MUSIC: This is what happens when you call the cops.

Seriously, just watch this video.

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MUSIC: Actin Crazy by Action Bronson

The New York-based MC Action Bronson dropped Actin Crazy today, a slick taste of what fans can expect when his new LP Mr Wonderfuldrops over the coming months. It’s another on-point jam from Bronson and you can check it out here.

MUSIC: For Your Box EP by Cage

In 1999 Cage recorded & handmade 100 cassette tapes to promote his debut album: “Movies For The Blind.” They were only recorded on TDK/Sony 60 minute cassettes and he wrote a different message on all the covers and entitled it “For Your Box.”

I have known about this tape for years but never had been able to listen to it, being as there were only 100 available copies and I had been unable to find this tape anywhere.. until tonight while scouring the pages of underground hip-hop bloggers, I found a link to the album I had been dying to hear for years. My holy grail of underground hip-hop, as it might be.

And so kiddies, words can not express the complete joy and fulfillment I am experiencing right now as the twisted words of Cage pour from my speakers, knowing that I have been dying to hear these words for longer than I can remember, and it is everything I had hoped it would be.

MUSIC: Hey Hey, My My by Neil Young.

 

I was talking about the evolution of music throughout the years the other day and was reminded of my favorite Neil Young song “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)” It is immeasurable how many people’s lives were touched and even changed by a single song, written by one man in the midst of his feeling irrelevant during a widespread crossover from rock to punk and grunge.

Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)” is a rock song by Neil Young. it bookends Young’s successful 1979 album Rust Never Sleeps.

Inspired by synthpunk group Devo, the rise of punk and what Young viewed as his own growing irrelevance, the song today crosses generations, inspiring admirers from punk to grunge and significantly revitalizing Young’s then waning career. The song is about the alternatives of continuing to produce similar music or to burn out. However, upon its release, Rust Never Sleeps was hailed as a commercial and critical revitalization for Young, and the successful, bizarre tour (featuring over sized amps, road crews dressed as Jawas from the new Star Wars film (called Road-eyes), sound technicians in lab coats, audio recordings from Woodstock played from disintegrating tapes, etc.) earned him a new generation of fans and good will, buoyed mainly by “Hey Hey, My My”.

A line from the song, “it’s better to burn out than to fade away,” became infamous after being quoted in Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain’s suicide note. Young later said that he was so shaken that he dedicated his 1994 album Sleeps with Angels to Cobain. Because of Cobain’s suicide, in live concerts he now emphasizes the line “once you’re gone you can’t come back”
Continue reading “MUSIC: Hey Hey, My My by Neil Young.”

MUSIC: Misanthrope by Cage

Gave up smack, don’t smoke crack
PCP made me think so black.
At the end of lines I threw up pills
Drink like this cause I’m low on thrills.
Ketamine ketaset
Big k-hole and I bet it’s wet.
Way past pro bitch, I’m a vet
Fuck NA, I’m high as shit.
Nose bleeds choke to sleep
Hurt her guts cause I poke too deep.

MUSIC: Millencolin “Fingers Crossed”

“It doesn’t matter what others say
Even those you call friends.
Don’t leave it out for another day
This might be your big chance.
You’re the one always beside me
When I’m lost you’re always to guide me.
It’s about time I give you something back
I’m the one selfish and greedy.
Never care enough what you needed
But even still you had the strength to get back in the end.”

Who says nothing is free anymore?


One of my favorite rapper’s Immortal Technique recently released his newest CD “The Martyr” absolutely free to download or stream on his website.
Technique is an amazing artist with an amazing message and so far what I have heard from this album is nothing but pure gold. Plus it’s free, so what do you have to lose?

DOWNLOAD OR STREAM HERE

Motorized Bicycle of Death

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I just randomly bought this moped last night, I love anything with some speed, danger and a motor and this definitely falls into that catagory.
After letting a few friends ride it and taking it for a long ride last night we have become convinced that this is the sketchiest fun that you can have on 2 wheels without a drivers license. In fact it was affectionately dubbed “the motorized bike of death.”
The guy I bought this from built it himself, it tops out at about 50 mph and has manual brakes so you can imagine how much fun this thing is.. no really, it’s a blast. I spent a few hours last night flying around the dark streets of Germantown, no headlights yet, just dark open roads, lit cigarettes and the sounds of The Exploited coming from my headphones dangling from around my neck. I am all about the good time had on a sketchy bike and I can’t wait to take it into the city.

Minor Threat

Nothing has been going on in my life worth writing about in the past week or so I thought I would leave my readers with this awesome video of Minor Threat performing live and Ian punching a fan in the face.
I wish I could have been at this show, it looked like a lot of fun, however it happened in ’83, a year before I was born.
Also, I am taking appointments for next Wednesday the 6th, if anybody is interested in getting a custom tattoo then, give me a call at 301-333-1236 tomorrow or Saturday from 1-9.

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