Saturday, February 27, 2010

If you love me you will buy me this shirt.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Rain On The Parade

This video is from the ROTP reunion from 2004.I happen to have a screenprint from this show cause Atari played this show as well and if you know me you'll know i love Atari.
I got into ROTP through Atari.They were contemparies in the PA hardcore scene in the mid 90's and i know them from the Growing Stronger comp Teamwork and In My Blood records put put out.I currently own six pressings of that comp and i have five more on my qay to me.
Anyway ROTP were an awesome band.Clock this:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Cannot wait.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Probably the best flier i have ever seen and that line up is tight.

True Colors
Right Idea
Face Reality
Up To Us
and Outlast just got added.

I want to be at that like you wouldn't believe.Either way im getting a copy of this in poster form for my wall.

What it means 1

I've been asking some people to help me out and contribute to this blog so its not just me ranting.
One of these people is Ms.Andrea Lubeck.She is vegan,Canadian and doesn't enjoy the amount of snow she gets as much as i would.I asked a few people about their favourite band or albums and what they mean t them personally.We all have a record that once we put on brings us right back to a moment in time.
Her chosen topic was Shelter and i think would follow on nicely from the last post.Shelter just rule that much.

You can read more of her musings on her blog My Chance To Live.


Anyone that knows me a little can tell you that one of my favorite bands is Shelter. I couldn't do this blog without them having a place of choice in it.

My relationship with Shelter has been going for quite a while now. I really can't tell you which album is my favorite because it has changed since I've listened to them the first time. The first album I listened to was Beyond Planet Earth and for me it was the greatest album of all time. I couldn't stop listening to it, I was in love with 'I Know So Little'. But then I started to check out the other albums, it then was obvious Beyond Planet Earth wasn't Shelter's peak (I'm not considering the chronology here). I then discovered Mantra, with Message of the Bhagavat, We Can Work It Out (that just got me out of winter blues at that time), and of course Here We Go, which lyrics are so true.

Time changed for me and Mantra was my shelter (haha, I know). Not too long after (and up to now), I've had an attachment to Eternal. I am no krishna devotee. And for being the album I've listened to most, I know that the lyrics are a lot about krishna, but the lyrics are just so inspiring to me, especially the song Eternal. I can relate to them in some other way than in the religious way. What about Built to Resist! It gives me power when I need it the most. I really can't explain, but its that one album that gives me shivers and that just go through the years so well.

During spring and summer, I listened a lot to When 20 Summers Pass, and it can only make you smile on all those shitty rainy days. It has a great almost pop-punk sound that makes it a great road trip album, a summer album, a happy album. The songs are catchy, but I feel that its not the album that fully represents Shelter. But you know what, which album really does? They are all different and have their own personnality, their own sound and their own karma. I think that this difference between all their albums is what makes Shelter so awesome.

But I feel that I need to know more, not to restrain myself only to Eternal. So, as I'm writing this, I am currently listening to The Purpose, The Passion, of which the song True North makes a good start, really. I can't tell you right now if this will get to me like Eternal did, if it will be as awesome music and lyric wise, but I sure won't close my mind to all the other albums.

I want that life!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Its the message of the Bhagavat

Myself and Martin have been discussing Shelter a lot recently.
He loves Attaining The Supreme and Mantra but i feel their best record was When 20 Summers Pass.As much as i love the other albums this wins it for me.
The title track,to me, is what i imagine Youth Of Today would have sounded like if they kept going.Well up until the first chorus anyway.Its just so good.The drums sound amazing and the vocals are recorded so wewll.I could just have a major hang up on Cappo though.His vocals to me are perfection.

Having said how awesome WTSP is as a whole i still think Mantra is a good record too.That opening track!It gets me everytime.It also doesn't hurt that is got 'Here we go' on it.If you are ever in a bad mood i would reccommend listening to that song.
And 'empathy', so good and i think overlooked when its on the same record as the two previously mentioned tracks.A real low point i think is 'surrender to your tv' and i don't know why.It just never appealed to me.I could say that it doesn't sound like Shelter but their songs were pretty diverse.Listen to 'in defence of reality','loss disguised as gain' and then 'message of the Bhagavat' as an example.They are all completely different sounding.Not thats a bad thing of course.

'Beyond Planet Earth' is a record in its own field.This was just pipped to the top as my favourite shelter record.The vocal melodies on this record are fantastic.The opening track,'revealed in reflection',sounds so good.I am still into this record as much as the first time i heard it.Its so refreshing to hear this vocal style(... singing???) from the same dude who screamed "Take a stand" a few years previous.
Plus this record has the best Shelter song in 'whole wide world'.That bass....that video...that bopping.I'd marry that video.Its everything i want in a band/video/song.

I don't know if myself or Martin will ever give or come to a unanimous decision. Maybe we don't need to.We can agree that Shelter were awesome and if any band covered them i would probably love them forever and sing along harder than if they were covering Outburst and thats no mean feat.

In other news i think i blew a bit too much money on a few records yesterday.I was given a once in a lifetime opportunnity and i took it.
If i get them ill post it up.If i dont ill post up the email and myspace of the dude who ripped me off :)


Attaining The Supreme


Beyond Planet Earth

When 20 Summers Pass

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Come Saturday

Saturday was awesome.The benefit show got moved to a different venue at the eleventh hour.For the better too.The Exchange pales in comparison to Filmbase.I wish more shows could happen there.

Anyway,In Time played a coverless set at this but i was really happy with it.We got compared to a "dirty" Insted and described as late 80's/early 90's west coast which is an awesome compliment in my eyes.I have never been more determined to record than i am right now.Considering recording is probably my biggest fear.Well recording and spiders but im pretty much over the spider fear,Recording though? not so much.

In this picture:
In Time,Forced Out,The Blind,punx,punxxx,Crucial Dave,Iano,Liamy,0.5 of Joe and some of my best friends.

I couldn't be happier


Monday, February 1, 2010

Make it count

If this isn't the funniest thing you've ever seen don't talk to me.

10 strings

The In Time-mobile.

I won't give up.
I'll never stop.

Good night xxx