On Wednesday I finished my response mixtape to my friend Travis. The mix was a two parter, as I felt like I needed to give him one mix of “hardcore” stuff and a second of non-aggressive/heavy/screamy music so to more fully show my tastes. The first mix proved a bit difficult. I realized while putting [...]
Posted: August 9th, 2009 under 15 mins, Community, Music.
Tags: botch, Breather Resist, cave in, converge, curl up and die, deftones, dillinger escape plan, frodus, hardcore, intronaut, itunes, mewithoutyou, mix, mixtape, modern life is war, old man gloom, refused, scarlet, spitfire, trap them, travis bursik, Young Widows
A few of my friends posted a very serious list of 25 things about themselves on Facebook last week. After seeing the thoughtfulness they put into their own, I decided to replicate: 1. While I have a few good ideas, I am very much without a clue as to what I’m going to do with [...]
Posted: February 26th, 2009 under 15 mins, Community.
Tags: activator, agent dale cooper, chiropractor, christmas, dante, deliberative, Empathy, Grand, hampton, hardcore, justin chesnut, life, lolcatz, m&ms, Music, personal, quality time, script frenzy, tim allen
Upon finishing New Brunswick, New Jersey Goodbye on Saturday, I think I’m glad I read it. I like that I was immersed in another’s experience of punk rock, and I liked the description of the New Brunswick scene, although it was minute. I also would have loved a companion CD with the book of the [...]
Thoughts on a book I’m reading called New Brunswick, New Jersey, Goodbye and it’s implications on the hardcore scene in Saint Louis. I found an interesting quote in chapter 4 of NBNJG, “I once read a quote that said: ‘If punk is “I won’t” then hardcore is “I will.“‘” I wondered who Kauffman was quoting, [...]
Posted: January 26th, 2009 under 15 mins, Reading, Writing.
Tags: bad brains, black flag, hardcore, minor threat, Music, new brunswick new jersey goodbye, punk, Reading, ronen kauffman, St. Louis
I just arrived home from seeing my very first live concert at Greenville College Professor Rick McPeak’s barn just outside of Greenville. I’ve been out to the barn a couple times. Once at the end of last semester for some St. Paul’s get together, once for helping Thomas Johnson want the garden he planted there. [...]
Posted: October 28th, 2008 under Music, Writing.
Tags: Berry, Creativity, Empathy, Floundering, Greenville, hardcore, Jeff Tweedy, Joey Lemon, Live Shows, Matt Aufrecht, McPeak, Paul Goodenough, post-rock, Rachel Bowden, Radiohead, songwriting, Thom Yorke, Wilco
I uploaded a new song to my band’s myspace page. I think it’s cool. Definitely the most fun to play. Go listen if you please.
finished tracking the ep in greenville. it sounds good. matt goldman’s mixing it starting (maybe) this week. it’ll be mixed by second week of october. hopefully alan douches (west west side music) is mastering it. hopefully. me, rob and matt and wholly committed. seemingly the only ones my new job is kinda boring, but i [...]
Posted: August 30th, 2006 under Community, Music, Recording.
Tags: alan douches, car, dodge, Greenville, hardcore, internet, mastering, matt goldman, matthew scheer, mixing, My Band, Recording, rob muriel, spirit, true manufacturing, west west side music
A paper I wrote for Rock Music History about Converge. Converge Paper for Rock Music History Prof. Andrea Johnson May 5th, 2005 Converge is arguable one of the most important hardcore bands since Black Flag, Minor Threat, Agnostic Front and Sick of It All. Converge, along with a few other bands in the early nineties, [...]
Posted: April 5th, 2005 under Culture, Learning, Music, Writing.
Tags: ben koller, black flag, boston, boston hardcore, boston ma, caring and killing, cave in, converge, equal vision, first light, godcity, halo in a haystack, hardcore, Hardcore, hatebreed, jacob bannon, jane doe, kurt ballou, last light, Learning, long road home, ma, minor threat, motorhead, nate newton, petitioning the empty sky, Recording, refused, slayer, the shape of punk to come, when forever comes crashing, you fail me