Friday, October 22, 2010



This song is so good. In surfin' da u-tube for Pierced Arrows videos, a word of advice: if you've liked Pierced Arrows since it was Dead Moon or you get what makes them magical at all, then don't watch the Scion/Vice video for this song. I know the video above kind of sucks too, but it is nothing like a visual representation of punk by people who also put cars that look like toasters and this kind of garbage into the world:

The video looks and sounds all wrong. Clean guitars and visual aesthetics that indicate they thought Pierced Arrows was a goth band.  It's disappointing to see a band that is so meaningful be so misconstrued and to know they had a hand in it. I'm not even talking about a selling out (although, I think there is probably plenty to say about that -it's just boring and sad to write about). I mean more that seeing something that used to feel so fantastically weird and specific get gutted and polished to fit a totally weird perception. It's also strange to consider that the exec's over at some pretty big places seem to think teens want to idolize Fred and Toodie and even more deranged that those same teens could possibly do that and want to buy a Scion too.  I like the idea of teens seeing the way that Fred and Toodie live as a valid, admirable and obtainable model. But DIY and punk isn't supposed to be about hero worship and copying

Let us not forget our great obligation to ourselves.

Here's the link to the Scion video if you really want to see it: crapola

Thursday, October 21, 2010


It's getting cold now. It's time to drink tea and get under some blankets and listen to these kind of jams.

Find more artists like Broken Water at MySpace Music

These are meant to be interpreted as a Christmas textile wish list. ALSO, Broken Water is playing two BAY AREA shows in a week. Let's slow head bang.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Got my nails done did.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Great Costume

the future me, originally uploaded by tree branch.

I had been planning to be CATHY (from the comics) for Halloween. But this looks SO COOL. 
I'd really like it if other people went as comic strip characters. But, not Doonesbury. I hate Doonesbury Anyone from the Peanuts gang or Haggard the Horrible would be welcome. 

Friday, October 1, 2010


Very excited to see Guided By Voices this Tuesday. Plus, they are playing with their fellow Buckeyes Times New Viking! One time when I lived in England and had no friends to hangout with, I told the drummer/singer of Times New Viking that he looks like a perfect mix of Charles Manson and young Henry Rollins. He totally agreed!! Turns out, he is something of a Chuckles Manson enthusiast also. I also saw them play in a basement with Psychedelic Horseshit who were on acid (for real) and their drummer lost his some of his equipment and used a cardboard box for a bass drum complete with kick pedal (for real). It was one of the best things I have ever seen. 

Come to the Warfield. We can eat at the vegan version of panada express in the mall across the street before.