less than jake- "evil has no boundaries" + "antichrist" 7"
[one of the cooooolest looking 7inches i own. the other day, i went through all of my little guys and organized them all alphabetically and even made divider tabs for them! hahaha. i need more boxes though cuz i'm full up on the two i have. oh and the story of this record....i don't really listen to a lot of LTJ these days, but i was really into them and a lot of ska/ska-core as a kid when i was first starting my vinyl collection. i probably came into possession of this about oh...97 or 98 i'd say. for those who don't know or remember or who didn't grow up in suburban north jersey, in the late 90s, there was a HUGE pop punk and ska/ska-core scene. i used to go to shows almost every week, there were tons and tons of bands around at that time. i'd go to a show and there'd be like six or seven bands, sometimes more, for like five bucks. a lot of the shows were in the afternoons on weekends too so i think that's why my mom was cool with taking me. got me out of her hair for a few hours and i got to do something fun. hahaha. i'd go with a friend or two, and stay all day and rock out and dance. this was obviously before i got all old and jaded and only wanted to see two bands at a time and never danced at all. hahahaha. though...i will dance like a spazz and rock out pretty hard to my friend's bands still, but other bands, forget it! hahahaha]
man it is friggen hot out there! damn! fortunately steve got the AC in last night and we are feeling better in the hooshut. thought i'm a weirdo and i actually like the feeling of sweat on my skin and heat [within limits] but steve prefers the AC and i get really worried about the cats and that they will get sick or worse so it is way better to have it on for their sake. can't have my furry babies overheating! so yeah, i've been really on the up and up lately, doing a lot of shit around my house and writing a lot for a project i'm working on and lyrics for a new music project, so i've felt like blogging more too. stillllllllllllllllll don't have my computer back [the nice russian man fixing it explained to me in his very thick accent that "it is a mystery to me. i try it ten times. i take apart, it works, i put back together, it doesn't. i don't know" i'm trying to be patient but pretty soon i'm just gonna have to take it back from him and bring it to someone else. bloooows without my laptop cuz i can't use my videomaking stuff, photoshop, my sampling/looping program, not to mention the all the music on there! ahhh! i mean at least i have steve's but still. anyway......read on you sexy beasts, reeeead on!!!!
-i already mentioned it, but i'm saying it again yo, follow me on instagram @hoosatron and see the shit i take pics of yo and follow my #dailyshuffle post too
-i just bought an digital 8track recorder. soooooo psyched to get using that bad boy! shit came with a 2gb memory card too which is pretty sweet!
-i was just lamenting on fb that i wish playing guitar came as naturally to me as playing drums does. i don't even think about what i'm playing when i'm drumming, it just comes out of me like an animal instinct. idk. i've been practicing a lot more on guitar and getting better at it, but i don't think i'll ever get to the level of being able to not fully think about it. i think its partially cuz i started later in life and didn't get really serious about it til my 30s. i would have had a much easier time of it as a youngin. hmm......
-why are weezer's first two records, the blue album and pinkerton so good and the rest of their stuff such crap? its sad cuz they were the first band i heard-at age thirteen- that made me want to start my own band [ironically i wanted to play guitar at the stage. that changed after i saw hole on SNL in december 1994 and saw patty schemel drumming. i knew at that moment i was destined to be a rock n roll drummer] oh well, at least i have fond memories. alllllssssoooo apparently, they are have a "weezer cruise" in february of next year where you can go from florida to the bahamas with them. hmmm.....bands are doing such weird shit these days. hahaha.
-i wonder if interpol realized at the time that their song "say hello to the angels" is a blatant ripoff of the smiths...hmmmm.....the first time i heard it i was very, very high [i know, weeeeeeird right? i have smoked pot maybe a dozen times in my entire life and that was one of them. i'm a good hoosy these days tho and do absolutely nothing] and my friend put on the album turn on the bright lights [which i do really enjoy] and i remember hearing this and being like "no its the smiths" but still knowing it wasn't them and being suuuuper confused over what was happening. hahahahahaha. [that thought just came to me cuz the song came up on shuffle. hahaha]
-i just got the photo app snapseed on my phone and i love it. i've only dug a little ways into the features on it too, there are so many! i used it to edit the pic of the record above. its free too, so its worth checking out. i think there might be a social media component to it too, but i'm not sure.
-since i mentioned i was really into pop punk and ska as a kid, one band i was into that was really not that at all was luscious jackson. idk why, but i just loved their funky sound and also had a crush on main singer/bassist jill cunniff hahaha. it could have also been that they had a gay drummer also named kate [schellenbach who was also a member of the original beastie boys lineup when they were a hardcore band] hahaha. but yeah, they reunited a while ago and have been working on new stuff which i happen to think is hella rad. i just realized they have a new song available for free DL on their website , damn not having my laptop back yet!!!!!
-i saw the casket girls open for black moth super rainbow last december and fell in love right away. they were so fukkin good! i loved the duel vocals from sisters elsa and phaedra greene especially with their heavy influence from 60s girl groups apparent in every song. soooo good. anyway, go here for an interview with phaedra on some of their favorite records. hot shit yo.
i mentioned a few posts back that i went to philly with some friends and that we "broke into" the "we the youth" mural by keith haring [which is located at 22nd and elsworth. and if i am not mistaken one of only a handful of his public murals still visable] yep, we did! hahaha. i mean, we just climbed the fence which wasn't too high and there was a picnic table and chairs close to the fence that we were able to use to our advantage to get in. deb went in first cuz she's taller and then she helped me get in [let me just say getting in and out was not exactly fun for my vag cuz the fence had these pointy spires which were fortunately squared off but still stabbing me in the crotch. hahahahahaha] it was really rad getting to put my hands on the actual wall and feel what it must have been like to be there when he painted it. a large portion of it was being worked on and there was scaffolding over it, but i got some pics of it. there were municipal workers across the street watching us too, it was funny. they prob thought we were some punkass kids or something. hahaha. but we left everything as we found it and didn't disrespect the space at all cuz that would have been so f'd up. i would never deface the work of another aritist, especially one of my all time favs. so yeah, take a look at a few pics.
fin -xo hoos