Friday, May 29, 2009


So I flew into Spain this morning, turn on my computer and find out that I have chosen to work for Fox News.... that truly is news to me.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

...when I got the music I got a place to go!

So this past Monday, bright and early, I took the subway down to the CBC building and appeared on "Q". It was a ton of fun and you don't have to take my word for it, here is a you tube video of it.

Also, if you like the interview so much that you want to listen to it again and again, this is a link to a podcast version.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I guess the Chain Of Strength shirt is the new Motorhead shirt...

Do you remember a few years back when all of the sudden you started to see random people rocking Motorhead shirts?

It was a really weird feeling because you knew that there was no way they were listening to Bomber when they got home... Now we have to ask ourselves: "Is Chain the next band that this is going to happen to?"

The Hundreds
have announced the release of the above shirt as well as a few other "Tribute to Hardcore Shirts". Now before we gather the pitchforks and torches, I should point out that, first off, some of the shirts (not the Johnny Cupcakes one) look pretty cool. Secondly, they are not the first to pee on consecrated ground. And finally, they are also pretty cool for actually reppin' hardcore on the reg. That being said... it is still make me feel weird.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Radio, Radio, Radio, Radio, Radio, Radio, Radio

Tomorrow morning (or today depending on when you read this) at 9:00 am est, I will be interviewed on "Q" on CBC Radio One. For those of you who are like"Hmm, that's sounds familiar," well it maybe from this moment of infamy a few weeks back:

You can listen live here.

Monday, May 18, 2009

It's beginning to feel a lot like Edge day...

Good news! Edge Day is less then five months away. And in honor of this this here is a short documentary on one of the greateast sXe bands ever: Judge

And remember you only have a few short months left to decide what you are going to dress up as and to buy those last minute edge day gifts...
and as an early edge day gift, here are the top three straight edge records according to the us here at VoD:

1: Brotherhood: No Tolerance For Ignorance
Before Gregg Anderson of Sunn 0))) discovered pot and boring music and before William Goldsmith discovered terrible college rock in Sunny Day Real Estate and the Foo Fighters, they were the axe-man in the greatest and bass-tard in the Greatest Edge band ever. Cool harsh vocals and illest gang vocal part ever: "More then music... IT'S A WAY OF LIFE!!!"

2: Turning Point: s/t
Once again the harsh vocals make the record. As a young edge kid nothing hit closer to home then the lyrics to few and the proud... fuck it as a 29 year old edge man they still hit:
Because I'm straight It's a trend to you How could that be When we number so few You've always criticized us Saying we do wrong You just feel threatened Cause you don't belong There's nothing to fear In our existence I'm reaching out to you You keep your distance... then they start to suck.

3: Confront: s/t: This record makes it a gruff vocals trifecta. Harsh, fast and Clevo... the three greatest words in the english language. So what if they became the OLC... I mean Crime Ridden Society is a killer record as well.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Fox Hunt

Recently.... actually, a couple weeks back, I made a return appearance on Fox News' Red Eye. This time I was actually in the belly of the beast itself: Fox News Studios. Unfortunately, I didn't get to meet Bill O'Reilly or Glenn Beck but I had a good time and managed to nearly give some of the behind-the-scenes people a heart attack when I gave Greg a "Support Our Canadian Troops" shirt on air. You can read about it here and watch the clip here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Do you remember that reference in the last post about Fucked Up not being liked by African-Americans (as evidenced by the reaction our Coachella set recieved on ? Well, not only did it come off sounding a little, unintentionally, racist but it is also not really true; as illustrated by the rapper Mos Def putting Fucked Up in his playlist in today's New York Times:

"You know how you hear something and you just relate? They rock. I like the title of their album too: “The Chemistry of Common Life” (Matador). I think I found out about them on the Net, I saw their name [unprintable in this newspaper], I said, “I’m game, I want to see what they’re about.” It’s raw, but it’s elegant. It’s intelligent, hardcore rock. It’s like Bad Brains, Minor Threat and Fugazi. A lot of people will call it punk, but it’s rock. It’s got good melodies. I listen to them on the road a lot. A lazy Sunday is a good time to listen to them. I would chill out to this music, read a book like “Animal Farm” and listen to this."

This is cool for multiple reasons. Firstly, because I have been a fan of his since I bought Soundbombing in '97. Secondly, when the record "Black On Both Sides" came out I had this fantasy that one day I would get do the punk part of "Rock N Roll" with him on stage. Thirdly, this

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Baby, Baby, Baby...

First off, thanks to everyone for their kind wishes for our new little family. We are all still doing well and I have come realized that I don't actually need or like sleep that much.

Secondly, I just got back from Coachella and I had the time of my life down there. For those of you who don't know what Coachella is, it is a festival held each just outside of Palm Springs. "Big fucking deal,"right? WRONG! It was chill as fuck and here are some musings about the weekend:

Twitter is so stupid: All weekend I would overhear people talking about it and then it made me have to sit through M.I.A. set (the worst thing I saw all weekend by the way) because she was twittering about how Lil Wayne was going to join her on stage. Well, in the end he didn't and she sucked... but it did give me an idea for a new arthouse film: "White People Dancing to MIA".

I could have been the whistle-blower on that: Last week the news broke that David Hasselhoff had fallen off the wagon and this blog could have totally had the scoop on that story because the Hoff was wandering around the backstage of Coachella like a drunk kid at Jr. Prom. I swear on the life of me child that this will not happen again. So everyone start bracing yourselves for the news that a certain female co-star of Spiderman can, again, no longer sing-a-long to her Project X record without feeling a little bit silly.

Best Set: Throbbing Gristle. Never did I think that a stage full of high school art teachers would be so menacing.

Your Joking Right?: Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon looking legit shook when Henry Rollins and Ian Mackaye walked by them.

I bled a ton:

and it did nothing to help Fucked Up's African American Fanbase.

so chill...

I have to change a diaper... more soon.