You’ve probably already seen this, the Black Lilies had their van and trailer, with all their gear stolen right here in my hometown. This happened in a brightly lit hotel parking lot and was even captured by the security cameras. I am so sick of hearing about all the gear that’s stolen from bands. No, let me rephrase, I am sick of it happening. Of course there’s a fundraising page but that’s not the point. Instruments aren’t always just a thing you own, they have emotional value, each piece has its own unique sound. For touring bands they’re also the tools by which these folks make their living. It makes me sick that it happens so often. Some days I hope there’s actually a hell so fucktards like gear thieves can end up there.
Anyway, visit The Black Lilies’ Facebook page and look through the photos, even if you’re not in Houston as instruments are easy to transport. The assholes that stole this stuff, well, I hope they get what’s coming to them, one way or another.
As much as it sucks, I guess this is a pretty cool way to deal with it and the end verse is pretty hard on the old emotions.