Monday, October 13, 2008


THE STOOGES - 10/6/73

This is a recording from the final STOOGES tour, it shows the band a few months before the recordings that make up the METALLIC K.O./2xK.O. record(s)

THE ACCUSED - Netherlands 11/26/88

ARTIFICIAL PEACE - D.C. Wilson Centre 9/21/81

BAD BRAINS - Whiskey A Go-Go 3/25/82

BATTALION OF SAINTS - Bob's Place 6/11/82


BLACK FLAG - North Park Lion's Club 1981

BLACK SABBATH - California Jam 6/4/74

CIRCLE JERKS - D.C. 930 Club 6/11/81

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - D.C. Wilson Centre 5/1/85


CRO-MAGS - CA Ruthie's Inn 1986

CRO-MAGS - CBGB'S 7/5/86

D.R.I. - Dominick's Norfolk, VA 8/23/84

D.R.I. - N.Y. Ritz 6/27/87

DAG NASTY - Brighton Bar (year unknown)

DEAD KENNEDYS - Portland 11/19/79

DISCHARGE - Lepakko 4/25/83

Exodus - 1982 (w/ Kirk Hammet)

Elvis Costello - D.C. 1979

FUGAZI - D.C. Wilson Centre (alleged first show)

GORILLA BISCUITS - D.C. Safari Club 1989

HIRAX - 12/31/84

MINOR THREAT - D.C. Space 10/19/80 (second show)

MISFITS - Whiskey A Go-Go 1982

MOTORHEAD - Birmingham 1977


RAMONES - N.Y.C. 1976


SAMHAIN - 85/86?

SICK OF IT ALL - 3/22/87

SLAYER - Birmingham 4/19/87

VOID - D.C. 930 Club 2/13/83

YDL - CBGB's 1987

YOUTH OF TODAY - Toronto 8/15/86



MEGADETH rules. Dave Mustaine is a total pussy but I do not hold that against him, that's totally his problem. That dude has burned so many bridges that the legacy of Megadeth will eternally suffer... But we know better right? MEGADETH is great and this show boasts a lineup still featuring KERRY MOTHERFUCKING KING. This is their first show ever, taking place in Berkeley, CA in 1984!

Kerry King playing with the 'Deth

Friday, October 10, 2008

Show Review 10/6 @ Empty Bottle: CHINESE STARS

More than a few years ago, I saw the band ARAB ON RADAR on not one, but two separate occasions. I liked them enough to buy their t-shirt! (and for wearing that shirt, i was called out for supporting racism by a crust punk at Tony Pointless' house. No joke.) Anyway, I have probably worn that shirt inside out a lot of times since the last time I listened to them and I've never heard a whole Chinese Stars album but Luca Ferrari likes them a lot. They sound to me like I remember Arab on Radar sounding but instead of weird or in any way interesting drum beats, it's only one disco sounding drum beat the entire time. The singer still pretends to be retarded, I have to say I do not care for this music very much.

But a free Monday show at the Empty Bottle doesn't have to offer much to get me to come out as long as I know people there, and the same people invited me out to the last free Monday at that same bar where Chicago's own COUGARS were playing. I couldn't tell the difference between the two bands really except that the singer of Cougars looks like Matthew McConaughey, people told me this band sounded like ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT before they sounded like Chinese Stars, I kinda doubt it. Although literally anything would sound better than the 3rd wave ska circus music those guys used to make... but I digress....

I didn't make it to the end of the Chinese Stars set, I ran out of money and walked home. Before they played some other annoying band played who's name I never got. I arrived during their set and boy did they suck. The singer of this band was wearing a red glittery unitard and a head dress with feathers in it and a lot of glittery make up, but everyone else was just wearing normal clothes. I imagine the rest of the band secretly wondering amongst themselves when the singer would get the hint they didn't want to dress up anymore. It turns out the singer was a girl, I thought it was a guy the whole time, I guess that makes sense.

If this show was a high school kid and I were his principal, I would quit my job.

Monday, July 7, 2008

A Loving Tribute (click to enlarge)

Hello, scum-suckers! What we've got here is years of archived MS Paint drawings from one of Hot Food's most prolific pals, the undeniable Chris Wilson. THERE SHE BLOWS!
...portraits of our long lost buddy, Big K. One of my favorite people, and a man who's legend truly dwarfed in comparison to the twisted belligerency that is his true life story. I miss you, mang! Let's start off with a true classic. Big K blasting down the road in his Saturn.

A close up of Big K enjoying a meal at Burrito Loco.

The hardcore years.

I present to you here a drawing of our buddy taking a pretty sick dump, and apparently I am video taping it. You will see later in this post that Chris, for reasons that should be obvious thought that it would be funniest only to draw me wearing a "Holy Molar" t-shirt.
battling a hippo over a double cheeseburger...
half man, half pig, huge dump.
getting fired from his job at Ace Hardware...
reflecting upon evolution with his friend Chris Wilson while they spend a fun-filled day at the zoo.
The famed "Butt-Tongue"
the "Butt-Tongue" strikes back! and for the record, the girl depicted in that drawing has gone on to do much, much worse at life and love. c'est la vie.
In every kid's life, there is a summer of '04. This must have been the summer our ol' pal blew water out of his butthole every time we snuck into a hotel pool, and blew our minds as well.

the apple, and it's distance from the tree.
And here is me, about to engage in some sexual activity... a brief but fruitful period in the artwork of Chris Wilson.
This is not by Chris, it's a drawing of the drummer of Boston by Ryan Winke that I found in the same folder. Excellent work. A+

Sunday, July 6, 2008


Who is to blame for this? Guitar Hero is the most popular video game franchise in the country right now and the makers of the game have wisely decided to expand it by offering an entire game devoted to the songs of one band, and the band they chose to define this first stride in a new direction is FUCKING AEROSMITH? A band that had 2 albums with songs ranging from good to competant 30 years ago and have spent the rest of their lives since then devoted not only to destroying what legacy they could have been survived by, but completely obliterating it and burying it under dozens of horrible, unlistenable crap. Putting out an album like every 5 years and coming back trying to show everyone that they're still with it like they're your shitty aunt's boyfriend you see just as frequently at family reunions, except this time it's like "Hey, guys check it out, we're in a VIDEO GAME!" Big fucking deal. They were already in a video game, having been captured by terrorists or something and you've got to save them by shooting a ton of people and throwing aerosmith CD's at them. If you win, although you wasted a bunch of time, I guess you beat the game, if you lose, Aerosmith dies. It seems like an easy choice. And these diluted self-important nutsacks think any terrorist would consider using them as some sort of bargaining chip?! Get real.

In closing, I hate Aerosmith.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

kooky fun & diet cola (click to enlarge)

doodles (click to enlarge)

this wound has not yet healed, if you're reading this... i will still kill you.

a double drawing comemoration of my long lost buddy, Big K.
from my short-lived career as an ad exec for stroh's, complete with modern blame-shifting warning
oh yeah.

I spelled "their" wrong... so what? Also, it should be said that Hot Food indeed also hates the kids.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Breaking News: African American co-worker deeply disapproves of Turbonegro

"you white boys can listen to this cracker music if you want, that's just fine."

Thursday, June 26, 2008

I Love The New Millenium

So we got cable yesterday. I stayed up until 2a.m. watching the worst crap television just because it was available to me for the first time in a year. I watched I LOVE THE NEW MILLENIUM on VH1. I didn't know this show existed, and in case you didn't either... now you do. I get that they don't give a shit how dumb their programming is as long as people are tuning in, and the philosophy is to find out what people watch and pound us with it until there is nothing left, but they are remembering shit that is happening RIGHT NOW with ironic nostolgia?! FUCK OFF! VH1 is like a high school sophomore's notebook with band names written all over it except with pop culture references instead.

And yet I still watched more today...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


it would take almost as long for me to list all the things that have come between me and finishing the 2nd issue of HOT FOOD, luckily for you (assuming you read and enjoyed the first one) lack of material is not a problem. Time is the biggest problem, not having enough of it, specifically. I work a shit job that I hate, I have had a lot of other drawings to do with a much more pressing deadline, and I've just moved to a new place... detractors to my publication will be delighted to know that there is plenty of pages in the new issue spiced with more doodles to get your undies in a twist.

there is no planned time of release just yet but you can be assured I will be updating this blog with some regularity, including the entire first issue(!), flyers for shows i have made, probably including many that never even happened, countless other doodles, probably a sneak peek into issue #2 and depending on how many hits this page gets, maybe even it's own strip.