They Came To Play

LEARN'N TO BURN

LEARN'N TO BURN

Spokane’s freshest rock, for two fun-filled days at CLUB-EDGE this weekend! It was the BATTLE OF THE BANDS; Six of the area’s finest (plus BUTT UGLY, the official “battle opening band”) taking stage for solid guitar-fury, screamin’ leads & enthusiastic audience appeal! All competing for their chance to score prime-opening slot for nationally touring ROYAL BLISS (Club Edge; 11-13)

A big thanks to ALL the bands, none of them ‘sucked’ and that made it hard; The judges definitely had their work cut out, weighing each band’s own strength and weakness, and the crowd had their favorites, too!

L S Diablo wins "the battle"

L S Diablo wins "the battle"

HERE ARE THE FINAL RESULTS:

#1. L S DIABLO  …Will be opening for ROYAL BLISS on 11-13!!!

#2. VANGUARD

#3. PRIOR SIN

Honorable mentions to BUMP DOOSIE, CRIMSON RESOLVE, and LEVEL ZERO for awesome sets. Everyone came to rock the place, and I would have been happy to have any one of theses bands opening for a number of shows…

Runners' up / VANGAURD

Runners' up / VANGAURD

PRIOR-SIN

PRIOR-SIN

NEXT UP: SUPERSUCKERS @ CLUB-EDGE (SPRAGUE & VISTA) THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, 10-30. I remember watching these all-star punkin’ rock-a-billy blues-dudes opening for FOO FIGHTERS, in San Fran about 15 years ago at the legendary Fillmore and the SMOKED THE NIGHT… Don’t miss this show! LO-DOUGH and good to go, we’ll see you Friday night.
-=Gs=-

POST-SHOW UPDATE:
Want to thank ROYAL BLISS for an awesome show at CLUB-EDGE! …You want some pictures?100_1110100_1012100_1073100_1029

Royal Bliss pics are here!

Playing to a “private party” of Rock listeners who braved the November weather to Rock the night away, we enjoyed opening acts; 33, Character Flaw, and L.S.Di-ablo (Winners of the “battle Of the Bands” two weeks ago, seen below) There were also many “Cameo” appearences by Tanzi and a few of the RACKTOBER CALANDER GIRLS 100_1039sharing stage with GEOFF SCOTT as MC’s for the evening. It was a great night of solid wall-to-wall rockin’ and excitement! ROYAL BLISS performed a full set and then asked everybody if they minded if they played a few new songs (Not always a good idea, but this night, the crowd seemed genuinely receptive in the notion) it was good to hear a fresh set.

They also had a NEW CD in tow “STUDIO A” (that isn’t going to be officially released until next week) found one at the merch stand, and bought it, then I turned around to see Taylor standing there “Congratulations, you just bought the VERY FIRST copy of our new CD!” *Bonus prize* it was then promptly whisked backstage to be signed by the entire band. Kewl Beans!

PS: Chris, love the “Dudley Doo-right” you should keep it, bro.

Posted on October 25, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | 2 Comments

Power Windows (95)

America… LOOK OUT!  The year was 1995, and I had been working at a station in town doing the Local Music Show… from my Mom’s basement every week. The program lasted for 5 YEARS (A record for local Rock radio at the time) sometimes shipping them in from Oregon or Seattle – or Canadia just to play their CD and sit on “the couch” and hang out in the theme of a giant backstage party. We had great names and big stars and little bands and unknown stars. Artists like Peter Cornell (Chris’s brother), Supersonic Soul Pimps, Civilized Animal, and Myles Kennedy (remember Citizen Swing & Mayfield Four?) … all “cut their rug” with us and occasionally treated you to live sets while Mom & Floyd would come down and serve us hot chowder and try not to complain about the smoke pots too much…

The ORIGINAL "Basement" set

The ORIGINAL "Basement" set

I bring you this little “Flashback”, because: Today, the GEOFF SCOTT WEBSITE turns 14 years old! Born out of necessity (the mother of local-rock invention, like duct tape) as a way to post clips, photos and links to bands we were talking to each Sunday night  and every show. (that stations website never changed in the 5 years we ran this thing) But for ME… “if it’s on the air, you’ll find it there” has always been the key.

The website, in it’s original form, was housed on AOL Hometown and therefore was afforded just FIVE MEASLY MEGABYTES of internet world. We rotated graphics, made a little “chat” blog, and posted very tiny clips and announcements based on the current show and next week’s shows, etc. I even, for a time, produced a “streaming” video content that was actually (I can tell you now) nothing more than a series of .GIF images I shot while recording the show, and then constantly updated to the Hometown server at just the right time… as it played back on-air. But then there was this 4 track Akai Reel To Reel I to tow with me everywhere I went (including the station)

Rock 106 & a YES t-shirt... ahh good times!

Rock 106 & a YES t-shirt... ahh good times!

Now…  TODAY: With more “hits” than a Google Deita Von-Teese Image search,we sure have come a long way together since the old days of my first Windows 95 computer (75 MHZ, 697MB hard-drive, 8mb of RAM= $3,000) and My mom’s old Apple2 on the dining room table back in Junior High; the “Commodore-64 Kids” could only gawk at.

As I look forward to continue in this contact and tradition, after 20 years Rocking this place and two decades more… to come! let’s hope, huh?

-=Gs=-

Posted on September 22, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

Last Summer Splash!

firstsplashLabor Day Weekend: After a great showdown of last minute concert activity capping off the final week of “technical” summer… Sorry I missed Jet Black Stare, those guys are great! But, Manson played TWO shows in Spokane on Monday (the added show) and Thursday (the original~ SOLD-OUT show). For most of the week we heard how good both shows were with an emphasis between the shows as we took your “Manson Sightings”. Some of my favorites  included; “Running down the Centennial Trail in pink spandex runner-shorts”, “Returning baby-clothes (with Twiggy) at the BABY GAP”, “Sucking all the sun out of a local tanning salon”… and the GP winning sighting: “Up in the mountains making who-haa with the Yeti”! Concert reports began to trickle in of Stage-Peeing, Enough Strobe action to send an anime’ maker into convulsions, and Marilyn didn’t like the way a fan was getting too close, so he threw a plastic can and beaned the dude off the head.(Angel’s report; unconfirmed)

Meanwhile, back at the radio-ranch, I’d been running a small “covert” operation, keeping me on my toes and doubly busy with additional pre-weekend duties. On Thursday, I actually (sorry!) pre-recorded my show and was escorted to a top-secret location on Fairchild AirForce base, where we provided live entertainment for 500 troops!

Beer-Goggle Run

Beer-Goggle Run

It was awesome- all the E-1′s – E-4′s have some good memories with ROCK 94.5 on-base. I was SLIGHTLY humbled, as always, to work with these fine men & women who often give so much to protect our nations freedoms~ yet, seek so little in return. (And to think I complain when the traffic holds me up ten minutes in construction)

Food Is Served!

Food Is Served!

…So we played the AC/DC “WE SALUTE YOU”, as I tried to convey my personal feelings of gratitude the best I could; Mudvayne, Lamb Of God, and Killswitch CDs & DVD’s. There was the “Pie-in-the-face” of the Captain, The “Beer Goggles” obstacle course, The giant-Inflatable boxing-ring, and the ice-cold “dunk tank”.  Airman Roberts would be “dunked” like a trooper multiple times throughout the course of the breezy-cool & very dusty pre-fall afternoon. And all this, while sargents & command cooked the hamburgers, serving the long staggered feed-line. “better than M.R.E.’s, eh?”  Special thanks to the FIRST-FOUR program, SNAP (Ron Hardin), and Sr. Airman Peters for bringing us in for that truly memorable “company” event.

Its CAMO time

Its CAMO time

*** I actually miss hosting their “Open House” like I used to (for about ten years), so this was a great way to get back in touch with some of those old-fond memories I have of being a guest, in base-life. And, also, on a personal note: I was deeply touched by the many airmen who came up to me, took me aside, and mentioned how “you guys got me through~” or “When i was overseas, there was no base, but there was YOU guys online…” Or, “you’re my lifeline when i am not home”

Winners

Winners

… i kind of had no Idea. I know we stream online and the computer in the back of the room just sits there spitting out packets of music and program, while lights blink on and off below~ but I never really think of those on the other end like that, maybe I’ll start paying a little more attention to what’s going down that worldwide pipeline. JUST KNOW THAT WE REALLY REALLY DO…

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

-=Gs=-

Posted on September 6, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

Spokane Gets Smacked!!!

Smak-attack

Smak-attack

GODSMACK RECAP: *Phew* finally got the DJ voice back, after an incredible show with GODSMACK sunday night at “the Factory”. It was a lean-mean somewhat stripped down show put pure GodSmack with all the essentials. (see set list below)  Prepared to open for Motley crue the very next day for Cruefest II, it was Sully, Robbie, Tony, and Shannon alone. No “Voodoo-girls”, No Pyros, No 20 minute Sully and Shannon Drum-off, or acoustic interlude. Like a machine, they came out pounding and kept the crowd pushing forward bouncing in a giant unison as if “the factory” floor had giant springs beneath it! Higlights included seeing Sully do the guitar solo (that’s new) and the crowd singing VOODOO so loud nobody noticed that Robbie’s bass had stopped working and he stood on stage pounding it looking at the stage mix crew waiting for them to outfit him with another in mid-song. Instictively, the band played on without seeming to even notice, masterfully Tony adopting the bass-parts betwen his etheral guitar chords (of all songs for this to happen on) to this bass-heavy song! Good job Tony!!! We fealt maybe Robbie wasnt having a good night but we loved him just the same~ the entire band was ontop of their game after too long of an inland-Northwest hiatus.  And the crowd showed it, with a crowd-surfer-to-mosher ratio of about 22:1. We saw some people get lifted forward across the sea of head, and tossed up over the barricades five or six times …and they were coming at a rate of six – ten a minute!  (PHOTOS)

mondo-jenn-geoff

mondo-jenn-geoff

100 YEARS OF MOTORCYCLES: G.A. is ‘the man” on this anual celebration of all things loud and shiney at the fairgrounds, but it’s safe to say the show this year was extra loud and shiney.

First Lady jenn

First Lady jenn

I have some shots i’ll post to my HOTSPOTS gallery later on~ but it was great to see all those bikes and bikers gathered in one location and the local bands, “battle-cage”, booths, the Inland-helicopter specially painted R-44, 100yr biker girls, and all those sweet sweet customs and classics~ I hadn’t planned on going to an exceptionally tight schedual this week (see next post) but was personally invited by “the First lady” Jennifer Scott, and therefore, like being invited to the Royal Tea-Party by the queen- one isnt actually being INVITED… but summonsed, and one must drop whatevere it was they were doing.  So, I arrived shortly after the appointed time and was treated to lunch with the world-famous master-chopper builder MONDO, followed by “some quality time” alone with the queen… I mean the FIRST LADY! woo-hoo!!  (PHOTOS)

THE TORCH: My wife had said “Honey, this is your anniversary gift.. so go have fun at the UH-UH bar.”  Enough said. Carmen, we hope to see you in our Miss Rock-Hard comp later~

Bullride Test pilots

Bullride Test pilots

WITH YOUR PNEUMATIC SHOES! (PHOTOS)

GODSMACK SET-LIST:

  1. Whiskey
  2. Faceless
  3. Bad Religion
  4. Straight Outta
  5. Re-align
  6. Awake
  7. Time Bomb
  8. Moonbaby
  9. Enemy
  10. Keep Away (with sully guitar intro)
  11. Speak
  12. Voodoo
  13. Drum Solo
  14. Whatever
  15. encore: Good Times / Bad Times
  16. I Stand Alone

…And the summer’s just begun!  -=GS=-

Posted on July 30, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | 1 Comment

Hot & Sticky

That would best describe the feeling… And I’m not JUST talking about seeing LACUNA COIL play the Mosh-pit studios this week;

Lacuna Coil ROCKS THE MOSH (PIT)

Lacuna Coil

AND all those Bi-planes at the Great NorthWest Biplane Fly-In this weekend at Felts Feild (Spokane, Wa) I’ve added the PICTURES HERE (on my HOTWINGS site).

There is nothing more romantic than seeing classic airplanes across an old grass strip for as far as the eye can see! Sweet-wings, and great pilots, most of whom flew off at various times up to Deer Park for the landing competition. So it was a morning of non-stop fly-bys and vintage wings. Addison Pemberton got to show off his Stearman, the Speedmail, and even the now-world famous Boeing 40C. He is a very cool guy with obviously WAY TOO MUCH TIME and PARTS on his hands ;P

BOEING 40-C

Then it was off to CARTOYS for the weekend’s giant tent sale in the 95 degree heat~ Where we talked stereo, hung out with all types of Rock listeners, showed off some shiney wheels and then had a surprise visit from non-other than the “Track Offical” of Rock 94&1/2′s FREEWAY500 – Deputy Craig!

Deputy Craig with Geoff Scott heating it up at CRTOYS

(to show us the proper way to fry an egg on a harley seat) Pictures are posted on the GEOFF SCOTT *LIVE ACTION* CAM page from both fun-filled sunny days on our CARTOYS TOUR.

On a personal note: I have been very busy in the production-kitchen, cooking up our GODSMACK weekend for the show warm-up and for thre days you’ll be hearing ALOT of Godsmack and “Smak-Backs” on the air AS WE NEAR SHOWTIME.

-=Gs=-

Posted on July 20, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

Back To THE EDGE! (and Beyond)

Thanks to everybody for coming down to THE EDGE Saturday night for “GEOFF SCOTT – SCHOOL OF ROCK”… DID StickMan have what it takes to join the house band??? See for yourself, below: (PICTURES & VIDEO)

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  • Check out the VIDEO HERE because… IT ROCKS!!!
  • “SCHOOL OF ROCK” *LIVE* ACTION-CAM PICTURES HERE:

From Club EDGE

 From “CLUB EDGE: THE ALBUM” (Complete with Bud – Girls, rock-band groupie-chicks high-def lazers, 50,000 watt light show, and smoke pots!) Oh, how I love this place. And, oh yeah ….Your MOM was there~ and she had alot of fun / Especially the 4 Moms’ I danced with, after the drum-solo. Now I finally know how Rod Stewart must feel (and why he comes back to Spokane so much) or even Kasey Kahne~ Mom’s DO ROCK!!!

My Mom likes that song “Play that funky music…”, by the way. But, she wasn’t there. So I’m off to make her day; with Flowers & a Static-X video. Just what she wanted. Happy mothers day, and thanks for putting up with all those drums in your basement for all those years, Ma.I finally found a place to play them… You can have your couch back now, too!

 -=Gs=-

Posted on May 10, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

High Flyin’ Low Ridin’ & Loud Lunchin’

A kickin week of BIG NEWS, and outrageous EVENTS… It just doesn’t get much better than this!

SEATHUMB

  1. GODSMACK announces their “warm-up” before joining the CREWFEST TOUR, right here in Spokane… It’s ROCK 94 & ½ PRESENTS, and it sells out in a world-record 3 minutes!
  2. TESLA puts on a show (and a half) at THE FACTORY, but not before treating our lunchtime listners to a MOSH-PIT PERFORMANCE! (Photos & ‘Director’s Cut’ Full-length Video now posted)
  3. Speaking of Mosh-Pit performances; While ITM continues to be the most downloaded performance on THE FREEWAY500 VIDEO PAGE, ROYAL BLISS set the record for most tunes played in a single performance, POP EVIL, the LONGEST performance… We’re about to set another MOSH-PIT RECORD: TWO bands ONE MOSH on THE 22nd as TRAPT & RED share the table!
  4. ALSO updated on the FREEWAY500 web page for your enjoyment… MAXIMUM BABE ALERT! From the SEAGALS, to the 6th anniversary of THE TORCH

    TORCHTHUMN

    you’re going to want to close off the cubicle, hold your calls… and make sure that school teacher looking front desk receptionist is nowhere near your video screen when you check the PHOTOS PAGE!

And, finally, If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to fly an airplane to a distant city, by yourself, and make it back, safely.. NOT by F-16 escort, then you should check out my FLYBOY PAGE, as my flight training enters the final stage!

From Flyboy (pt2)

One of the tests is to plan, execute, and fly, a solo journey of 200 miles or more. So I chose the mountains to Western Montana. (piece of cake, huh?) It was AWESOME… a lot of work, but worth the incredible ride! (since age 12) I have been documenting the training for AOPAPROJECT:PILOT and there is even an introductory video we designed. Do I have what it takes to pass “the test”??? Soon, we shall find out~ for now; check out THE PICS, THE VIDS, and THE X-C from last week. And if you want learn more about training, you can find the early stages in the original FLYBOY (pt1) album on THEFREEWAY500.COM website…. So CAVU to YOU (Clear Air & VIS Unltd.) …BTW, ground school just started, maybe you should take the demo? See if it doesn’t re-define your definition of true “freedom”.

-=Gs=-

Posted on April 12, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment

Jet-Black-Royal-Box-Candle-Jam

OK, take a deep breath. Because, I’ve got enough here to keep you from sleeping for nights on end! Group hug, first;
grope-hug Aw that’s better…CANDLEBOX ROXX, I think we all know that. But it was ROYAL BLISS I was most eagerly awaiting to see~ after such an incredible MOSH-PIT PERFORMANCE just a few months ago. I had been wondering how they’d be LIVE. And, we were NOT dissapointed.
Royal Bliss - SpokaneJet Black SmilesBlissed again

JET BLACK STARE, as well, lit up the night and there were many surprised faces in the crowd who apparently had not seen their IN-STUDIO JAM from last time they were in town. (or they would have known what to expect!)

So, by overwhelming popular demand, and for those people, HERE THEY ARE:

Friday night, ALSO an excellent kick-off to 1st weekend of spring~ We had “the fever”, BAD… Opening the brand new CLUB EDGE on Sprague & Vista with THE BUD GIRLS, MISS RACKTOBER, and even STICKMAN turned out for this Grand Innaugeration. Thanks to EVERYONE who came to party, we had a great time! STICKMAN promises to JAM again wherever BUD GIRLS & MISS RACKTOBER hang out, count him in!
Live-action camMiss Racktober 2009Stickspeak

  • SEE THE EDGE PICTURES HERE! (mostly safe-for-work)
  • HEAR STICKMAN’S JAM HERE (definately NOT-S.F.W.)

Welcome to spring everyone, we’re off to a great start- and that concert calendar is only getting longer…

JBSon-stage

Just like STICKMAN’s drumsticks.

-=Gs=-

Posted on March 22, 2009 | Posted by Geoff Scott | Comment