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My first winter was really fun in Washington. As soon as the snow hits, everything dies out (ha ha). There was about one show every two weeks (if we were lucky). Before mentioning anything else I should correct a couple of mistakes in the last update (I'll probably do the same for this one!). l) Nothing Sacred is not the Faith. 2) Touch and Go mag, is from Michigan, not Ohio (sorry Tesco).

There are so few shows but all the shows are great just because the energy is even stronger. Government Issue and Black Market Baby played out in Maryland at a hippie burn-out/biker hang out called the Outside Inn, that was a big mistake. You don't mix punk with 'Black Oak Arkansas' type people. They didn't allow anyone to dance and then some red necks cornered a bunch of punks and said they'd beat the shit out of them if they came back. There was another "high school dance" at HB Woodlawn in Virginia with SS Decontrol of Boston, Capital Punishment, Void, Artificial Peace and Iron Cross. The SS Decontrol crowd were disappointed with the DC scene. It was a fucked up show. I guess people were hit with the 'mid-winter blues' or maybe they were just cold. (The best thing about it was sledding down a slope of snow out-side!) Again all the teenie-boppers came to the dance expecting to rock out and just got pushed around. What fun. The UK Subs and Anti-Nowhere League played at 9:30 and was supposedly the best show in a long time (I missed it, I don't have much to say). There have been a couple of Chancery Shows, one with the Faith, Scream and Late Teens (of Baltimore) and another with SS Decontrol and GI. The Late Teens are the worst ever. SS Decontrol are great. It seems that there might not be many shows there anymore. First of all the Chancery is "a nice lunch place" in the business district so when there are shows the owner goes mad over the most stupid things (like erasable grafitti). John Falls has jumped from the balcony a couple of times. One time he landed on some guy and started a fight. Then they seemed to stop booking. We both lose. Flipper played the 9:30 and were the complete assholes--they were great. Deadline opened for them and I heard the singer broke his arm on stage. Alec got kicked. The Misfits played 9:30, they seem to be really into the spooky image (It's almost as bad as the Christian Death cover). I guess it's just part of their money making image. The Bad Brains are slowly putting a sampler out. A couple of DC bands will be on it. The GI and OO played in NYC. I can see why--the people there are the lamest jerks who pick up on the stupidest trends, like walking with canes when they aren't crippled (I'm not talking about Bobby Steele). Dischord sampler is out and sold all 4000 pressed in less than a week. Minor Threat are back to gether. Sab of Iron Cross has been putting out a rag called "Skinflint", the third issue due anyweek. It's small but covers the scene real well without all the trash (like this). John (the tall wild guy with blonde hair) jokingly pushed his friend Guy Pinochio into the leaded window of the Doshist restaurant of G-town, broke all the glass and were chased by french waiters through G-town. John also tried to beat up a new waver who bad blue hair spray in his hair (from the wonderful poseur store of DC--Commander Salamander) which ended up in a brawl with some macho marines. Jane Molested visits and hates 9:30 dicks. The Faith plus some other DC bands are planning for a tour to L.A. this summer.

--Morticia--

[OBIK: Morticia was an alias used by Cynthia Connolly (I think).]

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