Saturday, February 28, 2009
Many of you have surly wondered: whatever happened to the Beav? Well, we here at Voice of Dissent are happy to report that the Urban Blight front man/ much maligned singer for Fucked Up on the first European tour is doing well and apparently fronting some kind of David Bowie cover band. Way to go Beav!!!!
(in all seriousness: Urban Blight has just finished recording their long-time coming 12", It will be out shortly on Slasher and it will be ill)
Oh and by the way, for all those that thought my last post about Slumdog Millionaire was out of line (like my wife): well it appears that at least one literary giant agrees with me.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
What is it about these little discs that brings me so much joy? I think I could literally spend a day doing nothing but playing and organizing them... I mean no food or no bathroom breaks. I can remember the first time I started "collecting" them. It was back when Rotate This had the collectors wall behind the cash and I went and bought a first press of the 7 Seconds "Committed For Life" 7" for $20. This was the turning point. Prior to this I had been just buying records, this was a total change in priority: no longer would I be simply content to own the music on a repress or, god forbid a CD. Represses became little more then place holders until I could have the "real thing". I get asked all the time: why does Fucked Up release so many records and simply put it is because everyone in the band was at one point was a record collector so we naturally have an affinity for them. So far this year I have scratched three of my top wants off my list and, apart from the impending arrival of my son, nothing could have made me happier.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Well, I'm home at last after one month on the road. Here is some figures for you to ponder:
Hours spent in a van: thousands
Shows Played: 27
Video games beaten: 3
Number of people who have become more film literate then me: 4 (Mike is still film retarded)
Times I watched the first 3 seasons of "It's Always Sunny..." : 2
Cost of damage done at Boston show: $900
Records scored: 97
TV appearances: 3
Internet TV appearances: 5
Radio sets: 2
more to come...
Friday, February 13, 2009
Last night we had to cancel our show in Omaha due to the fact that I had totally lost my voice. It is the first time we have ever had to cancel a show and it is made worse that we had to do so in the home of the Better Beatles. I would promise that would make it up to you but that might not be true and then I would be a liar.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Alright, so last night we played in LA at the Echoplex. And again we were graced by the presence of Mr. Keith Morris for a cover of Nervous Breakdown.... next time we will do Wasted in to Bevehills. If anyone has a video please let me know.
The night before we saw NOFX for their 25th anniversery show. It was insane.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Hello my pretties. Today we're in New Mexico and on the way to the show we stopped off in Roswell. I hate to break it to you all but we did not see any aliens. We did however check out the International UFO Museum and Research Center (well most of us... Mike stayed in the van because, like cars, planes, onions and me, he is afraid of aliens). While it has nothing on "The Thing" in Arizona, it is nice to know that our entry donation is going to something positive.
Also, we have a tour coming up in England with Rolo Tomassi and the Bronx. The tour is called Shred Yr. Face and it has its own site, so if you want you can post on it.... keep it funny or mean.
Also, one of our loyal readers pointed out that I misspelled Mike's last name. It is spelled with an "e". HALIECHUK.
Also, this is awesome:
and this is not: