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***September Thirtieth Two Thousand and Seventeen***



Life is short, live your dreams.  Doubly so if your dream is to play saxaphone to chickens.  


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Instagrams:


Afternoon walks.  Cary, NC.


Claimed she was a cat while wearing this.  Cary, NC.  


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Videos:

In my lone non-skate choice this month, how about a documentary on the rise & popularity of darts in England?  Take a
look at "Bullseyes and Beer: When Darts Hit Britain" if this sounds like it might scratch an itch you have.  

More "raw" files from the most recent Lakai video:
Vincent Alvarez (one of the funnest people in the world to watch.)
Riley Hawk (yep, the son of Tony...the kid might be just as good as his dad, but in a totally different way.)

In other Girl Skateboards news, some kind soul took all the Mike Carroll & Rick Howard footage from the many
episodes of 411VM,  and made a compilation out of it.  

Real Skateboards put out a (mostly) am video called "By Any Means" - everyone was great but jesus christ, Zion
Wright is on a whole other level.  

If you ever counted DC out, their new promo video will change your mind right quick.  They have a stacked deck of
up-and-comers, a crapton of Brazilians, and a few vets that still turn heads.  For me personally, getting a bunch of new
Wes Kremer & Tiago Lemos footage is reason enough to pay attention.  Lemos does a backside tailslide that might
be a 100 feet long...that is not an exaggeration.  


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It''s that time of year again, Hopscotch Music Festival in downtown Raleigh.  As always, it was pretty fun.   You can see
all my photos via the
photo journal page, and read daily reviews if you're so inclined at the below links:
Day One
Day Two
Day Three
Day Four


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BODYKIT
with Essex/Muro
Kings
9/1/2017

It seems like nearly every time BODYKIT has played lately, I've been out of town or already had tickets to something
else - and that was going to hold true again for their upcoming Hopscotch performance as well.  Luckily, this last-
minute benefit show for Charlottesville popped up...well, not lucky that the events of Charlottesville happened, or that
Nazis still exist, but lucky for my eyes and ears.  As always, the two of them  (Rich and Josh) had set up their table full
of electronics on the floor, away from bothersome intrusions like lights and sightlines.  Much to my delight and their
chagrin though, there was still enough light coming from the stage that I managed to get a couple of decent photos of
the band for the first time ever.  Take that, band who doesn't want their photo taken and I should totally respect that
instead of being an asshole!  They still sound a lot like Liars to me (Liars of the past few years specifically, but less so
their newest record "TFCF"), but as I've noted before this is not a genre of music I know a ton about and my compar-
ison game is pretty limited.  They're heavy, they're distorted, they're electronic, there are samples, Rich sings and/or
yells, and it makes me think of my early high school years listening to Ministry.  I may not be able to describe it, but I
like it, and I'm excited they have a full-length record coming out soon. 

The only thing I knew about Essex Muro is they seem to play out a lot and they recently released an album on local
label Sorry State - this lead me to believe that while it wasn't a forgone conclusion they were a hardcore band, the
odds were heavily in that favor.   The verdict: they were a hardcore band.  Hardcore has never done a ton for me, but
as far as the genre goes they were perfectly fine - the singer was excitable, the band played fast, and the set was short. 


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"I do not see plays, because I can nap at home for free. And I don't see movies 'cause they're trash, and they got
nothin' but naked people in 'em! And I don't read books, 'cause if they're any good, they're gonna make 'em into a
miniseries."


Hey here's the Superchunk EP Leaves In The Gutter, which is basically the Learned To Surf maxi-single and why
they didn't call it that I don't know.
Learned To Surf
Misfits & Mistakes
Screw It Up
Knock Knock Knock
Learned To Surf (Acoustic Demo)

Cocteau Twins - Iceblink Luck.  This will always be "that song that Jeremy Klein skated to in Ravers."

El-P - Tougher Colder Killer (feat. Despot & Killer Mike).  Is this the roots of Run The Jewels?  It's from his 2012
record "Cancer 4 Cure," which predates the first RTJ release.  Wait, El-P was also on a Killer Mike track from the
same year...fuck, who knows.    

Here are some Ramones songs.  They were a band that wrote catchy songs.  You might have heard of them.    
Blitzkrieg Bop (Single Version)
Do You Remember Rock N' Roll Radio (Demo)
Judy Is A Punk (Demo)
Needles & Pins (Early Version)
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (Single Version)

Songs Ohia - Blue Factory Flame.  When Jason Molina passed, the world lost one of it's best songwriters.  Do your-
self a favor and listen to as much of his material as possible.  
Ring The Bell

The Strokes -  Last Nite (Original Demo).  Remember when the Strokes were a thing?  That first record is still
pretty damn good.  





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