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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle -- BAY RIDGE – Tuning up a possible campaign run to be the Democratic Party candidate to unseat long-serving Republican state Sen. Marty Golden in southwest Brooklyn is rock guitarist, voice actor, fundraiser and webmaster Justin Lee Brannan.
He pitched his cause for grassroots leadership change and Albany reform at a recent meeting of the Brooklyn Democrats for Change in Bay Ridge, a candidates’ night that included Democrat candidate Mike DiSanto, who had spoken to the progressive Democratic club earlier this year, in the audience.
“We need a new brand of invigorated leadership,” said Brannan, 31, a founding member of Indecision and Most Precious Blood, rock bands that have toured the country and world. He noted that he “sees great changes in the community. We need an advocate, not a politician with an insatiable ego. We need new leadership in the face of a dysfunctional state government in Albany.”
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
"Deathwish/Malfunction along with Six Feet Under Records are proud to present "MMX", our most ambitious and eclectic FREE Digital sampler to date. "MMX" features 36 fantastic contributions (many of which are unreleased) from some of the most anticipated hardcore/punk/metal releases due out in the future.
Bands included on "MMX" (in order of appearance): Converge, Narrows, Integrity, Blacklisted, Doomriders, Nails, Bitter End, Rise And Fall, Acid Tiger, Lewd Acts, Killing The Dream, Carpathian, 108, Starkweather, Overmars, J. Bannon, Eshas, Rot In Hell, As We Let Go, The Rival Mob, New Lows, 50 Lions, Trap Them, Mother Of Mercy, United Nations, Ressurection, The Carrier, True Colors, Foundation, Pegasus, End of a Year, Daylight, Irons, and Ceremony.
Lastly, be sure to check out the two new videos located at the end of the sampler:
Integrity "Invocation of the Blackest Curse" (Video trailer) For “The Blackest Curse” CD/LP
Converge "Thousands of Miles Between Us" (Video trailer) For their “Thousands of Miles Between Us” DVD
All in all, the material on "MMX" is a powerful peak into the huge year unfolding in our collective world. A jaw dropping 2 hour FREE collection of material that is proof that heavy and engaging music is still alive and well in 2010. If you dig what you hear, please support these artists by seeing them live and by purchasing their releases and apparel in the DW Estore @ www.deathwishinc.com."
There's a whole bunch of different ways for you to get it, too. Check it out.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
"Wes here from A Better Hope Foundation. Our van was broken into tonight. they cleared us out of Laptops, ipods, clothes, cash, backpacks......you name it, they took it. also, we now have to replace the passenger side window that they smashed, and they ripped out all of the dome lights in the van.along with plenty of other damage..none of this is covered by our insurance.
we have liability only...we are taking donations via paypal at: firstname.lastname@example.org please please help us out....even if you cannot spare a dollar or two, please forward this message, post it on your local hc message board, b9, myspace, face book, whatever......ANYTHING helps. we have literally poured our entire lives into this band, and we need a little support right now.
thank you so much."
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Sorry bible thumpers.
Easter celebrations were held hundreds of years before Christ was born as festivals of spring honoring Eostre, the great mother goddess of the Saxons. This name was fashioned after the ancient word for spring, Eastre. The goddess Ostara was the Norse equivalent whose symbols were the hare and the egg. From this comes our modern tradition of celebrating Easter with eggs and bunnies.
In the Mediterranean region, there was a pre-Christian spring celebration centered around the vernal equinox (March 20 or 21) that honored Cybele, the Phrygian goddess of fertility. Cybele’s consort, Attis, was considered born of a virgin and was believed to have died and been resurrected three days later. Attis derived his mythology from even earlier gods, Osiris, Dionysus, and Orpheus, who also were supposed to have been born of a virgin and suffered death and resurrection as long as 500 years before Christ was born. The death of Attis was commemorated on a Friday and the resurrection was celebrated three days later on Sunday.
There are other Easter traditions that are pagan in origin. The Easter sunrise service is derived from the ancient pagan practice of welcoming the sun on the morning of the spring equinox, marking the beginning of spring. What we now call Easter lilies were revered by the ancients as symbols of fertility and representative of the male genitalia. The ancient Babylonian religions had rituals involving dyed eggs as did the ancient Egyptians.
The Christian version of Easter is celebrated after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. Modern day neo-pagans usually have their spring celebrations on the day of the equinox. Either way, these celebrations have gone on every year continuously for over 2500 years. So, next Sunday, if you go to an Easter sunrise service, hunt for colored eggs or eat marshmallow bunnies, remember you are indulging in pagan rituals that celebrate fertility and the advent of springtime!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Well, turns out the everyone (including the band) spoke too soon and the resurrection of 108 is already underway.
"108 has not broken up. Rasaraja [aka Robert Fish] has left the band, but 108 will continue in full force with a new direction and focus. We will be writing, recording and playing shows this year to support 18.61 and create new music."
So does this mean that Vic is back on vocals? Who knows? Apparently no one.