Today is the day. Stream I AM KING by Code Orange in its entirety at Consequence Of Sound - http://bit.ly/1q1McCY
pukesmoothie said: Do you have any advice for someone wanting a start up a record label in the future?
Be ready to do it all for the art you love.
Doomriders & Coliseum Europe Fall 2014
14.11.14 Norway Bergen @ Garage
15.11.14 Norway Stavanger @ Folken
16.11.14 Norway Oslo @ Pokalen
17.11.14 Sweden Stockholm @ Liffey
18.11.14 Sweden Linköping @ Lórient
19.11.14 Denmark Copenhagen @ Beta
20.11.14 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
21.11.14 Germany Frankfurt @ 11er
22.11.14 Holland Eindhoven @ Speed Fest
Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting, 1996
Seaweed - Start With
Jawbreaker - “Chesterfield King”
We stood in your room and laughed out loud.
Suddenly the laughter died
and we were caught in an eye to eye.
We sat on the floor and did we sit close.
I could smell your thoughts and thought.
Do you want to touch a lot like me?
Too scared to say a thing.
I left your house and kicked myself.
I put those feelings on a shelf to die.
I guess I’m not a gambling type
but think of what the two of us had lost.
I needed some time to think it out.
7-Eleven parking lot.
A toothless woman turned and stopped.
I gave her a dime and a Chesterfield.
She leaned down and kissed my cheek.
I was scared but it felt sweet.
Felt so sweet.
She asked me if I had a name.
I told her I was glued up on some chick.
We sat and smoked against the wall.
Drank a beer, felt the chill of fall.
I took my car and drove it down the hill by your house.
I drove so fast.
The wind it couldn’t cool me down,
so I turned it around and came back up.
You were waiting on your step,
steam showing off your breath and
water in your eyes.
We pulled each other into one,
parkas clinging on the lawn and kissed right there.
Said all my chicks they smoke these things and handed you a
Held your hand and watched TV
and traced the little lines along your palm.
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@deathwishinc Label Q and A up now at Alarm Magazine: http://alarm-magazine.com/2014/label-qa-deathwish-inc/
Anonymous said: The overwhelming majority of living things on earth die because something else eats them. To think that an animal dying so it can be eaten by another animal is a bad thing is to think the ecosystem that allows animals to exist in the first place is a bad thing. I'm all for humane treatment of animals, and I'm not down with any of that factory farming bullshit, but the actual act of eating an animal is perfectly compatible with empathy for other living beings.
oops, you missed a step. i have encountered many zersons who really enjoy making this argument; but there is just one detail they are all glazing over:
YOU ARE NOT PART OF AN ECOSYSTEM.
what is the carrying capacity of the place where you live? do the animals you eat occur naturally in the region you live in? if so, do you have a rough figure for uninterrupted forest acreage in your area? is it enough to sustain both that animal and the species (if any) that occupy a higher space than them on the energy pyramid?
the answer is probably “no” to all. the fact is, your food probably comes from a farm. it’s ok, mine does too. if you ate a steak that came from south america today, and a kiwi imported from new zealand, does that make ostensibly most of the world your ecosystem? how are you interacting with the organisms in this community? when you die, will your remains help fertilize the former rainforest land that was burned to make cattle ranches in ecuador?
the fact is: very, very, very few human beings can claim to be an actual functioning part of their ecosystem anymore. take a tiger for example. it needs a certain amount of territory in which to hunt to get enough food to sustain itself. for the tiger to have enough deer or wild boar to eat, these animals must have enough acreage to obtain sufficient calories to sustain themselves. basically what this boils down to is that everything creates waste. a deer does not absorb 100% of the energy from the grass it eats, and it can’t just keep eating the same patch of grass every day because that grass will take time to regrow (a darwinian version of you can’t have your cake and eat it too.)
so back to the tiger. the tiger is a part of the ecosystem; tigers are aware of the comings and goings of all other tigers within their territories. if a tiger encroaches on another’s territory, tiger A will respond with force to make the second tiger leave; this second tiger (tiger B) provides competition and the chance that there will not be enough food to go around. if 20 tigers just moved in next door, you can damn well bet the whole ecosystem will go out the fucking window.
do you have neighbors? you probably do. (i do too.) human beings have positioned themselves in such a way where we live in population masses which greatly exceed the carrying capacity of the land these masses exist on. this requires food importation. we can go on and on about whether this concept is flawed to begin with, or how the agricultural industrial complex got to be the way that it is today, but that is not going to get us to where we want to go. food importation is a real, tangible thing that happens.
and any way, and i truly mean ANY way you slice it, meat as food costs more resources to bring to table than vegetables. small scale, large scale, doesn’t change the fact that eating meat is feeding your food. more land used, more water used.
so if we have found a way to live outside the context of an ecosystem, acquire our food oftentimes from great distances from the place we live, and it costs a good deal more to raise meat as food than non-meat, your argument starts to unravel a bit.
-the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
i know i have mentioned this before on this blog, but just a reminder in the case that you are living in a way which would allow you to forget this:
WE LIVE ON A FINITE PLANET
yep, there is only so much land. there is only so much oil. there is only so much clean water. with this many fucking people covering this planet, feeding your food is just plain unsustainable.
if i am sitting in a room with three starving people while i gorge myself on cappuccino flavored potato chips, i feel as though one could make a strong argument that i lacked empathy.
the sheer volume of information available on veganism (solely on this very website alone) is staggering. to have that access to that information and instead to choose to cover your ears, say LALALALALALA and give some flimsy, embarrassing, red herring argument about being part of an ecosystem as justification for eating meat, one could make a pretty strong case that you lack empathy. taking more than you need when there is a finite amount that the planet can produce is to take the needs of the many and take a shit on them. good do, ace.
King Woman // San Francisco, CA
One of my favorite sets that I’ve recently photographed. Kristina and her band put on a great show. File under: artists (and clearly passionate people) I want to work with.
Great photos. Thanks.