We’ve been slacking on updates for the past week or two mainly because I’ve been slammed putting the final touches on our next release Radicalized Youth ‘Extended Play’ EP. On top of that we just wrapped on the music video for ‘Majoring in Nothing’ off the tape. We got together with Zampano Films for the project we all had blast making the video. Although a few days ago Dusty (a.k.a. the great Zampano) was a victim of a break-in which lead to him losing many of tools needed to create including thousands of dollars in cameras and lenses. They like most people weren’t thinking about things like renter’s insurance and the like until something tragic like this happens. They have a gofundme up right now and it’s already raised quite a bit of scratch so we urge you donate if you can. Luckily our footage was not lost in heist but due to the loss of computers for editing we can’t really say when the world will get to see the final product.
So running a little behind with the update this week. My schedule just changed around so I’m still getting used to this new groove. Not to mention one of the cats I share a house with passed the other day. I had the unfortunate task of pronouncing him gone. Which is never a good way to start your morning so I’m still kinda dealing with that in my own way. Anyone that knows me knows how much I love the kitties so it’s never easy losing a friend be that human or animal. R.I.P. Bernard “Barn Yard”
On a lighter note this is the weekend I’ve personally been putting a lot of planning into thinking up rituals and other funny and strange things to have or friends and fam do during the final day of shooting for Radicalized Youth‘s first music video. We have partnered with Zampano Films to put together a real feast for the eyes. This Saturday there will be an Illuminati themed BBQ in Orlando open to anyone savvy enough to figure out how to get the address. This will be for a song off their anticipated debut E.P. ‘Extended Play’ due out 9/11 on Godless America. Then keep an eye out for them around Florida in Fall/Winter. You’ll have to wait till Spring 2017 before they spread their wings on the open road.
As far as events this week since I got a late jump on this I’m gonna opt out this week cause I kinda hit where you should be in that last update.
Clocking in a little late this week but what can you do. We have reached peak Summer as the temperatures climb so do we up and out. Our friends and fam Room Full of Strangers will be part of the special features of an upcoming documentary Boy Howdy: The Story of Creem Magazine. The kickstarter is almost over they are fully funded but there are still some stretch goals you could get in on. All very exciting stuff. Also in Strangers news they are gearing up to record their next record with Frank Secich up in Youngstown,OH. They will be doing a few dates on the way out there then laying down new tracks for the new record.
Speaking of exciting Summer time fun Radicalized Youth are hosting an Illuminati themed BBQ for the final day of shooting for their upcoming debut music video. This will be for a song off their first EP due out on Godless America this September. So if you live in or around Orlando and want to be in a music video and generally just get down. You should totally click going to this event.
Also hitting the road this month our favorite beer soaked fam Tight Genes are hitting the East Coast. These bathroom babies will be tearing up a shithole near you for the next two weeks. So if you are in one of these affected towns do yourself a favor and see this band.
So we are a day late with this update but whatever. We had a blast at the Tittie Thyme event last Saturday thanks to them and everyone that came out to the Pop Up Shop and the Show. Gonna try and do more things like that to get out there and sling the tapes to the people. We also made a physical catalog for Summer 2016 preview below. If you order online we’ll throw one of these in with your order.
Jon David of Evil Virgins has started what some might call a impossible feat. He is attempting to record 270 songs one a day for the next nine months he is already 20 songs in. You should follow along on his bandcamp. We are in talks about putting this into some sort of physical release but nothing is set in stone just yet. But you should help cheer him on cause if he completes it that will be a real triumph.
How you freaks doing? it’s that time again. Time for all you to get up to date on all the goings on over here at HQ. This week we will be part of the Rainbow Fish Double Feature / Tittie Thyme’s 11th Release. We will be posted up at Stardust Coffee & Video from 6pm-10-pm on Saturday the 23rd. We will we slinging all the tapes & records we have in stock plus some rando stuff we got laying around. There will also be a little raffle we will be holding for a super special tape deck all you need to do to enter is to sign up for our mailing list. More info on the raffle and details on the prize will be released in the coming days leading up to the weekend so be sure to follow us on all the things. Come out and buy some stuff then roll with us to Uncle Lou’s for the second part of the night featuring performances from Me Chinese, Thee Wilt Chamberlain, The Woolly Bushmen, Soapbox Soliloquy, and Pasty Cline. It’s gonna be a pretty epic day and you’d be quite the fool to miss out.
Never forget 7/11 was a part time job. Big Brother is watching trying to divide us. These are very strange times never before have we been so connected. Raw information delivered in real time. No filter or lense applied. Just facts left for you to form your own opinion. Always remember to think for yourself and no one else.
A couple of days ago I got the pleasure to see Me Chinese play for the first time in awhile. They were killer but more importantly. Through some backdoor dealing I was able to get my hands on some copies of their long since sold out ‘Shaving’ cassette and some sweet button packs which I’ll throw in with every order. These are available in the store now. But you better act fast because these are sure to grow legs. Continue reading →
Happy Freedom Day everybody. We hope your day was filled with explosions, beers, burgers, and buddies. These are strange times indeed but that never stops the party. Summer’s in full swing and its hot as hell down here in Florida but that’s just the way we like it. We are hard a work on a bunch of new things for you not much I’m at liberty to talk about at this time. But trust me its some exciting shit so be sure to check back in on us.
So here is where all the boppers will be this week…
Hello you hungry freaks today is a pretty special day it marks the 50th Anniversary of The Mothers of Invention’s first record Freak Out! This is one of my all time favorite albums and has had a huge impact on my life and how I live it. Sometimes I wonder just what Frank would be doing if he were alive today and that is generally what inspires me. So if you have never given him a chance Freak Out! is a solid and natural place to start. Miles and decades ahead of its time with satire so sharp it will cut you to pieces.
This week we got a bunch of great stuff going on and we are here to tell you where to get your rage on.
Well boys and girls it’s time again. This past week has been taxing in many ways but I’m proud of our city. But I could use a good nap if you know what I mean. Too bad it’s the Summer and sleep is few and far between.
Hang in there folks we got some super awesome stuff in the works still to come this year. Pop Up Shops, Videos, Cassette Players, Showcases, and of course lots of Tapes. So be sure to follow us on all the medias and join the mailing list to get all the fresh squeezed juicy gossip.
Well it’s time for the update and it’s pretty hard to write something. With the spotlight brightly shining on Orlando since yesterday. I’m conflicted because we’ve been working for years to bring more attention to Orlando. Then just over night we are on the front page of every newspaper at the top of all the news feeds. And for what? A horrific tragedy were tens of people were shot down for nothing more than the beliefs of one deranged individual. One who was known to the FBI that are constantly wanting to gain more and more of our privacy but somehow couldn’t piece this one together with all the information you could possibly want. This isn’t the first or last time the incompetence of our governing powers has been shown. The other maddening thing is all the spin of the media all the vultures flying in to try to twist or turn this situation to better their ratings or further their political career.
Normally people look at us Godless people with disdain like we are the monsters when it is them who are the monsters. That raise their children around the belief that homosexuality is ungodly and those who practice it will be punished. This is true of both Religions that so often blame each other of the same crimes. The same is true if you are a Christian or a Muslim it is ingrained in you from an early age that homosexuality is wrong. If people could move away from these beliefs and love people unconditionally unreliant on creed or orientation then we would for sure see a better world. As I’ve said before a Godless America really wouldn’t be that bad of a thing.
The thing that has made me proud is the reaction of the city I love. The love and compassion and most importantly we have not let this stop us in our tracks. We have not let them win today is just like any other day in my neighborhood. So with that I will continue onto our regularly scheduled programming. Continue reading →