Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dirtkicker: Service Announcements #1

Monday, October 28, 2013

St. Vitus at The Earl East Atlanta

So last Wednesday i went to see the Mighty St.Vitus.When i arrived i quickly found Mr.Henry Vasquez and commenced to a big ass bear hug and met his lovely new companion.They were tending to the array of Merchandise that St. Vitus has and there was plenty of it. As i ventured backstage i ran into Clyde whom iv e known for some time now and was suprised to find him doing tech work for Henry but that is a great thing.Suprised that he wasnt playing.The Hookers were slaughtering the small crowd of people and it was hard to hear much in discussion backstage.Spoke to the Zoroaster crew and just had some general loose banter.They are some solid guys.Friendly and super approachable. I went back out to the car to put my items i had bought and also get rid of my heavy jacket.Henry tossed me a bad ass St.V hoodie he was wearing and it was right on time.Thanks bro.Wear it proudly i will. Approaching the front of the venue i noticed Dave Chandler standing out front and immediately walked up and introduced myself.We had played with Vitus many years before at Tilt in NY which was the showcase that got Roadrunner interested as well as some other labels.They had another singer but also had their original drummer.Out of the dozen or so times i have seen Dave Chandler in New Orleans or with Vitus we never spoke.So we had a great conversation and i gained a definite respect for him and he shared his experience with Europe and touring over there etc.... The show was great.Zoroaster were loud as fuck and definitely have a bit of a different sound since i had last seen them with Brent still on bass.That was when they opened for buzzov-en at the Tremont in Charlotte a few years back.Anyway Vitus played a great set. My favorite "I bleed Black" was dead on point.They were pretty on it and actually displayed a reasonable amount of energy being in their mid 50's. Shoot im 44 and am worried about being able to make it through even 4-5 songs live.Very exhausting.So toSt.Vitus,Zoroaster and The Hookers thanks for a great night and  hope the great bands and shows continue.Im on fire again for all things Heavy and more!  Hell Yeah!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Holy Mountain Printing is now carrying officially licensed buzzov-en merchandise.

Sleep - Dopesmoker-Entire REcord. Matt Pike Special

This is an excellent video of only Sound.......Get it?No this is the full version of Dopesmoker by the mighty Sleep.We shared thr stage on a few occasions with Matt,Al and Chris.Check this out,especially if you never have.HEAVY AS YOUR MAMAS ASS!!!

Come Healing - Leonard Cohen | Sons of Anarchy | Season 6

This video is only music but its of a very moving and mellow Leonard Cohen song that is really awesome.Listen to it!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Forgotten songs: K Lloyd - Solow (2010) Old Review

Forgotten songs: K Lloyd - Solow (2010): Repost of this album with new pictures of the cover sleeves. Moreover, you didn't notice enough how great it is. I wrote initially thi...

MercerRock: Posters and More

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

R.I.P. Mike Boone:Another Close Friend Passes Away

Yeah i dont have a whole lot to say.I like what Mike Williams (EHG) said to me recently "it stinks of death everywhere and im fucking sick of it....."  I think that sums it up well.I am so saddened that both Mike and Joey were great guys and never really harmed or hurt anyone.They both had lovely daughters whom are without a father now.It just sucks when this happens to someone whom is in reasonably good health and is obviously too young to die.I especially feel bad for others i know who are experiencing a great deal of emotional pain from their loss of such a close friend.I wish i could ease their pain somehow but i cant.I offered to help out with getting things accomplished with raising some funds for Mikes family as they will have expenses that they were not expecting and one great thing about the underground music community is we pull together and help out those whom need help or maybe dont need it or havent even asked for help it just seems right to do.Knowing that the well being of especially a child whom just lost their parent,well its going to take money to support them still and even just a little to help through the initial shock of their parents death goes a long way.I have said a few things to other of my closest friends and im going to repeat myself here.We are all getting older by each day that passes.I know that my 44 year old body doesnt feel the same as it used too.Im also trying and being more aware of what i put my body through daily and also what i dont/do consume into my system.Its no secret that i am an Addict.I have struggled with addiction for many years now.There have been many times i should have died for sure.I know though that if i try and do those things i used to do that the odds of it killing me or impairing me permanently are much greater now than when i was younger. My point being that even though im almost for sure that Mike was not doing drugs nor am I saying that his death was anything even remotely caused by Alcohol.iIts just that as we all from the earlier days of playing and being involved in the Heavy/Sludge/Doom/Metal or whatever label you wanna put on it music scene get up in our mid 40s there are going to be some of us pass away from various ailments or suprise type incidents whether its a heart attack or a car crash its gonna suck and be hard to deal with.My own mission is to treat my body a bit better.For me im not putting mind and mood altering chemicals in it any longer but im eating coffee cake at 2 am as I type this.I have been eating way too much and though better than the drugs still not healthy.A pack of Marlboros a day, little exercise and eating cheeseburgers and cake are not going to ensure a long happy  life. I guess im just worried at least for me that im gonna pass too soon but really every day is borrowed time because the way I was livin and running wild I should have been dead long ago.Mike Boone you were loved.Your Wilmington family has shown am incredible amount of unity in the shadow of your untimely death.I guess I find the beauty in  the fact that so much good has come from horrible pain, sadness and loss. It has shown how a small southern coastal community takes care of and honors their own. Mike Boone you were loved and you are missed.I am just thankful for the fact that for a short time in my life I also called Wilmington NC my home and one guy whom was always around and helped my life and greeted me with a hug and a smile no matter what I had done or was going through you would  lend an ear or even buy me a beer.Mike if I can live out my remaining days and just be half as kind and caring as you were All The Time I will feel I have become a better man.Rest In Peace Old Friend.See ya on the other side!      :*)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Buzzov*en interview by Chris Ayers from 2010. Buzz*en -

Friday, October 4, 2013

k.lloyd cd cover

buzzov*en "....At A Loss" CDs

I wanted to let everyone know that this cd is on its last little amount.I have a handful for sale through my webstore.  . It is with great dissapointment that it will be out of print and is out of print at this time.Hopefully in the near future though it will be reissued on vinyl again at least.But if you dont have a copy and want one i suggest grabbing one from the buzzoven store.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sound Bites: Antiversary Part 4: Buzzov.en remembers Antiseen

Sound Bites: Antiversary Part 4: Buzzov.en remembers Antiseen: Charlotte's Antiseen celebrates its 30th Antiversary Friday and Saturday at Tremont Music Hall.  Each day this week I’ve asked someon...