Friday, April 27, 2012
There have been a lot of reunions lately, some have been exciting others have been a joke. This one though is exciting but I do not know if they only meant to play two shows? I missed their reunion show on new years eve in LA, but I will not miss this. A documentary of American Nightmares reunions is coming hence forth from Deathwish's presses. They were and are one of the most influential bands of the early ought's and they will always hold a place in that rebirth of HC. It's funny, I still remember the day that they broke up. They wrote on their site that, it's over and no, they would not play a final tour. When it is over it's over.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
http://www.purevolume.com/news/Classics-of-Love-Stream-New-Self-Titled-Album Classics of Love are the kind of punk band that remember their roots, but aren't looking to concentrate strictly on them. Their debut, self-titled album pays much homage to straight-up punk, but also nods heavily towards ska, post-hardcore, and the gritty aesthetic of the classic, East Bay punk scene. It's also hard to get past the glaringly obvious fact that this is a band with a lot to say. From politics and society, to solidarity with one's scene and the rejection of materialism, Classics of Love prove to be more than just a punk band -- they're allowing their music to double as a platform for activism. What more could you hope for, though, from a band that involves ex-Operation Ivy frontman, Jesse Michaels. Give these whopping thirteen tracks a spin pre-release date [February 14, via Asian Man Records], and get yourself educated on the topics nearest to this band's heart with these hand-selected lyrics, below.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
I made the background of the news segment for the job fair I attended last Thursday. I hope to hear from some of the districts that I interviewed with over the next few weeks. On a side note, the man interviewed, a fellow social science teacher who can be expected to teach geography did not know where Ukiah was? Really?
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Richard Serra, this was the first time that I got to walk in one of Serra's enormous minamilist sculptures. Cory and Victoria had to leave as the interior messes with your depth and hearing perception. The size, weight and craftsmanship of this piece is mind blowing.
David, I think you have some inspiration lifted in your red painting from this fabric made in LA during the 50's.
Ray and Charles Eames Case Study home.
Dick Van Dyckes Studebaker on loan from the Peterson.
Levis modern take on western wear in the center.
Chris Burden, Metropolis II (Burden famous for shooting himself as an installation piece in the 60's right after my alma mater opened)
I have to say that it was a good trip to LACMA, my first since the reopening. I was a little underwhelmed with the modern California design portion but it was worth it to see such a huge retrospective of Robert Adams and Richard Serra.