant Farm. It was very hot inside. Julia did not cause any problems. I did speak with her after the show. T-shirts were $35. Read here for more detail.

My pictures are here.

I'm only offering two videos, as the sound is terrible in all of them. Open these with Quicktime or RealPlayer and turn down your volume:
Video 1
Video 2

Morrissey also played a series of videos before he came on. The New York Dolls smoking pot after a show, James Dean modeling clothes for East Of Eden (see pics for a still shot), Brigitte Bardot doing "Bubble Gum" (YouTube) and Sacha Distel doing "Ou Ca Ou Ca" (YouTube).

The set List:

The Queen Is Dead [Smiths]
In The Future When All's Well
You Have Killed Me
The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
The National Front Disco
Let Me Kiss You
Girlfriend In A Coma [Smiths]
Everyday Is Like Sunday
All You Need Is Me
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side [Smiths]
Irish Blood, English Heart
At Last I Am Born
That's How People Grow Up
I Will See You In Far Off Places
Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want [Smiths]
First Of The Gang To Die
I Just Want To See The Boy Happy
Life Is A Pigsty
How Soon Is Now? [Smiths]
You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side [encore]

Sun 22 Jul 2007, 04:53 PM by Jay Kastner
I get a lot of invites to attend various churches. Lately, there's been a (particularly) disturbing trend to them...

Invite 1
Invite 2

Sat 21 Jul 2007, 05:56 PM by Jay Kastner
Mon 16 Jul 2007, 12:50 AM by Jay Kastner
I promise a proper write-up later. For now, one pic...

Pic 1

Tue 10 Jul 2007, 10:30 PM by Jay Kastner
Me and Mr. Brian Thomas Heck Cook. At the first Smiths convention, in L.A. I think 1997. Rumor is that Brian has a great story about a rental car...

Mon 9 Jul 2007, 10:47 PM by Jay Kastner
Me. Cold. Outside the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Waiting all day for a general admission Morrissey concert. God knows when --I went to quite a few of his shows there. A favorite since The Smiths. And well documented as some of his best...
Mon 9 Jul 2007, 10:40 PM by Jay Kastner
I'm just putting this here so I can look at it on a regular basis. HOT. Love the Sonic Youth plug...

Mon 9 Jul 2007, 12:27 AM by Jay Kastner
Manchester, England circa 1994:

The Smiths: Strangeways Here We Come (album back cover)
Me and Lisa Samper (photo by Lisa Murer)

Sat 7 Jul 2007, 08:49 PM by Jay Kastner

"Friends don't let friends use umbrellas"
"Jay's blog really pisses me off"
"I hate SUVs"
"Beating on cars with umbrellas: the latest Hollywood fitness craze"
"Crazy? You aint got nuttin on me..."
"Oh yeah? Well I'm Britney-fuckin-Spears"

Sat 7 Jul 2007, 11:01 AM by Jay Kastner
Tue 3 Jul 2007, 01:44 PM by Jay Kastner
Mon 2 Jul 2007, 10:58 PM by Jay Kastner
Very entertaining, until of course they cut your head off...