Facebook Declares War on Verona Red

Ok so Facebook is apparently run by a bunch of fish hating assholes. As you all have heard by now Verona Red is unleashing our new bassist on the world at Beat Kitchen in Chicago on 11/6.  Right, you know this already…what you might not know if you are an avid Assbook user is that we had an awesome flier for this show, that Shitbook won’t let us publish as an ad. Here was the message received from Nutsbook after submitting our ad.

“The image of this ad is either irrelevant or inappropriate. Per sections 4 and 5 of Facebook's Advertising Guidelines, the image on your ad should be relevant and appropriate to the item being advertised. Images that are overly explicit, provocative, or that reveal too much skin are not allowed. Images that may either degrade or idealize any health condition or body type are also not allowed. If you choose to submit this ad again, please use an appropriate image that adheres to all of Facebook's Advertising Guidelines.”

First, "The image of this ad is either irrelevant or inappropriate."

Inappropriate?  The flier depicts a bass swimming to freedom. What’s inappropriate about that? Does Facebook not believe in catch and release? Do they hate animals this much?

Next, "Images that are overly explicit, provocative, or that reveal too much skin are not allowed. Images that may either degrade or idealize any health condition or body type are also not allowed."

Again the flier is centered on a fish, one of nature’s most handsome creatures. To revel in its beauty is to truly be in touch with the source of all life (all life came from the sea let me remind you.)  And finally fish don’t have skin they have scales butt faces.

Anyway, because I can’t stand for such hate mongering and censorship here in America, I’ve decided to publish the ad here. Enjoy!

Verona Red Gives Birth To a New Bassist
Experience the Miracle

Friday, November 6 at
Beat Kitchen in Chicago.

Moxie Motive
Aktar Aktar Join the Rock and Roll Celebration.


Verona Red Comes Back to the Beat Kitchen on 11/6/2009

What other sorts of things do we do in the kitchen?  Lets say it involves a bit of stuffing.

Come out and party with us as we unleash our new bassist on the world at Beat Kitchen on Friday 11/6.  It's enough good times for you and your pooper!

Beat Kitchen
Friday 11/6
Doors at 9 PM
Cover $8
Moxie Motive (http://www.myspace.com/moxiemotive)
Aktar Aktar (http://www.myspace.com/aktaraktar)


Reggie's Rock Club (Chicago, IL) 8/21/2009

This was a benefit show for the Autism Research Institute put on my good man Agile Roy. Good guy, good cause, good times.

This was also our first time at Reggie’s. It had everything a skuzzy band could ever want.


Washer and Dryer

Dick In The Butt?

See more bathroom art here (_____)

Anyway, when we got there we heard a band playing tunes in the front bar that sounded strangely familiar. It was our good friends in Bully in the Hallway (http://www.myspace.com/bullyinthehallway).

These guys are cool dudes, they have an Edmund Fitzgerlad party every year, I had the pleasure of attending last year, got shit faced and made an ass of myself…par for the course, except this time I got to listen to Gordon Lightfoot on repeat.

Was cool to chill out with them a bit unexpectedly.

Then we ate burgers and got sleepy.

Then we rock and rolled

Then we hit up the town

 Thats how you charm a lady...

Shark City (Glendale Heights, IL) 8/15/2009

Shark City gave us a chance to get our sports bar set list on. What does that mean? A whole lot of Johnny Cash basically.

We hopped on this bill last minute with one of our favorite bands in the great city of Chicago, Reverie. These guys are relentless entrepreneurs in the local scene. If you live in Chicago you undoubtedly heard about I AM fest this summer (these were the guys who put the ENTIRE thing together). More importantly, Kevin, Stephen, and Brad are just three cool fuckers. This is them (http://www.myspace.com/reverieone)

So, after we finished sucking eachother off…

What else…hmmm, well there weren’t many good photos from this show, except this one of Tony who thought it would be funny to pretend were playing at” Red Rocks.”


Memphis Smoke (Royal Oak, MI) 7/2/2009

We were VERY excited to visit Royal Oak Michigan… two words BRUCE CAMPBELL.

No one made horror movies that were so simultaneously creepy and fucking hilarious.  He has the facial expressions of a rubber band and the soul of coyote. The fact of the matter is Bruce Campbell is the balls and he once called Royal Oak home, so we were happy to call it home for a night too.

Anyway, it was our second trip to the Detroit-land area, and the motor city did not fail to impress. Memphis Smoke was super-classy and kind of reminded me of the a mushroom house in mario.  I went in expecting to pick one of three treasures...that didn't happen, but they did let us play for 2 hours… fun times, but no frog suit.

The Honest Life (http://www.myspace.com/thehonestlife) opened the night with awesome harmonies and funny jokes. These guys were really cool to chill with.  I as seen below, am just creepy to chill with. Adam, their singer, is the non-retarded looking one on the right (I find myself saying that a lot on this blog).

Playing for the Memphis Smoke folk was a blast. We got to try a lot of new stuff out and I think they really enjoyed it. At the end of our 45 minute S&M puppet show, we were kindly asked to leave the venue. But luckily we still met a lot of cool people on our way out. Karen and Kathy were my favs. But we didn’t get pics of them…so here’s some other cool folk.

They told us to keep our heads high and don’t let the man get you down just for trying to make two puppets degrade one another.


Howard's Club H (Bowling Green, OH) 6/12/2009

After the narcotics agent was done frisking Tony, we got in our cars and sped away to Bowling Green, OH, happy to get the heroin filled condoms safely removed from our rectums.

It was a hop, skip, and jump away, but before we knew it we had arrived at Bowling Green just outside BGSU sometime around 12:30 AM. We decided to stop in at Howards H, the place where we were booked to perform with the Sanderlings (http://www.myspace.com/sanderlings) on the following night to get a taste of local collegiate flavor.  Here's the Sanderlings.

Thank you also to Joshua Denning who opened the night...hell of a voice.  Made Tom Jones look like a hobo. (http://www.myspace.com/joshuamdenning)

Of course we got a little too routy our first night in town, stayed up way too late and took way to many shots of “wet pussy” (a shot created by Erica, our bartender of choice for that night, that tasted like Ecto Cooler).

It was hard NOT to enjoy this place… it was built for the good times.

“With” doesn’t make as much sense to me…shame on the bastard who ruined the spirit of this joke.

I was confused by the lack of instructions…

Thought all the shame talk was weird...

Check out more bathroom art here _____

We eventually made it back to the Knights Inn read some verses from the Bible and went to sleep.

After a good night's sleep Mike went out for a day on the town at BGSU.

Housewares… check

Law offices…check

Statue outside of college classroom building that creepily inspires academic endeavors …I dunno I think this one falls short.

After a day of adventure and sexual exploration we headed back to Howards H and rocked the place into submission.  After the show we went out with bartender Erica’s roommate to Big Boy and ate burgers until the sun came up over America.