Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Real Awkward Moment

I'm not a big fan of the whole "that awkward moment when..." shtick. So many people fill in the blanks with ridiculously mundane scenarios that aren't even remotely awkward, and then you're just left noticing that awkward moment when a fully grown adult on your newsfeed doesn't know the meaning of the word awkward. Then again, many full grown adults (with college educations) on your newsfeed also don't know the difference between your and you're, so is it really so surprising they would think that waiting an extra five minutes on line at the drive-thru is somehow awkward? It might be inconvenient, but I hardly see how it's awkward. Unless the drive-thru attendant had to sit in your car with you in complete silence until your food was ready, it's probably just an ordinary inconvenience.

Anyway, here's something that really is awkward. It's awkward when you're playing on a bill with six other bands, your guitarist breaks a string in the middle of your fifth song, and no one loans your band another guitar so you can finish your set.

Now, you might say it's awkward to see a band without a backup guitar. Fine. We know. We didn't bring it to the show. We won't make that mistake again. But, as Mr. Max Moon said after the show on Saturday night, it was "very un-punk rock" for most of the other musicians who played that night to slink into the shadows and act like they didn't know what was going on. Perhaps Bob is such a monstrous beast they were all afraid he would literally ruin their instrument and render it completely unplayable after two songs (number of tunes we had left to play). We might as well go with that theory. In fact, if we ever need to borrow a guitar in the future, don't let us. This is your warning.

Bob Tallman will purposely destroy your fucking guitar.

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