Friday, October 28, 2011

Check out Mutiny On The Microphone!

Boston/New England area folks,

Check out the new excellent online radio show, Mutiny On The Microphone!  Great playlist's from punk rock, hardcore, reggae, and more (not just limited to those genres!)!  If you want a great resource to find out about some great bands, check this link out and listen: MOTM!

Tonights playlist (10/28/11 ) are full of great Boston bands, past and present:

Episode 10 Playlist:
The Kickovers- Grounded
Cradle to the Grave – Before The Dawn
The Welch Boys – 617
Dave Wells – Red Line Home
Obi Fernandez (of Westbound Train) – Pills
Mighty Mighty Bosstones – How We Got Away
Ducky Boys – The Sweetest Girl (EXCLUSIVE SONG!!!)
Dead Ellington – Breaking Down
Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One – Hotter Than July
Street Dogs – Kevin J. O’Toole
Big D & The Kids Table – Myself
Social Distortion – Still Alive
Full Body Anchor- Catch/Release
In Like Lions – At Night

Check out and support all of these bands!!  Support your local punk scene!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

These albums will change your life!

Anybody who reads this, I highly suggest you buy, download, steal, or get your hands on these albums.  They will change your life.  All these bands got me through to a better place growing up, I suggest you give them all a listen and pass it on. 

The Clash-London Calling
Black Flag-Damaged

Hot Water Music-Caution

Rancid-Lets Go!

Dropkick Murphys- Do or Die

Blood For Blood-Outlaw Anthems

Avail-Over The James

Bouncing Souls-How I Spent My Summer Vacation

The Bruisers-Cruisin For A Bruisin

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros-Streetcore

The Ducky Boys-Three Chords and the Truth

Street Dogs-Fading American Dream

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Occupy Protests

I do not have a problem with protesting as its within our rights as American people to do.  I don't consider myself an "anarchist" or even a hippy by any means.  Im just your regular, everyday, hardworking American who is quite fed up with the direction our country has gone.  I do not have any confusion as to why people started protesting on Wall Street in NYC and let me tell you why because there has been some obvious miscommunication about it.

First of all, I didn't quit my job, or leave work to go protest in NYC or Boston for that matter, I just listened up.  The average American also known as in social media "the 99%"  are completely fed up with the fact that Wall Street, Bank of America, and corporations do not pay the same taxes as the middle class.  I find it disgusting that the people who were responsible for three years ago (our economic downfall) pay less than what a teacher, a construction worker, or a nurse pays when it comes to taxes. 

Secondly, in 2008, the Wall Street bankers were the criminals and were at the underbelly of our stockmarket crash.  It is vile that none of them, by any means, have been held accountable for those actions three years ago.  The fact that hardworking Americans trusted these assholes with their tax dollars is something I can't even seem to understand.  We bailed them out, and now we, the middle class, has to be bailed out.  With that being said, more than many of them  should be taken to court.

Lastly, lets talk financial policy.  The fact that Wall St. bankers, big business CEOs, and corporations have iron control over our financial policy is not what our country was based on. The fact that any of these cowards have a say in anything when it comes to Government is disgusting.  At the same time, I wonder why people in Washington decide to still work hand in hand with them and continue to let them take control of our way of living and financial way of being.

Oh, one last thing and that is police brutality.  The New York police lieutenant Anthony Bologna deserves to be out of work for his unnecessary actions of using his pepper spray on peaceful protesters.  The fact that at the scene of the protest, other New York policemen were sighted ON CAMERA pinning off protesters and then using force against them is disturbing.  The NYPD, then goes and has the nerve to back what LT. Bologna and the other policemen did, and that, I find mind blowing.  Protect and serve my ass.

“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders…and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient allover the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves… (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.”
Howard Zinn