Embarrassing to this day, not sure what the hell I was thinking when I agreed to take a picture labeled as “most unique”…what a joke. A part of me feels like I’m still a joke, but wtf, just go with it right? One thing the picture captures is the doo I was sporting there for a while, which led to the nickname Rug, as it looked like I was bald headed with a toupee sitting on top of my head. Had a crush on Danielle there for a while, but too chickenshit to make a move and never really got that vibe from her. Had an even bigger crush on her sister Diedre, but she was out of high school, and yeah like that was going to happen. They both worked at my favorite restaurant/pizza joint Numero Uno in Burbank, down by the Toluca Lake border. Amazing what marinated onions can do for a salad and plus they had the best pizza crust (thick) I’ve ever had. Their older brother Derek was part of that “older brother” clique of guys who had graduated from Burbank High several years before that would buy before for us youngsters, when we so desired.
Anyway today marks the five year anniversary of Mustard Relics, even paid the $95.40 to the server company for another year of service. I’m asking myself why, it’s not like I have that kind of money to throw around, paid it with plastic (what the hell?) and I gotta buy propane soon too. Now that I think about it I could stand to buy tires, no metal showing yet, but a few of them are awfully bald. This place isn’t bald yet though, still a lot of tread on these here tires. MR has come a long ways, check out those first few post to trip, fucking amateur. Still got a lot to learn, but this blog has outlived a lot of other places and I wonder at the usefulness of places like this anymore. Still tons of hits, but the days of 20+ comments on a post are bygone. The content is still top notch, maybe not my words, but the music featured here, week in week out, shreds. That is a completely objective opinion…hahaha. So thanx to the characters that have continued to stop by and have something to add and welcome to any newcomers. Rock and Roll lives (here).
Tracked a rip of this F.C.D.N Tormentor 7′ down a while back and just had to share, but since it’s not something I actually have we’ll make a secret (hahaha). I posted a back yard party of them way back when as just Tormentor (there’s a million bands, some pretty good ones, with that name). This 7″ was released by my old buddy Bob’s Deep Six Records (a must for extreme music) early on and is way out of print. It’s much more polished than that live show and has a bit of a hardcore/power violence vibe to it. This is some serious shit right here and you MUST listen, dig it don’t…
First Among The Dead
On a totally different tip, more along the modern psyche lines, I stumbled across a band called Clipd Beaks that captured my interest (featured in the vid below). As I was bouncing around the net from related site to site, I found that they had been on this comp done by a label called Moon Glyph. Anyway that comp, filled with all kinds of trip-out-ed-ness can be gotten form the label for free HERE.
Thanx again guys for helping to make the last 5 years around here, a blast. No thanx to all the fuckwads of the world in their many forms and disguises…you know who you are.