Luv Doc Recommends: Wammo vs. Forsyth

Continental Club, Friday, July 15, 2011

Luv Doc Recommends: Wammo vs. Forsyth

Yes, but at least it's a dry heat …. Welcome to Austin! Don't go thinking the weather is going to be this pleasant for the rest of the summer. This mercifully low humidity can't last forever. Normally in July the humidity in your car is enough to make you look like Alice Cooper applied your mascara while tripping on peyote buttons. Ever get in your car, close the door, and have the rearview mirror fall off because the glue on the stem melted? Get ready. If you're not an epileptic or prone to bouts of vertigo, you can have a friend try and hold it in place as you drive, but in terms of driver safety, you might as well just have someone attempt to burn a hole in your retina with a laser pointer. Your best bet is to just not worry about what's happening behind you and focus on the road ahead – which will probably resemble a Salvador Dalí painting because of the heat waves coming off the asphalt. Don't trip; that's the way Texas looks in the summer. If you're a big pot smoker, you may want to rein in your usage for the next three months. Heat is its own hallucinogenic. Plus, the only thing more disturbing than seeing the highway melting in front of you is getting a wicked case of cotton mouth in mid-July. Hint: If flies land on your tongue and get stuck there, you're either: A) completely baked, B) in the death throes of dehydration, or C) you've actually turned into a frog. If you're either A or C, you should write your dope dealer a nice thank you note. If, however, you look out your windshield and see Satan himself doing a reverse cowgirl on your hood ornament, you're not hallucinating. He's just here enjoying the weather. Think about it: If you had to spend eternity swimming in a lake of fire, you'd probably want to pop out and dry off occasionally yourself. What better place to do that than right here in River City? After all, we have plenty of sunshine and warm breezes and, barring some act of God … like a hurricane, for instance … the forecast isn't going to change until late September at the earliest. Don't let your hopes get crushed, but it is unlikely that God is going to get involved even if Satan is riding around sodomizing himself on your hood ornament. God doesn't get into dick-swinging matches with the devil. Besides, how big of a beaker would you need to do a reliable water displacement test on God's cock? Is the scientific method even a valid way to quantify the divine? While most Austin musicians lack the confidence to tackle big, tough questions like the preceding ones, former Asylum Street Spankers Wammo and Guy Forsyth are certainly brave enough to try. Both are mightily prolific, talented, and worldly emissaries of the Keep-Austin-Weird aesthetic. If you haven't seen them perform together, this Friday at the Continental Club may be your last, best chance for a while. Wammo is headed off to Philadelphia, and though he will surely be back to visit, it probably won't be for a while. The show is titled "Wammo vs. Forsyth" and features songs the two have written together as well as favorites from when they were in the Spankers. There probably won't be a winner declared, unless maybe it's the audience. You should make plans to be a part of it.

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