Thursday, January 31, 2008

Shake Appeal is better than bad.

We just added a new name to the line up for this coming Shake Appeal, Skull Kontrol's own Mario Orduno. Come early to hear the punk, rap, and soul records you wish you had.

Monday, January 28, 2008


I know I've been a bit on the fanatic side with the black metal blogs lately, but I'm beyond help. This video encompasses everything that is pure about the genre. A low-fi, black and white amateur video will always be a hundred times better than some highly produced pile of shit. This is Nargaroth performing Spell of Destruction which was written by Burzum. Classic song. And Kanwulf gives a killer performance with a complete freak out toward the end of the song. PERFECT.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Song of the Day #11

I just found these two video interviews of Fenriz from the legendary black metal pioneers Darkthrone, and it just confirms in my mind how fucking rad he is. As grim and evil as Darkthrone's sound was in the early days, Fenriz still has a sense of humor and you can just tell that this dude is just a regular old dude when it comes down to it, and a music lover to boot. The first one starts off in Norsk, but they speak mostly English for the remainder of the 10 minute interview.

This one is completely in Norsk, but it has English subtitles and it is super funny. Fenriz is interviewed for some weird mainstream Norwegian TV magazine about his favorite record.

Dude. We just watched Fenriz play air guitar to Uriah Heep in his bedroom.

Gabe Serbian told me that the last time The Locust toured Norway, he met Fenriz and went to his house to hang out. Aparently, Fenriz had a Wham! 7" sitting in his room. When Gabe asked him about it, he got all embarassed and told him he just liked the cover. Hmmm....

So here is a download of that Adrenaline O.D. song Fenriz was rocking out to in the first video. So good.

Rock-N-Roll Gas Station

I just ordered a copy of the new Striborg DVD from Aquarius Records in San Francisco and I can't wait to see it! Here is a video of some of the outtakes from the DBD I found.

And if you aren't familiar with Striborg, you can check it out by following the link below. Not for everyone. Not for 99%, more like it. This is some EXTREMELY raw, primitive, fucked black metal from the rainforests of Tasmania.

Psychedelic Nightmare

Last night....

Last night's Booty Bassment in San Diego was a kiiiiiiller. Thanks to everyone who came out, braved the rain, and got wet on the dancefloor for us. More thank yous are in order to Magic Bullets, The Prayers, Mario Orduno, and Milkfat Films for making it extra special. Milkfat is making a little video for us, which we are all very excited about. They will be filming at the next San Francisco Bassment, and then assuming they have all the footage they need, the videos should be ready shortly thereafter. So cool. We should have video of last week's Butt Shake Contest soon too. Oh, and by next weekend I should have my Worst Music Ever mixtape done, so look out for that. It will be called The Worst Mixtape Ever, Volume One- Dollar, Dollar Bin, Ya'll. Not like anyone's likely to listen to it, but anyway.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Song of the Day #10

Today is stormy and cold in sunny Southern California. Brandon and I just hung out in my living room drinking Earl Grey and listening to the newest Nortt album called Galgenfrist. It was perfect. So, I thought I would share one of the tracks with you. Definitely not for the faint of heart, this is funeral doom... like listening to a black metal record on 16. Super dark and sludgy, but with that evil edge that makes black metal exciting. I'm not a big fan of doom in general. Nortt transcends the constraints doom metal has somehow. This is Havet Hinsides Havet. Danish Funeral Doom!

Havet Hinsides Havet

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

01/24/08 Marks A New Milestone In The Annals Of Bad Music History.

Tomorrow night at The Zombie Lounge, we commence with The Worst Music Ever in San Diego. Dan Sant, Mark Smith, and myself bring the ruckus to your poor brains with some serious shit. Come hang out with us at the worst bar I've ever djed at. And yes, this is the same flier I used for the last one in San Francisco, but a guy only has two hands, and one of them is busy masterbating.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Song of the Day #9

The song of the day is Paralyzed by Holbein, which is the black metal side project I have with my brother, Pascal. We recorded this song last summer, and due to other projects requiring more of our time, our E.P. has never reached completion. This was the first song we recorded together for this project, and it actually isn't in final form. We recorded all the songs with a drum machine and planned on laying drum tracks when all the songs had been written, so this song still has quantized drums on it. Whatever.

If you are into Burzum, Xasthur, Leviathan, Make a Change... Kill Yourself, or any other slow, depressive type of black metal, then you may dig this. I hope to have the E.P. done this year.


Sunday, January 20, 2008

The BBSF One Year Anniversary was...

...completely off the chain. It was so off the chain that it might have been back on the chain for all I know. Holy shizer. So much fun. The butt-shake contest went off without a hitch. Conceit did a great job mcing, the judges gave us a nail biting suspenseful race to the finish, and the contestants? What can I say? One girl did a head stand whilst shaking that thang, another did a goddamned stage dive and crowd surfed at the end of her dance, the gay dude got naked, the monkey got out the fucking cage, and everyone lost their dang mind.

The whole contest was filmed, so there will be footage up on Youtube soon for which to peep. I can't wait for the next contest. If you didn't get in because we were at capacity, I apologize. I really wish we could have packed you all in, but alas, it could not be.

Here are some pics from last night. Most of them were taken by Ryan Wase.


Our decorating skills are unparalleled.

Ryan knows how to make the pictures look "trippy".

I have nothing clever to say about this picture. It just looks cool.

Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening, Conceit.

Another nice image.

Ah, Jesus. I just want to see these bellies rub together. And I'm not even into lesbians.

The girl in the lefthand corner is actually the Lady In Red that Chris De Burgh sang for.

I wonder how many women are now unwitting host to mongrel bastard children after this night? Spooning leads to forking.

Ben is stoked.

Our Butt-Shake Champion for the evening, Diana.



Talk about throwing them bows... this dude is feeling it hard.

I am the sixth member of the Village People.

Vitti giving Diana pointers on how to crush the competition.

Jordie Balls and Ryan Wase: the happy couple.

Some cute rando.

One of our judges, DJ Stef, with her male concubine.

The picture says it all.

Our bartenders rule, your's drool.

So, we don't have any pictures of the actually booty contest because the guy with the camera was filming instead, but like I said, the footage will be available soon. I will post it as soon as I get it.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Song of the Day #8

Last night, Ryan and I did the first Worst Music Ever in San Francisco. You all will be happy to know that it was an unmitigated success and we each made enough money to to buy 50 more WME style records for next month. Dollar dollar bin, ya'll... (By the way, I would appreciate it if you didn't bite that phrase. I am using it for my Worst Music Ever mixtape. Thank you.)

Oh, did I say NEXT MONTH? Yes, children, next month. Sunday, February 17, we will resume the work of sonic terrorism with another Worst Music Ever night. My favorite part of the night besides making people dance to Lady In Red, I'm Just A Girl, and Africa by Toto is when people walk up to the dj booth and flip us the bird.

Now, at this time it is my duty as an unabashed self promoter to inform you, once again, of the Booty Bassment San Francisco One Year Anniversary tomorrow night at The Knock Out. To help ring in the second year of BBSF, I give you Bitches! by DJ Funk. I aaaaalmost didn't post this song because it's kinda my favorite right now and I don't really want to share it, but fuck it. Butt fuck it. Have it. Just take it.

Oh, I also would like to mention that I am sorely disappointed in all of you because NOT ONE PERSON has downloaded Wind Beneath My Wings. What the "F", as they say? Please, someone download it.


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Mr. Robert Halford speaks.

"Sometimes I'm strapping on a big leather codpiece and I think, 'What the hell am I doing?' "

Song of the Day #7

Look, I know I already posted this goldang flier, but you must know, I don't give a shit. So anyway, it's TONIGHT.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I give you two special songs: Bette Midler's crowning achievement, Wind Beneath My Wings, and the proto-emo masterpiece All By Myself by Eric Carmen. THAWEET. See you at The Knock Out, doggfather.

Wind Beneath My Wings

All By Myself

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Photographic images from last Saturday's Shake Appeal (01/12/08).

Ryan just threw a hissy fit, so I must mention that he took these photos. What a goddamned little girl. Anyway, he also wanted me to mention that he blew up most of the balloons. Now that we have that out of the way, proceed. Oh, one more thing... Ryan Wase is such a little girl.

Welcome. What a good little decorator Ikah is.

I loooove playing to an empty room.


Preparing to freak.

Nice color scheme here.

Boys will be boys will be boys...

Ryan swears he's gangster.

Mark and Kristen are pretty alright.

Jen is working it hard, Sarah is doing the Statue of Liberty, and I'm just a goddamned goofball.

Ryan swears he's straight.

Again with this working it hard thing. Jeez Louise.

Bubble machine is where it's at.

Observe my balloon skills. I would have mentioned the streamers too, but Ikah ruined my scheme.

Hotlesbian trio? Yes.

Work, work, work.

Uh... I dunno. My hair? What the fuck.

I had no idea Mark E. Quark and Mr. Travis "T.K." Disco were so close.

What a dear Joe is.

And Mark too.

Alona and Travis came all the way from SF and LA, respectively. Thanks!

These pesky hotlesbians again! Peace be with you.