Archive for October, 2008

Halloween

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Jonas, notice that all that was added here is a wig…

Old Jawk Records Winter Solstice cards.

I posted most of this in 2005 but as I love Halloween, The Misfits/Samhain, and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy so much I am re-posting my re-post.

Unholy Passion
By Will Oldham

I got to listening to the Misfits around the time that Samhain started up. Many of us in Louisville were what is known as “rabid fans” of both bands, and there wasn’t a day went by we didn’t talk about the records, about Glenn. Initium is a great record, unique. At one point, I put together a huge collage of images pulled from school encyclopedias… voodoo and gargoyles, lots of blood and nastiness. I sent it to Glenn, along with a cow skull and ten dollars, hoping against hope for something to come back. Well, not too long after, the mailman brought me a package from Lodi, and in it was a “Cough/Cool” single and a beautiful pale-yellow Samhain t-shirt.

I think I saw the second show that Samhain played at Newport, K.Y.’s Jockey Club; it was an amazing night, the first time I stayed up all night. Everyone in the band signed my yellow t-shirt. This was probably during the “Unholy Passion” trip. When the November-Coming-Fire trip came around, a Louisville band called Maurice was asked to open. I went along for the trip, taking pictures.

So Samhain was Glenn, Eerie, Damien, and London May, with roadie Tom. We went to Ohio, Indiana, Michigan. I remember Detroit, the show was at Corey Rusk’s place; at one point, after soundcheck, there was a buzz that Glenn was upstairs with Corey and Tesco Vee. A jaw-dropping summit! London, I am pretty sure, was a vegetarian, and the others constantly ribbed him in Jersey boy fashion; when we would stop at a Denny’s, say, to eat, Glenn and Eerie would tell London that there was some shrubbery outside… really idiotic stuff, but hilarious. Britt Walford played drums in Maurice, and he and I entertained Samhain with our impersonations of people with cerebral palsy. They got a big kick out of that. High-minded all around, we were.

In Bloomington, something occured that we were told was a remarkable event: Glenn drank some of a beer, maybe a whole beer. I remember sitting on a porch at a party after the show. Glenn had someone’s acoustic guitar, and he started to play the John Cougar song “Small Town”. Only he sang it like this: “Well I was born with no dick… and I am a lesbian…” and he giggled hysterically.

The shows blew my mind, every night. “Death Comes Ripping”, “Bloodfeast”, and “Die! Die! My Darling” thrown in with the songs from the three Samhain records. Powerful, awesome. Always front and center we were, screaming, sweating, singing along with every song. The band was a united front. I have never seen such great songs played so fiercely just for the audience that was right there.

I got to see the Samhain tour a couple of years ago. The set was brilliantly structured, with line-up and costume changes to reflect the evolution of Samhain. And with tension, and joy; it was as great as it was in 1985, because Glenn had changed it and made it as great as our memories would have had it. After the show, London re-introduced me to Glenn. Glenn stared at me blankly, then smiled and thanked me for coming. His voice was hoarse, he had a cold. He didn’t remember me at all from 1985. I think about him all of the time.

Musician Will Oldham currently records as Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and has just released, via Drag City, a full-length collaboration with former Chavez and Zwan guitarist Matt Sweeney titled Superwolf.

I found this amazing article here.

Rome wasn’t built in a day…

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Finally have most of my toys unpacked, now the labor of setup begins

Have not even had a chance to open these duders

I’ve gone a little overboard…

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

in acquiring Ben Sherman’s

So far so good…

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Some things I hated about CS3 have been fixed, pretty quick load time.

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“…it’s a democracy inhabited by a
majority of disgusting, reprehensible turds…”
- Larry David

Read his whole post

Friday, October 24th, 2008

No on Prop 8
October 24, 2008
Apple is publicly opposing Proposition 8 and making a donation of $100,000 to the No on 8 campaign. Apple was among the first California companies to offer equal rights and benefits to our employees’ same-sex partners, and we strongly believe that a person’s fundamental rights — including the right to marry — should not be affected by their sexual orientation. Apple views this as a civil rights issue, rather than just a political issue, and is therefore speaking out publicly against Proposition 8.

http://www.apple.com/hotnews/

While unpacking…

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

…I found my copies of the greatest book of all time,

The two Dan O’Mahony books with a letter…

on the back of a crucial flyer.

And I also found this flyer from the Godless Red prior to my moving in…

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Thanks, WWE

“I am not Youth Culture” - Resurrection

Project Runway…

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Kenley had better win…

Update: Fuck.

Japan Town pickups

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Stopped by Super7 yesterday and picked up Out of Step Faces of Straight Edge

Anderson DNA…

Kenn24

The book is filled with great peeps.

Also picked up this Mazinga bank at the Japan Town Mall

SF x Sunday

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Zach and Lindsey

Zach’s big score

The view from my room