As in the Sky — Interview from 2005

Ian MacKaye made a lasting impact at a very young age, and by keeping up the good work in the decades that followed he has inadvertently provided a guiding light for generations of idealists and iconoclasts. Washington region recording wizard Chad Clark once told me that Minor Threat, the band the teen-aged MacKaye fronted in … Continue reading As in the Sky — Interview from 2005

Dave Homeowner Reviews Ras Hall, BSR, Supreme Commander, Killer of Sheep, JJ & the Bandits, and Cultivator

Basic Skills Review, Supreme Commander, Killer of Sheep, JJ & the Bandits, and Cultivator Ras Hall, Feb. 19, 2012 For the win and for the record: Fuck the world, I love a Sunday matinee. This show was sort of a tester for the semi-regular Sunday matinees happening at the new venue Ras Hall on Georgia Avenue, … Continue reading Dave Homeowner Reviews Ras Hall, BSR, Supreme Commander, Killer of Sheep, JJ & the Bandits, and Cultivator

DIY Surgery

Hello. My name is James, and I’m reviewing myself. This is what happened when my band, Surgery Dot Com, played at Comet Ping Pong on 11/19/11 with Booze Riot and Replicant, pushing our agenda of broken amps, wrecked minds and ruined lives. This was only Surgery Dot Com’s second show. The first one was in … Continue reading DIY Surgery

Dave Homeowner reviews the last Corpse Fortress show

No music had started yet and the sun was still bright when I rolled up to the Corpse Fortress, but there were already quite a few people there, as is the case when any truly great venue is having its last hurrah – everybody wants to be on the scene. I ran into people I … Continue reading Dave Homeowner reviews the last Corpse Fortress show

The Coits at the Corpse Fortress – September 10, 2011

I got to this show really late and caught the last few songs of Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, who were playing sans bassist. They sounded alright but you could tell something was missing. Actually, I thought they played pretty well, and the sound quality seemed better than at the other two shows I … Continue reading The Coits at the Corpse Fortress – September 10, 2011

George Orwell: “Politics and the English Language”

Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it. Our civilization is decadent and our language – so the argument runs – must inevitably share in the general collapse. It follows … Continue reading George Orwell: “Politics and the English Language”