Monday, March 31, 2008

Omaha Punk Rock Reunion Recap

We arrived back in New Orleans early Monday morning after the long drive from Omaha. Saturday night at the punk rock reunion I thought everything went great. The show sold out, with more than 400 people in attendance I believe. All of the bands did a fantastic job. Bands that played included: The Upsets, The Deformaties, the Pornhuskers, Cordial Spew, Double-You, RAF, and J.J. Pearson. Many people commented that the bands sounded tighter today, 20 years later, than they did back in the day. Here are a couple of shots of my band Apathy's reunion:
That's me on bass, Mark Blackman on drums, Seth Kirshman on vocals, and Jim Homan on guitar.
Gilgamesh and Kalypso both got to go to the show to see their "Abu" rock out. It was great seeing everyone there. Thanks to Tim, DeeAnna, and Megan for organizing it.


Anonymous Howie Luvzus said...

Congrats! Glad you had a good time. I heard, Atrophy, your band was one of the best bands there!

6:55 PM  
Blogger Michael Homan said...

This is the second clever Atrophy/Apathy comment by Howie Luvzus. However, atrophy is the wasting away of a part of the body. As anyone can see, most band members are larger than they were in the 1980's. But we're not quite as large as Howie, which might lead to his atrophy confusion.

8:24 PM  
Blogger oyster said...

Long live Apathy! Even after all these years, y'all still look "hawd freaking khor"! I wish I could have seen the show.

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Adrastos said...

Well done, laddie. Glad you and Antipathy can still rock as well as walk after all these years.

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Adrastos said...

I'm a bad human being. I've posted about this and even stolen Howie's joke. Sorry Herr Professor Gstohl.

10:43 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

A Rickenbacker? In a punk band? It was all we could do to afford a Hondo. I guess the punks in Omaha had trust funds or something. ;^)

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Adrastos said...

It just means he sold out, Big Mon.

11:37 PM  
Blogger Leigh C. said...

Maybe they shoulda borrowed from Lee Ranaldo's and Thurston Moore's crappy guitar collection...

Loving the Defend New Orleans sleeveless shirt on you, to boot!

11:40 PM  
Blogger Michael Homan said...

I used to play a Rickenbacker because of student loans. Now I play one because of the Road Home.

8:40 AM  
Blogger George "Loki" Williams said...

As an unrepentant punker myself I would absolutely LOVE to hear some recordings if any exist.

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Now that's a blast from the past! Nice to see Mark Blackman is still alive. Sorry to state the obvious got fat. Will be in NOLA for JazzFest, with my boyfriend, April 24th through May 5th. Be nice to see you.
Nancy Johnson

12:26 PM  
Blogger Michael Homan said...

Talk about "a blast from the past," great to hear from you Nancy. I just emailed you explaining that yes I am fat, as fat as Elvis even.

1:20 PM  

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