By Tony Hicks
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 at 6:21 am in Uncategorized.
Music from some old friends of mine will be featured on Thursday’s episode of “Ugly Betty,” which I believe is on at 8 p.m. on ABC.
During the bowling scene, whatever that means, the Leonards will be playing. A great rock band with lots of sloppy-but-great Replacements-ish hooks, the Leonards have been around since at least the early ’90s, when my band (Nag Nag Nag) played just about every other show with them on the same bill. They’ve had members die and quit and have managed to stick it out and survive.
Along with a bunch of other bands, a writer from L.A. Weekly put us all into this “Alternative Power Source” coalition, in which we shared bills, cross-promoted, and generally helped each other out. We also did a lot of drinking and assorted other stupid things. (Never challenge an entire band to a fight in the middle of Melrose, even if they are your friends. You’ll end up being pushed down a hill in a shopping cart.) We all even put out a compilation record “Smells Like L.A.,” (our answer to the “teen spirit” of the Seattle scene) on something called Wrecking Ball Records. If you find a copy, let me know. I was the extremely good-looking guy with long hair on the inside sleeve …
It’s good to see that at least some of us stuck with it.
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