Thursday, November 27, 2014

Short Report from the Western Front

Raul Kennedy Reporting
[Near] Aspen Colorado




I listened to the SUDS link you gave me AGAIN. 

Nothing better than a good night of civil unrest, have that feeling in the morning, drinking a whiskey in the shower, realize: i want a full report. 

go to the store, 

stoned out of my mind, after having issues with banks, losing my ID.

buy a pack of smokes and a New York Times. 

Home, drinking whiskey, listening to the suds, reading the TIMES. 

Everything is fine on the WESTERN FRONT, ALL IS CALM.

VOL.CLXIV . . . . No. 56,697








Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Decide Today Zine

I will eventually get arouund to talking/mentioning everything that has came my way during the [third]Northside Record Fair (NSRF). Maybe just in time for the fourth installment of the fair (and a switch to a bi-annual format) It's gonna be close... I admit, walking around the NSRFr, handing out copies ofBad Day At The Plastic Mines, I was a bit taken back when Robert Inhuman (of DECIDE TODAY) actually threw a zine back at me! I had began to solidly believe, after ample time sorting it all out in my head, that kids dont like zines... More importantly, my zines... But that belief, that sentence, was me just aimlessly bullshitting myself. After a couple inspiring coversations, and getting Roberts zine, I was forced to re-examine my reasoning. After completing a new story I wrote, the tough decision of how I was going to release it... Its only natural that Bad Day be resurected for that cause... So, I decided today, that I will resurect it... I will do it for me... I will do it at you. Again, still, if someone likes it, cool. If not, well, thats cool too.... Cleaverly written, Roberts zine is radically charged, leftist slanted, environmental based sloganeering and politically social in nature. Lotsa views and opinions with hard to the left politics. The zine focuses on two songs by his electronic hardcore* outfit, Decide Today. Content includes song lyrics designed to shed light and explain his own views that are also further explained in short, well-written essays that takes his views a step further. "Bulletbelt" concerns the fashion of punk-rock and the theory of addiction to defeat. I found that concept verily interesting. No, your not going to be 100% into everything said, but thats the beauty about it. I can totally see how a zine like this could totally explain some things to anyone new to punk music. The other side of the zine features similar styled essays and format for Decide Todays tune "Dont Talk to Cops" Robert includes self-illustrated artwork throughout this zine which, by itself, is impressive. Im not sure what kind of publishing schedule Robert has, but after seeing his table of political/radical reading materials at the NSRF, Im sure his mission will grow more and more.

*Im probably NOT getting the particular genre description correct...

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Story Within The Story

Photo courtesy of Stephen Sunday

I'm a fan of the AMC series, The Walking Dead... After seeing a post on Instagram that Comrade Stephen Sunday  posted I decided to do the 'finger-work' to uncover the bible verses seen in the lil' Church boards

Romans 6:4
"Or if we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life."
Ezekiel 37:7
"So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone."
Mathew 27:52
"And the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life."
Revelations 9:6
"And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death flees from them."
Luke 24:5
"In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?"