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by E.A. Poorman
I was sitting in my office beginning to write this story when I suddenly flashed back to being a little kid and I was at my grandma and grandpa Poorman’s house in Amish country. They weren’t Amish. My grandma was actually a wasp-y broad from a rich family that resided in Metropolis, Illinois. They lived alongside the Ohio River and enjoyed the good life;…
Grey Gordon's first track from his Little Elephant session is up now, and you can watch him perform ”Indianapolis 2008” right here.
The track is from Grey’s recently released album, ‘Forget I Brought It up’, which you can pick up from the No Sleep store right here: https://nosleeprecords.com/product/7305/forget-i-brought-it-up
I’m feeling a little behind and lost on these posts and I’m not surprised one bit. I’ve always had terrible follow-through, but great endings and beginnings. Sustained interests are not my forte, and if a project requires too much effort from me I tend to just ignore it until it goes away. Phone calls, emails, relationships, whatever. I don’t like feeling stressed, so I’ve built some great responses into my psyche to prevent it from running my life. Above all else, I prize my serenity.
Social Damage 7” pre-orders will launch this Friday!!! I’ll have a sick 4-sided shirt to go with this as well! This release is a split release between LTL and Straight & Alert. If you live in Europe, you can save some money on shipping by ordering directly through them. 9AM Central Time is when the LTL pre-order will launch!
Think you’re so much better
Cause you’re so politically correct
Hierarchy PC punx
Who are you trying to impress?
Bite your fucking tongue
Bite your tongue before you judge me, and learn your fucking facts
Take your hardcore politics
And shove em up your ass
Bite your tongue
GIVE - Voodoo Leather
Give is the best band.
I think the furthest I’ve ever travelled for a show was the first American Nightmare reunion back in December 2011. I’d never been to Boston before, had spent almost no time in New England apart from a few days in Connecticut, and much of my time was spent with friends I already had close attachments to. I still felt a distance, estranged from the land that birthed my father.
Hajime, on the other hand, came all the way to the United States for these reunion shows. He met Evan while driving him on a tour of Japan last fall, and the two became quick friends despite the fact that neither of them spoke the other’s language. While he rode in our van, we would communicate through the bare minimum of shared vocabulary, often relying on speech-to-text translations courtesy of Evan’s phone. I’m told the same thing happened the entire time Evan was in Japan. Still, , there were many times it felt like Hajime was outside of our reach, existing in isolation despite being surrounded by friends.We didn’t need words to establish a bond, but so much of my life has been focused on verbal communication that I am amazed that we were able to build a rapport. I’m trapped in my own head often enough that the idea of being almost totally confined to it in a foreign land is frightening. I wonder if language actually does more to alienate us to each other than it does to build bridges and connection. I’ve spent so much of my life in awe of words, their symbolic and magical power to evoke and invoke abstraction and concretion with immediacy. Maybe they’re more a curse than a blessing. Maybe it’s time to explore deeper methods of communication.
Read this and weep. Literally.
TOMORROW Come see kojisaysaloha with greyxgordon + fossilyouth, skull kid, young and heartless, fake grave, and driver at 517 zulema 15213. Venue changed plz spread the word. It’s only two blocks away from the old venue.
Come to this show.