3 words: Peanut Butter Latte #osw

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eats, shoots, and leaves

Ah, the importance of punctuation. Although it would be interesting to see a Russian Ballet Company perform the Cro-Mags.


hickey - art, messianism & crime (1995, last resort)

Can't believe I never posted this back in the mp3 blog heyday. Best band ever, yada yada yada. If I haven't convinced you yet, I'm never gonna.

  1. Everything I Know About Sex I Learned from KISS
  2. Waiting for the Swelling to Go Down
  3. Lost Lil' Sheep
  4. The Kittens Will Have Their Say


We've gone full #TheShining up in here #osw

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shoegazer - hey turkey! ep (1996 fidotrust)

One of the best punk bands you've never heard of (who I still believe put out the best 90's album you've never heard of.) Or maybe it's just me. I've tried to introduce numerous people to this band, but it never seems to resonate with them.

I'd still like to know what happened with these guys. If they formed other bands, I need to know.

  1. 1.21 Jigawatts
  2. Everlast


We had a good 10+ years together, #voivod shirt, but it's time to say goodbye #osw

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the fall

I remember the first time I heard this. I was initially confused. Cover looks like a hardcore band, but it sounds like early 90's East Bay punk with some 7 Seconds New Wind era vocals. And then, at 0:52: Whoa.

That, my friends, is how you kick off an album.


double #rko

Vine of the year! Ok, so it's only January 2. But still, brilliant.


running with the devil

Another CD-R comp from about 2003.  I was simply trying to get some of the songs I liked from some records I just ripped onto CD. But (shocker!) I didn't really think it through, so the comp tracks are scattered throughout. Stupid. Anyways, the following 7"'s are represented partially or in whole:

  • Yo Hablo Comp
  • Deadly Encounters Comp
  • The Hickey side of the Hickey / Voodoo Glowskulls split
  • Kringle - S/T EP
  • In Like Flynn - Checkers EP
  • Knockoffs - Unreleased tracks EP
  • Lawrence Arms - Fat Club EP
  • Leap Frog Society side of the split with Catapult
  • Les Jacks - Self-Undressing EP
  • Limp Wrist - S/T EP
  • Nonsense side of the split with Guttermouth
  • Tribute to the Fuckboyz
  • Thenceforward - From Within EP
  • Th' Downer Boys - Werken Men Und Pirates EP
Complete track list: 

01 - 40% Saline Solution  -  Hallucinating
02 - Animal Farm  -  Our Enemy
03 - Arma Contra Arma  -  Huevos Hinchados
04 - Assfactor 4  -  Boy Cult Seavers
05 - Copout  -  Haitian Expeditionary Force
06 - Haymarket  -  Slap Happy
07 - Hickey  -  Food Stamps & Drink Tickets
08 - In Like Flynn  -  Choice
09 - In Like Flynn  -  Sucker Pop
10 - In Like Flynn  -  Checkers
11 - Jara  -  One Minute Spot
12 - Knockoffs  -  Loser Like Eye
13 - Knockoffs  -  Close But No Cigar
14 - Kringle  -  Independence Day
15 - Kringle  -  S.A.T.
16 - Kringle  -  Concealed Weapon
17 - Kringle  -  Gears
18 - Drop Dead  -  Who Needs Kleenex
19 - Lawrence Arms  -  Porno & Snuff Films
20 - Lawrence Arms  -  A Toast
21 - Leap Frog Society  -  Rotten Tank
22 - Leap Frog Society  -  YIFPYB
23 - Leap Frog Society  -  Fuk Cars
24 - Leap Frog Society  -  Junkie Cop
25 - Les Jacks  -  Do You Really Wanna Dance
26 - Limp Wrist  -  Recruiting Time
27 - Limp Wrist  -  Stabbed In The Back
28 - Limp Wrist  -  Whats Up With The Kids
29 - Limp Wrist  -  Define
30 - Limp Wrist  -  Punk Ass Queers
31 - Limp Wrist  -  Rainbows
32 - Nonsense  -  Everclear
33 - Nonsense  -  Crazy Alan
34 - Psycho  -  Blinded
35 - Red #9  -  Nurse
36 - Thenceforward  -  No Reason
37 - Th' Downer Boys  -  Rick Derringer You're Dead
38 - Th' Downer Boys  -  Rob Roskopp
39 - Th' Downer Boys  -  Vitus
40 - Th' Downer Boys  -  VOID
41 - Th' Downer Boys  -  2nd Punk
42 - Th' Downer Boys  -  Gregg Ginn
43 - Th' Downer Boys  -  Fuck This City...Phil Lives
44 - Th' Downer Boys  -  Gregg Ginn
45 - Th' Downer Boys  -  Last Song Rob Roskopp


colbert is god

So, I'm drying my eyes right now, having just watched the last episode of The Colbert Report. Yeah, I'm kind of a wuss. I'm actually proud I made it halfway through the show before breaking down.

I've written before how David Letterman was basically my therapy during my teens and twenties, being nearly the sole constant source of happiness and stability during a decade of unhappiness  and instability. But for the last nine years, Steven Colbert has been my therapy. The difference being while the Letterman years were mired in sadness (death, death, and more death), the Colbert years have been marked by a whole different type of instability - the positive kind (finding a career path, getting married, having a kid, buying a house). Positive stress, but stress nonetheless. Colbert helped get me through it, and for that I am thankful.

Waking my wife up with my lol'ing over the past few years had two root causes - Steven Colbert and Kenny Fucking Powers. Both will be missed, but not for long in Colbert's case. I do look forward to him taking over The Late Show. He was the perfect choice and I was elated when it was announced. But it will be different. The character of "Steven Colbert" may be the greatest piece of satire there has ever been.  The real Steven Colbert has quite an act to follow.

Below is the all-time greatest Colbert performance, which wasn't even on the show, followed by my favorite clip from the show.

Aw shucky ducky. Thank you, Steven.