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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

old school olympia

I saw this picture of Sea Mart today. It brought back memories of Xmas Past.

This old Beat Happening video shows you what downtown Olympia used to look like.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Punk Comics History by Janelle Hessig

From the Punk Comics Issue of MRR magazine

Janelle Hessig on Shawn Kerri:
She was as prolific as these other more notorious artists and, for me personally, her art resonated more with the things that I like best about punk — action, humor, and being a fucked up kid. So, why isn’t Shawn more well known? One possible contributing factor to her lack of recognition could be that she didn’t fight tooth and nail over copyrights. Around 1986, when the Circle Jerks began pining for mainstream success, their agent and record label decided that they owned the rights to the skanking kid image and shouldn’t pay Shawn. Rather than deal with legal battles and mangled friendships, she just let it go and signed the rights over to Keith Morris. The current day skank kid is a bastardized commercial version of her original art.

Friday, December 17, 2010

top tweny guitar players

1. billy karren
2. christina billotte
3. elisa ambrogio
4. jo johnson
5. raven mahon
6. greg sage
7. jimi hendrix
8. billy childish
9. holly golightly
10. mick collins
11. dan kroha
13. julie cafritz
14. kim gordon
15. erin smith
16. kathi wilcox
17. jessica espeleta
18. bernard sumner
19. ana da silva
20. tara jane o'neil

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Best Live Shows of 2010

1. The Human Skab at The Eagle's Hall
2. Grass Widow/ STLS/ Coasting/Broken Water at Northern
3. Impromptu DIO tribute show in Columbus, OH by Black Rainbow
4. Weird TV at Westside Artswalk
5. Hell Woman, Raw War, Tesseract & Dead Head at The Red House
6. Blood Bones at The Olympia Timberland Library
7. Tara Jane ONeil, HeLLL, Dragging an Ox Through Water at Northern
8. Wild Flag/ Western Hymn at Northern
9. The Gossip at 3AM at The Olympia Film Festival (and The Need!)
10. Son Skull, White Lung, Nu Sensae at Old School Pizza

Monday, December 13, 2010


hysterics live in olympia, 2010

I still haven't seen them live, but the demo rules, thanks peter
I went by rainy day and phantom city to buy one to send to layla
but they were all sold out