If you think a woman in a tan vinyl bra and underwear, grabbing her crotch and grinding up on a dance partner is raunchy, trashy, and offensive but you don’t think her dance partner is raunchy, trashy, or offensive as he sings a song about “blurred” lines of consent and…
Bert McCracken of The Usedwrote an email to Bob Lefsetz to ponder the thought of who would end up making the music industry a fair and somewhat level playing field once again. You can read the interesting and thought provoking email below after the jump.
“Retrospectively speaking, we are not cut from the same cloth. This goes against every argument she would try to make to justify the relationships of the people in this world. We are the epitome of monetary wealth. We are also the definition of the bottom of the barrel. We speak both the language of the rich and the poor because we are, in many ways, one and the same. The great divide we face is compassion for the book we judged by its cover (Her favorite book was a Hinton novel where the down and out kids win and Darry gives up everything to care for his brothers). This was truly something to help identify with the immediate environment she was facing. Printed words of inspiration became her unconditional lover. Stories in black and white helped shape some form of relating to something… someone… anything… everything… nothing. The beginning of class struggle as a concept in the mind: the empowerment that stripped us of all ignorance in the shortest amount of time. This will keep our own guns pointed at our heads as we fight to survive. An anger so crippling, a truth as real as the children murdered in wars waged by the wealthy to protect their money and tight stranglehold on every continent. She hated authority of all kinds. ”Police are pigs, justice is blind, greedy men in suits only serve to divide.” An aspect of our lives that violently connects in our minds and the unwavering war that, will never subside.”
New Found Glory, Cartel and Living With Lions will be heading into Canada and some other US shows for the second leg of their Sticks & Stones 10 Year Anniversary Tour. Click Read More to check out the dates.
At the time of my writing this we have 16,860 remaining free downloads and have made our whole Bandcamp page pay-what-you-want until they run out. If this gets over 1,000 notes on Tumblr I’ll buy 10,000 more free downloads.
Today, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a longtime supporter of Hostage Calm and marriage equality was fired from his job at the Nashville music venue, Rocketown, for wearing his “I Support Same-Sex Marriage” shirt to work. A friend from Nashville contacted me about the situation and told me of Wes…
Hey, everyone. It would mean the world to me if you guys took a few minutes to check out this song that my band and I recorded back in October. We had originally planned on posting this earlier, but our drummer ended up quitting shortly after we recorded this and it just didn’t feel right. As of last week, we have a drummer again! And soon, we’ll be able to get ourselves back out there and start playing shows again!
“America at work,
where they rip out your intestines
and your brain and your
will and your spirit.
they suck you dry, then throw
the capitalist system
the work ethic.
the profit motive.
the memory of your father’s words,
work hard and you’ll be
of course, only if you make
much more for them than they pay