Monday, April 30, 2012

Quote Of The Week

"If one wants to be active, one must not be afraid of going wrong, one must not be afraid of making mistakes now and then. Many people think that they will become good just by doing no harm — but that's a lie... That way lies stagnation, mediocrity."

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Do You Remember Rock'N'Roll Radio?


Pete Fornatale
Rest In Peace

"It is with a heavy, heavy heart that I write this message... Pete Fornatale passed away peacefully today at 11:30am. There will be a private wake and funeral service for him.

Fans should know, though, that plans are being made for a memorial tribute to Pete that will be held in the near future. It will be hosted by his friends at WhyHunger, with the support of Pete’s family, his friends, and... of course... his many fans. Information about that event will be made available here.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that a donation be made in Pete Fornatale’s name to WhyHunger, an organization that Pete has been associated with since it was co-founded by his good friend Bill Ayres and the late Harry Chapin in 1975."

Official statement by Tony Traguardo, PeteFornatale.com

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

No Values In The Garage



Black Flag live in Suicidal Tendencies roadie Albert's West LA garage in 1983 (the last performance with Dez Cadena on second guitar). 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Quote Of The Week

"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things."

Monday, April 16, 2012

Quote Of The Week

"One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands in the midst of the struggle and says, "I have it," merely shows by doing so that he has just lost it."

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Gallery Of Cool, Take Eleven

The Adverts

James Brown & Mick Jagger

Marilyn & Sammy

Sly Stone

Steve Martin

The Ruts

The Shangri-Las

Woody Gutherie

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say,
and not giving a damn” -Gore Vidal

Dig: Previous Gallery Of Cool

Monday, April 9, 2012

Quote Of The Week

"Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come your way."

Sunday, April 8, 2012

"Forgive me..."


Mike Wallace
Rest In Peace

"Mike Wallace, the CBS reporter who became one of the nation’s best-known broadcast journalists as an interrogator of the famous and infamous, died on Saturday." ... Story Continues here: Mike Wallace, CBS Pioneer Of ‘60 Minutes,’ Dies At 93 (NY Times)

Dig: Remembering Mike Wallace (by Morley Safer)

Friday, April 6, 2012

All City



From director Roger Gastman — a producer of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop — comes Wall Writers, a documentary on graffiti in its innocence.

Through unprecedented access to TAKI 183, CORNBREAD, and a host of other legendary writers, Wall Writers tells the story of a time when underprivileged city kids refused to keep lurking in the shadows, when the streets were so wild that fame and infamy became indistinct, when art became a democracy and self-promotion became an art... And the narration is done by John Waters!

Story via Chino BYI

Monday, April 2, 2012

Quote Of The Week

"The voice of protest, of warning, of appeal is never more needed than when the clamor of fife and drum, echoed by the press and too often by the pulpit, is bidding all men fall in step and obey in silence the tyrannous word of command. Then, more than ever, it is the duty of the good citizen not to be silent."