Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Site!

I will no longer be using blogger to host my blog! I hope you will all continue to follow my blog at my new website, or follow it via bloglovin'




Friday, June 3, 2011

Fresh Kills

A few weeks ago I received a Night Birds promo CD from Grave Mistake to review. The CD they sent me had EVERYTHING on it. I feel like I have already gone over my obsession with their music in previous posts so I'm not going to go all out repeating myself.


As we all know I love surf and I love punk-- so a loud, fast, horror like fusion could only be the most amazing thing I've ever heard. With sounds like Adolescent, Agent Orange, The Ghastly Ones, The Dead Kennedy's and many other great skate/surf/punk bands that have come before they are more than worth a listen. It also helps that many of their songs, especially on the Midnight Movies album, pay homage to horror B movies--another favorite. Other than that, their lyrics are filled with a vengeful hate for those around them, which is reflected in the vocals, riffs and the vocalists face while preforming. Listen to Thrilling Murder its a more than perfect example of those kind of human emotions on a bad day, at least for someone as cynical as I can be.

They really put on a great show, like I said Gorsegner's(Vocals)face and voice are filled with hate, Hunchback(Guitar) spends most of his time playing from the floor on his knees or back and somehow doesn't miss many cords, Keller(Bass/Vocals) and Mchale(Drums) do an excellent job of completing the sound.


I took this one very blury photo with my camera phone from last night's show at Asbury Lanes, where they played with T.S.O.L.


I bought the tee that matches this album. I've wanted for awhile, it is so horribly grotesque and foul! I wish I had a bigger image so you could see ever little thing that is going on in the design.

They are on tour right now so check out their tour dates on and make an effort to attend at least one show!

Also, listen to them for free on band-camp

oh, and here is me with Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L. I got him to sign Patt's book (with my name) An American Demon: A Memoir. I'm looking forward to reading it.
He's definitely getting old, but still kind of hot.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

"The world itself is the bad dream"

Photographer Alison Scarpulla has captured the human psyche and it is a lonely, dark place.


*All images are property of Alison Scarpulla

I wonder if she is influenced by Sylvia Plath? Especially, The Bell Jar

"The silence depressed me. It wasn't the silence of silence. It was my own silence."
-Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Thursday, May 26, 2011

American Hardcore Part I Mix Tape

Next Thursday, 2nd June, T.S.O.L. is playing at Asbury Lanes. I'm hoping they stick to a set-list of their earliest albums influenced by hardcore punk (mainly Dance With Me and Weathered Statues) If not I'm still excited to see Night Birds-- as usual. I think tickets are still available via ticketweb.

It is only fitting that I should make a mix tape that included T.S.O.L and a few early conspirators in the American Hardcore movement that stretched across the U.S. from LA to NY and other major cities like San Fran, Boston and D.C. in the late 70's- mid 80's.

This mix tape I started will be never ending. My absolute favorite music genre is hardcore punk, which tends to be louder, faster and heavier than most punk that was spawned before the 80's. There are so many great songs that I will slowly bring to you.

The mix tapes that I've been creating have been very short, as is this one, only because I want to be able to frequently give a bi-weekly variety of my favorite music from specific genres. Also, some of my music is .m4p format, which only will play on my computer and I need to figure out a way to change that.

You can't download America Hardcore Part 1 HERE.

Song.. Band.. Album..

01 Wrecking Crew.. Adolescents.. Adolescents
02 You Stupid Jerk.. Angry Samoans.. The Unboxed Set
03 Lexicon Devil.. The Germs.. Lexicon Devil EP
04 USA.. Reagan Youth.. A Collection of Pop Classics
05 Rise Above.. Black Flag.. Damaged
06 Final War.. Agnostic Front.. Last Warning
07 I Don't Want to Hear It.. Minor Threat.. Minor Threat EP
08 Don't Tread on Me.. Cro-Mags.. Before the Quarrel
09 Institutionalized.. Suicidal Tendencies.. Suicidal Tendencies
10 Live Fast Die Young.. Circle Jerks.. Group Sex
11 Code Blue.. T.S.O.L... Dance With Me
12 Banned in D.C... Bad Brains.. Black Dots
13 California ├╝ber alles.. Dead Kennedys.. Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

All of the songs are at different volumes, sorry!