Sunday, December 17, 2006

Strange Manor - The Christmas Album (Vol. 1)!


I've been obsessed with Christmas music this year. Which makes me sad to say that the G13 Christmas EP didn't happen. Oh well, maybe next year...

Anyhow, my brother Christian lent this CD to me last week and I was SO stoked. One of his Phenomenaut buddies gave it to him. It features members of the Aggrolites, Phenomenauts, the Struts, the Soul Captives and Go Jimmy Go. This is my #1 holiday pick this year. The bluebeat, rocksteady, northern soul, and straight up true to the classics of pop-Christmas yester year( c'mon, The Chipmunks!!) seriously satisfied just what I've been pining for this Christmas. Obviously not the most professionally recorded album but the musicianship and orchestration is still top notch. There is definitely a fun, family-type feel that comes through on this recording that makes me wish that I too lived at Strange Manor. Thanks guys and merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Merry Christmas from Moneybrother!

Hardcore Monster fans like me should get a kick out of this song...
It's a reworking of their B-side "Falling in Love".

English Beat-inspired track from... The SHINS?!

Check out this B-side (to Phantom Limb) by The Shins "Split Needles (Alt Version)". I was blown away to hear how rocking, energetic and almost ska-y it is! Especially if you've heard the original version. You can definitely hear "Mirror in the Bathroom" in there... plus I love the new-wavey keyboards... awesome.

Download it here via

"Wincing The Night Away" isn't out until January, but like most of the other evil pirates out there, I've been rocking it for the past couple of months. And... IT. IS. AWESOME.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Wash Wash

well its my first post under this blog(fells pretty cool)..........and well i thought id share a little find. i was supperised that there are videos of bands/music i listened to in my youth(gotta love family for introducing you to things at early ages).

Stay Gold

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

I saw this on someone's myspace profile, and I was contemplating suicide after giving Ben Action a cold on our latest Rondevous, and then I saw it and it made me feel better.

hope you all enjoy it as much as I have...


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Pogues - Fairytale of New York

It's the best

The Earth Goes Around: Speed King

TIme is short for me today. But I emulate this post I found on "Earth Goes Round"
Speed King is Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and Fantastic Plastic Machine!!!
The Earth Goes Around: Speed King

Friday, December 01, 2006

Young Birds Fly --- Mod Film Trailer (New)

Upcoming mod movie this month by Leonardo Flores. Looks like fun! What do you guys think?

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Los Straitjackets - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Aaaah so appropriate, so festive. Dig the "Runaway" lick thrown in there. That's good enough to make Del Shannon want to unkill himself.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Christmas with the Vandals

so not the most original choice for a christmas song but it is still one of my favourites so in it goes.

Fishbone - It's A Wonderful Life

OK, so Thanksgiving is over and I love Christmas! Look forward to some G13 Christmas surprises this year. We're really trying...
Let's kick this holiday season off with some Fishbone, shall we?

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Moon Records - Skaface Comp 1988

Here a sample of something from my record collection. It's out of print, so I don't feel wrong posting a little nugget.

Ska Face!! The first American ska comp by Moon Records in 1988. This beauty contains recording debuts of bands like Let's Go Bowling, Donkey Show, No Doubt and Skankhead (the pre-Skankin' Pickle.) I love it so much I''d buy it again. Rad cover art by (I believe) Bob Fingerman who also did The Toasters Skaboom! cover. The tracklisting is as follows

Side 1: Toasters: ska killers; Bim Skala Bim: shoes; Rhyth o matics: skatalation; The Scofflaws: rudy's back; Donkey Show: feeling nice; Let's Go Bowling: b*t@h
Side 2: New York Citizens: dance; Crucial DBC: don't run away; No Doubt: everything's wrong; The Boilers: bal man jump; Skankhead: circus skank; Thick As Thieves: 12th street; Exterminators: big talker

Do you like No Doubt? I Well, I like this song alot.
  • No Doubt - Everything's Wrong

  • P.S. I love hearing your feedback!

    Thursday, November 16, 2006

    Moneybrother just made my day and broke my heart at the same time. They plan to release a new cover record, "Pengabrorsan" in only a few weeks. Great news, right? Well, it's a swedish-only limited release! nooooo!! Oh well, based on the new video, "Dom vet ingenting om oss" they've cheered up a little from "To Die Alone"... Which is great news! Apparently some of the bands they're covering are Donna Summer, Operation Ivy, My Morning Jacket, and Otis Clay. There's also duets with Jerry Williams and "Howlin" Pelle Almqvist from The Hives. It looks like they also have a song called "Falling in love (with Christmas Time)". How amazing is that? Maybe it's a Monster cover. One can only dream...

    Dolly Madison Cupcake Commercial

    Ok, so this pretty much won't be special to anyone besides me and Parka, but I thought I'd post it anyway. Here's a commercial for Dolly Madison Cupcakes featuring an angel (our older sister Rachel) and a devil (a pre-superstardom Corey Feldman). It's lame, but good for a laugh.

    Wednesday, November 15, 2006

    Elvis Costello - I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

    According to Record Collector (No 91): " Costello had been signed to Radar in 1978, via a licensing deal from Riviera Global Productions. Radar collapsed towards the end of 1979, and so Elvis's manager Jake Riviera alighted upon the Specials' 2-Tone label as an ideal venue for a holding operation - a one-off single - until Elvis sorted out a deal for the Get Happy!! album. WEA, who had distributed Radar, were less than delighted: they felt they had a stake in Costello's career by virtue of the success of the records they had distributed for him, and so they obtained a court injunction to stop the 2-Tone single being sold.

    By March '80, the situation was clarified: F-Beat was set up by Riviera as an independent company, but WEA continued to distribute their records. In the meantime, there were several thousand 2-Tone singles to dispose of. These were handed out free to the audience at a London's Rainbow Theatre gig. Several months later, Riviera pressed up a few thousand more of the 2-Tone singles, and these were given away at London and US gigs".

  • Elvis Costello - I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2006

    Today: Disney's Gummi Bears out on DVD

    Yaaaaay! I'm very excited about this release. I loved the Gummi Bears! Seasons 1-3. It was was my favorite show, and that's not because it features the voice talent of my elder brother Christian as Cavin (who played him until his voice changed) and the legendary Bill Scott, AKA THEE Bullwinkle who played Gruffi (until his heart attack). This show was brilliant for it's time. Action, adventure and Gummi Beary Juice. Help a brother out! Pick it up today!

  • Gummi Bears DVD at Amazon
  • Friday, November 10, 2006

    Slade's Skinhead Phase

    Slade explains (and basically apologizes for) their skinhead phase early on in their career. Funny, though, because I like 'em anyway and I think the song they're playing is pretty nice... But it definitely doesn't look right.

    Thursday, November 09, 2006

    (Not French) Pop Thursday: Majestic 12 | Nothing on TV

    Circa: 1996, from the genius mind of Scott Schultz, aka "The Sea Ghost","Harry S. Schultz","Phantasmo Del Mar" and also, "My Cousin Scotty", came the MJ-12 who later evolved into the brighter, poppier "Majestic". This entire album was beautiful and horribly under-rated. That was my post mission soundtrack. I listened the crap out of it. Scott is also the co-creator of Yo Gabba Gabba. I love him. I attended the Newport Beach Temple with him and my brother Christian this morning. We were edified. But I digress...

    The Majestic 12. Find it.



    Earlier this evening we received an email from someone called Donald,

    The email contained a link, pointing to:,,

    (Copy and paste the link on to one line. The two commas at the
    end of the first line ARE part of the URL)

    The text on the site reads as follows:

    “We require extras for a shoot next monday (13th Nov.)

    Applicants must be available for a full 14 hour day.
    We are looking to cast 4 police officers ( 3 male, 1
    female), 4 criminals and a prostitute.

    Each individual will be a featured character in the
    video, so potentially good showreel material. The
    video is for a track from a forthcoming feature film
    and will be played on music channels throughout Europe.
    The band, Madness, will be starring alongside 2
    comedians who appear in the film.

    We can offer £40 for the full day and a DVD copy of the
    finished product for use on your showreel. This will be
    a great experience for aspiring actors and extras alike.
    Only serious applicants should apply.

    Please apply now for auditions or more information.

    Payment details: £40 for 14 hour day

    Created: 7 Nov 2006
    Applications accepted until: 13 Nov 2006
    Application criteria: Males & Females aged 18 to 60
    from UK

    If you click on the 'apply now' button found on the page at the above
    link you will be prompted to sign-up. The ever-helpful Emma Southerby
    has dug into this a little more, and tells us to take part in the shoot
    you have to sign up to either a subscription to Star Now's services (a
    minimum of 6 months) or pay a one-off fee of £23.70.

    Before paying any money we recommend you read the site terms and
    conditions as there is a LOT of legal mumbo jumbo to plough through.

    This is the only info we have on this. We have no idea who the person
    is who sent us the link, or how genuine the company are.

    If you decide to get in touch with the company in an effort to get on
    the video, please let the rest of us in on what's happening (or if you
    have to keep your lip buttoned - what went on!)


    Rob Hazelby

    Wednesday, November 08, 2006

    Scandinavian Choirs

    So this is what I learned today:

    The Swedish are happy to meet you and the Finnish only complain.

    See for yourself.



    By the way, "Let Me Introduce My Friends" by I'm From Barcelona (the swedish band) is one of my favorite albums of the year. I highly reccomend it.

    Thursday, November 02, 2006

    French Pop Thursday: Pschitt!

    I almost forgot that today was French Pop Thursday! Well, when I want a pop, I reach for my favourite beverage! That's right, a nice bubbly refreshing glass of Pschitt! It's the best Pschitt ever and everyone knows that you can only get the good Pschitt from France. ....Mmmmmmm

    Petter feat. The Club Killers

    Swedish rapper, Petter featured Club Killers on one of his songs, "Vad Som Går Runt Kommer Tillba" from his 2004 CD, "Ronin". As a bonus treat, Anders Wendin (aka Moneybrother) is featured on another track,"Showdown", which I like even better.

    Here are both songs. Because I love you.

    Petter - Vad Som Går Runt Kommer Tillba (feat. Anna Maria & Club Killers)

    Petter - Showdown (Feat. Moneybrother)

    More of the Club Killers

    Ok due to popular demand I must oblige. More from the Club Killers. This is from the Burning Heart Records compilation, "Heart Attack Vol. 1"

  • Club Killers - Some Of Them A Bawl

  • Now go buy "Two Nights With Club Killers" on Amazon


    Wednesday, November 01, 2006

    The Club Killers

    Kids, it's time we get to know the Club Killers. You might already know that Tyler and I are the Nation's advocates for Sweden's Monster and MoneyBrother. GOGO13 even wrote a song about it. I feel like we are America's only fans. I say that because when Moneybrother played last year at the Troubador(their first American gig) we were the only ones that were there for Moneybrother and greeting them as fans. Yes they are genius and they've even won a Grammy in Sweden but nobody in the states has heard of them. Well regardless, Gustav Bendt and Viktor Brobacke of both Monster and MoneyBrother have put together the Club Killers. A 15 piece club ska, r'n'b and reggae power house. I believe the line-up also includes members of Ska Wars.
    Now watch this video. I mean it.
    Now go buy the album....and then buy me one.

    Tuesday, October 24, 2006

    The Ghastly Ones

    How more appropriate for Halloween than the Ghastly Ones? I didn't realize that they had recently put out this new green 45" until I stumbled across their website. I want to make a 7"! OK then I must. Also, check out this theme song for the Spongebob Squarepants Halloween episode.
  • The Ghastly Ones - Spongebob Scaredypants mp3
  • Anyhow, the Ghastly Ones are just swell. Go to their website and buy stuff.The Ghastly Ones!

    Friday, October 20, 2006

    The Selecter - Missing Words

    I love this song. I think the Selecter looked so cool. Thank you Selecter for rocking so hard.

    Didja see the other version of this video? It's called, "A message to you Rudi" by the Specials.

    Kelly and Rachael - living on video

    My friend Kelly from my work is like wicked aewsome.

    Thursday, October 19, 2006

    French Pop Thursday - M. Gainsbourg Revisited

    Last year this tribute album came out and I just discovered it a few weeks ago. You'd think I'd be on top of this, considering... It's a compilation of modern indie/alt artists covering songs by Mr. Serge Gainsbourg, but the twist is, the songs have all been translated into english. The end result is expectedly a mixed bag of good, bad and ugly, but it's definitely worth checking out. The Franz Ferdinand / Jane Birkin song is pretty rocking and Portishead's version is pretty faithful while still sounding like Portishead. Meanwhile, Placebo proceeds to destroy one of Serge's most beautiful songs and there's some unecessary stuff in there.

    Truth be told most of this is pretty unecessary and it's disappointing that a lot of these songs are from his 70's era hits, but if you like Serge, it's interesting to hear the translations. Worth checking out though.

    And if you're not familiar with Serge Gainsbourg, then I implore you to discover this genius for yourself.

    01. Franz Ferdinand & Jane Birkin - A Song for Sorry Angel (Sorry Angel)
    02. Cat Power & Karen Elson - I Love You (Me Either) (Je T'aime Mon Non Plus)
    03. Jarvis Cocker & Kid Loco - I Just Came to Tell You that I'M Going (Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais)
    04. Portishead - Requiem for Anna (Un Jour Comme Un Autre - Anna)
    05. Faultline, Brian Molko & Françoise Hardy - Requiem for A Jerk (Requiem Pour Un Con)
    06. Michael Stipe - L'hôtel (L'hôtel Particulier)
    07. Tricky - Au Revoir Emmanuelle (Goddbye Emmanuelle)
    08. Marianne Faithfull & Sly and Robbie - Lola R. for Ever (Lola Rastaquoučre)
    09. Gonzales, Feist & Dani - Boomerang 2005 (Comme Un Boomerang)
    10. Marc Almond & Trash Palace - Boy Toy (I'M the Boy)
    11. Placebo - the Ballad of Melody Nelson (Ballade De Melody Nelson)
    12. The Rakes - Just A Man with A Job (Le Poinçonneur Des Lilas)
    13. The Kills - I Call it Art (La Chanson De Slogan)
    14. Carla Bruni - Those Little Things (Ces Petits Riens)


    Rancid last night

    I wrote this whole insightful review on last night's Rancid show at the Henry Fonda theatre in Hollywood and I accidentally quit out of safari so I lost it. Anyhow, I don't want to type it again, so to recap.

    - I went with the Bat Commander to Rancid.
    - Our friend Craig bought us delicious su$hi. Thanks Craig.
    - Met Lars (again) and Matt. Nice guys.
    - Saw the (legendary) Adolescents play.
    - Chatted with Tony Hawk (Christian's old pal) and his new wife.
    - Rancid rocked with their new video screen (Thank to the Aquabats)
    - Rancid played acoustic on the encore.
    - Rancid played Operation Ivy's, "Knowledge".
    - I like that I could've sung along to every song because I knew them all...Even if some lyrics are indecipherable. Like, I knew when Tim was going to sing "blooka mooka blingy bungy buh"
    - Got an "Out Comes the Wolves" picture disk autographed by the whole band. Plus some more free schwag for my wife.
    -Yaaay for Rancid!
    - Thanks Christian

    Wednesday, October 18, 2006

    American 2 tone (Almost)

    The Nails are the new wave New York band that brought us, "88 Lines about 44 women" in the early eighties. A song to live forever to on KROQ's flashback lunch. Rewind a few years back and they played the ska. 1980! That predates the Toasters...heck that's the Specials era. Here's the page I found the single on:The Nails
  • Transcontinental Ska (NY, Chi, LA) MP3

  • Young and Wild MP3
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2006

    me me me me me

    Ok, so it's been in the works for over a month and you may already know most of this BUT I thought I'd make an offficial announcement that I've made some updates!

    First off, my personal/portfolio site has been totally redisigned... I've tried to put up everything I've ever done that's worth looking at. Let me know if I'm forgetting anything.

    Then you can check out my profile... it has been updated accordingly with a new design, song, photos, layout, etc.

    And finally, I'm always adding new videos to youtube... check out the latest. And be sure to leave comments. :)


    Skavoovie & The Epitones - Growler

    via:You & Me on a Jamboree!

    Anybody remember Boston's, "Skavoovie & The Epitones"? An amazing bunch of talented high school kids that rose big in the ska boom of the latter 90's. They used to tour in this rad black and white school bus. They weren't ever my favorite but they were very credible in the fact that they were musicians first. Comparable to Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, they were a large ensemble that also were conscious of their stage presence and image.
    This album was their lesser known effort and ultimately their last. Much more diverse than their debut, "Fat Footin". I know that Chris Murray was somehow involved in the production of the album, and contributed the first track "Boyo". Boyo was an old King Apparatus song and is also featured on Chris Murray's "4-Trackaganza".
    Songs that appealed to me was, "Boyo", "The Coffee Connection" and "Zombie Song". But what sticks out to me the most was "Salad Days" this song could singularly signify the end of the what people called the 3rd Wave of ska. The "Ghost Town" for the 90's. This song is meant to tell us that party isn't over and Skavoovie & The Epitones will outlive all of the crappy ska bands out there (for we all know there were so many). "...It's not the end of the salad days...". But what really happened? Skavoovie & The Epitones broke up. It was not only the end of the salad days but the end of the Epitones. By 1999, Ska was tired. "Salad Days" signifies that it was over by simply calling attention to it. Oh the irony.

    Monday, October 16, 2006

    Friday, October 13, 2006

    The Aquabats - 1999 Self Defense Techniques (1 of 2)

    Self defense is important. You never know when someone might call you an idiot, offer you some nuggets or ask you for a dollar.
    I'm sorry, but this Bat Commander dude is an improvisational genius.
    Thanks Pigbat and Bugjuice...wherever you are.

    Thursday, October 12, 2006

    French Pop Thursday: Le Pigbat

    In the same vein as yesterday's Sandflea relic, here comes a snippet of 2001's unreleased smash hit, "Burnt Cream" from Le Pigbat. Unavailable on Horchata Records!

  • Le Pigbat - Burnt Cream
  • French Pop Thursday: Mareva Galanter - Pourquoi pas moi

    Happy French Pop Thursday!

    Mareva Galanter is a French actress and former beauty queen who has competed at Miss Universe.
    Mareva has moved ono to music where she has mixed her version of Ye-Ye with the ukulele, hence the album, "Ukuyeye".

    Wednesday, October 11, 2006

    Ebay find: Magic Chicken Hits!

    I remember making this years ago! Autographed by the Aquabats, The Professor and the Pigbat, this was the Magic Chicken's celebrity playlist CD mix. This cover was supposed to look like a record that you'd find in a 1960's bargain bin. We made 20 and sold them only once at a show in San Diego. It was a silly idea, but we (I mean,"the Magic Chicken") sold them all quickly. Now someone else is trying to cash in on it today. You go, ebay person!

  • The Magic Chicken Hits CD on ebay
  • More Sandfleas: An Important Halloween Message

    Here's a clip of an old Sandfleas tune that has recently resurfaced.
    Have a safe Halloween...
  • The Sandfleas - Smell My Feet clip
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2006

    Back from the dead: The Sandfleas Site

    Parka just sent me this old gem - the Sandfleas website from waaaay back in the day. I decided to mirror it so people can wax nostalgic on their own time. The registration form is the only missing part, but I'm going to see if I can get Void to help me fix it... So take a look, jerk!

    Yo Gabba Gabba - HORRORVERSION?????


    ....from some kid in Austria....

    Friday, October 06, 2006

    New Song from the Uptones

    Before Rancid, before Skankin' Pickle, before Operation Ivy there were the Uptones. Berkeley legends, they claim to be California's first ska band. You might recall Rancid's cover of "Get Outta My Way!"
    I think they're still pretty great. Here's a new cut from the upcoming album Skankin Fools Unite(?)

  • The Uptones - Bad Men of Bodie

  • What do you think?

    I (julius happy face) my job!

    I work at Paul Frank. It's fun.

    The Go-Go's - Turn To You

    From the 1984 album,"Talk Show", "Turn To You" was a lesser known Go-Go's tune but had the greatest impact on me. I guess it was because I love this video so much. This early 60's high school rock & roll prom video was meant as nostalgic kitsch for the grown-ups of the 80s, but for a young impressionable kid living in a retarded Michael Jackson world of wack, this was utopia. Nothing's cooler than that era. Go figure, "That Thing You Do!" winds up one of my favorite movies of all time. Aside from the fact that the Go-Go's were gorgeous as both men and women, this song rocks! The driving powers chords, the back-up harmonies, the Belinda's growl, everything in this song to me was perfect.

    oh and Rob Lowe...

    Here's the Making of:

    and here's the of:

    Thursday, October 05, 2006

    Skinhead Revolt

    Over at You And Me On A Jamboree they've posted THEE crucial Skinhead Reggae compilation, Skinhead Revolt! Go buy this album! know....listen to it.

    My favorites "Shu Be Du "by Clancy Eccles and "Barabus" by G.G. All Stars. "The penalty in my court is--lashes!!!"
    Man, I miss you Tyler!

    The Mummies - Uncontrollable Urge

    Via: Mod Mom
    Sorry for all the youtube posts, but garsh! Youtube is a miracle. About 10 years ago, I thought I was bad like Michael Jackson for having a copy of this cover song dubbed on cassette. The legendary Mummies playing Devo. Two great tastes that taste great together. Happy Halloween!

    Wednesday, October 04, 2006

    The Piranhas - Tom Hark

    I pulled this out of the massive, "songs G13 should cover" pile. It's the Piranhas version of the old tune, "Tom Hark". I know of a Millie Small ska version and also a skinhead reggae version by The Dynamites. But what makes this important (other than it charting in the top ten) is it that it later became a footie anthem that is still chanted by British sports fans and hooligans to this day. It has later been repackaged and marketed directly to soccer (I'm sorry, Futbol) fans and even covered by Seagulls Ska and our beloved Bad Manners.

    The Piranhas were a punk band from Britian's briny blue beaches of Brighton. "Tom Hark" entered the charts in 1980; smack dab in the middle of the whole 2-tone craze. I understand that since they were primarily a punk band with no follow up ska song to match, The Piranhas fell into the pigeon hole of "the one-hit wonders" and broke up. Super catchy song though, eh?

    Here they are in all of their glory as #26 on Top of the Pops. I love the drum kit set up in the front and the fishes for drum sticks. Hey! What's with the guitar playing with gloves on! We know you guys are lip synching and you know you guys are lip synching...could you try a little harder and fake it for us better? :D

    This is what I'm all about.

    Azure Ray- New Resolution

    In this video, a scooter gang gives a ride to a couple on their way to the Lillith Fair while they lip sync a song that's reminds me a lot of "All Tomorrows Parties" by The Velvet Underground. Very Odd indeed. Someone's got to know where this scooter club is from!

    Friday, September 29, 2006

    Redeeming Shawshank

    So last year when I saw the ever-so-brilliant recut Shining trailer, i was inspired to do something similar... I wanted to take a very solemn movie and turn it into another dumb Vince Vaughn / Owen Wilson comedy... so I started working on this - "Redeeming Shawshank" and 10 months later it's finally finished. I think it turned out pretty well. Anyhow, check it out.


    It's your favorite early nineties hardcore punk band! B.H.R.! What does does B.H.R. stand for? Butt Hole Rebellion? Big Honkey Rednecks? By Heavenly Request? Beelzebub's Honor Roll? Who cares! It's punk rock! Aargh! You might recall B.H.R. from such hits as, "Trestles Will Be Mine", "Beaners Stuck Underwater" and "Psycho Grandma". I just came across this album last night and for some reason it made me pretty happy.
    Here's a couple of MP3 tracks for your punk rock pleasure.

  • Dr.Martens

  • Everything

  • Here's the back cover. The shirtless guy singing is my friend Mark "The Shark" Howe. He was also in this surf-punk outfit known as "The Immortals". He's still rockin' out today, but I don't recall who he's playing with now.

    What a handsome bunch of decent looking young

    ...Crash McLarson?

    Thursday, September 28, 2006

    HR Pufnstuf blog

    I've been meaning to post this for weeks. It looks like some very talented folks are doing an updated cartoon version to H.R. Pufnstuf. It looks rad. They've got a blog going too.check it out.

    I waaaaaaant it...I waaaaaaant it

    The Office Espionage Kit

    Thought some of you free agents might get a kick out of this... link

    Friday, September 22, 2006

    Some Things Speak For Themselves

    Oi! This Is England (Teaser Trailer)

    I saw this on the Dancin' Mood Board. "Oi! This Is England" is an upcoming film by British filmmaker, Shane Meadows. Set in 1983, It's an autobiographical look at his growing up in England as a young skinhead who runs in with the National Front. At first I was put off by the thought of yet ANOTHER movie about racist skins... then I saw the trailer and was blown away. I couldn't believe how great this looks. Finally, the accurate movie about skinheads that I've been waiting for! I'm just sad I didn't make it. :)

    It recently screened at the London Film Festival and now they have a teaser/trailer up.


    EDIT: Parka couldn't see it at worked so I did the world a favor and YouTube'd it.

    Thursday, September 21, 2006

    Ska - For ska's sake

    Download Me:

    Ska - For ska's sake - Various Artists 1989

    It's hard to express the effect this album had on me. This represents the state of European ska 10 years after 2-tone.
    Some of this is so cheesy and some of this is brilliant. But for the teenage me it was a musical salvation and I was too young to decifer the difference. "Another Town" by Mr. Review remains one of my favorite songs of all time. "Skadansk" by Mark Foggo's Skasters is SO cheeseball that I couldn't handle it. But today I celebrate you, Mark! I Celebrate you all!
    I hope you enjoy...this is my youth.

    The Ultimate Energy Drink!

    At least they're being honest.
    See for yourself...

    Wednesday, September 20, 2006

    Me and Leslie Hall

    So yesterday Leslie and I sang a heartfelt love ballad together. What a doll. I think...I'll never be the same.
    Check out her vest collection of gem sweaters:
  • Gem Sweaters

  • Or watch one of her rap videos!

    Wednesday, September 13, 2006

    The Jam - Marc Bolan Show - All Around The World Live

    OK so this isn't my first time posting something about the Jam, but I had to share. My friend Micah told me about this and it's pretty amazing. The Jam guest starring on the Marc Bolan(from T. Rex) Show. This shows how strange mod was emerging from the glam era. Marc Bolan is so regal! So amazing, so bizarre.


    So dude, where's Tyler?

    I'm so tired of having to repeat myself so I'll let Edward say it for me.
  • Tyler
  • Thursday, September 07, 2006


    Someone should cover this song!

    Wake up!

    Some of my sidework...

    Shorty McShort's Shorts - Boyz On Da Run

    Here's a sample of some freelance work I recently did for the Disney Channel. I did the lettering for the titlecard and da boyz' names at the beginning. I'd assume that I wasn't credited because it was some quick last minute freelance. Regardless, I'm very grateful for the oppurtunity to do it. Thanks you Mike Moon!

    Tuesday, September 05, 2006

    GOGO13 MP3: "MONSTER!"

    Just a quick web update:
    For the first time ever you can listen to the song, "Monster" that we recorded 2 years ago!

    Just click on the music section link
  • GOGO13

  • Stay tuned for more treats!

    Swim Herschel Swim - B U R N S W I M B U R N MP3s

    download the whole album

    Here's a blast from the past! The greatest Utah Ska band of all time.
    This album was an attempt to show that they were stepping out of the straight up ska format but only proved that they broke up. Regardless of genre, they were great musicians, songwriters and performers.
    A couple of Gems--"Lords Stinky of Winsor" "Bigot" and "General"
    I love you Swim...wherever you are.

    Rude Boys London reggae 1970

    Monday, August 28, 2006

    I recently came across the recent issue of Ciudad magazine. I thought it was kind of cool. It's telling us that the rude boy/ mod fashion is back. So when did it leave?

    JoBoxers - Just Got Lucky

    Saturday, August 26, 2006

    64 second film

    So there is this film competition for the Austin City Limits music festival, where you have to make a film in 64 seconds. So I did. Heres the 64 second masterpiece.

    Get this video and more at

    Thursday, August 17, 2006

    Oscar Meyer Commercial

    Who'dathunk I'd grow up to be a Hebrew National man? Oscar Meyer Weiners make me sick. :)

    Wednesday, August 16, 2006

    The Untouchables in Repo Man

    I think this is when I first thought Rude Boys were so awesome.
    We used to watch the taped-off TV version of Repo Man as kids. We idolized punk rock, but these scooter guys(The Untouchables) were the only thing I thought was cooler than the punkers in this movie. They were all 60's sharp and yet tall and intimidating when they walked into this shot. You knew that Otto was toast.
    Well, whatever you might think of the Untouchables today, they were very important to the American mod/ska scene. Yes there is a big 80's cheese factor, but The Untouchables were seminal. I kinda thought that it was like Jerry Dammers passing the torch when I found out that he produced I SPY(FOR THE FBI). I understand the Untouchables were also California's first scooter club. Much respect, live and let dance.

    (insert rad reverby surf guitar)

    "It's very simple, Mrs. Parks. You don't want me to take it, and I don't want to. I said to my boss: Look, I don't want to repossess this lady's car."

    "How was rehearsal, son?" -------- "Okay. Who's this?"

    "This is Mr. Otto, deary. From the finance company. He told me he isn't going to take the car this time, even though he could."

    "Well...gotta get going."

    (from inside) "...I'm tired of giving you money, and you squandering it. You all went out dancing somewhere!" (Otto revs her car and we find it's up on jacks)

    "Hey, everything's cool! I like music too, man!" (Biff! Bang! Pow!!)

    Wednesday, August 09, 2006

    The Revillos (AKA the Rezillos)

    I've been listening to the Rezillos a lot lately, but it wasn't 'til I checked out my friend Cornelieus Danger's blog that I've seen this video. They're so good!
    Here's a little known trivia tidbit: The Bodysnatchers Rhoda Dakar was hailed as being, "Ruder Than You" because of her boss beehive-boof. But she joined the Bodysnatchers with her hair that way because she was a Rezillos fan.
    Anyhow, digit.

    Thursday, August 03, 2006


    Yep, the rumors are true.

    I have decided to totally uproot myself & my family from "totally rippin'" Orange County, California in exchange for the quiet life of rural Pennsylvania. The big date is August 22nd. We're going to be living with my brother-in-law in Elizabethtown, PA until we can find a permanant residence nearby (not to mention employment). It's a small town just ten miles south of Hershey (YES!!) and an hour and a half south-west of Philedelphia. I'm going to learn the ropes of being an east-coaster. It should be quite interesting.

    I don't imagine myself ever moving back to California, but I'm sure we'll come to visit once a year or so if we can make it.

    so... yeah.