Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Moby gets back to his punk rock roots

May 2, 2012

John Wayne was a Nazi

June 25, 2011

John Wayne always struck me as an anti-role model, even before hearing the MDC classic John Wayne was a Nazi. Then today I saw a magazine with the top 50 American celebrities and he was in there with Ronald Reagun. It talked about John Wayne’s 1971 interview in Playboy magazine where he says he believes […]

Saturday Night Live Punk: Fear

January 19, 2011

I mentioned before that SCTV taught me all I need to know about punk. Well, Saturday Night Live could teach you a thing or two, too. Here’s what happened when Fear played Saturday Night Live: FEAR live TV 1981 – wideo FYI, the Suburban Lawns played SNL, too.

Suburban Lawns

January 17, 2011

I introduced myself in another blog with: Somehow, I find myself living in a neighbourhood of suits. I’ve often felt that they’re watching me – I don’t wear a suit to work or spend hours on the weekend pouring chemicals on my yard and running a pollution spewing lawnmower in pursuit of a golf-course like […]

What We Do Is Secret

January 16, 2011

Netflix in Canada also offers What We Do Is Secret, a punk biopic about Darby Crash and the Germs. It’s a very well done movie and the sound track is great; Pat Smear set all that up. The Germs actually rerecorded songs for the movie with Shane West, the actor playing Darby Crash, doing the […]

American Hardcore: Who’s Missing?

January 9, 2011

Thanks to the free 30 day trial of Netflix (which is awesome so far), I finally got to see American Hardcore, the documentary of hardcore punk in the U.S. The opening took me right back to my youth. There was a lot of interesting content throughout but I found it a bit surprising that it […]

SCTV taught me all I need to know about Punk

December 16, 2010

The other great thing I learned about punk from SCTV was the Plasmatics. Who can forget when they visited Gil Fisher on the Fishin’ Musician? Is that Count Floyd doing a guest appearance on keys? I actually forgot about the TV smashing. Do you think the Bunchofuckingoofs used to watch SCTV, too? Even though the […]

I hate the Bloody Queen

December 15, 2010

One of my oldest and fondest punk rock memories comes from SCTV. The Queenhaters made a big impression on me, as did all of SCTV. Speakeasy eventually covered this fine number. We also parodied it. We found a cheap golden bust of Elvis in a variety store. I hate the Bloody Queen became I hate […]

Punk Rock Flyers from Toronto

October 10, 2010

Here’s a bunch of Punk Rock Flyers that I had boxed up! And one of my favourites – these were all local Toronto bands – Hype, Senile Decay, M.S.I., D.O.G. and Sons of Ishmael all playing at the Bridge 🙂 Notice the HardCore Hotline in the bottom left – way back then you could call […]

Youth Youth Youth and Johnny Cash

September 11, 2010

Years ago I used to listen to a radio show on CKLN (88.1 here in Toronto) called Arg Rock. One night I tuned in and heard Johnny Cash singing The one on the Left was on the Right and I thought the show was off the air or had some kind of programming error. Later […]