Anonymous asked: agree that frank turner is tedious. but what about million dead?
Decent enough hardcore band, especially when they kept it brief. Shit like Bovine Spungiform Economics and Plan B is great, they had a really cool sound on stuff like that, fuzzy and scratchy and thin but still with pure hardcore aggression, but when they tried to get expansive and shit it fell apart. Whoever the fuck gave them the idea they could write 6 minute songs? Probably the juggernaut of unearned self-esteem that is the British class system.
Anonymous asked: Have you heard Australia's greatest punk band (arguably) the Drones?
I have heard a bit. They’ve got some really sweet noisy shit but they play to slow and long to be the greatest Australian punk band. Some of the best Australian bands: Vaginors, White Cop, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Bits of Shit, Total Control, Bloody Hammer, The Saints, Vae Victis, Mach Pelican, Straightjacket Nation, Kromosom, Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys.
Anonymous asked: Can you write a review of the new Frank Turner album?
You know when I ragged on the Gaslight Anthem for being old boring boring safe boring olds selling a dead idea of rock to the idea-dead rock cocks for like 3000 words? Just reread that but imagine I replaced every mention of ‘America’ with ‘the home counties’, and just threw in a few more “Oi!”s and “Wotcha”s to Brit it up a notch. That man is so tedious I can’t even be bothered to hate him properly. I’ll be over here blasting Wild Child, Effluxus and FNU Ronnies.
Anonymous asked: The violence of the oppressed
Anonymous asked: the fact that one of the phenomenaut's fundraiser prizes is getting to hunt a member for sport?
That’s pretty punk rock. I think the hardest punk band to hunt a member of for sport would be one of those early anarcho crust bands. Those guys seem like they knew their way round a composite bow and a booby trap. Crust punk: the most dangerous game.
Anonymous asked: What do you sound like?
Like this. Which reminds me, I have to up me and my buddy’s Margaret Thatcher Tribute Podcast today.
Anonymous asked: Buying denim vests instead of buying denim jackets and cutting the sleeves off????
Punk rock, but definitely less punk rock, but I’ve totally done it, cos I’m lazy.
What I want though is someone to rock a punx jacket like that one-arm shit Janet Jackson has going in this video.
Anonymous asked: "Don't be a dick"
Fuck any shit that doesn’t draw distinctions between the violence of the oppressed and the violence of the oppressor.
Anonymous asked: still bitter over Star Trek: TNG lol
I watched that shit when I was a kid, as such, I saw nothing wrong with a child repeatedly saving the day, because I was a child and I knew that children were way better than adults. I didn’t care about bad writing. I just thought Worf was cool and stuff. I could not give a shit about Wesley Crusher. I hate Wil Wheaton, the adult man. Wil Wheaton now. I loathe him.
But central to the myth of Wil Wheaton is the notion that his fans have somehow forgiven him some terrible wrong for playing a badly written character on a TV show and thus he is raised to the level of suffering christ-figure and they are raised to the level of forgiving just saints and thus the imbecilic self-congratulatory backpat human centipede of weak tea continues imbued for those spinning toothlessly in its burbling aqua-chiffon gyre with a near-divine sense of imperviousness to criticism, all based on the easiest terms of sacrifice and redemption imaginable in this mad universe. He is the figurehead of those with that vile sense of superiority that comes with being a geek, the sneering delusion of those who believe themselves exemplars of moral rectitude because they have a white knight xkcd comic blutacked to their cubicle wall, tout themselves as some sort of oppressed righteous social movement because they know what the Kobayashi Maru is, who genuinely believe themselves unimpeachable intellectual titans for correcting the superfluous grammar mistakes of others, who toss about horrific sticky platitudes and cite ‘Wheaton’s law’ of ‘Don’t be a dick’ like it was actually some revelation handed down on high to these fucking light-beer harrumphing centrists gobmonks, who claim to be ‘nice people’, who act like Jon Stewart is Karl fucking Marx and Keith Olbermann is bell fucking hooks, fuck that booming sexless vanilla shitcunt and the vast wastelands of his suffocating farting sanctimony and tepid wholefoods wankspray.
Wil Wheaton would describe Gaslight Anthem as ‘real music’.
Anonymous asked: What is wrong with Wil Wheaton?