Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Memory Layne

The NY kids had CBGBs, the Valley kids had Scarlett O'Hara's . Now some club named 40 Below, it just didn't seem the same without seeing a bunch of punk and hardcore kids loitering around the entrance.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Snow More Riddles

Went to grab some last minutes gifts up on the boardwalk and snagged some post-snow shots. I will remember these images come mid-July, when its packed shoulder to shoulder and you can hear the noise from a block away.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Before the Dawn

A foot or so of snow later- driveway destroyed....WOLVERINES!!!!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

True Colors

This Saturday. Sold Out. Get into it:

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Face Down

The holidays have taken its toll on Plex. A scene taken from the Yo Gabba Gabba E! True Hollywood story, while just to the right in the picture are a handful of Xanax on the floor as well.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A New Foundation

Much like food, when you mix two songs together, the results can be incredible (coffee with chocolate milk) or incredibly terrible (peanut butter and pickles). The Quicksand performance that mixed GB and the Smiths together was clearly incredible from start to finish, much like Cold World's mixing of The Smiths with Mobb Deep. But just because you take two good bands and put them together, doesn't necessarily make for greatness (I love Sick of It All and I love Mobb Deep, but their version of "Survival of the Fittest" is almost unlistenable).

So with that being said, here is Kate Nash and Billy Bragg together, doing two of my favorite songs of theirs together. To be honest, it starts out great with "foundations" and when Billy Bragg kicks in with the opening lyrics to "New England" ur moshing, but I really wish Kate Nash would have shut the fuck up during the chorus.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Catch the Flashback

Do not adjust the computer monitor. Yes, those are NKOTB mugs and the picture was taken in 2009. As to why the good people at the school holiday sale decided to push mugs that were twenty years old (I checked the copyright: '89 and feelin' fine), we won't ever know. Most popular comment overheard at the sale- "I'm getting one for my mom! She used to be a fan!". Somewhere Donny Walhberg is smiling.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cold Water Music

Fun waves to be had this morning in weather that felt like December. Cold air temps-check. Light snow on the grass- check. Ice on the car- check. Sunny- check. Frozen sand-check. Light winds-check. Peeling waist-high waves-check. Decided to go early and hit up the south end. This picture was taken AFTER things had warmed up once I arrived home. Board slightly askew and probably the only car with a carseat and a Cro-Mags sticker.

Truth be told, this picture was taken a few weeks ago, but it is pretty close to what things were like this morning. Nothing fancy, but a lot of fun.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

We're Not In this Alone

Stumbled upon the bulletin board in a coworker's classroom the other day. I immediately had the opening chords and lyrics running through my head. Truth be told, I snuck back in the room later to take the picture, because I felt like the explanation would be too long winded and confusing:

"Well, see there was this band..."

I am now contemplating what other hardcore anthems would make for motivating bulletin boards for my students. I'm thinking "We Gotta Know" along with whatever we are learning for the next couple weeks and a picture of John Joseph.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Jesus Hates a Backslider

Santa gets ready to take the plunge before delivery day somewhere in the Point. Shortly afterward he was spotted face down outside the Anchorage, bottle of JD in his mitten.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

One Day Goodbye will be Farewell

Welcome to Waverly, or what's left of it. Careful of the geotubes and have a nice day.
Now go fuck yourself.