Monday, December 29, 2008

Today In The Mail: Holy Terror Kind Of Day 2.0 + Lie And Wait Kind Of Day

The first package I opened was chock full of Holy Terror related items (It was from Holy Terror Records). Super siked. Each record is hand stamped and very limited. The Vegas Cd is something I have slept on buying for a bit now. And the Withdrawal - Demo CDR is also very limited (I love how my collection of Withdrawal related items keeps growing). The second package I opened was the Rhythm To The Madness record left out of my Backtrack - Demo 7" package I got earlier in the month. And last (but not least) was a package with one of each of the Lie And Wait 7"s I didn't have. Still can not get why people are not more into this band.

Moutheater - Lot Lizard (Holy Terror Records Version) (Out Of 15) (Thrashed Records)
Vegas/Moutheater (Holy Terror Records Version) (Out Of 15) (Thrashed Records)
Integrity - Walpurgisnacht (Holy Terror Records Version) (White) (Out Of 15) (A389 Records)
Vegas - Never (Frequency Deleted Records)
Withdrawal - Rough Demos (Out Of 10)

Lie And Wait - Awakening (Black/White/Yellow) (Out Of 300) (Triple B Records)
Lie And Wait/Overdose (Red/Grey) (Out Of 400) (Triple B Records)
Lie And Wait/LMF (Teal) (Out Of 50) (Wormhole Records)
Rhythm To The Madness - Soul Doubt (Out Of 425) (Powered Records)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Second Collaborative Show

The last time these to bands played in columbus they were on tour together and this time they both just happened to be coming through on the same date. Perfect timing if you ask me. Both bands also have demo 7"s out (or coming out soon (Brick)). And both are the rare, good bands/good dudes. Backtrack and Brick both play straight up hardcore in the vein of other bands from their areas but with their own flair. Oh and Empire will of corse kill it. I am excited for this show for me. I'm not gonna say I expect to see people out, because most likely Columbus will just let me down like usual. But its a Friday so who knows.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

One Of My Best Days

Last night was the culmination of my girlfriend and I's Christmas celebration. It started the night before when she picked me up and we had a sleep over and ended this morning when she dropped me off before I had to go to work. Yesterday was also the day I finally got my owl finished.

After that we went back to her place, I took a shower and she made chocolate cake and cupcakes. And as I got out she started making lasagna (with fake meat), and I played Razor Freestyle Scooter for the Nintendo 64. And by the time the lasagna was ready to go in the oven our deserts were ready to be decorated.

The lasagna was great, and then we started to open presents. I got a pair of Van's Eras, Radio Silence, A flannel (that did not fit me as well as I would have liked) and a stocking with toiletries (so i can have stuff there because its my "second home," (I would say its my first)). Then as the roads were too icy to drive another sleep over/cuddle fest took place.

I am so happy I have someone who I can never see enough, who keeps my head on straight and is the positive driving force in my life. Most days I feel like I am dreaming, but I guess I am just living the dream.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Today In The Mail: We All Want Everything

Today is the the day of days. I've been watching copies of this record on Ebay for over a year, and a bit over a week ago I was finally able to snatch one up. The record is perfect, the bonus track is perfect (and included on a mix I put up in my other blog). Also, the bonus track was included on the B-Sides And Rarities I posted up a few days ago. This is what all these Quicksand and Walter related posts have been gearing up for. I present Slip.

Quicksand - Slip (Polydor Records)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Quicksand - Thorn In My Side: Video

This is my favorite Quicksand video, the song is from their album Manic Compression. You can also check out them playing this song live on Jon Stewart Show.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Quicksand - S/T

The record is long out of press (and RevHQ is sold out of the CD), so I thought I would post this up. Quicksands first offering, and their last on a hardcore label. Oh and half of the songs only appear on this release.

Quicksand - S/T

01 - Omission
02 - Clean Slate
03 - Unfulfilled
04 - Hypno Jam With Dan


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Quicksand - B-Sides And Rarities

These songs are another preview of something I coming in the mail. They are (as the title says) b-sides and rarities, so only a few are on the albums you are likely to have heard by them. Songs "All In Your Head," "Requiem," and "Hostage Calm" are stand out tracks (in my opinion).

Quicksand - B-Sides And Rarities

01 - How Soon Is Now
02 - Divorce
03 - Shovel
04 - Chelsea's Going Under 1995
05 - Instrumental
06 - All In Your Head
07 - Requiem
08 - In The End
09 - Constant Tension
10 - Hostage Calm
11 - Weed It Out
12 - Chelsea's Going Under 1998
13 - Dine Alone (Demo)
14 - Can Opener (Demo)
15 - Worlds Fastest Car (True Manic Demo Version)
16 - Knee Jerk Reaction (True Manic Demo Version)
17 - Bug Collector (True Manic Demo Version)
18 - Baphomet (Live With Vocals)
19 - Clean Slate (Live CA)
20 - How Soon Is Now (Live At CBGB)
21 - Super Genius (True Manic Demo Version)


Monday, December 15, 2008

Slip Into Quicksand

I found this pretty cool, but I love Quicksand (so that is a big duh). This is also a preview of something that is coming soon (in the mail).

Friday, December 12, 2008

Today In The Mail: More Shirts Then Records

Today I woke up to find four packages for me, went to work for three hours, had a CD player put in my moms car and came home to find another package waiting for me. The first package I opened was my Backtrack - Demo 7" pre-order pack. (Aaron and I will be doing Backtrack's second Columbus show on January 2nd, 2009 (look for a flyer for this soon)). The package was one record short though because with the pre-order I ordered a Rhythm To The Madness 7" (super bummer I was excited to hear it). Second was a package was from Canadian Holy Terrorists Withdrawl. It was two shirts (And three huge vinyl stickers) they sent me to fill the void until the long sleeve I ordered comes in (its been 2 months since I ordered it). I am super excited about these shirts though (even though one has boobs on it). Then I started opening up two small packages that were rubber banded together. They contained three cassette tapes (each of them demos) by Some Kind Of Hate, S.O.S. and Breathing Fire (I've been trying to get a copy of this tape forever). The last package was a copy of the Ray And Porcell 7" that I have never heard. And in the end this haul was so big I had to take two pictures to do it justice.

Some Kind Of Hate - Demo
S.O.S. - Demo (Lockin Out Records)
Breathing Fire - Demo (Painkiller Records)
Backtrack - Demo (Pre-Order) (Clear Orange) (Out Of 90) (Flatspot Records)
Backtrack - Demo Cover (White) (XL)

Ray And Porcell - S/T (Revelation Records)
Withdrawl - Pray As Lamb, Lamb As Prey (Black) (XL)
Withdrawal - Glory (Black) (XL)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Life That's Already Passed Me By

At around 4 AM December 15th 2007, Reid (Driver), Anthony (Co-Pilot), Tucker and I (Weighing down the back) made the six hour drive to Chicago. Our goal was this:

We made it their early so we ate at a Quiznos for breakfast, found a mall (where tucker got an Orange Julius) and Reid and Anthony were too big to ride the carousel.

Then we made our way to the venue (all of this in a semi-blizzard). Everyone else could go straight in but I had to wait for my ticket to get there. When I finally did I had missed almost all of Regret's set, bummer. Convicted played next. This was my first time seeing them but not hearing them. My dude Rob (of Reflect fame) had burned me a copy of their demo and I was almost as excited to see them as The Suicide File and The Hope Conspiracy. After these two the line-up gets a bit iffy in my memory. Ill just skip over Damnation A.D. and Turmoil I've never really been into those bands and I was busy looking at distros and catching up with friends. Blacklisted played one of the best sets I have ever seen them play, it changed my mind about this band. Bernies sound had ruined them for me for a long time. Next was The Killer, who I had never heard before played a pretty decent set. I beleive Ringworm was next and they played one of the best sets I have ever seen them play. People were losing their minds and crushing each other. Now The Suicide File and The Hope Conspiracy, both bands played amazing sets. It was a long long time ago so I don't really exact songs they played but I do remember both bands killing it.

After the show we drove for what seemed like forever (I kept dozing off so I have no idea how long we really drove), and we found a hotel to stay the night. We slept a good amount of time and then hurried into the city. I remember the drive in because It was also the first time I heard the Darvocets. Our targets in the city were all on or around the Chicago Ave. Of course records were on the list but Reid had his own goal, toys. But pizza was to be the catalyst of the day.

Then came the first record shop we hit up, it yielded a repress of the Alone In The Crowd - S/T 7" for me and a random Oi! record. Then we hit up this toy store. Its called Rotofugi and blew my mind. I had no idea anything like this was going on. Artists, independtent designers and toy companies making inventive and very design oriented toys for collectors and normies alike. And blind box toys, fuck my mind was blown. It to me was a throw back to collecting cards as a youth. You never know what you are going to get, weather its going to be some amazing and different new thing or just a double you can toss to the side and hope you can trade off one day. I only bought a few things that day, but toys ever since have become a big interest in my life. Reckless Records was our next stop, and we all found some gems here. Now mine might not seem as mind blowing to you but to me they were amazing. First was a Catch 22 - Washed Up 7" for two bucks. Then came a Bloodpact/Varsity split 12" out of 100 for 3 bucks. And on a whim I walked to the back section and I found a H2O - S/T cassette tape for one single dollar. After all this fun and walking (Reckless was about a 20 minute walk from the car). We drove tucker to the airport so he could fly to Alaska to see his family, and we made our way home. All and all it was one of the most fun trips I have had with my friends. I am very glad I finally got this disposable camera developed so I could relive these memories and get siked for Reid and I's trip to Chicago in May. Peter get siked.

It sucks that my recollection of events is a bit off but its been a week short of a year (And 11 months since I promised to make this post). Maybe some day I'll make a post about the stop we made on the way and were Tucker got a handjob from at a truck stop Asian massage parlor. Ha.

Today In The Mail: Yesterday In The Mail Vol. 1

Well I wasn't home yesterday to open this package so it basically came today. I was waiting for what seemed like ages for this to come up for pre-order, and it came pretty quickly once it was. This tape has exclusive tracks from Hollywood, Moutheater, Feed and The Effort (and a few other bands I have no heard of). Also a few tracks of Thrashed Records related bands such as Lone Wolf, Die Young, Lie And Wait, The Recluse, Kintaro and Hostage Calm. If you have a tape player I suggest buying this, or at least checking these bands out. Oh and to check out mp3s from a few of these band's and some other great bands check out the Thrashed Records Winter Sampler 2008.

Thrashed! Records Mixtape Vol. 1 (Red) (Out Of 50) (Thrashed Records)
Thrashed! Records Mixtape Vol. 1 (White) (Out Of 150) (Thrashed Records)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Today In My Stomach: Yummies

Today was a long LONG long day at work, that started far too early. My lunch was as usual greasy unhealthy crap. So I wanted to eat something a bit better for dinner. The choice was easy, its been a bit since I gorged myself on humus and I still love it. And the coke was a no brainier. A great meal to eat alone as my parents went out to eat for their anniversary (40 years). So I'll just sit here and eat this and enjoy watching The Wedding Singer on Comedy Central. Oh and this won't be an all the time thing, but how good does that look. Fuck I really wish I had more pitas.

Athenos - Roasted Red Pepper Humus
Mini Pitas From Whole Foods
Classic Coke

Today In The Mail: Eight And A Half Feet Of Hardcore

Today two packages came, one was very heavy (from Six Feet Under Records) and the other very light (A389 Records). 8 days ago I made an order on Six Feet Under Record's Black Friday Sale. I have been thinking about making a big order from there for a while now and the deals just sucked me in. I am most excited about picking up the Think I Care - Mongrel 10" (I am pretty sure Six Feet Under is the only place that has copies of this left). I am also very excited to finally hear a new Pressure Point record. Now to the smaller package, last year I saw Pulling Teeth and a band from the UK called Frightener. This band blew me away but I was flat broke at the time so I couldn't pick up a shirt or a record. I ordered this with Pulling Teeth - Vicious Skin CD and Witches Sabbath 7" and it got left out, but today it came and added some extra heavy to my record collection.


Pressure Point - Resist And Riot (Green And White) (Out Of 103) (Six Feet Under Records)
Dead Nation - Passing Phase (Blue) (Out Of 98) (Six Feet Under Records)
Frightener - Guillotine (Screen Printed Cover) (Black Skies Across America 2007) (A389 Records)
Think I Care - Mongrel (Red) (Out Of 500) (Walk All Night Records)
Dead Stop - S/T (Third Press) (Red) (Out Of 300) (Six Feet Under Records)
Trash Talk - Walking Disease (Clear With Purple Splatter) (Out Of 1028) (Six Feet Under Records)
Bitter End - Climate Of Fear (Brown) (Out Of 520) (Six Feet Under Records)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Today In The Mail: WTF No Records

Today I got an envelope in the mail with a random assortment (or a grab bag if you will) of stuff I saw the last time I was looking at RevHQ. I've been needing something to read and I have been wanting to pick up a copy of Jeff Lasich's Start Today Hardcore Fanzine so I picked up the two issues they had in stock. Also I got a tape of the bass play from Chain Of Strengths band Statue, I have never heard this band but it was a buck so you can't go wrong there. The End Of A Year poster was a big duh, I didn't have it so I needed it.

End Of A Year - Sincerely (11"x17")
Start Today - Hardcore Fanzine #5
Start Today - Hardcore Fanzine #6
Statue - Filter The Infection (Revelation Records)

Friday, November 28, 2008

One Sweet Day

After a 13 hour work day and Dugg trying to eat my mail (see post below). I drove 15 minutes south to see my baby girl to help her get a project done for art school and get some lovin.

Oh yeah if you haven't checked it out yet... I made her an amazing mix. I love life.

As always great things coming in the future of the blog. Even those long awaited pictures from Chicago last year and that Cleveland show the other week, tons of stuff coming in the mail, another show in early December, uploads and the life I lead.

Today In The Mail: Dog Day Afternoon

So I come home from work today to find one my packages torn open by my brother's dog, Dugg. Luckily he only crushed the Cd case (which was an easy fix, all I had to do was switch the case out). I would have been very annoyed had he hurt the Pulling Teeth - Witches Sabbath IV record seeing that it is decently rare. Only other problem with this package was an LP I ordered with it was not included at all. But that's how it is sometimes and I've only had one problem before so I wont blame it on Dom. I just hope it gets to me somehow Im assuming with the next batch of pre-orders they are doing for the Pala, Oak and Rot In Hell records coming out pretty soon.

Pulling Teeth - Witches Sabbath IV (Out Of 300) (Chainsaw Safety Records)
Pulling Teeth - Vicious Skin (Chainsaw Safety Records) (Weird I bought a CD)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Still Crossed - Unreleased Material

Still Crossed was one of my favorite bands to see back in 2004. They put out a demo and one full length CD (on Indecision Records). It always bothered me that their CD "Love And Betrayal" never came out on LP. These songs were intended to be on a split with Against from Brisbane, Queensland (Thats in Australia newbs).

Still Crossed - Unreleased Material


(Still Crossed's drummer Robbie is now in several great bands including one spotlighted in this blog already, Black Dove).

Monday, November 24, 2008

Today In The Mail: There's Only So Much Time

A package and an envelope today both brought me great joy. The package was A Kind Of Like Spitting 7" I won on ebay the other day for a very fare price. And the envelope was the No Tolerance demo tape. This tape was just a random buy when I saw it on the Painkiller Records webstore, and boy am I happy I bought it. The demo has a very SSD, Last Rights and DYS feel (so it makes a lot of sense they are from boston). Probably one of the best demos I have heard all year. If you get the chance to buy the tape, do it.

No Tolerance - Demo (Edge Day Records)
Kind Of Like Spitting - Birds Of A Feather (Out Of 1000) (Grand Theft Autumn Records)

Recap Of End Of A Year/Defeater/Steel Nation Show

I am not going to get into how much the Columbus hardcore scene is a joke or how disappointed I am in most of my friends. I would rather just focus on a great show that far too many people missed. Reflect opened up, and as usual they were awesome. A lot people sleep on this band or are forced to do so. This was their first time playing at Bernies and Rob's stage presence was great. Empire played next and killed it. When I watch them play I still can't believe they are not huge. Hopefully their tour with Backtrack in January will help that. Unreal City dropped off. Defeater played next and they were awesome. They just got signed to Bridge Nine Records, who will be rerelasing their cd "Travels" on LP I hope I get a chance to see them again soon. Next up was Steel Nation, I have not seen them since they kicked their singer out and became a four peice. They have a very 90's feel now, very Biohazard/Life Of Agony-esque. I am very into this turn for the band. End Of A Year closed out the night and I feel very strongly about this band. They did not let me down one bit, the music live was spot on. I am very happy to have been part of making this show possible.

I finaly was able to get an End Of A Year shirts. I love it because nowhere on the shirt does it say their name, just a live shot. And I picked up a pretty cool Defeater shirt.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Today In The Mail: Today Was A Good Day 2.0

Today I got another package from A389 Records. I love ordering from this label (other then me never getting my Gehenna shirt) I ordered this 4 days ago and its already in my hands. This was just me picking up some cheap records that I have either lost on ebay or flaked on picking up before. The Aloke LP was just a random purchase and from the A side I am into this record. Defenetly weird stuff.

H20 - It Was A Good Day/I Want More (Blue) (Side One Dummy Records)
Redemption 87 - Spidey Sessions (Blue) (Out Of 500) (Breakout Records)
Our Times - S/T (Big Hole) (Out Of 400) (Headcount Records)
Aloke - One Day We Will Kill You (Red) (Gatehouse Anchor Records)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Today In The Mail: The Modern Dogma Is

Another record I have been waiting on for what seems like forever. And its not even the version I ordered first. This Is the Record Release version (the first copy I ordered was a normal version of this but some sort of problems with the covers has it delayed). Arms Aloft is a "punk" band from Wisconsin, and I'm pretty sure at least one of the members was in Regret (a band I couldn't see enough of that just dropped off the map last year). Their music is like faster Jawbreaker/Hot Water Music with the vocal styling's of some of the better Hellcat Records artists (sounds weird but the band is great).

Arms Aloft - Comfort At Any Cost (Record Release) (Grey) (Out Of 25) (Dead Format Records)

This record also came with lots of stuff. Dead Format pin, patch and sticker. Two other Dead Format related stickers (Profanity). And A Arms Aloft sticker and patch. Plus the cover has a sweet cloth Obi and splatter on it that make the whole presentation awesome. You can download their demo off their website. Buy this record from Dead Format. This is easily one of my favorite 7"s that has come out all year. Do not flake on this band.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Forget The World And The Rules

Flyer by Me.

This show seemed like it was ages away, and now its flying up faster than any other. This is the best show I have been apart of doing so far. Its two tours colliding, End Of A Year/Defeater and Steel Nation/Unreal City. And then its two of my favorite local bands Reflect and Empire. This is by far one of the best shows in Columbus all year, and I'm sure the turnout will be great (for once).

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Watch Me Sink Like A Stone

For the second time this week I went out of town and saw Have Heart, Ceremony, Blacklisted, Let Down And Convicted. This Show was in Cleveland, Ohio. The local opener for this show was Mad Minds. Oh and two posts in one day, weird.

Now the write up for this show is going to be shorter than the one for Monday's. Convicted opened and this time I didn't miss any of it. Band only gets better every time I see them. Mad Minds played next and even though they're are dudes I never really got into them when I saw them. This time though they were awesome. This was to be their "Record Release Show." Sadly due to something or other they didn't have the records to be released. You can pre-order it HERE (along with the Triceratops LP). Let Down played next, they once again we're really good Kids were moshing hard having lots of fun myself included (durring them and Convicted I really bruised up my forearm). Blacklisted played next and as usual killed it. And now I take back what I said about Ceremony, at this show they were pretty tight and played an amazing set. At some point I allegedly elbowed some girl's face in. Have Heart closed out the Night again. They once again did a great job and played some decent tunes I wanted to hear. All and all the show was great.

This is the first Blacklisted shirt I have ever purchased (for myself). And it has a kitty on it, so I love it.

Today In The Mail: Christmas Came Early

I have skipped over several packages that have come in the past few weeks. Out of pure laziness. But I think this one deserves a post. This sold out in less than a week and that was a week before I even saw it was up for order so when I saw that RevHQ had copies I ordered one for me and one for Reid (He Loves David Bazan/Pedro The Lion).

David Bazan - Jingle Bells (Red) (Out Of 400) (Suicide Squeeze Records)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Been Livin' In The Dark Since April

Last night myself, Jakob and Aaron (Plus two girls) took a trip down to Cincinnati (Covington, Ky) to see a show. The show was one of the biggest/strongest hardcore tours I've seen in a while, and with a added bonus This Is Hell and support (Gravemaker) was added.

We got there late And missed all but one Convicted song. I was very bummed. Its been over 5 months since I saw them last (with Blacklisted) and I was hoping to get my mosh on (ha). Im pretty sure Gravemaker played next they were alright, I just wasn't paying to much attention to them (I know Aaron was into them). Now its been 3 and a half years (+) since the last time I saw This Is Hell. They were awesome. I like the band a lot but don't know their catalog as well as I should but they still ended up playing 3-4 songs I knew pretty well. Oh and I was taller then the guitarist and bassist when they were on the stage (something I found to be very amusing). Let Down played next, this was my third time seeing this band this year. No show will ever compare to the insanity of the Tower show (And they were pretty decent when I saw them in Romeo Michigan with Swamp Thing). But they played a good set. Stage banter was pretty good at points and I love the way they just say their name with straight edge as it goes hand in hand. Also I picked up the Tour version of their LP We're In This Alone (Six Feet Under Records) out of 80. Blacklisted was up next which surprised me because I thought they were bigger then Ceremony but that's a mute point. They were fucking awesome. I think this band gets better every single time I see them. People were losing their minds, it was great. Ceremony played next and though I do enjoy this bands earlier offerings I'm not to impressed by their last 7" and LP. They play sloppy angry hardcore. And at this show it came off very sloppy. Have Heart ended the nights festivities. I like this band. I don't love this band. A lot of people at this show LOVED this band. They were going nuts. So many people on stage singing along. The new record is really good. The last record was really good. Its very understandable why this band is so big. This show as a whole was amazing. I got to see some of my friends for the first time since I moved back from Louisville. A lot of my Cincinnati dudes. And had the pleasure of meeting a few new people. Wednesday I will be seeing this show again, and if In not lazy Ill grab up a disposable camera and snap some pics for the blog.

Oh and I picked up this awesome shirt.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Gorilla Biscuits Vinyl Figure

"We're getting close to the release More info soon. contact me at if you're stateside and are interested in getting one. That's it for now!"

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


A lot of people around here at least seem to think that Obama and voting are a bandwagon to be jumped on. A cool thing to throw on a shirt (the H2O shirt was too good to pass up ha) or to put on their myspace. Well I woke up early and went to a church (yuck) a few miles from my house and cast my vote. I've always felt voting is one of the most important rights we have and a lot of Americans like to just shrug it off to the next guy. A lot of my friends are doing this today. I just hope everyone who reads this voted, and pray that cracker loses.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Crashed Against The Rocks I Have For Brains

*My End Of A Year Collection

Im only missing the two European tour versions of the "We Understand Europeans Are A Sexual People" and of course test presses. Also the great thing about this collection is I only had to get two of them off Ebay (both of those being pre-order versions I missed out on). The rest came from webstores and trades.

And the overview


End Of A Year - We Understand Europeans Are A Sexual People (Grey/Clear) (58) (Blacktop Records)
End Of A Year - We Understand Europeans Are A Sexual People (Grey) (Out Of 330) (Blacktop Records)
End Of A Year - We Understand Europeans Are A Sexual People (Clear) (Out Of 525) (Blacktop Records)

7" Splits

End Of A Year/Adorno (Out Of 520) (Existencia Records/Pine Records)
End Of A Year/Fire Team Charlie (Out Of 500) (Sticky Translucent Glue Records)
End Of A Year/Kids Explode (Out Of 500) (Narshardaa Records)
End Of A Year/Three Fifteen (Green) (Out Of 200) (Slave Union Records)
End Of A Year/Three Fifteen (Out Of 250) (Slave Union Records)
End Of A Year/Three Fifteen (Grey) (Out Of 550) (Slave Union Records)
End Of A Year/Red Tape Parade (Cobra X Records)
End Of A Year/Red Tape Parade (White) (Cobra X Records)
End Of A Year/Red Tape Parade (White With Green Splatter) (Cobra X Records)
End Of A Year/Shook Ones (Pre-Order Version) (White With Black Splatter) (Out Of 100) (Runner Up Records)
End Of A Year/Shook Ones (Black/White) (Out Of 210) (Runner Up Records)
End Of A Year/Shook Ones (Green/Clear) (Out Of 210) (Runner Up Records)
End Of A Year/Shook Ones (Grey/Clear) (Out Of 210) (Runner Up Records)


End Of A Year - Sincerely (Pre-Order Version) (Seafoam Green) (Out Of 100) (Slave Union Records)
End Of A Year - Sincerely (Blue) (Out Of 400) (Slave Union Records)
End Of A Year - Sincerely (Out Of 460) (Slave Union Records)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

First (Of Many) Collaborative Shows

*Not the official flyer. (Bteen Productions Version).

For this show, I have lost my mind. And its a big duh on why. End Of A Year is by far one of my favorite bands right now, and I'm beyond excited for this show (and helping put it on is siking me up even more). Now away from me nerding out over them (I'll save that for a post later this week (If the mail gods favore me)).

This as I said is a collaborative show between Aaron (Xbowz) And I. This "flyer" you see above is actualy a CD cover. I burned 30 CD's with 2 songs each by the bands playing the show (except Unreal City and Reflect who took to long or didn't send songs at all). Now I don't know if this will at all help people come out to the show but Fucked Up is playing in Columbus tomorrow and a lot of diffrent kids (the kind that don't come out to a lot of Bernies hardcore shows) will be there. And passing them out at this show might get some new faces out for once. When in doubt I just wasted 5 nights of my life putting all this stuff together. Big Woop. I've wasted a lot more time on a lot more things.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

To Walk Ahead And Leave The Pain Behind

Being straight edge really puts a damper on trying to distract yourself from your problems and the day to day horror of this world. I can't just have a beer or get high and forget about things for a while. Not to say I would ever want that. I would rather work at my life and try to make things better in it. And for the last few months I have been focusing on myself, my work ethic and filling the void I created, with records. Now maybe this is not a new void, but it has grown over time to take the place of almost anything else in my life (other then my friends) that made/makes me happy. I have come to a point here though where I can go no further with this filler. I have to mature and calm my spending.

Since I have moved back home I have bought somewhere around 250 Records. This picture shows around 200 of the 7"s I have bought (10"s and 12"s for another time maybe). Check out some of those gems on top. I have also bought Dozens of shirts, Tapes and some other random hardcore related items (Patches, Pins, Sunglasses, Posters).

Now this does not mean the "Today In The Mail" portion of this blog is gone. I am still waiting on about 15 packages and I'm sure those will stagger in. What this does mean is, other people might find good records at used kids other then me. And I should have my own car by mid December (Yeah I'm 22 Its about time). And maybe down the line my own place. Fuck I need a second job.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Today In The Mail: Holy Terror Kind Of Day

I have been waiting on these records for a while, A long while. So the fact that only one of the many packages came today Isn't that big of a deal.


Pulling Teeth - Witches Sabbath II (Out Of 300) (A389 Records)
Integrity - Walpurgisnacht (Red) (Out Of 300) (A389 Records)
Trapped Under Ice/Dirty Money (Blue) (Out Of 300) (A389 Records)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Today In The Mail: Today Was A Good Day

With today's other update comes this one. A new edition for the blog, but an old favorite of mine. Everyday I come home from work (or peek out to my mailbox on the few and far between days I actually have off) I hope to find treasures waiting for me. Today was a great fucking day. 3 packages.


Ruiner - Japan Tour (White) (XL)
H2O - Water Drop Shirt (Off White) (XL)
Pressure - Beasts (Red/Black) (Out Of 900) (Burn Bridges Records)
Have Heart - 2003 (Last Press) (Out Of 100) (Bottled Up Records)

I have the next three days off, so both my blogs should get a bit more attention. (But I can't promise anything).

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I Wish This Was Seamless

One of my most recent purchases Smorkin Labit 10-inch (Kidrobot X Kozik). My toy obsession is slowly being fed by Rivet Gallery (Columbus, Ohio's best stop for designer toys). I am very pro-distractions as of late.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Spin Off

My blog has a son. This will still be my main blog, this new one is just for mixes.

Check it out...

Things I Can't Say

Monday, September 15, 2008

Black Dove - December 2005 Demo Tape

This was Black Doves first release, they just had a LP come out on Solar Funeral (No Future, No Fate). The demo was crushing and is out of press. Pick up the LP if you get the chance, I flaked way hard and just picked on up the other day. Bang your fucking head.

Black Dove - December 2005 Demo Tape

01 - Why Do Babies Cry
02 - Necrobutcher
03 - Hordes Of Lampadas
04 - Savage Children
05 - Black Doves


(This Post is just the beginning of a new direction for the blog. Inspired and in honor of my man Peter Check out his new Blog and listen to Leeway or pose hard.)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11th, 1997

If I was to say I looked up to a person or thought maybe I could model myself after them. Raybeez would be that person. And Warzone will always be one of my favorite bands. Their music will always be able to change my mood, and put a smile on my face. RIP Raybeez.

"In our minds, and in our hearts. We feel that hardcore music should stay out of big business and stay in the streets where it belongs. All you kids out there... KEEP THE FAITH"

Friday, September 5, 2008

If We Can Afford The Luxury Of Turning Our Heads

The other day I took a stroll through Goodale Park. It was a nice escape from the mall and the inside of my house. It was also a great escape from the night, the only time it seems I'm even in this world anymore. Or at least aware. I took a few pictures, and then just sat and took it in.

The large pond is half covered with lily pads and other plants. I don't really remember it ever being like this before. But maybe I'm just not in this park this time of year.

This was the only other picture I took that I liked. Lame I know, but I am lame.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I Can't Deny Reality

I got this the other day in an antique store thirty minutes outside of Columbus. It was three stories chock full of goodies but this was the only thing I found that was worth the price. 25 cents.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Paul Mawhinney’s Record Collection

This is Important. I have the utmost respect for this man.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Recap Of My Second Show

Not that many people came, but it was fun. Columbus's hardcore scene is a joke. I'm really glad a few of my friends showed up or else the place would have been empty. Broke As A Joke and Triceratops were awesome. Cro-Mags and No Warning Covers ruled. Despite All Against were very moshy but were not that bad for being kids from Delaware (Ha). And Glue (who got there four hours late, and played at 8:50 PM, the show had to be over at 9:00 PM) were really good, wish they could have played a full set. The last song they got to play was a Stop And Think Cover. All in all, I really think I am not gonna book another show unless its someone I really want to see.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Second Show I Have Booked

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I hope this show goes well, I have good feelings about it. DFTS, DFTS.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Recap Of My First Show

From what Andrew told me my show went well (he was surprised that I got money out of some of our friends). Empire played great. New songs are awesome, definitely a band to be on the look out for. All My Strength Canceled. Supercontinent was really really awesome. Moutheater was really great. I am very happy with the turn out of the show seeing that Columbus has a very flaky hardcore scene. And almost everyone payed for the show (even Eric). I might do another one someday...

Sunday, July 6, 2008

The First Show I Have Ever Booked

Flyer by Angry Andy*

So this is the first show (and maybe last time) I do this depending on how it goes. It seems like a decent amount of people are going to come out so hopefully the bands will at least get gas money. If you can't come out to the show check out Moutheater.