Monday, November 30, 2009

The Only Good Things That Ever Came Out of England Were Ameirca and The Beatles

oh man, for a good laugh check out XFM's Top 100 songs of the decade. link here for massive comedy.

anything that shitty and short sighted had to be voted on by fans. as usual England is not unlike a 14 year old girl with a new crush every fucking week.

8 songs by Muse? for real? hahahaha. oh man, you Brits and your little lists.

things England is good at

make boring period dramas
enslaving the world
stealing music from black americans and selling it back to us with bad teeth and funny haircuts

things you don’t know shit about

how to make a fucking list that’s worth a shit

factory forever

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

my top 20 favorite Jesus & Mary Chain songs

1. the hardest walk
2. just like honey
3. taste of cindy
4. some candy talking
5. april skies
6. reverence
7. kill surf city
8. i hate rock n roll
9. snakedriver
10. everything's alright when you're down
11. head on
12. happy when it rains
13. up too high
14. never understand
15. something i can't have
16. darklands
17. sometimes always
18. teenage lust
19. don't ever change
20. my little underground

rad as fuck Black Flag pics

found via this.

Monday, November 23, 2009

New Agenda Demos

new Agenda demos we recorded last week.

if you give a fuck here's a link here to download.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Goodbye Jerry

on my way to Athens for the memorial of a friend tonight.

Jerry Fuchs died over a week ago. he the was the drummer of Maserati as well as !!!, Turing Machine, LCD Soundsystem, and about every fucking band in New York City from one time or another. but that doesn't matter. what matters was the he was a really awesome guy and everyone who ever knew him is really sad right now.

Me & Jerry weren't close friends, but still he was someone i always enjoyed seeing and hanging out with. i met him about 5 or 6 years ago when my band was playing a show with some of his friends, Panthers, in Atlanta. i'd seen him play drums in Turing Machine and thought he was a total badass so i was honestly a little intimidated to talk to him. he came up after the show and started talking to us and we got to drinking and he was really nice and really funny. about a year after that he was in Athens for New Year's (i think...maybe it was just Christmas break) and he and i got drunk as shit and talked about being old dudes and about our hairlines and made fun of ourselves and had some good laughs. i had an instant man-crush for life. Jerry was fucking rad. totally unpretentious and amazingly talented and just really fucking funny and really nice. i am gonna miss him.

RIP, dude.

Monday, November 16, 2009

If My Blog Was A Movie It Would Be A Teen Melodrama

i like to pretend that my tumblr is a teen melodrama set sometime in the late 80s or early 90s in some boring suburban town. it’s kinda like a mix between the existential ramblings of Dazed and Confused and the dumb party scenes of Can’t Hardly Wait with maybe some class warfare stolen from the Outsiders for good know something that wouldn’t do well in the theater but would get a nice cult following on DVD.

there’d be a smart ass angsty kid who would be the hero, and a hot chick with the face of Rachel Leigh Cook and the ass of Blake Lively that our hero pines for, and his friends would be a nerdy sci-fi/horror loving guy, a punk rock dude, and a smart awkward chick who we all know he’s gonna end up with in the end.

and it would have a killer soundtrack

Sonic Youth- schizophrenia
The Verlaines- pyromaniac
The Undertones- teenage kicks
The Replacements- sixteen blue
The Strokes- barely legal
The Nerves- when you find out
The Beach Boys- girl don’t tell me
The Lemonheads- if i could talk i’d tell you
The Clean- i wait around
Teenage Fanclub- star sign
Lilys- will my lord be gardening
Shocking Pinks- emily
The Jesus & Mary Chain- happy when it rains
Velvet Underground- there she goes again
The Seeds- can’t seem to make you mine
Buzzcocks- love is lies
Thin Lizzy- romeo and the lonely girl
Neil Young- everybody knows this is nowhere
Tall Dwarfs- baby it’s over
Husker Du- i apologize
Turf War- cheers to the years
Johnny Thunders- you can’t put your arms around a memory

for your downloading pleasure a link.

Cool Shit

via this rad blog.

When Bad Lit becomes Art

of all the memories i have from tours, one of my all time favorites was driving across the wastelands of the Midwest while listening to an audio tape copy of GET IN THE VAN by Henry Rollins. it’s a collection of journal writings from Henry’s time in Black Flag. it’s half band-biography and half rambling self loathing retarded poetry/thoughts on life (dumb thoughts), and whining. there's some serious livejournal level cryassery going on. basically Hank hates everyone and Greg Ginn is mean. there are some really funny moments and even some Black Flag stories that really can inspire a young band out on their first ever tour. but mostly the best parts of the book are Rollins’ weird poems or thoughts or whatthefuckever.

sample: "I touch her hair. Her shoulders clench together and she stares at the ground. She looks like a stone bird. I am an iceberg. Everyday I float farther and farther out to sea. But that can’t be. An iceberg feels no pain. An iceberg doesn’t feel cold. I feel cold. I feel distant. There is no one. There is nothing. That’s where I am. She won’t look me in the eye anymore since I asked if I could kiss her. Even wanting turns her cold."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! oh to be a kid again. the book is full of nuggets like that. we all laughed our asses off for hours. also the audio book version is read by Rollins himself...which takes the awesomeness up about 20 notches. i don't even know why they bothered with a print version of this fucking thing. having Henry read is own journals is far more entertaining than anything the Rollins Band ever recorded.

anyways, if you ever find this…do yourself a favor and get it. it will make your mind implode. EPIC. fucking EPIC.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Velvet Goldmine Still Sucks After All These Years

Velvet Goldmine was on earlier tonight. i watched it for the 1st time in years to see if my opinions about it had changed. they hadn't. it still sucks. i know a lot of people who love this movie, but i think most of them are tricking themselves.

i remember when that movie came out i was really excited because i've always loved 70s glitter rock. i had to drive to Atlanta because it wasn't playing in my town and then i watched it and i got a pretty empty feeling afterwards, having wasted so much of my time being stoked about it. i thought it looked fucking cool and the costumes were great and the soundtrack was killer but the story was total crap (which is kinda what you can say about every Todd Haynes movie). i know it's supposed to be a sort of fairytale about an imagined love affair between young Bowie and Iggy Pop and also a love letter to the era when being a dandy was all the rage and also it has something to do with Oscar Wilde being an alien...or something. and all that sounds great on paper, but it hardly works as a movie. really it's just a bad ripoff of Citizen Kane with some Rocky Horror Picture Show thrown in for good measure.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is so much better a version of this movie than Velvet Goldmine could've ever hope to be. about the only thing amusing was Ewan's Curt Wild character and his weird mash-up of Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, and Kurt Cobain.

a random Stooges pic for your day

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Soviet Punks

pics of Cold War era Punk kids in the Soviet Union. and you thought it was hard bein' a punk kid in suburban Georgia...


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Agenda and Turf War, next Saturday @ The Soul Bar

Los Agendas will in Augusta next Saturday night doing battle with our friends Turf War. it's gonna be a whole lot of boys trying to pretend they are either in the Stooges or the Replacements. which should be a drunken good time for everyone there. if it were Masters Week then Tiger Woods would show up, but it's instead hopefully the city of Augusta will come out and say hello.

Most Underrated Band of the 90s = Teenage Fanclub

Bandwagonesque came out in 1991 and SPIN magazine called them "THE SOUND OF THE 90s". like if Dinosaur Jr. and Big Star had a baby. it beat out Nevermind for album of year from SPIN...but we all know how that turned out in the end.

live footage of Teenage Fanclub at Reading 91. "God Knows It's True", "The Concept", & "Satan" included. the quality of this vid is total shit, but you get the idea. do yourself a favor and download some Fanclub. recommended jams (besides the songs in this clip) "Metal Baby", "What You Do To Me", "Star Sign", "Without You", "It's All In My Mind".

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kurt Cobain's Top 50 Albums. Get Em All, Kids.

1. The Stooges - Raw Power

2. Pixies - Surfer Rosa

3. The Breeders - POD

4. The Vaselines - Son Of A Gun

5. The Shaggs - Philosophy Of The World

6. Fang - Landshark

7. MDC - Millions Of Dead Cops

8. Scratch Acid - Scratch Acid

9. Saccharine Trust - Paganicons

10. Butthole Surfers - Pee Pee The Sailor

11. Black Flag - My War

12. Bad Brains - Rock For Light

13. Gang Of Four - Entertainment!

14. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks

15. The Frogs - It’s Only Right And Natural

16. PJ Harvey - Dry

17. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

18. The Knack - Get The Knack

19. The Saints - Know Your Product

20. Kleenex - Kleenex/Liliput

21. The Raincoats - The Raincoats

22. Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth

23. Aerosmith - Rocks

24. Various - What is it?

25. R.E.M. - Green

26. Shonen Knife - Burning Farm

27. The Slits - Typical Girls

28. The Clash - Combat Rock

29. Void/Faith - Void/Faith/Split EP

30. Rites Of Spring - Rites Of Spring

31. Beat Happening - Jamboree

32. Tales Of Terror - Tales Of Terror

33. Leadbelly - Last Sessions Volume 1

34. Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff

35. Daniel Johnston - Yim Jump Music

36. Flipper - Generic Flipper

37. The Beatles - Meet The Beatles

38. Half Japanese - We Are They Who Ache With Amorous Love

39. Butthole Surfers - Locust Abortion Technician

40. Black Flag - Damaged

41. Fear - The Record

42. Pil - Flowers Of Romance

43. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back

44. The Marine Girls - Beach Party

45. David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World

46. The Wipers - Is This Real?

47. The Wipers - Youth Of America

48. The Wipers - Over The Edge

49. Mazzy Star - She Hangs Brightly

50. Swans - Young God EP

this clip is full of weird

some band called the Smith Westerns (who sound like if the Jesus and Mary Chain were 14 years old and fabulous like the b-52s) on a Chicago public access kids show. this clip kinda blows my mind for pure strangeness.

Monday, November 9, 2009


this weekend we lost a really funny, awesome, and talented guy in Jerry Fuchs. although he and i weren't close friends, he was always someone i was happy to see and hangout with. everyone i know fucking loved the guy and it makes me sick to think he's gone.

Jerry, a badass drummer and a cooler fucking person. RIP dude. nobody can do that one handed drum fill. mind blown.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

this blog needs some new blood

Ghetto Blasters and Switch Blades is in a downward spiral of internet death. we need some new contributors to post random rants, reviews, youtube videos, and pointless lists. if you are interested then shoot us an email, alifetimeofdefeats (@)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I Miss 2002

while reading Pitchfork’s review of the Julian Casablancas solo album (which took about 500 words too many to just say “hey, this shit is kinda boring”. man you know it broke their heart to admit it. all our heroes die.) i was happy to see they posted a link to this performance of the Strokes on Letterman back in 02 when the world was still young and those of us with hope saw these scruffy rich kids from new york not as opportunist poseurs stealing all their good ideas from Blondie and Television but as champions of quality rock n’ roll returning to the airwaves. bask in the glory of what coulda been and try to forget about the fact this decade closed out about the same as the 90s did, with a lot of bad pop music dominating.

I Might Like You Better If We Slept Together

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

some French Garage Rock for your ass

this song fucking rules.

"Le Ciel" by Les Boots. totally rad.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Agenda Halloween Party Pics

thanks to Jenny for posting these on facebook. these are from the WUOG 09 Halloween party. we were supposed to look like the Misfits/ or a metal band...but i think we looked more like racoons or pandas.

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