Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Government Issue Live 1985 DVD (MVD)

The closest I ever came to seeing GI live was sitting on the couch next to John Stabb at a house party twenty years ago. He seemed a bit too skinny and haggard to be alive, but they had been on tour so it wasn’t unexpected. I was too young to get into the club, so I had to settle for this brush with celebrity, which is a damn shame. Live 1985 pretty much confirms that I missed out on a great show. No wonder everyone was nuts for GI after they came through. The DVD contains two different California shows from a couple months apart and is must-have for hardcore collectors (of hardcore).

4 comments:

johnstabb said...

margaret- "too skinny & haggard"? me? i thought i was pretty cut back then-ha! well not too much has changed except i now have a special k (or is that a smirnoff ice?) pinch going on-ha!

what was going on during this party while you were sitting next to me?

thanks for the lovely review of the g.i. dvd.
- stabb

Margaret Griffis said...

Even if I could remember do you think I'll ever tell? ;) In retrospect you looked no worse than I do after living out of the van for a week.

johnstabb said...

c'mon, fess up about this party ... enquiring minds wanna know. i wanna know! and were we in a van together? the plot thickens.

Margaret Griffis said...

Well, you were quite chivalrous in those days and my spirit was not unlike that of a young foal. It was still a bit spindly, but there was a sense that at any moment an untamed filly would appear where once was a young, innocent girl. Naïve, yes, but with a heaving, restless bodice.

The party itself was a grand ball in honor my uncle who had just returned from the war. I am not sure how it came to be that you were there. I suspected nefarious reasons were the cause of your attendance. In any case, our eyes met...