2 posts in a day. What’s the world coming to. I was perusing the internet and saw people lined up at record stores feeling like they’re doing something cool. Like most holidays/’special’ days,etc.,I tend to avoid them. Since today is Record Store Day, I will voice my opinion why this is another bunk day. I read 1 article where the store owner said he’ll see faces he’ll never see again because they came in for that 1 piece of vinyl that’s only available today. To me it defeats the purpose. It’s 1 thing to be a record collector because you like the music, but to buy something knowing you’re going to make money off of it is as Poison Idea calls these folks out ‘Record Collectors are Pretentious Assholes’. People line up for blocks, yet where are a majority of these people on any given Tuesday when new releases come out at their independent record store? I’m sure it makes them feel better about themselves because they’re ‘taking a stand against the major labels’. Pshaw I say,because you’ll be back downloading iTunes or however else you get your music, probably later today. I’m all for independent/underground stores, but to bank on 1 day catering to douchebag/baggettes to make some extra dough is, and maybe this is just the punk mentality in me, but corporate sell out bullshit. And I know RSD didn’t start out being this way,but it has. If you really want to support independent stores/labels, shop them year round instead of sitting behind your computer and clicking download for your favorite releases.
After a few weeks dealing with finding a new place and moving. WCS/EA have returned to the airwaves. If you missed the live show on Friday, catch the replay Sundays starting at 7pmET/0100CET. Don’t forget to check out Doomed Society(4pmET/2200CET) & Brothers Grim Punkcast(6pmET/MidnightCET) onhttp://www.brutalexistenceradio.net. For the WCS/EA setlist and link to stream or download go to werstcasescenario.tumbrl.com.
Today, February 22,2014, live on http://www.brutalexistenceradio.net, it’s Worst Case Scenario’s 4 year anniversary. For this show, it’s the best female fronted crust/grind/dbeat/anarcho bands. It all begins at 1pmET/1900CET. It replays Sunday on BER beginning at 7pmET/4pmPT. The set list will be up after the show and set lists for older shows are available at http://werstcasescenario.tumblr.com
I was asked to contribute to PE what seems like forever ago and I made a few posts promoting my show, but that’s about as far as it went. Sometimes life and lack of motivation get in the way. I don’t do resolutions, just act, so this year I,with circumstances permitting, be contributing more here.
I ended the year by getting stuff off my mind that bothered me. Seems some people were offended. Do I regret what I said, no? People used to complain how PC the 90s were. At least people got called out and those people people had to answer the claims. Jump to the 21st century. You call someone out for being inept,a thief,a nuisance and basically a detriment to community/society and those who do the calling out are labeled a bully. And people defend those who are the ones committing the offense, and they don’t even have a clue how wrong the person is and that the facts support themselves. This was just in my personal life recently. But, the scope is universal. Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty spouts bigotry and homophobic statements and people defend him. The media does it on an almost daily basis. We’ve become a society of victims,but that blog is for another time. In this day and age, information is flying by in milliseconds and you pick and choose what you see, and so much of it isn’t based on fact. And that’s what scary about the people who are quick to defend. People see a post on a social network site and automatically accept it as fact. There are also the parody sites like the Onion,the Daily Currant and others that people see the headline, or even if they read the story, don’t realize it’s a parody, then spreading it as fact. It’s sad and scary that this is how information is getting passed around. Not only that, someone finds a story that is a few years old, posts it and people, once again don’t even pay attention to anything more than the headline and it’s accepted as current and factual even if it’s been refuted. I can ramble on and on and give examples of how globally these things spread, or go ‘viral’ as they like to say these days, but I won’t. Just testing the waters and getting back into writing and posting regularly. There’s enough misinformation being spread these days and some of it intentionally, that our brains sometimes can’t fathom the amount of information and we get lazy and just post away thinking we’re enlightening the world, when in fact we’re just adding to the sheer amount of garbage we see/hear every day. So, I ask of you readers of this blog/zine, to actually read the entire whatever it is, whether it’s a blog,news article, quote,etc, to find out all the information before you run it up the flagpole.-Stussey
This Friday, June 28th, from 1pmET-3pm,it’s Worst Case Scenario’s 3 year anniversary on Brutal Existence Radio. If you like the crust/grind/dbeat/anarcho/punk and haven’t checked it out then Friday would be a great day to start.
This is going to be a short introduction about me as the newest contributor to the world of Profane Existence. My name is Stussey, aka SomberSteve, aka John Doe, aka Sunshine Steve and many others. I have been involved in the Atlanta punk/hardcore/metal scenes in 1 way or another for the past 26 years and a fan for over 30. I’ve been in bands,written a zine,booked shows,and have been a door guy off and on for 20yrs. My day job is in tv/video world which can be hectic times and mind numbingly dead at other times. At 1 time I filmed many of the bands that came through Atlanta over the years. I hate 1 camera videos and always made an effort to do a pro shoot when I did film but you can only do it so long without getting thanks from bands who I went out of the way to not just film but edit and author a dvd and then send it to them. May seem petty, but life is petty.
I’m also the host of 2 internet radio shows. Worst Case Scenario airs live every Sunday at 7pmET on http://www.brutalexistenceradio.com and Epicus Apocalyptus immediately follows at 9pmET. WCS is 2 hours of crust/grind/dbeat/anarcho & punk and EA is more of the metallic crust. I post the setlist and download links at http://werstcasescenario.tumblr.com. I am always looking for new bands,not just for my show but in general. I don’t care about reunions,which I’m sure I’ll post about my disdain for reunions at least once and if you’ve listened to my show you know how much I’m against them. I’m not going to go too much into ranting and raving since this is more of an introduction and since this isn’t doesn’t have a deadline and I’m free to post when I want, when the mood strikes me, you’ll get an update. Until then smoke up, drink up and get ready for the end of the world.
I won’t be posting about my kids, at least human ones. I have become jaded and cynical in my advancing age, but don’t dwell on the ‘good old days’, and instead of just bitching and moaning about the problems I try to offer solutions that usually go unheard because people are too lazy and tied to their techno gadgets to do anything other than post their latest meal or a post claiming they have privacy on the internet. I could ramble on for pages but just wanted to do a quick introduction and will post when something irks me enough to log in to actually take the time to type something out.