Punk in 2013 is obsessed with nostalgia perpetuated by festivals where if you pay enough for a 6 day all inclusive pass and book your flights and hotel rooms in time you can see any punk band that ever existed, albeit older and uglier and with their “classic hits” funneled through a fancy sound system manned by the shitty sound guy employee of whatever club or productions company is “making punk happen” at the moment. Way too many current bands exist mostly in the hopes of playing these festivals, or of “taking the next step” and putting out records on a larger “indie” label. (…) We are happy when we hear about punks playing generator shows and blowing up abandoned cars at abandoned strip malls in New Orleans or flipping cars and shooting fireworks at cops in Boston.
The FP-45 Liberator was a stamped and rolled sheet metal single-shot pistol manufactured by GM in Dayton OH during WWII, intended to be airdropped to resistance fighters behind enemy lines in a cardboard box with ten rounds of ammunition and instructions in comic strip format. The weapon is generally characterized as being as dangerous to the user as it was to the target.
Fatale vol. 2 TP cover painting by Sean Phillips, 2012.
bastardkrusher replied to your video: Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking and Arthur C. Clarke -…
I recently read Childhood’s End and really enjoyed it. I’m way late to the game, wish I’d picked up his stuff earlier.
sweet! i have headphones on all day at work so i just downloaded some sci-fi “audiobooks” to jam, Childhood’s End being one of them! I don’t know how I didn’t think of it before. Got a bunch of Bradbury too, on that space colonization topic, because The Martian Chronicles/The Illustrated Man are two of my classic favorites.
Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking and Arthur C. Clarke - God, The Universe and Everything Else (1988)
it’s way too interesting to just listen to these guys, but arthur c. clarke does a bit of talking on a topic i’ve been thinking about a lot myself lately: the morality of the human race colonizing space.
switchin’ over to root beers for a little while to save up for a new pair of sneakers.
Alberich/Stephen O’Malley/Prurient/Pharmakon/Vatican Shadow and Sixbrewbantha/Pizza Hi-Five/Water Torture/Curmudgeon (always fun hanging out with those guys).
I could say something super sappy and lame about these two but I know Conor will see this so I’ll refrain and just say these two are amazing and I’m happy to have them back on the east coast, even if it hasn’t been on the best conditions.
drinking beers with michelle and my dog is fun. i guess i’m back to being an east coaster for the time being.