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…

SUBCULTURE BEATROUTE OCT 2011

WELL I HAVENT REALLY BEEN IN PRINT SINCE I WAS SEXTERVIEWED IN ABSOLUTE UNDERGROUND A COUPLA MONTHS AGO….SO WHEN BEATROUTE APPROACHED ME TO WRITE I BOOZILY AGREED TO BABBLE ON FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT…

I  ALWAYS SEEM TO HAVE AN OPINION OR PEEVE ABOUT SOMETHING GOING ON…SO HERE GOES…

IN THE PUNK DEPARTMENT…. IM LOOKING FORWARD TO FINALLY HEARING BRYCE (EX THOUGHT CRIME) SCREAM INTO A MIC AGAIN! CHECK OUT ‘CAR 87’ ON SAT OCT 8TH AT THRASHERS 37 WEST HASTINGS WITH SOME TOURING PUNK…

WANNA CHECK OUT A FRESH NEW METAL BAND….I GIVE YOU ‘GLIMPSE OF MUTINY’….http://www.facebook.com/GlimpseOfMutiny …. THIS 4 PIECE DESCRIBES THEMSELVES AS PROGRESSIVE DEATHCORE BUT I DON’T REALLY GO ALONG WITH THAT AS THEY DON’T REALLY SUBSCRIBE TO THE IRRITATING ‘CLEAN VOCALS’ ELEMENT THAT’S USUALLY ATTACHED TO THE OFTEN MISLEADING ‘CORE’ CATEGORY… (THRASHERS …FRI OCT 14)

ON THAT NOTE…WHATS WITH THE 6000 NEW GENRES THAT HAVE UNSIMPLIFIED THE CULTURAL FAVORITE TERMS SUCH AS ‘PUNK’ ‘HARDCORE’ OR ‘METAL’…SHEESH..  THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS….”YEAH WERE A “SPEEDSCREAMINGBANSHEEDOOMWARMONGERINGWEAPON WIELDINGCRUSTTHRASHCOFFEEGRINDER” BAND… KEEP IT SIMPLE…A COUPLA ADJECTIVES TOO MANY IN MOST CASES….

AS YOU LIKELY KNOW I DO THE BOOKINGS AT THRASHERS AKA FUNKY WINKERBEANS…WHO WOULD CALL A BAR THAT! WHICH IS WHY I NICKNAMED IT THRASHERS…THUS ALLUDING TO THE FACT WE HAVE A GENERAL HEADBANGING ATMOSPHERE LIKE THE COBES USED TO HAVE…. I NEED A SECOND BAR JUST TO PUT ALL THE REQUESTS I GET FOR EVERY OTHER GENRE THAT WANTS A SHOW UNLIKE WHAT WE HAVE GOING ON….MY GOAL IN PIGEONHOLING OUR SUBCULTURE IS SO WE HAVE A CONSISTENT ALWAYS PUNK OR METAL CLUB… SO YOU THE MUSIC FAN KNOWS WHEN YOU SHOW UP ITLL BE A REASONABLE FACSIMILE OF MUSIC YOU DIG…

JUST ONE FINAL STEP TO OPTIMIZING JOHNS SOUND SYSTEM IN THERE IS TO HANG THE FRONT OF HOUSE SPEAKERS…SOON I HOPE SO IT FREES UP THE STAGE SOME MORE…ITS BEEN A SLOW TRANSFORMATION BUT THE BAR GOT DARKER COURTESY OF THE EFFORTS OF CARIBOO BREWING… IM A HUGE FAN OF BLACK PAINT…. AND WICKED SOUND!

BELIEVE ME I STILL HOLD OUT HOPE FOR A HELLHOLE SOMEDAY…I STILL HAVE THE MONIES WE RAISED FROM THE BENEFITS….WHAT IS UP WITH THIS CITY?…. I MEAN YOU FIND A WICKED SPACE …BROACH AN ADDRESS AND IT’S SEEMS IT’S  WRONG ZONING IN AN INDUSTRIAL AREA? WHO WOULD HEAR US?  THERE REALLY IS NO ROOM FOR THE DIY WILDCHILD CONCEPT BEING TOLERATED OR PERMITTED IN PURITANIC BRITISH COLUMBIA….THE ARCHAIC LIQUOR LAWS ARE ONE THING….AND THE INFESTATION OF SHEEPLE ORIENTED YUPPSTER DANCE CLUBS IS ANOTHER… ALL THE SHITHOLES THAT HAVE BEEN THE PLACES WHERE OUR SUBCULTURE THRIVES HAVE EITHER BEEN GENTRIFIED OR TAKEN OVER BY THE GOVERNMENT …POVERTY PIMPS OR CHURCH GROUPS AND THE BAR THAT EXISTED IS GONE FOREVER…

THE CITYS MESSAGE IS BASICALLY….HAVE MONEY … DECORATE IT LIKE A CORPORATE RUFIE SWANKHOLE OR FUCK OFF… AND BY THE WAY NO AMPLIFIED BANDS DRINK ON THE STAGE  BUT THUMPING UMPH UMPH UMPH IS ALLOWED …PFFTT…
HAHAHAHAHA….( THOUGHTS DRIFT TO THIS DUDE OUTSIDE THRASHERS  DESCRIBING GRANVILLE MUSIC AS ‘DOUCHE DOUCHE DOUCHE’…. REPLACING MY PC UMPH UMPH UMPH…)….. BUT I DIGRESS…

I WANT TO THANK DAVID DUPREY FOR TRYING TO CHANGE THE LEGAL LIVE MUSIC VENUE DEATH PLAGUE FOR EVERYONE… IM PISSED THAT THE ALL AGES/BOOZE WITH ID WORKING CONCEPT THE RICKSHAW HAD UNDER CONTROL HAD TO BE BEHEADED BY THE ‘MAN’… SAD…. WHEN ARE WE GOING TO JOIN THE REST OF CANADA VANCOUVER?…

I HOPE THE CITY ALLOWS THE RIO THEATRE TO GENERATE BUSINESS WITH  LIQUOR PERMISSION…. ANOTHER GREAT MULTIPURPOSE ROOM… IT’S ABOUT SURVIVAL OF THE SMALL BUSINESS OH GREAT POWERS THAT BE!

I SEND MY POSITIVE BEST WISHES AND CONDOLENCES OUT TO ALL THE ARTISTS/MUSICIANS AT THE RED GATE ART COLLECTIVE THAT WAS RECENTLY BEATEN INTO SUBMISSION AND VANQUISHED BY SOME NIMBYS AND GREEDLORDS IN MY BEST GUESSTIMATE….SWALLOWED BY THE SAME SHINY PENNY SLIME AS PUB 340 IN THAT HOOD… THRASHERS IS A BLOCK AWAY….I CAN FEEL IT COMING AGAIN…CONDOS BEHIND… CONDOS ACROSS ….CONDOS BESIDE ….SOUND FAMILIAR? …

IS THERE JUST NO ROOM FOR US IN THE NEW DOWNTOWN/DTES PLAN? I REALIZE THE UNDERGROUND SCENE IS FAR FROM NORMAL BUT WAIT A MINUTE! IT WAS OUR TENACITY THAT TURNED ALL YOUR NOW FANCY DIGS AROUND… AND MADE THOSE AREAS ACCEPTABLE SHEEPLE PASTURES…. *SIGH*