Shits & Giggles edition: by Mike Fungus


A whole shitload has gone on this past year in Fungusland: constant shows, drinking, knife fights, trips to Chi Town and Missouri, and a whole lot of people using my shower and toliet.

Best so far of 2003: Getting to see the Lost Sounds 3 times (& finally getting them to come to Lawrence), seeing the Spits twice, $1.25--$1.50 PBR's whever I go, the debut of Lazer Tag (the band). Seeing TURBONEGRO live for the first time & interviewing them. Watching a monkey with a straight razor go apeshit on some poor bastard (wait that was in a movie), watching an extremely drunk guy fall right on his head in Chicago & his friends kept him there for 45 minutes before seeking medical attention. Seeing the Riverboat Gamblers twice in KC.

Lost Sounds 1/22/03 @ Eastside Tavern Columbia, MO

The best of the year had to be the 3 day drunk fest otherwise known as the Chicago Blackout. Much thanks go out to the guys in Horizontal Action for putting together such and fun and entertaining event. I've already got tickets for this years Blackout. The Spits set at the end of the weeked was one of the most crazy & amazing things I've seen. Also enjoyed seeing some amazing two dollar shows in Lawrence that no one was at like: American Deathray, Pink Swords, Black Lips & shows at the Brick in KC that no one attended: FM Knives, Steve Turner, Riverboat Gamblers (first time), Modey Lemon, Mexican Blackbirds. Bad things: Mistreaters canceled the show I had booked with them, tried like mad to get the Functional Blackouts a show in Lawrence but was unsuccessful.

People who have visited Casa De La Fungus over the past year: Cocknoose & Jumbo's Killcrane played here in January 2003 (followed by 3 visits from the local Police), The Lost Sounds spent an entire day here back in August 2004 before their show at the Replay Lounge, the Mexican Blackbirds stopped in for a quick visit but didn't capitalize on the Runts in the candy machine. The rest is a cloudy haze...




Catholic Boys - Psychic Voodoo Mind Control (Tricknee) I like it so much I bought two copies!

Sick Fits - Are We The Young Savages? (Longshot) Canadian punks do good

Flesheaters - A Minute To Pray A Second To Die (Slash)

Flesheaters - No Questions Asked (Atavistic Re-issue)

Real Losers - Time To Lose LP (Squirrel)

UPCOMING: Clorox Girls, Marked Men, The Girls, Spits DVD with two shows taped by me (including the imfamous show filmed at Fungus Boy Headquarters)