SUBCULTURE BEATROUTE NOVEMBER 2011

OCCUPY –
1. To fill up (time or space)
2. To dwell or reside in.
3. To hold or fill (an office or position).
4. To seize possession of and maintain control over as if by conquest.
5. To engage the attention or concentration of
I REALLY ADMIRE THE GLOBAL OCCUPY MOVEMENT…THE FRONTLINE PARTICIPANTS DO US ALL PROUD… US MEANING THE 99% DICK AND JANE CITIZENS… I TOOK A SATCHEL OF FOOD TO THE ‘FOOD NOT BOMBS’ FOLKS AND WAS PROUD TO SEE THE AMOUNT OF PUNKS DOWN THERE LENDING A HAND AND STANDING UP FOR OUR RIGHTS….THEN AGAIN MOST PUNKS ARE FREE THINKERS AND OFTEN DONT AGREE WITH CONTROLLING DOGMA OF SOCIETAL PURITANS… BRAVO PEOPLE BRAVO…

DO WE AS A PILLAGED SOCIETY REVERT TO MEDIEVAL REVOLTS AS A WAY TO ACHIEVE EQUALITY? FOOD FOR THOUGHT FOR SURE OR WHAT WILL REALLY CHANGE UNLESS THE PEOPLE SPEAK…

THE WAY OF DEMOCRACY IS BY THE VOTING SYSTEM… YET WHO ACTUALLY GETS OUT TO VOTE…HALF THE PEOPLE AT BEST … HOW IS THAT HELPFUL TO CHANGE ANYTHING THE PEOPLE DISAGREE WITH?

I REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST RAN FOR CIVIC OFFICE IN 2005 I WAS SO ENTHUSIASTIC… I WAS REALLY CONVINCED I COULD CHANGE SOME THINGS FOR THE BETTER IN VANCOUVER…. SO IM RUNNING AGAIN FOR CITY COUNCIL… STIRRING THE POT!… AFTER ALL THE COBES WAS AN AMBITIOUS ENDEAVOUR FIGHTING TOOTH AND NAIL AGAINST THE CITY …THE SLUMLORDS…AND THE NIMBY’S…SEEMS LIKE IT WOULD BE GOOD EXPERIENCE FOR POLITICS…

AS MUCH AS THE VOTING SYSTEM BREEDS APATHY SO DOES THE MUSIC SCENE… SOME LIKE MINDED INDIVIDUALS POSTED AN IMAGE ON FACEBOOK RECENTLY STATING….’OCCUPY A FUCKING VENUE …GET YOUR (POLITICALLY INCORRECT SLUR ALTERED) OFF THE COUCH AND GO TO A GIG’…. I TOTALLY AGREE…. IT TAKES A LOT TO PLEASE VENUE MUCKITYMUCKS AND ‘NOT ATTENDING’ ESPECIALLY LOCAL SHOWS IS KILLING THE LIVE VENUE…. WE DONT HAVE THE LUXURY OF HAVING SHITTY TURNOUTS WITHOUT AN ESTABLISHED SCENE LIKE THE COBES WAS…THE BIG SHOWS HELPED THE LITTLE ONES…. IT HAD THAT EQUILIBRIUM…

IT REALLY BLOWS THAT YOU TRUDGE THROUGH THE TRENCHES TO BUILD A SPACE FOR THE UNDERGROUND TO THRIVE ONLY TO HAVE IT SNATCHED AWAY…. BUT ALAS WE HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO REBUILD AT THRASHERS ONLY TO DEAL WITH POLITICS AND BOLLOCKS OUT OF MY CONTROL….YES IM IN A SIMILAR SITUATION FIGHTING THE SAME FIGHTS KNOWING THAT IT COULD BE GONE COURTESY OF THE POWERS THAT BE AT ANY MOMENT…. TAKE YOUR PICK OF FOES… AND APATHY IS DEFINATELY ONE OF THEM….

COME OUT…SUPPORT LOCAL SHOWS….KEEP THE SCENE ALIVE…WE ARE SURVIVORS…. WE WILL EXIST WHERE OTHERS SNUB THEIR NOSES AT IN THE DOWNTOWN EAST SIDE… OUR LOCAL BANDS KICKASS!.. PEOPLE WORK HARD TO PROVIDE THESE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR SUBCULTURE…

SO YEAH IM TALKING TO YOU…

YOU THAT BITCHES ABOUT THERE BEING NO SCENE…
YOU THAT ONLY GOES TO YOUR OWN BANDS SHOWS…
YOU THAT ONLY GOES TO BIG SHOWS…

AND IN THE SAME BREATH I WILL URGE APATHETIC VOTERS TO DO THE SAME ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19TH…

YOU THAT ALWAYS HAS SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT POLITICS…
YOU THAT CHIDES HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS….
RETHINK THE ‘STRATEGIC VOTE’ THAT ALWAYS SEEMS TO BACKFIRE…

MUSTER UP SOME GUTS…. VOTE FOR THE STRANGELY BIZARRE CANDIDATE THAT MIGHT ACTUALLY STIR SOME SHIT UP AMONGST THE SHEEPLE…. YOU ALREADY THINK ALL POLITICIANS ARE FUCKED IN THE HEAD…LIVE A LITTLE…. WHAT COULD IT HURT?….OR JUST LIVE WITH MORE OF THE SAME SHIT RAMMED DOWN YOUR THROAT… SHOVED UP YOUR ASS…. AND EXTRACTED FROM YOUR LIVELIHOOD…
OCCUPY –

1. To fill up (time or space)
2. To dwell or reside in.
3. To hold or fill (an office or position).
4. To seize possession of and maintain control over as if by conquest.
5. To engage the attention or concentration of

I REALLY ADMIRE THE GLOBAL OCCUPY MOVEMENT…THE FRONTLINE PARTICIPANTS DO US ALL PROUD… US MEANING THE 99% DICK AND JANE CITIZENS… I TOOK A SATCHEL OF FOOD TO THE ‘FOOD NOT BOMBS’ FOLKS AND WAS STOKED TO SEE THE AMOUNT OF PUNKS DOWN THERE LENDING A HAND AND STANDING UP FOR OUR RIGHTS….THEN AGAIN MOST PUNKS ARE FREE THINKERS AND OFTEN DON’T AGREE WITH CONTROLLING DOGMA OF SOCIETAL PURITANS… BRAVO PEOPLE BRAVO…

DO WE AS A PILLAGED SOCIETY REVERT TO MEDIEVAL REVOLTS AS A WAY TO ACHIEVE EQUALITY? FOOD FOR THOUGHT FOR SURE OR WHAT WILL REALLY CHANGE UNLESS THE PEOPLE SPEAK…

THE WAY OF DEMOCRACY IS BY THE VOTING SYSTEM… YET WHO ACTUALLY GETS OUT TO VOTE…HALF THE PEOPLE AT BEST … HOW IS THAT HELPFUL TO CHANGE ANYTHING THE PEOPLE DISAGREE WITH?

I REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST RAN FOR CIVIC OFFICE IN 2005 I WAS SO ENTHUSIASTIC… I WAS REALLY CONVINCED I COULD CHANGE SOME THINGS FOR THE BETTER IN VANCOUVER…. SO IM RUNNING AGAIN FOR CITY COUNCIL… STIRRING THE POT!… AFTER ALL THE COBES WAS AN AMBITIOUS ENDEAVOUR FIGHTING TOOTH AND NAIL AGAINST THE CITY …THE SLUMLORDS…AND THE NIMBY’S…SEEMS LIKE IT WOULD BE GOOD EXPERIENCE FOR POLITICS…

AS MUCH AS THE VOTING SYSTEM BREEDS APATHY SO DOES THE MUSIC SCENE… SOME LIKE MINDED INDIVIDUALS POSTED AN IMAGE ON FACEBOOK RECENTLY STATING….’OCCUPY A FUCKING VENUE …GET YOUR (POLITICALLY INCORRECT SLUR ALTERED) OFF THE COUCH AND GO TO A GIG’…. I TOTALLY AGREE…. IT TAKES A LOT TO PLEASE VENUE MUCKITYMUCKS AND ‘NOT ATTENDING’ ESPECIALLY LOCAL SHOWS IS KILLING THE SUSTAINABLE LIVE VENUE…. WE DON’T HAVE THE LUXURY OF HAVING SHITTY TURNOUTS WITHOUT AN ESTABLISHED SCENE LIKE THE COBES WAS…THE BIG SHOWS HELPED THE LITTLE ONES…. IT HAD THAT EQUILIBRIUM…

IT REALLY BLOWS THAT YOU TRUDGE THROUGH THE TRENCHES TO BUILD A SPACE FOR THE UNDERGROUND TO THRIVE ONLY TO HAVE IT SNATCHED AWAY…. BUT ALAS WE HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO REBUILD AT THRASHERS ONLY TO DEAL WITH POLITICS AND BOLLOCKS OUT OF MY CONTROL….YES IM IN A SIMILAR SITUATION FIGHTING THE SAME FIGHTS KNOWING THAT IT COULD BE GONE COURTESY OF THE POWERS THAT BE AT ANY MOMENT…. TAKE YOUR PICK OF FOES… AND APATHY IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THEM….

COME OUT…SUPPORT LOCAL SHOWS….KEEP THE SCENE ALIVE…WE ARE SURVIVORS…. WE WILL EXIST WHERE OTHERS SNUB THEIR NOSES AT IN THE DOWNTOWN EAST SIDE… OUR LOCAL BANDS KICKASS!.. PEOPLE WORK HARD TO PROVIDE THESE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR SUBCULTURE…

SO YEAH IM TALKING TO YOU…

YOU THAT BITCHES ABOUT THERE BEING NO SCENE…
YOU THAT ONLY GOES TO YOUR OWN BANDS SHOWS…
YOU THAT ONLY GOES TO BIG SHOWS…

AND IN THE SAME BREATH I WILL URGE APATHETIC VOTERS TO DO THE SAME ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19TH…

YOU THAT ALWAYS HAS SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT POLITICS…
YOU THAT CHIDES HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS….
RETHINK THE ‘STRATEGIC VOTE’ THAT ALWAYS SEEMS TO BACKFIRE…

MUSTER UP SOME GUTS…. VOTE FOR THE STRANGELY BIZARRE CANDIDATE THAT MIGHT ACTUALLY STIR SOME SHIT UP AMONGST THE SHEEPLE…. YOU ALREADY THINK ALL POLITICIANS ARE FUCKED IN THE HEAD…LIVE A LITTLE…. WHAT COULD IT HURT?….OR JUST LIVE WITH MORE OF THE SAME SHIT RAMMED DOWN YOUR THROAT… SHOVED UP YOUR ASS…. AND EXTRACTED FROM YOUR LIVELIHOOD…