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Gimme Some High Fructose Corn Syrup!!! [Aug. 3rd, 2005|10:50 pm]
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[mood |busy]
[music |Reds - demo]

So far I'm on day 2 of my raw foods diet. I'm trying to make it till Sunday evening eating only raw fruits and vegetables. Ever since I moved back to Florida in 02 I've really been eating like shit. It's weird to think I was strictly vegan for so many years and now my diet consists of lots of fast food, lots of soda, and lots of dairy. So since school is out I figured it was as good a time as any to get a grip on my lifestyle choices. I decided to go on raw foods for the next few days to allow my body to recouperate after all the junk I've put in it and also as an excercise in discipline. I'm trying to hold out until Pacific Rim on Sunday. I'm doing pretty good so far and actually feel lighter and more energetic, but not consuming caffeine and high fructuse corn syrup has left me coping with some wicked withdrawal headaches.

Here's my food consumption thus far:

Day 1

Breakfast: nectarine, banana, and cherries
Lunch: plum, nectarine, apple
Mid-Afternoon Snack: plum
Dinner: tomato slices, cucumber slices, and avacado w/ rice vinegar and seasining to taste
Dessert: Cherries

Day 2

Breakfast: chopped strawberries and bananas, and cherries
Lunch: plum, nectarine, 2 bananas
Mid-Afternoon Snack: apple
Dinner: 1 large carrot, a glass of carrot/celery/garlic juice
Dessert: Cherries

After I finish this on Sunday, I'm not sure whether I'll go vegan again or not. I'd like to, but I'd be okay using dairy sparingly and preferably organic. We'll see.


In other news I'm probably going to set up a proper record release show for Asthma Atttaq towards the end of August. It'll probably be at the Olympia Theatre in Palmetto, which is a really cool children's theatre and has a stage that is decorated to look like a castle. It's outdoors and the owners are friendly and genuinely just want some "art" going on in the heart of conservative Palmetto. Though they typically charge kids more than I feel comfortable with and shows must end by 10:00 because of the noise.

To make up for a long hiatus I've got quite a few things coming out in the not some distant future:
FEB-006 Ispoke "Autobiography" CD - Feminist, Anti-capitalist emo from Canada
FEB-007 Yossarian is Drowning 7" - Pansy violence from the UK
FEB-008 Arse Moreira/Black Castle - split 7" - Screamo from Mexico vs. Posi-Goth Darkwave from NC
and it also looks like I'll be doing the U.S. Pressing of Belle Epoque's Full-length. Wheew...
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(no subject) [Jul. 31st, 2005|05:04 pm]
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Ahhh the long weekend is dying down. My expectations fell short, but I did get some stuff done. With school done for the semester I've got about a month or so where my plate won't be so full. My big task this weekend was trying to reorganize my closet downstairs which has become a dissaster area. I got that accomplished and in the process tossed out about two years worth of the Nation, New Republic, Extra, Atlantic Monthly, and tons of zines that have been accumulating. It would have been nice to donate the magazines to the library and the zines to a zine library somewhere, but the truth is I would never get around to it. So now I have a nicely organized area to store all of my records and button press and winter clothes. Next week my goal is to get my utility room cleaned which will ultimately become the office for my record label. My wife made me a deal that if I clean it out, she would call someone to make it climiate controlled since humidity and heat = vinyl's worst nightmare. Hopefully I'll get a table down there to futz around with silkscreening.

Friday I went to the sorta record release show for the Asthma Atttaq CD. I say sorta because the CD was available, but it wasn't a proper record release show. It was pretty sparsely populated, but I had a good time. Asthma Atttaq used this vocal pedal, which made Ry's vocals all weird (in a good way) and they introduced themselves as Yip-Yip, which was funny.

Ironing Played next and it is always a treat to watch Andrew play. John thought the sound was low, but I thought he sounded good.

Railsplitter cancelled...and then next were two mosh metal bands. Of Angels and Gravediggers has the old singer from Cease taking up the vocal work. Nothing Promise played last. Nothing Memorable. I have nothing against metal stuff and actually enjoy quite a few bands from the genre, but why do bands of that genre love playing mid-tempo?

I've got a week off coming soon to be productive so I say I'm off to a good start.

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Andrew working his sound manipulation

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Asthma Atttaq announcing David's graduation from highschool.
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(no subject) [Jul. 7th, 2005|12:52 pm]
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[music |Hara-Kari Kitty]

Wow!!! I work at one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in the nation.

North Sarasota Library sets ‘Gold’ standard in energy efficiency

Sarasota County’s North Sarasota Public Library has earned “Gold” level designation from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDÔ). It becomes only the fourth building in Florida to earn the prestigious rating, which recognizes buildings based on their energy conservation and environmental operations, and one of only 278 LEED certified buildings in the U.S.

Located at 2801 Newtown Blvd., the North Sarasota Public Library is the first building in Sarasota County to earn LEED certification. Begun in July 2003 and completed in August 2004 at a cost of $3.6 million, the 25,000-square-foot library was designed as a multicultural center for the community. Karl Brown, AIA, of Sarasota’s Fleishman Garcia Architects, is the architect of record. Naples-based Kraft Construction Company Inc. was the contractor.

“This is an impressive accomplishment,” said USGBC’s assistant certification manager Max Zahniser. His final review lauded the library for excellence in five categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality. The building’s innovation and design process were also recognized.

The “Gold” designation is the second-highest rating that a building can achieve through the LEED program. Only 10 buildings in the U.S. have received the higher “Platinum” rating. Only 69 have earned the “Gold” rating. The only three other buildings in Florida that have been certified “Gold” are Rinker Hall at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Happy Feet Plus in Clearwater and the Navy Federal Credit Union in Pensacola.

The North Sarasota Public Library becomes the fifth library in the country to be LEED certified, and only the second to be certified “Gold.”
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(no subject) [Jun. 29th, 2005|10:00 pm]
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[mood |sleepysleepy]
[music |the Evens]

It appears that the Asthma Atttaq "Breathe Heavy" CD will be finished July 14th. For those interested I'm taking pre-orders now. They're $7 ppd. Tentatively we're having a record release show at the Orpheum in Ybor City on July 29th with Railsplitter, Nothing Promise, and others. More details soon...

I had a major facelift done to the website recently and have become competent enough to update it. Hopefully I'll have some time on my hands mid-July to learn more about web design along with silk-screening and photoshop.

Forever Escaping Boredom Records
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Yr Oxen Have Drowned Fest!!! [Jun. 22nd, 2005|05:26 pm]
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[mood |chipperchipper]
[music |Scrog/Reversal of Man/Calvary = morining driving music]

Yr Oxen Have Drowned Fest
June 24th - 3PM | 4816 Thorpe Ave Orlando, 32804 | $3 for the KEG | Rain or Shine
This is from the horse’s mouth. Will be killer!

Everything is looking good, and we are ready to rock at 2pm on
friday. Here is the playing order that I have as of right now.
2:00- Allegory of the Cave
2:40- Someone Stole my BMX
3:20- Beneath Low Flying Planes
4:00- Geanie Friedman
4:40- Yip-Yip
5:20- Devices
6:00- Josh @ deadtank
6:40- Towering Inferno
7:20- Ironing
8:00- Asthma Atttaq
8:40- Skeleton Damage (Combined set of Whats Yr Damage? and
Skeleton Warrior)

Helpful things to bring:

1-Tarps- we are going to build a porch of sorts in case of rain
and
to cover shit. The weather forcast says 30% chance of rain... so
it
should rain for like half an hour sometime in the
day.
2-Mic stands
3-chairs for ppl
4-PA- ours dont work no more
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Some necessary political spamming! [Jun. 15th, 2005|12:00 pm]
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Subject: This time, it's for real: Save NPR and PBS

Hi,

You know that email petition that keeps circulating about how Congress is slashing funding for NPR and PBS? Well, now it's actually true. (Really. Check at the bottom if you don't believe me.)

Sign the petition telling Congress to save NPR and PBS:

http://www.moveon.org/publicbroadcasting/

A House panel has voted to eliminate all public funding for NPR and PBS, starting with "Sesame Street," "Reading Rainbow," and other commercial-free children's shows. If approved, this would be the most severe cut in the history of public broadcasting, threatening to pull the plug on Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch.

The cuts would slash 25% of the federal funding this year—$100 million—and end funding altogether within two years. The loss could kill beloved children's shows like "Clifford the Big Red Dog," "Arthur," and "Postcards from Buster." Rural stations and those serving low-income communities might not survive. Other stations would have to increase corporate sponsorships.

Already, 300,000 people have signed the petition. Can you help us reach 400,000 signatures today?

http://www.moveon.org/publicbroadcasting/

Thanks!

P.S. Read the Washington Post report on the threat to NPR and PBS at:

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=745
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More Reviews.... [Jun. 14th, 2005|10:57 am]
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More Reviews:

From Fountain
Asthma Attaq/ Dirty south apocalypse split 12”

Asthma Attaq: Why isn’t this band more popular? When this record begins it begins with a soundscape that oozes with eerie melodies and well used effects that are used to create and atmosphere and complement. The further I get into this labyrinth, the more lost I feel, AA take the listener through a winding corridor of hardcore, noise, post rock, and jazz and they do it absolutely flawlessly from song to song. This band has been Florida ’s best kept secret for far too long and I hope that one day I’ll be able to see this band live!

Dirty South Apocalypse: Dirty South Apocalypse’s side of this record is much darker than the Asthma Attaq side. What I found very interesting was the fact that a specific genre cannot be applied to this band. Their songs are very melodic, but too brutal to be called “screamo” and too soft and lulling to be called just straight up hardcore. The songs seamlessly blend together to create the feeling that this is truly an album as opposed to a collection of songs.

Over all this split is amazing and is better than ¾ of records that are being released in this day and age. The two bands work very well together and I expect big things from both of them.


Spirit of Versailles – In Line for Halos EP

Thanks to forever escaping boredom records the first Spirit of Versailles 7” is now available again to vinyl junkies everywhere. The vinyl itself looks great on sky blue/white marble vinyl. We’ve all heard the spirit of Versailles before, and for the most part we’ve all heard this record before. But for anyone that hasn’t, the thing that has always drawn me to this band is the guitar work, while I’m sure most people feel that the guitar work is nothing special, what I’ve always liked is that they manage to sound a lot fuller than a lot of emo bands of that period. I’d recommend this record, but you probably already own it.


Review from Razorcake #26:
Dirty South Apocalypse/Asthma Atttaq: Split: LP

The Dirty South Apocalypse side comes out swingin': awesome spazzy hardcore with great vocals that remind me of Employer, Employee but with a raw, dirtier edge. You know how there are a few metalcore bands that started off good before they got lame? They kinda sound like one of those bands. But oh, the record's going all good and now this last song hits and it's this totally wimpy boring emo suckfest. What happened guys?

Asthma Attaq are really cool spacey hardcore with all kinds of cool, trippy parts that sound a bit like Tarantula Hawk or Yeti, and it even kinda sounds like Yes a little bit. It's really interesting and held my attention throughout. This is a record worth getting, for sure. - Ben Snakepit
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(no subject) [Jun. 9th, 2005|06:58 pm]
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[mood |satisfiedsatisfied]
[music |Mix MD w/Neko Case, Hot Hot Heat, and the Country Slashers]

Ahh the weekend is near at hand. I have tomorrow off and will be spending the day with Maxamilian and hoping to catch in some episodes of Chappelle's Show Season 2. Sunday will be some BBQ action at Phil and Liz's place. I'm hoping as soon as school's over for the Summer I'll have some time to hone my silk screening skills (non-existent at the present). I'd like to get proficient enough to silk screen my own record jackets and make some old school t-shirts. How else would I ever be able to obtain a Chokehold shirt in XXL? I should also have tons of records coming in for distro. Yeah! School's a bear, but I've only got like month left so I'll perservere. I almost got away with taking all my classes on-line, but I have to make 1 trek to Orlando and 1 to Tampa. I'm on the circulation desk...I'm starting to ramble...goodbye....
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Edging Into Old Age XXX [Jun. 3rd, 2005|11:37 pm]
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[mood |amusedamused]
[music |Over My Dead Body - "Drug Free Adults"]

This is just too hilarious. I found this news item from the local Reno Nevada News:

http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/1592996.html

Straight Edge Fringe Named Gang
Reno
Updated: 8:12 AM Jun 1, 2005
Koula Gianulias

Straight Edge teens say no to drugs, drinking and sex. Most parents would say, that's a good thing. The problem is some of these kids are taking their beliefs too far. Police say they are considered a gang because some are lashing out violently against other kids who don't follow their lifestyle.
"They're pretty much terrorizing kids in their owns schools," says Sgt. Walt Frazier with the Regional Gang Unit.
"Some of their weapons of choice are bats, brass knuckles, knives, pepper spray and mace," says Officer Paul Adamson, also with the Regional Gang Unit.
It's a lifestyle based on positive behavior. But an extremist fringe has grown out of this philosophy, leading the Regional Gang Unit to classify a group of strait edgers as a gang. They're considered "hard core" and apparently feel its their obligation to enforce their beliefs.
Police say they target kids who smoke and drink. Usually draped in dark clothing with dyed black hair, they're known for starting trouble at a sporting events, or showing up at parties they weren't invited to and provoking a fight. Police also say because they come from more affluent families, they've got the technology - like cell phones and computers - to organize rapidly.
The Washoe County School District has banned all straight edge clothing and paraphernalia. They're also urging parents to talk to their kids about any sort of organization they've joined, and the level of their involvement.

"It is wise to avoid militants of all plumage, To trust only the fanatically unfanatic" - Frederik Frank
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I Should Really Be Doing My Homework [May. 23rd, 2005|11:45 pm]
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[mood |blahblah]
[music |the frog outside my window]

In the spirit of D.I.Y. I've become a reluctant distro-er. I've been doing some trading lately with other labels and so far have the following available:

From Sqaure of Opposition Records
http://www.geocities.com/squareofopposition/

The Oktober Skyline 12" - grindy shit a la Daughters in a rad silkscreened jacket.

Hypatia/Robot Attack split 7" - vegan sxe posi-core vs. PA thrash.

Le Thief/Jr. League split 7" - a slabs worth of folk punk.

Get to the Chopper 7" - insane noise/grind.

From Cleansing Power of Fire
http://www.triangleandrhino.com/

Triangle & Rhino "Take Out Your Knives" CD -insane metallic hardcore with keyboards.

CD/LP - $7, 7" - $3.50

I should have trades from Moo Cow records coming shortly.
http://www.moocowrecords.com/

I also am starting to do reviews for Viva La Vinyl. Thus far I have reviews up for Light Yourself on Fire and Towering Inferno. If they can stomach my gramatical errors, I'll be doing more.
http://vivalavinyl.org/

Lastly I'll be getting some more distro help from Nova Recordings in Europe. They'll be carrying copies of the DSA/AA 12' and the Spirit of Versailles 7".
http://www.novarecordings.de/
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