Wednesday, January 27, 2016

THE LAZER//SCENT OF HUMAN HISTORY - Split - CD - 2002


   What the fuck is up? I've been thinking about the ghosts that you see when you walk down the street and you can only look at your neighborhood through a lens of what used to be there. I'm trying to stop doing that, but it's hard when everything changes so quickly.
    One of the last times that I talked about my friend Jamie's bands, I did not use any filters and I didn't think too closely about what I was putting out into the world. Without going into detail, I was visited by different kinds of ghosts and put into sudden serious conversations with people I never thought I would encounter in my life. I don't plan on revisiting these conversations anytime in the near future and sometimes, it's better to let ghosts rest. That is why this entry will be noticeably vague and feel devoid of some kinds of obvious info.
   Both of these bands were from Long Island during the early '00's. Both of them played shows in Chattanooga when I lived there. One of them I liked. The other...not so much. When THE LAZER came into town, it was the first time I met Jamie after being his pen pal for about a year or so. I took him out for pizza even though I could barely afford it. He complained about the pizza because he is from New York and this is what New Yorkers do, but when I went to see him, he returned the favor because that's what friends do.
   THE LAZER broke up and some of the members soon started the freight train known as BENT OUTTA SHAPE. SCENT OF HUMAN HISTORY soon became extinct and did other things too. I can't tell you what those things are, but you can find more info about this release here.



3 comments:

RAISE_ASS said...

greg, do you have a BEER GARDEN cd? if not, i can gladly send you one!

Ryan Uellendahl said...

the Lazer side makes me sad. Jamie could of done so much. he was one of the most talented musicians i ever played with, heard, etc.. every band, every song, every live performence. he was the same on and of stage

Harvester said...

I have TWO Beer Garden CDs! Thanks! Also, Ryan, yes..