Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Another dead soldier. This one an actual soldier. Well known NY writer SURE was killed in Afganhistan. Will be missed.


Just thought this was cool to watch.

Virgin Atlantic plane livery time-lapse movie from johnson banks on Vimeo.

The Church

I've known a number of people over the years who've sworn by Australia's The Church, particularly live. Have to confess, I'm not too familiar with them but gave a listen to their new EP this morning (below). First few tracks are pretty solid. On tour after the new year, so I think I'll see if this "live" buzz is all it's cracked up to be.

Deadman's Hand by thetimebeing

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Black Angels - Young Men Dead

This song, by the Black Angels, has been in heavy rotation for me for the past month.

I knew I liked you Shanksy.

The Sniper at the Gates of Heaven

Been digging the Black Angels pretty heavily the last couple of weeks. Think Brooksy saw them a couple years ago, backing Roky Erickson. As much of the world prepares to celebrate Jesus' birthday next week, "Sniper at the Gates of Heaven" will be on heavy rotation at my place.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tame Impala

Surprisingly our resident powerpop/hardcore head turned me on to these shoe-gazing Aussies. I dig the dreamy psych mixed with a Blue Cheer edge. haven't had time to dig into the LP....but what I hear is aces..

How Soon Is Now?

Lame political references to the Smiths makes me feel pretty dang old...

Found at Dangerous Minds

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


8Clip linked me up to this sweet piece about Norm. Big fan of his Bay Area graf. Used to be Grime's apprentice and has links to the SoCal hardcore scene. always dug his graf and tattoos. Best thing about this piece is him making his own tattoo guns. Sick.

Austin Comp

Heard Matador's Austin compilation? Not exactly a Chaos set, more indie (again, Matador)... but not a bad collection... includes Bad Sports, Harlem, Love Collector...


Yeah, it's a tired line, but...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


That "Gimme Shelter" vocal track from Merry Clayton (who does Brooksy's fave cover of the song) still has me reeling. Started digging back into some old shit, and have gotten stuck on Roy Orbison. Fuck, nice to rediscover him once in a while...still some of the best pipes ever.

Particularly love this early demo version of "Claudette" with him by himself...complete with a fuck-up in the middle. Then the live version of "Candy Man"...that harmonica almost steals the show. Gotta love the simplicity, and the talent.

Shit, what would the rest of us do without distortion pedals and the like? We'd have to actually be good.


Video from the Alltrack event in NZ. Out to the Steady Rollion crew for lockin it down

Alltrack 2010: Asylum Criterium from Eyeball Moving Image on Vimeo.


Not a fan of Tron really..... but the new soundtrack by Daft Punk is siiiiicccckkkkk...

Monday, December 6, 2010

London Calling The Movie

I suspect I'd rather watch Mystery Train several times over than see the under-production Clash movie... but you never know... 24 Party People was fun. asked the question today: Who should play Joe Strummer? I haven't the faintest idea. Clive Owen perhaps?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Rival Mob

I drew this shirt design for Rival Mob's upcoming shows in So Cal.


More Fullarton genius.

The Day My Kid Turned Punk

thanks Mike!

Airfix Kits

Keep it in the family. Best band in SF? sure. Records are mint, even better live and the best band to heckle....

Jason Donahue

J Don is a tattooist who works out of Idle Hand in SF. The guy is fast as shit and has STYLE. He's has inked up a couple of the B&M crew and will no doubt do more. This peacock snake thing is mental.

Birthday Present

A heap of US hardcore for free. Bit of a re-gift I suppose. Sorry I didn't wrap it. Hope you don't already have all of 'em, Brooksy.

Not hardcore, but I like to hear it on the day I get older:

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Punk Is Dead?

So Crass have reformed?? Ok. No. But Steve Ignorant is touring under the name with a bunch of ringers. Not sure how we feel about it? do they owe us living???

dates here


Old as fuck. But I dug out some Asian Dub Foundation the other day and it still holds...

Happy Birthday

Fuck You. Its my birthday. Always had a wee soft spot for Clare Grogan.

Happy Birthday Brooksy!

Love ya, you old bastard.

Happy Birthday, Brooksy

The Parts > The Sum?

To make up for my pimple-faced spasm yesterday, thought I'd throw up some goods today.

Came across this bit on Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter," where they've broken the song into all its splits. Just amazing all around. More so even than a kitten on a walking turtle.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I am a pubescent teen

So I readily admit this is probably the type of thing that 14 year old girls post to their blogs, but I like a dash of levity on this blog once in a while. And I'm not gonna lie, I've laughed at this about 8 times today.


Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble

A friend recently turned me onto some psych mixes laid down by Amorphous Androgynous, aka The Future Sound of London. I think there are multiples in the "Bubble" series, and sussing out all the samples (first track is Pop Levi's "Blue Honey") has proven surprisingly difficult, but the first 16 minutes of this particular mix are banging! Kind of falls off after that for me, unfortunately.

But here are those 16!