Friday, September 08, 2006
Hundreds of Paris Hilton albums have been tampered with in the latest stunt by "guerrilla artist" Banksy.
Banksy has replaced Hilton's CD with his own remixes and given them titles such as Why am I Famous?, What Have I Done? and What Am I For?
He has also changed pictures of her on the CD sleeve to show the US socialite topless and with a dog's head.
A spokeswoman for Banksy said he had doctored 500 copies of her debut album Paris in 48 record shops across the UK.
She told the BBC News website: "He switched the CDs in store, so he took the old ones out and put his version in."
But he left the original barcode so people could buy the CD without realising it had been interfered with.
Banksy is notorious for his secretive and subversive stunts such as sneaking doctored versions of classic paintings into major art galleries.
His spokeswoman said he had tampered with the CDs in branches of HMV and Virgin as well as independent record stores.
He visited cities including Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow and London, she added.
A spokesman for HMV said the chain had recovered seven CDs from two Brighton shops but was unaware that other locations were affected.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Zaden ze mnie swiezo upieczony fan okreslonych firm sportowych ale od dluzszego czasu fascynuje mnie jakosc i pomysly, z jakimi producenci chca nalapac w swoje sieci nowych klientow. I nie, nie mowie tu tylko o Nike ale o przynajmniej kilku innych producentach, ktorzy zaskakuja mnie poziomem i patentami.
Pushead jest legenda. Fakt. Pushead pracowal ze wszystkimi. Fakt. Pushead nie robi kiczu. Nawet jesli wspolpracuje z takimi molochami jak wspomniany Nike. Oto dowod.
Nike SB Dunk Pushead Edition pokazaly sie jakis czas temu. Orginalny, pierwszy rzut wyprzedal sie praktycznie zanim trafil do sklepow w 2004. Oczywiscie jeden powod, ze byly scisle limitowane ale wystarczy na nie spojrzec, zeby stwierdzic, ze te buty to cos wiecej niz tylko para najek. To jak wygladaja, jak zostaly wypuszczone i ile pracy wlozyl Pushead w ten projekt sprawia, ze sa to jedne z najciekawszych butow jakie widzialem przez pare ladnych lat. Wszystko, zaczynajac od boxu a na metkach konczac wyglada niesamowicie.
Monday, September 04, 2006
Bez wzgledu na to jak duzo kasy bylo zamieszane w ten reunion, nie sadze zebym chcial przepuscic GB jesli wyladuja ktoregos dnia w jakims europejskim klubie. Ich wczorajszy koncert w CBGB byl najwyrazniej przynajmniej zajebisty. O kazdym z tych kilkunastu koncertow nie slyszalem nic jak same pozytywy. Doskolala forma, dobra zabawa i wyjatkowy klimat. Wiec psiocz ile chcesz ale to byl i najwyrazniej wciaz jest bardzo dobry zespol, tour zabukowany byl przez jak najbardziej hardcore'owa agencje i kazdy bawi sie wysmienicie.
Oto Porcell spiewajacy Dance Floor Justice z GB wczoraj w nocy. Nie najgorzej na kogos, kto ma blisko cztery dychy.
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Byl czas kiedy ten zespol byl wielki. Jesli pomysle, ze bylo to ponad 10 lat temu to mnie troche podcina. Czas mija zdecydowanie za szybko...
Tak czy inaczej, SNAPCASE nagral pare dobrych plyt chociaz szczerze mowiac stracilem z nimi kontakt po chyba drugim pelnym wydawnictwie. Po czesci poniewaz to co uslyszalem pozniej nie podobalo mi sie tak jak HELMET, z ktorego ewidentnie jechali a po czesci poniewaz dzialy sie w hardcorze ciekawsze rzeczy (a przynajniej tak mi sie wtedy wydawalo). Ale co mi tam - zespol sie rozwijal, zmienial sklad i zaczynal grac wielkie koncerty.
Ale poczatki tych chlopakow z Buffalo glownie kojarzyc beda mi sie z krotkim boomem na straight edge w naszym kraju. To byla tzw trzecia fala, ktorej stolica byl poczatkowo Poznan ale berlo po cichu wykradalo mu Zaglebie i Slask. W tamtym czasie (94/95) powstalo kilka zespolow, ktore zmienily oblicze polskiego hardcore na pare ladnych lat wprowadzajac swiadomie lub mniej zamet, pare nowych idei i niekonczace sie debaty i wojarze. Bylo wesolo. Byly szerokie gacie. Byl zel na wlosach i pierwsze najki. Byly rozterki i konflikty. Byla tez gowniarzerka i arogancja. I kazdy mial w tym wszystkim swoj udzial po trosze.
Pomyslalem, ze te video bedzie milym nawiazaniem do tego co dzielo sie u nas w kraju na scenie. Nie ze za tym tesknie ale fakt pozostaje faktem - uwielbialismy wtedy STRIFE, SNAPCASE i EARTH CRISIS.
...I ja tez nosilem lenary.
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Po roku 2000 zespoly straight edge, ktory mialy dla mnie wieksze znaczenie moglbym zliczyc na palcach jednej reki. Nie dlatego, ze jestem az taki wybredny ale glownie z powodu ogolnego poziomu i, jakby nie patrzec, braku kreatywnosci. W textach, muzyce czy chocby postawie.
When we started The Promise, JD and I were doing a full-time band called Santa Sangre. This was early 2000 when the now enormous "metalcore" phenomenon was just budding and traditional hardcore bands were few and far between and rather obscure to the hardcore community at large. Intolerant to the fact that hardcore was becoming the next glam metal, we decided to do a project that was going to be a traditional hardcore sounding, full on Straight Edge band with purpose and passion (something all these new bands lacked -- and still do). We acquired the remaining members either through being in old bands with them (Anderson was in the original Another Victim with JD and me, Derrick was in the older incarnation of Another Victim as well as One King Down whom Another Victim toured with, and Jim was in Conviction whose music I admire to this day, as well as Turmoil, another band that Another Victim toured with) or through solid friendships. Though we were all living in completely different areas on the east coast, it was irrelevant because this was only meant to be a part-time recording project to show everybody that hardcore is still alive even though posers and puppets have stolen the name.
We got together one weekend in JD's basement of his apartment building in Syracuse and banged out 2 songs; "My True Love" and "Crush All Fakes" (thank you Scott Vogel for the song title). From the minute we finished writing those tunes, I knew that this band couldn't be just be a part-time, casual thing. Hardcore was in dire need of songs like these and even more so, in dire need of words like Anderson's. We eventually headed into the studio to put those 2 songs on tape because Hellfest was coming up and we wanted to just give the songs to some friends that we only get to see on occasions such as Hellfest that we knew would appreciate what we were doing. The demo was given to our friend Jake Bannon from Converge amongst others. Within a week after Hellfest, we were talking to each other about him releasing those 2 songs as a 7" on his newly formed Deathwish Inc. label. The songs were released and the reception to the songs was amazing. Santa Sangre ended up losing our singer (for the 3rd time in 1 year) and after doing 2 very bad tours, the band was literally bankrupt and at our wit's end with singers. We decided to let it rest and hoped it work things out on its own and to play a few shows with The Promise since people were eager to see/hear us.
Our first show was in January of 2001 when Hatebreed invited us to play with them in Syracuse. We had about 7 songs, enough for a set, only 3 of them ended up being keepers. We played the show and it was off the hook. Shortly after, our bros (and sis) in Most Precious Blood asked us to go out with them and Throwdown for a week. Seeing no harm in that -- since we had just release a CDEP, it was only fair to Deathwish to support it -- we decided to tag along. From there, things snowballed and word got out about the band. Santa Sangre was pretty much out of the picture at this point and JD was writing Promise tunes like crazy. We had been playing more shows throughout the year and the reactions were getting better and better. The idea to write a full length record was next on deck and since JD pretty much had the whole thing written already, we got together and banged it out.
To make a long, long story short, we hit Atomic Studios in Brooklyn in June and July of 2002 to record the full length, "Believer" for Indecision Records. The reviews of the record took us by shock. Some praised the record as "one of the most important hardcore records of all-time", others used it as coasters for their Corona's and Budweiser's. Regardless, we achieved what we wanted to. With all the support flooding in, Terror asked us to hit the road with them and Death Threat. We agreed and asked A Death For Every Sin (now Final Word) to support the tour. It was the first full US tour for The Promise and it was one of the best times of my life.
Over the years, we headed through the States/Canada another couple of times with some awesome bands/friends such as Bane, The Suicide File, Comeback Kid, Reach The Sky, Born From Pain, Internal Affairs, With Honor, and Sworn Enemy. We played countless amounts of amazing shows with bands that we admire, respect, and appreciate -- Agnostic Front, Subzero, Merauder, Ringworm, Path Of Resistance, Verse, Charge, 100 Demons, Blacklisted, First Blood, Some Kind Of Hate, The Hope Conspiracy, American Nightmare, Over My Dead Body, Integrity, Paint It Black, Stand Accused, Piece By Piece, Murder Weapon, Black Cross, Will To Live, Modern Life Is War to name only a few. We've rocked Europe with Madball, Sick Of It All, Champion, Under Siege, Solid Ground, Rise And Fall, No Turning Back, Zero Mentality, Sidekick, Black Friday '29, Teamkiller, Justice, and Paint The Town Red. We killed it in Japan with The True Path, Loyal To The Grave, Birthplace, and Extinguish The Fire. We've made friendships with people we'll hold close to us for the rest of our lives.
Through all of this, the band has been growing and gaining recognition along the way. From a 2 song demo to be handed out to our friends to touring in Japan, we never expected any of this to happen. The part-time project band that we all assumed we were starting has turned into a full-time band. The 1 week tour with our friends on the east coast has turned into a 3 month tour across the world.
Oto wieksza czesc tego, co Buske napisal o historii i rozpadzie THE PROMISE. Zespol zostawil po sobie wspanialy singiel "My True Love" i plyte "Believer", na ktorej jest przynajmniej kilka bardzo dobrych kawalkow (badzmy szczerzy - nie latwo nagrac dwa razy rownie miazdzacej plyty).
Brakuje mi takich zespolow. Bardzo.
Friday, September 01, 2006
angel strike man. we’re forgetting, again. buildings are falling and we’re failing again. numb to the misery from all the blood stained imagery angel striking man sell yourself into slavery again, sell our children to the state again, sell your body to commercials again, sell your soul for the dollar again. shackled for forgetting, forgetting again. shackled just long enough to remember again every word is politics, every action; a smoking gun and if you deny it run, run, run angel strike man.
Na ich profilu myspace umiescili kawalek z ostatniej sesji. Jesli cala przyszla plyta bedzie taka to boje sie, ze ustawiaja poprzeczke bardzo wysoko dla wszystkich zespolow, ktore chca robic cos orginalnego.