שומר שבת


No body home this morning so cranking the tunes early, not sure if that’s kosher but I’m decidedly not kosher anyway.  Too many God damned rules that don’t make any sense, what’s so fucking hard about just being nice to each other?  I suppose a day of rest is justified (thanx to the labor movement…I don’t care what you have to say about something you know very little about). Just cranked this tune…

A month or so back, the new Lord Ellis exploded here at the Relics. As soon as that bad boy came out Andy sent me the CD along with some stickers. Absolutely epic album, can’t say enough good about it. Well then just the other day, Steve sent me a shirt and the LP (a signed test press…baby!). Been listening to them on the headphones at home, it’s time to give the vinyl a spin and I think I’ll make the CD one of the three in the truck.  You can check it out yourself at their bandcamp and the vinyl should be available for mail order in a couple of weeks…

mankind is unkind man…

I’m thinking the 29th or 30th of June…I live smack dab half way in between Kansas City and Denver, about 4 hours either way. If these guys are anywhere close to where you’re at, make yourself fucking available.  And the almighty Zeke is opening up for them, holy shitski…my favorite tune by Zeke…

Here’s Weedeater, three days after I saw them in North Carolina at the Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn…

Way late, last night, you starve, we bite, I know, it’s real, you lie, still

Got my DNA results back and old Mustard is chock full of surprises genetically…puzzling, this will require some contemplation, which will undoubtedly end up where I began, an immigrant mutt.  It’s all a trip down memory lane, much like my obsession with music, finding the new that is old.

It’s been slow here at the Relics, need to post something, it’s been 10 days since the last post, but as slow as it is here, in the world of flesh and blood it’s been quite busy. I’m one to finish everything on my plate but damn I’m full. So here’s what’s on the virtual plate…

My pal Michael Essington has a new book, Broken, which I have read and like all his works, very digable. This is like his 4th or 5th book that I will be reviewing, making him sort of a Mustard Relic. In the meantime, if you couldn’t give two fucks about my review, you can download a chapter at Strange Reaction!

Also on my plate, the legendary Swedish band, Unter den Linden with their first release in 30 fucking years! I got five coming to me straight from my pal Björn, one for me, and the others will be up for sale (proceeds to the band)…damn straight! I’ll have more details in that post…

Mustard Relics Records is about to be busy again with two flexi releases, yup….more details once I have a piece of plastic or two in my hands to know that it’s real…

Was doing the youtube thing (after spinning some brand new wax), going from vid to vid, song to song, album to album ended up with this classic…The Mob – Let The Tribe Increase. Listened to most of the record, then got busy doing something else for a couple of hours. YT apparently was doing it’s thing too, playing whatever their algorithms suggest and when I wandered back this was playing…Crass – Penis Envy. I hadn’t listened to that record for quite some time and it’s still relevant as fuck. Then back to my own personal reality, because that’s where I’m selfishly stuck with a lot of noise from the outside world, but not enough to drown out the racket in my head…