Friday, August 22, 2008

Indian Summer

This album is specifically up here because someone i know said that blogging was stupid and i told him that i could find any band i wanted to in a blog so this is it. He said i could not find an Indian Summer album. Well I did find it out there in blogland, but i thought that it was still misrepresented so i would feature it on my plot of land. So check it out. The band is Indian Summer and they are good. Support them they have gone on to form other bands and I think that they captured a time in music that should be researched more and that is definitely unappreciated. Live it up! Classic 1990's post-hardcore! Check'em out. I'm pretty sure that this album is their Science 1994 Discography.



In Circles

In a day when music is stagnate, as it is lifeless, it is hard to find replenishment from our fatigue of quality music. Well, my friend i have found the Fiji water supply that will keep this stream ever flowing. This supply comes in the vain of a band from the Richmond, Va music scene. They are hot and they will not stop until they have put out that fire that is inside. Check them out! This is their demo and it is worth mentioning that they are a forgotten breed of hardcore kids that still make quality music that is hard to find around these days. There sound as they describe it sounds like The Smiths/ Morrissey, The Blasters, Rites of Spring, Jawbreaker, Silent Majority, New Order, Embrace, Seaweed, Avail, Leadbelly, Brand New, Crime In Stereo, Joy Division, The Everly Brothers, Alcohol, Women, and Friendships gone bad. I feel it sounds like Hot Cross and Jawbreaker, with the drive of Modern life is War. But who am i to say. Thank you boys for putting something out that is worth listening to again.



Wednesday, August 6, 2008


I am furious! Maybe i am a music snob. But to be honest i think that i maybe have a special knack for remembering things when it comes to music. I remember when i was a kid i knew things that most people would not even know about music. I remember listening to the radio and telling myself that i want to know information like the dj on the radio did. This was the first time that i remember making a distinction from myself from other music listeners.
This is where music blogs and comments on music web sites come into play. I am sick and tired of reading through blogs and comments from ignorant people. If there is something that i hate it would dumb people. And i think that world it full of them. If you threw a rock i imagine you could kill a lot of them. While searching through the review of rumbleseat on I have decided that i would address some of comments that where said.

1. (i want you to note that this is the very first comment on the list. it says Aren't these guys just a rip off of Hot Water Music? In order to be a rip off they would have to someone different than Hot Water Music. Plus if this person actually read the review they would see who they are in the beginning of the review. Chuck Ragan, Chris Wollard and Samantha Jones make up Rumbleseat. If you notice from looking at any other blog or website about hot water music that Chuck Ragan and Chris Wollard play guitar and vocals for Hot water music. Thus this band must be a side project band for hot water music.

This picture is of some train trestles in Richmond, Va

Alright enough with my rant...So rumbleseat as the punknews site did say had to wait for their release for a couple of years. I have 3 of the 4, 7"s that they released. I get very nostalgic when i listen to them. I grew up and around richmond, va and i know that they, chris and chuck are good friends with tim barry from avail. I also know that tim rides the rails and that they talk about riding the rails. It reminds me of good times and sitting around a campfire. Alright well i will give you the tracks now. I have also included in this folder some of chuck ragan's stuff that he has recorded. He plays califonia burritos on a couple of his albums. I have seen him live 3 times and he has played other rumbleseat songs in his sets. I have a really crappy recording that i am not going to include in to the folder of restless. I would recommend his music for those that really like rumbleseat.

Punknews website that i was referring to


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I Hate Myself

With the term "emo" being thrown around so loosely these days, I am hesitate to describe this band as "emo". When I describe "emo" from this point on out in any form in any of the postings i am referring to this type of "emo." The definition of the word emo is a style of hardcore punk which describes several variations of music with common roots and associated fashion and stereotype. In the mid-1980s, the term emo described a sub genre of hardcore punk which originated in the Washington D.C. music scene. In later years, the term emocore, short for "emotional hardcore", was also used to describe the emotional performances of bands in the Washington D.C. scene and some of the offshoot regional scenes. (In more recent years, the term "emotive hardcore" entered the lexicon to describe the period.)
This is where I Hate Myself comes in. They are from Gainesville, Florida and their first release The four song 12" came out in 1997. Further releases contained song titles that were often very long by conventional standards, describing odd situations that vocalist Jim Marburger would elaborate on within the song's lyrics. This has added to the speculation that I Hate Myself were poking fun at emo/screamo bands' tendency to favor drawn-out and often nonsensical song titles that usually do not reflect any themes or lyrics within the song. Liner notes to albums were extremely minimal and sometimes filled with self-deprecation from the band. After a string of vinyl-only releases in the mid to late 1990s, the band split up. Soon afterwards the band finally agreed to their first CD release, a collection of their full length Ten Songs LP with one extra track, their contribution to a split 7" with Strikeforce Diablo.

I Hate Myself on Wikipedia.

Interesting link that I think you should read to understand some more about I Hate Myself's lyrics.


The Music Of Earl Yevak

This is a live shot of Lavinia.

This is a flier for one of their shows.

Earl and I.
Earl Yevak.

I am best friends with this artist. His musical experience is remarkable. He has played with some of the most talented musicians I have come to know. And he has drive and devotion to music in general that would make one jealous. He has played in array of bands, but most notalbly he drummed for the band Gregor Samsa, and as on their website they self describe themselves as slow and sad. slow and happy. but never fast and anything. Their sound builds climatically and then hits with such pleasure.
After Gregor Samsa, Earl made music with many different musicians. He formed a band called Lavinia and played a few shows under that moniker. In 2007 Lavinia disbanded and Earl currently works on multiple solo projects such as White Hood which is music made up entirely of him singing, sometimes using overdubbed vocal tracks. He also appears on guest vocals for other musicians such as Jonathan Hicks and DJ Chris Winn.

I have compiled what I have of his . In this link I have Pre-lavinia demo tracks , Lavinia demo tracks , Lavinia Live tracks, 2 White Hood tracks, and some of the tracks with Jonathan Hicks. I hope you enjoy these as much as I have.

Earl's Webpage

Jonathan Hicks

Link for music.

Friday, August 1, 2008

The Blacktop Cadence

This is The Blacktop Cadence. I feel that they deserve recognition for the wonderful music that they provided in the past. If you are a fan of Hot water music then you will love these songs. Please try and find the albums and support your local scene. There had been rumor that they were getting back together to write more songs but that is just that a rumor. This is all that this musicians have given the world thus far. To Jack Bailey, Heather Parker, George Rebelo, and Chris Wollard thank you for this great music.