the riyl revolution


James Miska by thebrandnew007
November 11, 2008, 2:23 pm
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So I originally found out about the Boing! House through my humanities class last year. Since then I’ve been going to quite a few shows there (mostly folk punk), and the boing! café, a weekly low cost vegan café that generally has good food and takes place every friday. A separate story begins in the second grade, when I first picked up some drum sticks. Now I’m not the greatest drummer, in fact, for the amount of time that I’ve been ‘playing,’ I should probably be a lot better than I am. However, I’ve always loved playing and listening to music. These seemingly unrelated stories clashed last week at a show at Boing (James Miska, Chaz Prymek, Joshua Faulkner, Trouble on the Prairie, and The A-Star Team). This post will focus on James, rather than the four other talented (mostly) musicians. At that show, I realized that I wanted to play guitar. Without being overly sappy, i basically had a sort of epiphany at the show, and realized that guitar was really something of a missing piece in my life. Long story short, James is an inspiration, a friend to many, and a wonderful musician. Here’s a track, and you can download more older stuff here and here, and non-downloadable newer stuff is here.

Anthem Of Positivity (For The Traveling, Adventure-Seeking and Otherwise Nomadically-Minded, Kids) – James Miska

Seriously, Who Gives A Fuck? You’re Wasting Your Life Thinking About It. – James Miska

/Jake



Fuck, Yes!!!! by thebrandnew007
May 21, 2008, 10:42 pm
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Like train hopping? How about anarchist houses and diy communities? Punk kids who haven’t taken showers? Inspiring concerts? Hitchhiking? Dumpstering? Vegan food and long nights? Hate hierarchy and love fucking shit up?

This is for you:

Fuck, Yes!!!! is for you. Fuck, Yes!!!! is Gary from Seattle, who helped inspire Boing!, a local anarchist collective, and makes great music at the same time. Have a listen, you won’t regret it. Riyl all of those thing i talked about earlier.

Fighting For Our Lives
Fifty Six And A Half Inches Of Freedom (Live)

-Jake



Just another anarchist terrorist group… by thebrandnew007
April 16, 2008, 3:36 am
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Actually, Andrew Jackson Jihad isn’t a terrorist group. They probably get that joke a lot too, so sorry about that…

Anyways, they’re this rad as fuck DIY Folk Punk band that’s just as sick and twisted as they are amazing. Recommended if ya like Ghost Mice, John Crocker, Defiance OH, yadda yadda yadda. Got to check them out:

Survival
Murderer

– Jake