--"I'm Sole, I live down the street. If you call that living." The crowd was silent, so Holland added, "I'm kidding, I love my life." He was not, however, kidding about living down the street.
--"Real gangsters wear black and burn ski resorts." Presumably this was a reference to the incident in Vail in 1998 when members of Earth Liberation Front torched five buildings and four ski lifts in protest of the expansion of the resort into land housing an endangered species of lynx.
--"I must be doing something wrong, the Fed ain't on my dick."
--"This song is another uplifting, feel good track -- 'People Piss Me Off.'"
--"I don't want to see a Facebook post about how much Facebook sucks."
--"I just got paid a lot of money from MoveOn.org to write this song. Just kidding." Said before performing a new song, the sarcastically titled "Don't Riot."
-- "We've got CDs and t-shirts for sale. Dead cops in the back." Clearly a joke, but certainly not the usual sales pitch.
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Bias: I love Sole's most recent work more than what some consider the classics.
Random Detail: Ran into Lloyd Arcesia, photographer and former Mood Syrup frontman, at the show.
By the Way: Also on this bill was Seizure Rights, Jack's Smirking Revenge, Pat the Bunny of Ramshackle Glory playing solo folk-punk and Blind Man Deaf Boy. There were no less than great and powerful performances that left no doubt in my mind that punk is alive and well in Denver and beyond.