7 REASONS WHY CHILD STARS LOSE THEIR SHIT
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How OC’s biggest backyard party went from mosh pit to money pit
By NATE JACKSON Thursday, Jun 13 2013
On paper, it seemed like a local punk’s wet dream. OC’s biggest backyard show for Mohawk-wearing beer swillers had just been taken up about 50 notches. According to the flier, the 2013 Punk Rock Picnic would be hosted in Long Beach near the Queen Mary. Doubling in size, it would expand to a two-day event featuring more than 60 bands, with a bill topped by headbanging demigods Danzig and GWAR. After five years, it seemed the Picnic’s finest hour had finally arrived—controlled chaos at its finest.
At least, that’s what Luis Marin and his band mates in Santa Ana punk outfit Foreign Bodies thought when they first heard about it last September and convinced themselves to get their band on the bill. Despite not having an enormous following, they’d prove their worthiness by selling tickets. The deal they made with the promoter seemed standard: Sell as many one- and two-day passes as they could and earn themselves a decent spot in a crazy festival alongside their immortal punk heroes.
But as he banged repeatedly on the rattling steel door in the back alley of the Hardcore Industries warehouse in Irvine to turn in his wad of ticket money to promoter Steve Smith, the doubts in the back of Marin’s mind grew louder. It was just a few weeks before the festival, and things were looking shaky. Danzig and GWAR, the main reasons why the drummer even wanted to play in the first place, had inexplicably dropped off the bill months ago, replaced by new headliners—Houston legends DRI and U.K. punk stalwarts Anti-Nowhere League. It was a decent bill, but nowhere near as big a deal.
Still, Marin figured an event that managed to survive and thrive for five straight years ought to be worth the hassle. He banged the door again. Still nothing. “I’d seen videos on YouTube, and it looked like there were a ton of people showing up every year, so we thought, ‘Cool, a good way to get our name out there,’” Marin now says Continue reading
by Jamie Frater September 9, 2007
We all tend to focus on the evil men in the world and forget some of the truly evil women that have lived. I hope to correct that with this list. Here we have not just serial killers, but other utterly despicable women who have caused tragedy in many people’s lives. So, without further ado, here are the top 10 most evil women in history. Continue reading
According to WatchMojo.com (not part of Mojo Magazine)
Crass, the band that made living in an British farm house hardcore, is the newest subject of MOCAtv’s art-meets-music series, “The Art of Punk.”
“Crass were the missing link between counterculture hippies and punk’s angry rhetoric,” John Robb writes in the Guardian.
The second episode of the project is devoted to Dial House residents and friends like drummer Penny Rimbaud and visual artist Gee Vaucher — 1980s protest icons who cultivated their own strand of DIY punk aesthetics. Continue reading
By Morris M. May 31, 2013
Over the centuries our definition of ‘art’ has changed a lot. Three hundred years ago, it meant paintings of trees. A hundred years ago, it meant paintings of squares. Today it means ‘insanity’. Yeah, since the advent of pop art and postmodernism, art has apparently gone from being an outlet for tortured poets, to something practiced exclusively by mad scientists. How else do you explain deranged social experiments like…? Continue reading
By Dylan Love Jun. 13, 2013, 5:42 PM 33,739 22
This is an (admittedly huge) list of words that supposedly cause the NSA to flag you as a potential terrorist if you over-use them in an email.
We found this on Reddit, where James Bamford, a veteran reporter with 30 years experience covering the NSA, is answering questions from the community. He just wrote a big profile for Wired on NSA director Keith Alexander that’s really good and well worth a read.
This list comes from Reddit user GloriousDawn, who found it on Attrition.org, a site that purports to follow the security industry, but the page was last updated in 1998. Take it with a grain of salt. Continue reading