Monday, July 5, 2010

Itching sensation in your brain

I've been getting lazy on this whole updating business.  It's not that I have nothing to talk about, in fact quite the opposite; I've been listening to too much music to write about it.  Still, I'm slowly working my way back into the groove of class, rock, chasing my roommates around the house with dart guns and lurking in the back alleys of the evening.  It's been good times... you should swing by and say 'hi' now and then.

You might even find me listening to Trigger Effect.  I got lucky around 3 years ago and happened to catch these guys open for Bionic in a triple-release-party-of-ensuing-madness put on by Signed by Force records in Montreal.  Trying to describe this hurricane on stage is doomed for inevitable failure, but imagine throwing 6 of those fighting fish together into a blender full of acid, and then throwing the blender into a bag of rabid cats who shit blenders.  I've been to 2 of TE's gigs and in that short relationship have had the following happen:

-Licked by the lead singer
-Used as a stepping stone by the bassist to get to the bar
-Spit on by numerous audience and band members
-Punched in the head... possibly by myself
-Strangled with a patch cord... not sure what the other end was attached to
-Hugged a 1000w PA system with no ear plugs

After touring the shit out of Europe, and even picking up some new languages for their 2nd full length release Versitis Maximus, Trigger Effect returned to Canada to play NXNE, among other shows.  It was there that, after listening to recorded material from their first album Dare to Ride the Heliocraft, I remembered what the real power of this band was; live, in your face insanity.

-Scratch my soul to match the scars on my back