Few days ago my laptop kind of died and I´m still not sure if I will manage to save the hard disk with all the music and stuff on it. I´m mentioning that here because my writing about The Truth & Ugly Fucks Spring mini tour is gone and I didn´t save it anywhere else (how smart of me) like I usually do when I write for the zine. So, at the moment, I don´t have the will or the energy to write the tour all over gain, so I´m not sure at the moment will I write it again for the blog or I will just put it to rest. This whole month was kind of strange for me, I spent a lot of time at my parents home because I had to watch over my sister´s dogs. Also, my both roommates are moving soon (and one of them was also my best friend these past three years) and the guys from Rules will move in and become my new roommates, so that will be interesting. I guess there was also some stress that I was dealing with lately, although I´m not even sure why I was stressed about. Maybe a little because of some personal relationships with some of my friends and also there was/is some stress related to the two tours I will be touring and the fact that the tours are still not all booked. I also felt kind of numb to some things lately, like I was some kind of numb zombie, I don´t know how to describe it. Then also rare rehearsals with the bands didn´t help much my inner state and also knowing the fact that I will not be able to see another TEAR IT UP reunion which is happening this September in New Jersey. At least it is a benefit show so it is for a good cause. I respect TIU guys for things like that, every reunion they did, they didn´t do it for the money or some other lame reason. It is interesting that on September 3rd when the TIU reunion will happen, it will also be the first day of Rules/Left To Starve tour. I´m gonna surely have that in mind when I´m gonna play the shows on said tour. There were few more weird and bad things happening this month, but let's not make this an depressive post, haha. Of course, there were some good stuff too, like getting Obedience tape which is a new hardcore punk band from Austin, Texas where Dave from TIU/Dead Nation sings, seeing Nailed In/Red Death/Protester show, then some people ordered a stack of zines from me which is nice to see that some people are still interested in zines and I don´t know, it seems that I can remember more the bad than the good things, oh well. Oh yeah, my birthday was few weeks ago. The more I get older, more I feel like out of step with most of the people and stuff around me. To some, „out of step“ is just a Minor Threat record/song, to me it´s my whole fucking life. I still pretty much feel like I´m misunderstood for most of the time and I feel totally like lyrics of Everybody Hates Me goes: „My friends hate me I see it in their eyes, it stays unspoken to keep up their disguise. My parents think my life´s work is a joke, try to legitimize it they try to make me choke. Everybody hates me! Kind words are never spoken to me, dirty looks and threats are all I receive. I think I´m worthless and I always will, no one can help there´s no emotions to heal. Everybody hates me, I know that you hate me too.“ The rest of the world is no picnic either, hate and misery is all I see and hear, so what can we fucking do? Don´t get me wrong, I´m OK, there are other people and animals that are having much worse time on this planet than me, but I can´t help feeling like shit sometimes and if you really don´t want to know how I´m feeling then don´t fucking ask me.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
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I´m still writing Ugly Fucks & The Truth Spring mini tour report, so until I finish that, here are some news about some bands that I dig and support.
ADDENDA (Barcelona, Spain)
Addenda is a fast hc/punk from Barcelona, Spain and I´ve had pleasure to meet these guys, play and talk with them, very nice dudes indeed! Check out their fast but also melodic hardcore punk influenced by old Spanish hardcore bands but also influenced by fastcore/powerviolence bands like 625 Thrashcore label used to put out.
THE CELETOIDS (Zagreb, Croatia)
The Celetoids is a energetic punk rock/garage rock band from Zagreb, Croatia that has members from other Zagreb/Belgrade punk rock bands like: Modern Delusion, Black Gust, Chresus Jist, Path Of Decay… They are pretty active and their shows are always energetic so is their music, very nervous and furious fast punk rock. Few months ago they released a tape for Zagreb hc/punk label Doomtown, check it out.
ILL WIND (Zagreb, Croatia)
Ill Wind is a melancholic punk rock band from Zagreb, Croatia that has members that played in bunch of band during past ten years, like: Vaseline Children, Junk Messiah, The Pathetics, Ugly Fucks, Benchwarmers and some more obscure bands. They just finished their first recording which they plan to release it on a tape and also on a split 12 ˝ with Rules, so check them out.
OBEDIENCE (Austin, Texas, USA)
Obedience is a new hardcore punk from Austin, Texas, USA with Dave from Tear It Up, Dead Nation, Splitting Headache & The Good Book on vocals while the rest of the members play/ed in Severed Head Of State, Signal Lost, Concrete Elite and Breakout. They play fast and pissed off hc/punk with distinctive vocals. Obedience just released their first tape and I should get it soon so expect a review of the tape soon.
SOLO CONTRA TODOS (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Solo Contra Todos is a mid tempo hc/punk band from Buenos Aires, Argentina. They sent me an email few weeks ago and contest of the email was written in Spanish. I´ve translated it via google translate (not always the best option, haha) and as I´ve understood it, they wanted me to share their band on my blog. I don´t know much about the band, but from what I´ve heard and saw, they seem pretty cool. So, check them out.
PS – News from my band Rules, here is the video of the half of our new song, still without a lyrics, fuckin´ a!