STAND UP AND BE COUNTED
February 23rd, 2014 by Tim
January 29th, 2014 by Larry
PUT ON YOUR SNEAKERS AND BE A KID
January 24th, 2014 by Larry
MIKE JUDGE – PART II
August 29th, 2013 by Tim
Here it is, part two of our all-encompassing interview with Mike Judge. We’re hoping to post at least two entries a week from this interview, so stay tuned and keep checking back often. -Tim DCXX
So in my freshman year I’m in the lunch room and there was a table of punks. Loud, crazy, obnoxious. They don’t give a fuck, they are throwing shit, people are making fun of them but they don’t even care that people are making fun of them so they start throwing shit right back at them. Here I am, and I am scared of my own shadow. I’m a total wallflower hating myself and I’m just like, “how can I be like THOSE guys? Because they don’t give a fuck.” Any chance I could get I went out of my to run into them. Eventually I got to meet them. Paul Schraft was one of the first ones I met. I remember talking to him and he’s like, “I have my own band.” I’m like, “what?” He says, “yeah, I have a band called Sand In The Face.” I’m like, “you’re a kid, you don’t have a fuckin’ band.” He was like, “dude, come over to my house. We’re gonna practice on Friday night.” So now I’m stoked because I’m gonna tell my dad I actually have something to do on a Friday night for once in my life. Like, shit, things are looking up.
So Paul Schraft knows I bought these records and am listening to this stuff and he says “Oh you like that? Man, listen to this.” And he lets me borrow Jealous Again. So I take that home and that was just like…man…that was IT. When I listened to the Sex Pistols, they were a group of guys that gave off a feeling of “FUCK YOU.” But now I have a band who is flat out saying: FUCK YOU. Like, “Look, maybe you don’t quite get the drift. Maybe we aren’t spelling it out enough for you, OK? FUCK YOU.” It was right there. “It’s not my imagination, I got a gun on my back!!!” Listening to that…man, I don’t even know how to describe it…I felt reborn. It was amazing.
Paul Schraft took me to my first show soon after that. It was Misfits and Necros and I thought it was also Kraut, but I’m not sure if it was Kraut because Doug Holland says it wasn’t. That was at Hittsville in New Jersey. A few nights later I went into NYC for the first time and saw the same bands at Irving Plaza. I was fucking hooked man. It was like a big room of people who were kinda just like me. And everyone was talking. I’m thinking “no wonder I couldn’t fucking meet anyone, because none of those guys in school are like these guys.” Now it was easy to meet people…you just show up, AND bands play. I was blown away. All of that was awesome.
July 7th, 2013 by Tim
IAN MACKAYE AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
July 2nd, 2013 by Larry
Get settled in for this one. Back in May 2013, Ian Mackaye spoke at the Library Of Congress on the subject of digital archiving and other topics. Grab some popcorn, your favorite beverage and enjoy this full 90 minute video.
JEFF HANNEMAN AND HIS RECORDS
June 22nd, 2013 by Tim
FULL FACE BACKSLIDE
May 28th, 2013 by Tim
This photo by Al Flipside was shot the first time Minor Threat came to Los Angeles in 1982. It originally ran in Flipside no. 47 (1987). The original image was shot outdoors in pitch black night with just a flash. Merrill Ward of SWA is also in this photo. Note the cigarette in his hand in the lower left hand corner of the photo which merited Ian’s “full face backslide.” – Joe Henderson
IAN MACKAYE ON SKATEBOARDING
May 8th, 2013 by Larry
“Skateboarding is not a hobby. And it is not a sport. Skateboarding is a way of learning how to redefine the world around you. For most people, when they saw a swimming pool, they thought, ‘Let’s take a swim.’ But I thought, ‘Let’s ride it.’ When they saw the curb or a street, they would think about driving on it. I would think about the texture. I slowly developed the ability to look at the world through totally different means.” – Ian MacKaye
OUT OF STEP – CERTIFICATE OF PATIENCE
April 26th, 2013 by Tim
Sometimes a quick, google search will produce gems, today was exactly one of those days. While checking out random Minor Threat images online, I came across this here certificate of patience, which brought me to Jason Traeger’s Tumblr page and the full story on this certificate. I had never seen or heard about this until today and thought it was pretty damn cool. Check out the full article here: jasonotraeger.tumblr.com. -Tim DCXX