1994 Chargers highlights. I can say that 1994 was awesome. 3/4 of January 1995 was spectacular. That last week of January, not so much.

i live in hell

Dear Landlord - I Live In Hell - Live at The Fighting Cocks, Kingston, UK - 14/05/10 from Everything Sucks TV on Vimeo.

Dear Landlord is one of the best bands you don't know about. Or maybe you do. Fuck, I don't know.

seattle can suck it

Everybody knows that the greatest rivalry in baseball is Padres-Mariners. So a bet between fans of each team meant that a Mariners fan had to make this video, celebrating the Padres.

blue water seafood

Went to Blue Water while my awesome mechanic was working on my car. The deal here is the freshness of the food. I've heard that they catch some of the fish themselves, but that sounds a little wive's tale-ish.

Anyhoo, started some seriously good clam chowder. This was just a starter cup. can't remember if they do breadbowls here or not, but it would be worth investigating.

Next was some ceviche. Huge pieces of shrimp. I'm a ceviche novice, and most I've had has been pretty chopped up, almost into a salsa. Not this. This was miles beyond any ceviche I've had. Plus, they use El Indio chips. I believe El Indio is in the top 3 most overrated restaurants in San Diego, but the one thing they do right, better than anyone else in town, is tortillas.

Finally, a swordfish taco. These also use El Indio tortillas.

It may look the taco is heavy on the cabbage and light on the sword fish, but that is not true. There is a lot of swordfish hidden under there:

My only complaint is the lack of a decent homemade hot sauce to go along with the taco. But it's a fish place, not a taco shop, so that's stretching it, complaint wise.

Awesome lunch. Way too much food, but it was my splurge day, so what the hell.

I spied some of the sandwiches people were having, and they looked amazing. It's hard for me to pass up a chance at a good fish taco, but their sandwiches look like a must-try item. I also heard someone mention that their onion rings were pretty great as well.

I went to get coffee at Gelato Vero afterward. Overheard a couple of tourists looking through a guidebook trying to decide between El Indio and Blue Water. I had to butt in and pretty much demand that they go to Blue Water.

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i am serious...and don't call me shirley.

Airplane! is among my favorite comedies, yet I had no idea it was based on another movie, Zero Hour. 1) This just makes it funnier to me. 2) I gotta watch Airplane! again.

i wish i was vegan

I'm not mentally strong enough to go vegetarian or vegan.  I wish I was. Then I could be even more indignant about this piece of shit.

mushroom tea is bad chicken. mess you up.

Crossing mushroom tea off of my shopping list.

A teaser: 
The body had had the majority of its face removed, and an 18-inch incision in its chest cavity.


the invalids - punker than me (1995 lookout!)

This is about as mid-90's Lookout! Records as it gets.

Previous release here

Big ups to the great MRML for the high quality rip.
  1. Punker Than Me
  2. Mori Is A Maniac
  3. Wouldn't Care If I Died
  4. They Live


boris the sprinkler / the droids split (power ground)

Great record. Boris The Sprinkler do a KISS cover and a Misfits cover. The Droids do three songs (including an Exploited cover sung in Polish) which further my point that they were one of the more overlooked 90's bands.

Previous Boris here, here, here, & here.

Previous Droids here.  
  1. BTS: Beth (KISS)
  2. BTS: I Turned Into A Martian (Misfits)
  3. D: Elementarz
  4. D: Notch
  5. D: Spotch E Yedzenya (Exploited)




the counter

I've heard a lot about this chain burger place in Carlsbad called The Counter. Curiosity got the best of me so I drove up to check it out.

The concept is similar to Which Wich, where you get to customize your burger based on a picklist. You pick the size of burger, a cheese, up to four toppings, a sauce, and a bun.

I'm a little bit of an Alton Brown burger purist (cheese and mayo only), so this was a little weird. It's kind of nerve racking, because you are constantly wondering if topping x will go with topping y (and z). Or if the topping will make the actual burger all together. I was paralyzed for a moment, but decided fuggit, and just ordered what I felt like at the moment, compatibility be damned.

I went with 1/3 lb patty, blue cheese, spicy sour cream, scallions, olives, green chiles, jalapenos, and a regular bun. They were more than happy to cook it medium-rare. Actual medium-rare, not medium-but-called-medium-rare most places do.

I know it sounds like it would be nasty, and it probably looks nasty, but somehow this hot mess of a burger totally worked. All the ingredients, the meat, the bun Really, really good. I just wish there was one closer.

What didn't work were the fries (not bad, just nothing special), the mix on the soda (too much carbonated water), and the music. As much as I enjoyed getting the burger down, hearing Snow's "Informer" and Maroon 5 almost made my lunch come up.


da toddlers - dik-wine maddness (1996 six weeks)

Da Toddlers were Fresno's dumbed-down, sped-up version of F.Y.P. A friend of played in the band, and she passed away a while back, so posting this brings up some good and bad memories.

Previous release can be found here.

  1. Good Toddlin' Fun
  2. Pest
  3. Thrown Away
  4. Ha Ha Suk'r
  5. Goo-Goo America
  6. Roger's Ex-Girlfiend Was A Bloody Hippy
  7. Kats


adventures in bad analogies

What the hell has been going on at Salon lately? Actual headline from today:

Oh, that makes it clearer. 102 gyms. Makes total sense. A unit of measurement that is completely consistent.  

metal rankings

Best to worst:

  1. Thrash
  2. Death
  3. Melodic Death
  4. Power
  5. Metal
  6. Glam
  7. Progressive
  8. Black
  9. Folk
  10. Metalcore


nonsense / guttermouth split (1993 custodial)

One of these bands became more popular than they should have been. One of these bands were never as popular as they should have been.

Previous Nonsense post here. Previous Guttermouth release here.

  1. N: Crazy Alan
  2. N: Everclear
  3. G: Veggiecide



<<<< Mariscos German's take on a Carne Asada taco.

>>>> The legendary marlin taco.

This place makes life worth living. Beleedat.


scared of chaka / the traitors (1999 johann's face)

Honestly, Scared Of Chaka (doing a Supercharger song, no less) and the Traitors? And you think there's a chance in hell you're not gonna download this? HA! You're dumber than I thought.

Previous SOC stuff here & here. Previous Traitors stuff here & here.

  1. SOC: Rose Rose
  2. SOC: Icepick (Supercharger)
  3. T: Am I Pretty Yet?
  4. T: Catholic Boy



hot water music - alachua (1997 no idea)

Pretty sure this needs no blurb. Hpt Water Music in their prime.

  1. Alachua
  2. Never Ender



slut vinyl - no bar too far (1992 ragin' records)

Fresno punk rock. Slut Vinyl reminds me a lot of some of early/mid-90's L.A. bands like Das Klown, Drain Bramaged or White Kaps. Of course, being from Fresno, there's a little Capitol Punishment thrown in as well. 
  1. Alone
  2. No Bar Too Far
  3. That Damn Drum
  4. Perfucked Society 

we're a ship without a storm \m/

R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio.



drunk girls

Dog suits? Eggs? Why do I get the feeling the inspiration for this Spike Jonze video was the McRackins?

ghost runner

Between this and Pooljumpers, we pretty much have my 7th and 8th grade covered.

Highlights: "MR", wiffle bat guitar, "last ups".

Thanks, Mark.



i was a teenage pooljumper

I look forward to the sequel involving jumping into patched inner-tubes you bought for 5 bucks from the tire shop. Watch out for those stems!

he-man prays for revolution

Even though this is a version of the second worst song of all time (we can discuss what's number one on the list if you'd like), I found this oddly amusing.

He-Man may have been some of the worst animation ever.


yah mos - off your parents (1994 recess)

Sacramento's Yah Mos were fucking brilliant. But very few noticed. So, part of the band moves to New York, calls themselves !!!, and suddenly they are hipster darlings. Shit like that makes me sick, but it happens all the time (I'm looking at you, Hold Steady). Not blaming the bands, blaming the NYC-LA centric system.

Got to see them at the Needles And Pins festival in Mt. Shasta. It was glorious.

Thanks to Pukekos for the rip. 

  1. Fare Inspector = PIG
  2. So
  3. Bobby Harley
  4. Fuck That
  5. Tuesday At 4



kurort - oslo (1996 conspiracy)

Melodic hardcore from Austria. Thanks to Rockin' Noiz for the rip. 
  1. In Flammen
  2. Einheitsreigen
  3. Los'n
  4. HIV



time for a new acronym

The TEA Party....that stands for Taxed Enough Already, right? Right. So, I'd be curious as to how they circle this square:

Amid complaints about high taxes and calls for a smaller government, Americans paid their lowest level of taxes last year since Harry Truman's presidency, a USA TODAY analysis of federal data found. 

Federal, state and local taxes — including income, property, sales and other taxes — consumed 9.2% of all personal income in 2009, the lowest rate since 1950, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reports. That rate is far below the historic average of 12% for the last half-century. The overall tax burden hit bottom in December at 8.8.% of income before rising slightly in the first three months of 2010. 

I don't expect cold, hard facts to change the minds of any teabaggers, but a man can dream. 



reverse borat

Someone call Snopes, 'cause there's no way this can be real. You don't need to know Dutch or whateverthefuck to know what's going on.

That dude is the American Borat, and he better have a movie deal in place. USA! USA!

portrait of a gutless wonder

Meet Caleb Howe, the brave soul who mocks cancer victims while wishing them dead. Classy!


the mind reels with possibilites

sean hannity's computer is a teleprompter

An Earthball tells the story:
A minute later a man called to criticize the entire Miranda process as a sop to liberals, and Sean Hannity tapped on the brakes of the conversation. He wanted to be clear that he supported the rule of law, even as he questioned its application in this case. Sean Hannity then began to give his account of the Miranda decision. "It was enshrined in U.S. law," he said, and I frowned. "Enshrined" was not a word I had ever heard him use, and I had listened to him for thousands of hours. It was puzzling. Then I noticed the solution to this puzzle, which was right before me: the Miranda decision Wikipedia page began by noting that the event was "enshrined in U.S. Law." Sean went on "remembering" what he understood of the decision, but he was just reading the Wikipedia entry that was, obviously, on his computer screen. Worse, he staged this recitation as if it was actual recollection, never giving credit, pretending as if the thoughts and phrases were being retrieved from his own head; at one point, he said "the year, if I recall, was 1966." He went on to read the first three paragraphs word for word. Well, almost word for word. The Wikipedia page said "Miranda was subsequently retried," but Hannity said "Miranda was subsequently retired," a phrase of the senseless.
What kind of a man pretends to recall something, even theatrically searching around for the next word, when it is right there in front of him on a computer screen? And wasn't Hannity's deceit particularly irritating given his incessant criticism of Obama's teleprompter dependence? 


armed citizens - citizens on the march (1997 second amendment)

Programming note: This is not Armed Citizens from NYC.

13 years ahead of its time, this is TeaCore. Lyrics that would make any Teabagger proud. Of course, my Liberal ass thinks the lyrics are laughable, but I dig the music.

Before I ripped this, I downloaded it from one of my favorite mp3 blogs, Violation. That copy sounded a little noisy to me, so I started to rip mine. It was just as noisy. Probably just the way the record is. So I ended up just amplifying the one from Violation. So obviously thanks to Vile76.

  1. Live Free X 3
  2. FDIC
  3. My Country 'Tis Of Thee
  4. Hockey Fight


game. pure game.


you don't have to convince me

Champagne? Bow-tied kitty? Sold! 

drill, baby, drill


23 more minutes - a place to go (1990 very small)

I don't know a whole lot about 23 Minutes More. They were from New Mexico. They had a split with Logical Nonsense. They don't sound like Grimple, though their logo always leads me to think so?

Anyhoo, it's the tits. If you prefer, you can grab a cleaner version (though at a lower bitrate) plus some rare shit straight from David Hayes hisself
  1. No Need To Know
  2. Trailriders
  3. Happy Love Death
  4. Why Die?
  5. Faithfulest Guy


A place to go [Vinyl-Single 7'']


the fondled / tito o'tito band (1995 toast)

The Fondled and Tito O'Tito have both been posted before, here and here. The noise/skip/cutoff at the end of The Fondled side is intentional (I think), and the skip on the last TOTB song is a manufacturing defect (again, I think).

  1. F: Daddy's A Whore
  2. F: Wonder Woman
  3. F: Niorvana
  4. TOTB: Cru Is Rad
  5. TOTB: Rusty's Got A Gun


quick! somebody add "lifting luggage" to urban dictionary

No one could see this coming.
That man was George Alan Rekers, of North Miami — the callboy's client and, as it happens, one of America's most prominent anti-gay activists. Rekers, a Baptist minister who is a leading scholar for the Christian right, left the terminal with his gay escort, looking a bit discomfited when a picture of the two was snapped with a hot-pink digital camera.

Reached by New Times before a trip to Bermuda, Rekers said he learned Lucien was a prostitute only midway through their vacation. "I had surgery," Rekers said, "and I can't lift luggage. That's why I hired him." (Though medical problems didn't stop him from pushing the tottering baggage cart through MIA.)

Yet Rekers wouldn't deny he met his slender, blond escort at Rentboy.com — which features homepage images of men in bondage and grainy videos of crotch-rubbing twinks — and Lucien confirmed it.
 You know, I've been meaning to clean my garage out, but my back is a little tweaked. Time to check Craigslist Erotic services, I s'pose. Obviously the first place to look, right?

read me my rights as if I didn't know this

John McCain is not the keenest legal mind.
It would have been a serious mistake to have read the suspect in the attempted Times Square car bombing his Miranda rights, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday.

"Obviously that would be a serious mistake...at least until we find out as much information we have," McCain said during an appearance on "Imus in the Morning"
An American citizen was arrested for a crime committed on U.S. soil. And McCain thinks it would be wise to find out as much as you can from the guy, then Mirandize him, so that all the information you got from him is now inadmissible in court. Brilliant!


I recognize that a lot of you visit this blog to grab music and that's about it. But in order to do so, you have to slog through a bunch of my misinformed political bullshit. Bullshit that you probably don't agree with and/or care about.

The venting I do here keeps me sane, and I just wanted to say thanks for coming back and putting up with it.

the goldman sachs model



times square

Regarding the attempted Times Square bombing, The Daily Beast has the following headline:

Now, I would never advise underestimating the will and capabilities of any terrorist group. But when a "global plot" results in this:

The car contained three propane tanks, fireworks, two five gallon gasoline containers, two clocks with batteries, electrical wires and a 4ft by 2ft metal box.
then I think that anti-terrorism efforts in this country and abroad deserve some credit.  Of course I'm not advocating complacency, but when the latest sinister plot involves buying a car off of Craigslist and then heading to Home Depot, Chinatown, and AM/PM, I'm thinking maybe the terrorist capabilities have been weakened.  I'd be embarrassed to claim credit for that plan.

sweet dreams!

drop forge - the largest tool known to man (1995 beer city)

If you don't have anything nice to say...

  1. Hang 'Em High
  2. Not Our Problem
  3. Nightfall



the meatmen / boris the sprinkler (1995 bulge)

One of those great splits where each band covers the other. Meatmen do a Boris The Sprinkler cover, a Deep Purple cover, and an original. Boris The Sprinkler Do A Meatmen cover, a Dickies cover, and an original.

  1. M: Drugs & Masturbation
  2. M: Space Truckin'
  3. M: Shut Up & Suck
  4. BTS: True Grit
  5. BTS: Poodle Party
  6. BTS: Do The Mimi 

(edit: fixed link. Sorry 'bout that.) 


saturday night

Pads down 2-1, bottom 8.

cuuuuuuuuh - stanza!

i feel the earth move under my feet

Couple of vids taken during the Mexicali earthquake last month.

Way to laugh at your dad or whatever while he's facing immenent death.

This next one I like, because it shows you exactly how I react during a quake. No doorways, no getting under tables. I'm a runner.