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August 2008 Blog Posts (49)

The birth of the Spaz Kids

It was '83 I believe.. Mark and Bill and I had honed our obnoxious to a fine science. There was a live radio show for QAX. It was up stairs on Kirkwood on the square. At that time it was a dumpy area full of cheap nasty apartments. Rat Rondell lived down the block above where JL Waters us to be... I think the band that only played that night's name was 'Volunteer Mercenaries for Bob' and if I get my facts wrong someone please correct me. The people I remember were Seth Spicker on guitar, Don… Continue

Added by Spaz Kid on August 31, 2008 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Rockits - issue 1

Rockits was a rock and roll pizza joint. I worked there circa 93? After graduating college.. Since the economy kinda sucked at the time I had to save $$ to buy a shitty car so I could move to the extended strip mall of Indy-a-no-place to get me one of them there dreaded 'real jobs'. I needed some chill time after college anyway.. and working at Rockits was great. Mrs B. - love her - was like a surrogate mom to me. I remember when I started working there - unlike most guys there I actually… Continue

Added by Spaz Kid on August 31, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Memorable Musical Moments growing in BF Southern Indiana

These are in no special order, just thing I remember about growing up in bton, and mostly hating it.

* Being chased by Glen Danzig with a 2x4: Early/Mid 80's? Samhain was playing at the old library... Brad, Mark and I were kinda fucking with Glen Danzig and company who was still a pre-steroid 98 pounds. Brad asked them if it was real blood on their album cover. They said it was real horse blood from a slaughter house. We the guitar player about him about his signed Gene Simmons…


Added by Spaz Kid on August 31, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Crabtree's Trunk Podcast Episode #2 - Sean Wilhoite Benifit/Tribute

Venue: Locals Only Arts and Music Pub

Performances: Johnny Ping, Captain Band, Crabtree's Trunk Featuring The Rhinestones, 0 for 2, and Submission

Don't forget to check out the slideshow!
We discuss Sean Wilhoite his art, music, and the person. We tell a few stories. We get sidetracked by the 40… Continue

Added by Scott Kern on August 30, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Changes Coming to the Site! - Chat, Store, Tab Manager, Open Social, iPhone, more!

There will be some updates coming to the site that should greatly improve the functionality. As many of you know, the community portion of the site runs on the Ning platform and they are launching a number of software updates in the coming weeks. Here's what to expect.

Live Chat/IM which should be live early next week…


Added by Jeb Banner on August 30, 2008 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Jailed Cuban Punk Rocker to Stand Trial

Interesting how so many US punks and musicians (at least that I know) hold the Cuban system, Che, and Castro in high esteem. I guess they don't feel the same in Cuba. I'm glad we live in a place, imperfect as it may be at times, where we can sing about whatever we want, write whatever we want and participate in forums like MFT without being dragged away by the police.


HAVANA (AP) - Cuba has ordered jailed punk rocker Gorki Aguila, an outspoken… Continue

Added by Sean O'Neil on August 28, 2008 at 10:39am — 7 Comments


On behalf of April, Laurie, Michael and myself... I just wanted to thank everyone for supporting us so well during our midwestern tour earlier this month. We had a fantastic time... we hope you did too. I posted some photos from our Cincinnati and Chicago gigs on my page here.... and a couple live performance videos from the tour on my myspace page:

Again, big thanks to Nora Spitznogle and Abby Tonsing for the press coverage - and Jim… Continue

Added by James Combs on August 27, 2008 at 12:06pm — 3 Comments

Biden on Zionism

Watch and learn!

Added by Dirty Doug Perdue on August 27, 2008 at 11:19am — 28 Comments

The New Democratic Party Drinking Game

Ok...everyone grab your every time one of these TV pundits says "Red Meat" Drink!


Added by Janie Danger on August 26, 2008 at 6:42pm — 8 Comments

My Old Kentucky Blog presents... Margot & The Nuclear So & Sos + David Vandervelde + Judgement Day : Oct. 17, 2008

Please note: This event is ALL-AGES in the Murat ARABIAN Room on October 17, 2008. Soon you will also be able to buy tickets at INDY CD/VINYL and The Murat ARABIAN Room office (under the black awnings - not the Murat Egyptian or Theatre Room box offices)

You can buy your tickets online at… Continue

Added by Dodge on August 25, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Drawing The Line: Musicians, Misbehavior, and Morals.

The majority of these artists suck anyways, but my point, or question rather, is: where do you draw the line? If so, where? Why: sex crimes, drug use, political spoutings, etc.???

Fortunately for me, I am pretty sure Michael Jackson was not a pedophile during The Jackson 5 era (although I am a sucker for Thriller), or maybe I'd have to more seriously consider these questions… Continue

Added by Dionne on August 25, 2008 at 12:24pm — 30 Comments

Royal Pendletons European tour dates 2008!!

Here are our tour dates.

Sep 4 2008 9:00P

Altstadt Eindhoven

Sep 5 2008 9:00P

Beat Club Hamburg -- Beat Club

Sep 6 2008 9:00P

Mau Mau Club Copenhagen

Sep 7 2008 9:00P

Cortina Bob Berlin

Sep 9 2008 8:00P

Bar Mondial Antwerpen

Sep 10 2008 8:00P

the PIT’S Kortrijk

Sep 11 2008 9:00P

Vera (w/ Krontjong Devils) Groningen

Sep 12 2008 9:00P

Gleis 22 Munster

Sep 13 2008 8:00P

Club Bla (Bonn Stomp!) Bonn

Sep 14… Continue

Added by Matt Uhlman on August 25, 2008 at 9:42am — 18 Comments

The True History of Yellow Rain II: Paint It Yellow

David, tell the story about that time that the Rolling Stones wanted to open for you incognito.

Ah yes. Thanks, Steve. My hypnotist and I have been mining these "recovered memories," and the Rolling Stones episode certainly bears recounting.

Jesus, what a complete bunch of twats. Their manager set it up, and the idea was that the Stones would open up for Yellow Rain at Ricky's, as he said, "in cognito." The idea was, these already ancient brits would come in disguise, pass… Continue

Added by David Alexander on August 24, 2008 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Making Friends + Influencing People -OR- Meet Beth Ditto, Feminist Icon

note: apparently, when you post a new blog, it shows on the main page. good to know. also good to know: i don't bite! if something i post bothers or offends you, please feel entirely free to contact me directly, and i will remove, edit, or make it less widely available.

ORIGINAL TITLE: "NSFW: 50#'s and a FUPA Ago-Go"

NOT SAFE FOR WORK: semi-nude… Continue

Added by Dionne on August 24, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Albums That Changed My Life

There are many things that inspire good music.
What music has inspired you?
Not just favorites, but albums/songs that CHANGED your life.
Once heard, you were never quite the same.

Added by dreamwheasler on August 24, 2008 at 1:30am — 31 Comments

My Photography Website(s) - Back Online

The Beat - photograph of a Second Line in Algiers, New Orleans 2008.

Though it is still "In Progress" my website The Photography of Charles Silver is back online again. It has been updated, is always undergoing additional updates and it includes a link to the PREVIOUS SITE which has a pretty good overview of my photography work over a decent… Continue

Added by Charles Silver on August 23, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments


Well there's some good news. I like Joe Biden. He's a good pick.

Let the games begin.

Added by Janie Danger on August 23, 2008 at 9:20am — 27 Comments

Episode 1- The Beginning

Episode 1: In the Beginning

This is the first official trunk podcast and so I thought I would take a moment to talk about the members before getting down to it. So hear is the breakdown, in alphabetical order.

Scott Crabtree

He wears a hat, sings and has a beard.

Andrew Funke - (Bass/Vocals) Andrew has been playing bass for roughly 15 years, the past ten of… Continue

Added by Scott Kern on August 22, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

What the hell is different between prayer and a moment of silence?

“Five people walked out of the monthly council meeting after Mayor Rob Thoman asked the audience of about 30 people to observe a moment of silence in place of a prayer that had been recited for nearly two decades.”

Complete Article here:

I liked the enraged council member they interviewed on TV who justified the traditional council-led prayer by saying…


Added by Janie Danger on August 22, 2008 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

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