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Everybody gets those photos in emails that are just amazing - amazingly stupid, gross, funny, outrageous. I'm the guythat actually likes getting them. Maybe that is a sign of a pathetic life. Anyway, here were some I got today.
A bunch of the kids were talking about skateboarding, tricks, and trying to figure out no-complys. I asked them if they'd ever seen Ray Barbee do no-complys, and they hadn't, so we watched Public Domain and Ban This - I couldn't remember which one had Ray's full part in it, the first one. Public Domain has his shared part with Eric Sanderson, Steve Saiz, those kids from Jersey or Florida or wherever who disappeared. Ban This has his first full part, the one that starts with his funny lines about starting to skate six years ago...
So about 6 years ago, on April 23, 2002, I posted some photos in Randumb Notes of Johnny Thunders, including one from the 80s where he'd gone a little bonkers with the gear. That was eleven year after Thunders had died. Heres what I wrote:
In case you haven't seen the entire Deathwish video, it's is loaded in its entirety right here!
Spread the word, pass on the link.
I'm very sad to write about the death of a friend of mine, and the singer in a band I worked with for a couple of years. Terrin Derfey, singer and bass player in Boilermaker, among other bands, father, husband, and friend to many, passed away in late October. If you care about this sort of stuff, take a listen to "Slow Down" from Boilermaker's second album. It is a song with special meaning for people who've had friends who have passed away. I'm going to try to get two Boilermaker songs up on this site soon.
Ian MacKaye was interviewed for the VBS.tv series "Soft Focus" with Ian Svenonius, of the Makeup and Nation of Ulysses, and these are some of the best interviews I've seen of MacKaye, who always is interesting to me, and always does good interviews. However, perhaps because Ian and Ian are old friends/acquaintances, the lighter side of MacKaye comes out a little and he seems committed to spending the time on the interview (albeit with a somewhat hasty exit).
Great talk about the music industry, among other things, and well worth the time if you're a fan of underground music.
So most people reading this probably are not really NHL fans, or hockey fans, or whatever. Hockey is a game that doesn't translate well on TV, so if you've never been to a game it's not all that strange to not get it. Besides the fact that most older skateboarders tended to not really be ok with regular sports once we decided to be skateboarders. You used to be a skater or a jock... now it's kinda ok to be both... but I digress. I live kinda close to where the Ducks play and I've been to a few games.
Check the video from Phelps and the Thrasher site:
And check his part in Inhabitants for confirmation in case you had any doubt:
So they aren't making it official until Friday morning at 9am, but word on the street is that Silas Baxter-Neal is Thrasher Mag's SOTY for 2008. According to an unnamed mag source, he's been the front-runner for a while now, "if you've been paying attention." Other dudes in the running?
An unmixed version of "Don't Look Back" from the first album sessions. Still needs to be mixed and mastered but it sounds cool to me.
As I was moving a bunch of the blogs from 2003 from the old site to this one I came across this link to Georgetown University's US History Reference Microfilm Library. It's got tons of great information on the last 50 years of political policy as set by the US government. There's a lot to wade thru, and it must be examined for what it is, but it is definitely worth reading.