March 24, 2009

Serpent Throne

Just found out about these guys and they're fucking awesome! What's even better is that they're from Philly, so I'm sure I'll be able to catch a bunch of shows.

They were actually one of the bands that played with Pentagram down in Baltimore recently. I ended up not going down to that show due to money issues and I'm pretty pissed I missed it now that it's done and over... I'm also pissed because I just found out they just played at Johnny Brenda's with Flower Travellin' Band, which some consider the "Japanese Black Sabbath". Check'em out... but their stuff is hard to find.

Anyways, here's what Serpent Throne had to say about themselves

"Picture this:

Say there was a heavy rock festival in like '72 where Black Sabbath, Wishbone Ash, the Scorpions, Budgie, and like Cactus are supposed to play, but then, due to a series of plane crashes and natural disasters, only 1 surviving member from each band can make it. In order to calm down the crowd of heavy rockers, Iommi grabs a couple dudes from the other bands and puts together an emergency band. And then Uli Roth says, "We don't need a singer because he'll just get in the way of the riffs." I think that's what Serpent Throne is aiming for. Whether we get there or not is another story, but we'll drink some beer and rip some guitar harmonies along the way."

You should support these guys! They're keeping good music alive!!

Fuck yeah!

March 16, 2009

I believe in karma...

and these fuckers will get theirs!!

Got this off of Skate Daily today

"Late Friday night in Portland, Oregon, skateboarders Clay Hunt and Taylor Appelo (Devin Appelo’s brother) were both attacked by four men as they waited at a Max stop on their way home. Both were attacked for no reason and beat senselessly with their own skateboards. The four attackers bragged about being drunk and told Clay and Taylor “That they were in the wrong place at the wrong time!”
Taylor Appelo was beaten so badly that his jaw has been broken in three different spots and wired shut. He also suffered a broken rib and the loss of five of his teeth.
Sadly, Taylor is 20 years old and doesn’t have medical insurance. A charity fund for Taylor Appelo will soon be in place, more information will be available shortly."

News video here

That shit is fucked! Fucking drunken jocks, that shit will come back to get them and I hope it comes back ten fold.

March 14, 2009

Help Bill with his Bills

Benefit for Bill Sands to help him live. He's out of work due to his injury and has some bills to pay.

$10 cover for OPEN BAR, bunch of raffles, videos and pure drunken fun... sounds good to me!

click the flyer for for more details or click on the Compound blog for a better write up of this event

March 13, 2009

DL Coalition

The DL list seems like it's gaining some members. We're gonna try and plan a "take over" by doing absolutely nothing. It's not hard to be a part of the coalition, all you really have to do is have an injury and then do some of the following:

-drink beers
-play some pool
-check every skate website you can think of, everyday, 5 times a day
-go to work (those that are able to) and then think about what you could be doing on a skateboard
-play Wii bowling and think you are really that good in real life
-watch the same reality shows on VH1 over and over again
-do a half ass job of trying to clean up your apartment
-think about productive things you could possibly be doing to pass the time... but don't do them
-think about skating 98% of the day
-pretty much anything that DOESN'T involve actually skating

The DL Coalition consist of:
-Jesse aka J.Clay
-Lemmy, my dog. He did something to his paw running after a ball in the park last night

It's Friday the 13th and Chris is actually having surgery today for his hernia. Good luck buddy! Hope you heal up fast for your birthday party tomorrow.

March 11, 2009

You Might Not Have Known...

Fleetwood Mac was a great blues band before the mainstream success of the "Stevie Nicks era"

I think their early stuff with Peter Green is really fucking good, but as time went on, he left the band due to mental illness (scizophrania caused from LSD) and they started getting out of the blues, expanding into other areas and into the sound that most people know them for today.

"Black Magic Woman" (wasn't a hit until Santana covered it)

March 4, 2009

Wing Night

10 cent wings and some free pitchers, can't beat it.