mind, blown.

I know I'm way late to this, but holy shit.

WWII, the Russian perspective, in sand.


things i stole comp ep (1991 disaster productions)

Awesome comp.
  • Christ On A Crutch are one of the most overlooked punk bands ever.
  • Lupo. Um, I don't know anything about Lupo.
  • Cringer were pretty much an early incarnation of J Church.
  • Libido Boyz - great late 80's/early 90's MN punk band featuring Dustin Perry, who went on to play in Threadbare and Snapcase
  1. Christ On A Crutch - What You Don't Give Me I'll Have To Steal
  2. Lupo - Tattoo
  3. Cringer - Hooked On Junk
  4. Libido Boyz - Mind's Eye

drippy drawers - tally ho (1991

Drippy Drawers were a really serious, cerebral Bay Area band active in the early 90's. They influenced scores of political punk bands throughout the decade. Get your thinkin' caps on!

Chris Flanagan & John Ogle played in Fifteen. Lyrically, they are almost indistinguishable.


  1. Norm
  2. Drainin' The Main Vein On The Subway Train
  3. Steamy Loaf



loose change / buford split (1995 noise patch)

NorCal (Loose Change [Redwood Valley]) vs SoCal (Buford [Redondo Beach]). One of those releases that sounded kinda ho-hum back in the day, as there was a shit ton of similiar stuff being released, but I look back on with fondness. Typical 90's pop-punk, and there's nothing wrong with that.

Oh, Loose Change featured Jade Puget (Redemption 87, AFI).

  1. LC: Schooled
  2. LC: Chain Smoke
  3. LC: Trip Wire
  4. B: Incomplete
  5. B: Repetition
  6. B: Woody



chopper one - chopper one (1995 side1 dummy)

True story. When Jason Cropper left Weezer in 1993, he formed Chopper One with his wife. Cropper also played in 22 Jacks and wrote the theme for Andy Richter Controls The Universe. Prolific!

Kudos to Willfully Obscure for saving me some time on ripping this.

  1. Free Lunch
  2. Mr. Waldon




the automatics - 10 more golden greats (1997 mutant pop)

Northwest pop-punk. I already posted the Makin' Out EP, so you should be familiar, so I'll keep this short, so, sew, sow.
  1. Sit And Drink  
  2. Girl Is Trouble     
  3. Lucky Girl      
  4. What Do You Think?          
  5.  I Just Wanna Kill Myself          
  6. Punk Rock!   
  7. I Just Wanna Hang Out With You
  8. Spy Hunter (Version)     
  9. Why Me?         
  10. No!

sound of the rain

Good Lord. Finley Avenue was a surging river today.

uncle! uncle!

Man what a week.

A Republican wins Ted Kennedy's seat, ironically dealing a blow to health care reform.

Congressional Democrats have shown themselves to be a bunch of pussies in the aftermath, practically walking away from health care though having a 59-41 majority.

The Supreme Court deals a crushing blow to McCain-Feingold.

And now, to top it off, the ultimate insult:

White House Correspondents Association has picked this week's most unpopular stand-up comic Jay Leno be the keynote speaker at this year's White House Correspondents Dinner. 

What the hell? Rich Little wasn't available? TONE DEAF.

I give up. 


sex offender shuffle

I couldn't possibly post that without a Larry Kliest shout-out: 

screeching weasel - suzanne is getting married (1994 lookout)

Out of the entire Screeching Weasel discography, this happens to be my favorite single release. It's just catchy as all hell. Green Day's Mike Dirnt plays bass on "Suzanne Is Getting Married."

I wish I could get Jawbreaker to play my wedding :(

  1. Suzanne Is Getting Married
  2. Waiting For Susie


lesser - s/t ep (1992 vinyl communications)

Lesser, or J Lesser, is Jason Doerk. He manipulates sounds. I don't really know how to classify it. Electronica? Indie? Whatever it is, it doesn't fit in with what I normally post, but me likee anyways. A Public Enemy cover goes a long, long way with me. There's a lot more on him here. This was released before he went on to become a star in whatever the scene he's in calls itself.

  1. Knight Ov Thee Living Baseheads
  2. Proof
  3. Finest Slice


spicy club sauce

Hope you feel better.



So I went and saw Ill Repute last week at Brick By Brick. Lame turnout for a Saturday night with one of the best hardcore bands ever. Anywho, it went a little sumthin like this...

oldy mcolderson


Listening to Michael Jackson's Thriller today is equivalent to listening to Elvis Presley's first album (1956) at the time of Thriller's release in 1982. 

Watching Star Wars today is like watching It's a Wonderful Life (1946) in 1977. 

Listening to Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit today is equivalent to playing Terry Jack's Seasons In The Sun (1974) in 1991. 

Watching The Godfather today is like watching Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (1936) in 1972. Modern Times was a silent film. 

three years down - s/t (1995 wingnut)

Three Years Down were from Okaland and played some catchy rock'n'roll. Guitarist Matt Killbourn passed away in 2008. Fuck brain cancer.

  1. Just Like Him
  2. Ballard


contrarian as f**k

That Christopher Hitchens. Contrarian par excellence. There are no sacred cows to Chris. He's always stirring the pot, saying crazy ass things like:

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Slow down. Don't go out on too far of a limb there, Hitchens. Geology responsible for earthquakes? Is the world ready for that level of contrarian insight?

that wasn't supposed to happen

Game thoughts:

  • In a nutshell, San Diego basically regressed to week 1-6 Chargers. Undisciplined and unimaginative, out-coached and outplayed. 
  • The Vikings, Colts, and Saints came off bye week looking sharp and focused. What the hell was going on with the Chargers during bye week? The return of false starts, delay of games, and stupidly burning time-outs were an early sign of trouble. 
  • I was hoping that halftime would clear some of the cobwebs. Nope. One of the worst third quarters I've ever seen from a Charger team. 
  • The Chargers simply could not have played a worse game. Kudos and props to the Jets, they did enopugh to win an ugly game, but San Diego beat themselves.
  • Nate Kaeding, I love ya. I remember what it was like to basically have no kicker at all. But WHAT THE HOLY FUCK? Do we need to sign a new kicker specifically for the post-season? I'm not even joking. Dude is unflappable during the season, and a train wreck in the playoffs. This is the THIRD playoff loss you've contributed. I have a feeling I'm a lot more forgiving than most Chargers fans. Haven't read the paper yet, but I'm sure your head is being called for. 
  • All the hype about Darrelle Revis is not hype. He's the real deal. We already knew this, but watching him for a whole game...wow. Amazing. 
  • I was in Santa Maria during the game, so based on all the slipping and sliding, I assumed that it had rained in San Diego before the game. But I heard no mention of it. 
  • I'm not saying Norv should be fired, but what the hell was that? Yes you passed, plenty, that's good. But the run game is bad already, so why make it predictable and bad? It's like all the lessons from the 11 game win streak were lost. 
  • The defense played a hell of a game, with only one major lapse - the TD run by Shonn Greene, and one idiotic decision by Shaun Phillips to head-butt a Jets player (I'm thinking a $500,000 fine...er donation to Haitian relief is in order). 
  • Hopefully San Diego can hold on to most of the pieces on offense and defense. San Diego is still loaded with talent. But there is a glaring weakness. The offensive line has done a fantastic job protecting the quarterback, but the run blocking has been atrocious all season. People like to blame LT's age on the lack of a running game, but how can you hit that hole when there's no hole to hit? It's a young line, but it needs to get better real fast if the Chargers ever want to advance in the playoffs. 
  • Losing sucks, but what I'm down about is that the season for the Chargers is over. As I get older, my enjoyment of watching the Chargers play is only growing.
  • That being said, seeing images of Haiti during the game puts all of this in perspective. I'm only depressed for purposes of football blogging. 
  • Please draft Ryan Matthews. Keep LT. He can be Mr. Miyagi.  
  • Let's get 'em next year. Go Chargers. 


new bomb turks - trying to get by (1992 sympathy for the music industry)

My fourth New Bomb Turks post, so not a lot to add. One of the greatest bands ever. Previous posts here and here and here.

  1. Trying To Get By
  2. Last Lost Fight 


lucha libre

Mmmmmm. We have a TJ Dog, TJ Corn, and a Queso Taco. Every time I go to Lucha Libre I swear I'm going to try something new, and everytime my fondness for the crispy grilled cheese on the Queso Taco makes it impossible.

oh, spam

It was difficult, but I resisted the urge to by my Rebel Skinny Elvis flag.

america, this is your chance

I can find no one outside of Paul Reiser who is pro-Leno in the NBC fiasco. So, if indeed Leno goes back to 11:30, we need a mass defection to David Letterman. The days of Leno beating Letterman must be made a distant memory. It baffled me how Leno ever beat Letterman in the first place, but for it to happen now would be an affront to all that is decent.

Once Conan is gone, just watch Letterman. There's no easier way to tell NBC to fuck off.

I'll also take this moment to mention that while I fucking hated Jimmy Kimmel on the Man Show, he does a really good, underrated show over at ABC.


the rehabs - here come the rehabs (1995 just add water)

The Rehabs remind me of the Teen Idols in many ways. For starters, they are from the south (South Carolina, to be exact). Secondly, they have that greaser-ish pop-punk thing going on. Finally, and most importantly, they are very good.

  1. I'm Gonna Dance With Or Without You
  2. Making Out With Mary
  3. I Wanna Be A Schizophrenic


fabulous william o'rielly

This is kinda brilliant:



turbine / majority rule split (1998 submit records)

Majority Rule is the better known band, and the stuff here is good, but Turbine is far and away the winner of this split 7".  Fucking great.
  1. T: Rise Up, Wise Up
  2. T: I Don't Need A Soapbox
  3. MR: Great Concern
  4. MR: Thinking Is For The Thoughtless

jay reatard, r.i.p.

I'm not going to lie, I never really got Jay Reatard. Just never thought the music matched the hype. That said, I found him fascinating and followed his career. I was fully expecting to be proven wrong once he eventually release a complete ass-kicker of an album. Sadly, that's not going to happen. R.I.P.


wool - medication (1992 fuck you)

SparkNotes: Dave Grohl left Scream to join Nirvana, so the rest of Scream formed Wool, incorporated more of a rock/grunge sound, wrote a bunch of outstanding songs, and were pretty much ignored. 

Special thanks to Do You Compute for posting a quality rip of this and saving me the time of ripping it myself. Great stuff over there, so bookmark that site.

  1. Medication
  2. Little Darlin'


nein to leno

lois henrickson

As much as I love 'em, you can have your Don Drapers and Roger Sterlings. For my money, the best character currently on the tellie is Lois Henrickson. 

If you saw Sunday's episode of Big Love, you know why.

feel good story of the day

The body of 36-year-old Hugo Hernandez was left on the streets of Los Mochis in seven pieces as a chilling threat to members of the Juarez drug cartel. A note read: “Happy New Year, because this will be your last.” To drive home the point, the assailants skinned Hernandez’s face and stitched it onto a soccer ball.


horace pinker / doc hopper - suck shit (1995 off time)

Kinda sad to be posting this, as Horace Pinker's Mat Arluck recently succumbed to cancer. He didn't play on this, but I can't post this without mentioning it. R.I.P.

  1. HP - When Will It Happen
  2. DH - Meloir
  3. DH - Lurch
  4. HP - Laverne & Shirley


how i spent new years eve

the fondled - luke's dead (1994 theologian)

One of my favorite records ever. The Fondled play snotty, female fronted pop-punk, with Todd from F.Y.P on drums.

  1. Cotton Candy And Blue Sox
  2. You Suck Eggs
  3. Loser Boy
  4. Never Be Your Girl
  5. Veronica is Dead!!
  6. Previn
Here's the Jalopies doing a cover because it's Japanese and it's awesome.



death metal rooster


the lt slide


bracket - for those about to mock (1995 fat wreck chords)

Somebody solve this mystery. Fat Wrecords put out a Bracket CD called "E is For Everything On Fat Wreck Chords". Two of the three songs on this 7" are on that. "Homesick" is not. Furthermore, on the Fat Wreck website, this record is now listed as a 2-song EP, with no sign of "Homesick". What's the deal? Was there a lawsuit or something? Inquiring minds want to know.

  1. Talk Show
  2. Homesick
  3. My Stepson




What have i done?

Mar Y Tierra quesadilla from Palominos. No way I finish this.

dillinger four interview

Dillinger Four interview, Glasgow, Scotland, UK from soyamilkzine on Vimeo.

crosswalk / the acrylics split (1995 mindreal)

Crosswalk and The Acrylics were probably the two best Bakersfield punk bands of the mid-90's. Not that anyone noticed or anything, which is a shame.

I have the full length from The Acrylics. If there's any interest, I'll post it.

  1. CW- Molly Ringwald
  2. CW - Shell
  3. CW - At The Movies
  4. A - Spare Change
  5. A - Ricky's Theme
  6. A - Stupid
  7. A - Progression To Extinction 



fire norv!

Barely beating the Redskins? What the hell?

Of course, I'm kidding. It's no secret that I was hard on Norv early this year, and in years past. I'm not going to say I was wrong, because, well, he did make some horrendous, head-scratching decisions that cost the Chargers some wins. He was outcoached frequently. Those things actually happened. They were not false memories.

But I was probably wrong to call for his head. Since week six, I have seen a completely different Chargers team than in the rest of Norv's tenure. Two basic things happened: 1) The team played up to expectations, and 2) Norv outcoached every single opponent. The former obviously affected the latter. I don't know what happened. But it happened. And now my feelings for Norv done a 180. If the Chargers want to give him an extension, I'm fine with that. I can hardly believe I typed that. But it's true.

Oh, and I'm not one of those guys who is not satisfied until the Chargers get a Super Bowl ring. All I want is a chance. Getting to the playoffs is all I need to be happy. That's why I was so upset when Marty was let go. But now I actually feel comfortable with Norv, his play calling, and his relationship with the team.

Norv has my respect. He earned it.

Go Chargers!

what the what?

the crumbs - i fell in love with an alien girl (1994 recess)

The Crumbs feature Chuck Loose from Chickenhead, so you know it's gotta be good. Great mixture of pop-punk and '77 punk.
  1. (Hey! I Fell In Love With A) Alien Girl!
  2. One, Two, I'm Sicka You
  3. (Yer) Stuck On Me (Like Glue)
  4. (Oh Yeah Baby Baby, You Make Me) Rock N' Roll




beck - steve threw up (1994 bong load)

Sorry about the sporadic posting. Christmas, New Year's, vacation, etc. do that to a blog. With all that out of the way, hopefully I will be a little more consistent.

So, here's a Beck single. Dear Beck's corporate overlords: Please don't sue. A simple email gets this removed.

  1. Steve Threw Up
  2. Mutherfuker
  3. Cupcake



second fiddle

Forget the guy in the front. The guy in the back is where it's at. That is Elaine Benes' soulmate. 


yankee rose

Drew Magary on the David Lee Roth masterpiece:
Truly, this video is a masterpiece of grossly offensive racial humor. Within the first sixty seconds, you get astonishing caricatures of Latinos, Indians, AND blacks. Let's see a sketch from the Jeff Dunham Show top that! Then comes the fat lady who needs a laxative. Then comes two hot 80's skanks. I love hot 80's skanks. They have huge hair, and they jiggle a lot. You can trace the death of rock and roll directly to the unnecessary disappearance of skanks from rock videos. Mainstream rock bands today are way too serious and angsty to have skanks parading around in their videos. Asses. MORE SKANKS, PLEASE. This is why hip hop is the dominant force in music today. They have the honeys.
Then you get Roth himself dressed in African tribal blackface. But there's more! You get Roth wearing a thong! And you get Roth having a conversation with Steve Vai's guitar. AND Vai makes his guitar laugh! He totally fucking does. He uses that whammy bar for all it's worth. WAH wah wah wah wah wah! NICE.