Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Oh maaaaaaaaaaaaan, this is a bummer. Right when my version of Kid Pix conked out too.

Industry funded paramilitary cells hellbent on damming the tidal wave of internet distribution can fuck themselves with a spiked dildo. For real, who do these guys think they are kidding anymore? Shutting down sites like Oink and TV Links is a momentary annoyance, sure, but in the long run serves only to widen the culture gap between kids and suits. If you're trying to sell a bunch of shit to Teen Q Public it's probably not a good idea to put a metaphysical hit on his preferred method of media consumption. If the music industry had half a brain they would hire me (or one of my generational counterparts) to revamp their whole operation from the bottom up.

What they need to do is start offering free content on their sites, sell ads at the top (and bottom and sides and in between new pages and popping up on your screen like all the time), use that hype to promote their artists LIVE SHOWS (plus other revenue generating side hustles) and get busy in the future. They won't even have to stop selling actual products. As revolutionary as the Internet is, it isn't gonna bust open Amerikkka's brain hard enough to break our addiction to shiny, plastic packaging. If record companies just gave up on having a monopoly on the actual content of their artists releases and starting aggressively pushing "collectors", "super special", "mad extra art and sparkle", "you can't bootleg this on the internet because its an ornate physical object" type products on the marketplace I'd be willing to bet that it'd stick. They could even charge WAY MORE for it than the price of a CD because, like, it's way BIGGER, dude. And if we wanna cut the cynicism for a second, that could actually create some new avenues for artists (who are into, you know, selling their mortal souls) to get their work out there in the world. So goons, I implore you, let the content run wild and free on the web and get the fetish object geeks hooked on something new and even more expensive.

But actually, scratch that. What blood-sucking record fucks should do is kill themselves and let real art really flourish.

Monday, October 22, 2007

More Grind Time

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Whoa, Pull Up

I know I'm about to be mad late but since when is THIS a reality???

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

That new newness

Ecstatic Sunshine - Anagram

Off the just released, limited ass edition, green vinyl and shit Ecstatic Sunshine EP, which you can snag for yrself here (along with pretty much the rest of the good, non-booty bass based music coming outta Baltimore these days).

If you do end up with the disc in your little paws don't expect anything super tight. The new tunes are some smoked out delay pedal jams clocking in around the 6 to 7 minute mark. I'm not trippin though, I know from personal experience that it's pretty revelatory when you cop that first DD-6.

PS- On the off OFF chance that someone from the ES or Wildfire camp spots this and wants me to take it down of course I will. I know this is fresh on the block and you might be trying to squeeze some $$$ out of it before it gets completely swallowed up by the internets.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Hold the Phone Everyone

Video documentation of recent showvents at the Dad Fortress has only now surfaced on YouTube.

Sex/Vid at Dad's Fortress house show, Olympia WA

Unfortunately no one snapped any No Age footy, but you can image how it went with a crowd so hyphed.