CAR vs. DRIVER...This band is fucking phenomenal!!! I always knew they existed but never really paid much attention to them! They fit in perfectly with so many of the other emotional hardcore bands of the early to mid 90's. On some songs the singer sounds EXACTLY like the dude from MONSULA! Anyhow last night I listened to "Under A Silent Sky" and was just completely mesmerized.
Lately my favorite state of being is just laying in bed reading (anything --old fanzines, catalogs, books, the new issue of MRR, and old issues of "Profane Existence"etc) and listening to old albums on my new mp3 player. Just blown (or re-blown. Is that a word?) away by a few things, like that CAR VS DRIVER album. I also listened to the GUILT "Synesthesia" record. Remember, the10" from 1993 or so? Put out on the late, great Initial Records from Louisville, just like the band. GUILT was a side project from Duncan, one of the guitar players from ENDPOINT. Before they were GUILT they were STEPDOWN. The only recorded STEPDOWN music I have is the song "Giving Tree" from the "Voice Of The Voiceless" animal rights compilation. Remember that record? I think Doghouse Records put it out with the help of one or two other labels. Awesome comp! Anyhow that STEPDOWN song is great. Doesn't really sound much like GUILT at all.
OK, so I kinda' found part two of the CAR vs DRIVER discography CD on a mediafire link, but I've yet to find part one. My hard drive is sooooooo full, I'm having a hard time NOT downloading everything I find lately. That's why I'm accepting donations for the new 2TB external hard drive on sale over at www.tigerdirect.com. Help!!!
"Let The Day Begin" by SAMHAIN is such a great song!!! From the awesome "November Coming Fire" album! It just popped up on my winamp player set to random. I qued up this bootleg SAMHAIN record that I downloaded a few weeks ago with that song, and I'm disappointed to find out that it's just the regular studio version. Oh well, I'll delete it since I don't have the hd space anyhow. Oh, that reminds me --I opened an account with an online storage service, www.adrive.com. Is this trustworthy? They give you 50GB's of free storage but I'm a little hesitant to start loading it up if my files could disappear at any time or be held hostage by them trying to get me to upgrade to a premium membership. I've put a few gig's of stuff on there so far. I could open a few more accounts, all you need is a different email addy to do that. I guess theoretically I could open several accounts and store all my stuff on there. Also, I would be able to access my files from anywhere. One major drawback, besides not knowing if they're trustworthy, is that it takes sooooooo long to upload stuff to my account!!! About 1/2 an hour for 1GB!!!! I don't have the patience to babysit files being uploaded no the trust to do it when I'm not actively using the computer.
So far tonight's been a good on musically: MONSULA (awesome rough pop-punk ala CRIMPSHRINE on Lookout Records), THE ALLIGATORS (Roger Miret with straightedge band INSTED), CALIBAN, (German vegan-edge-metal), THE CARRIER (sounds a LOT like MODERN LIFE IS WAR --and that's a GOOD thing!), COLEMAN (excellent emo), ELEMENTS OF NEED (great 90's emo), SAMIAM (man, these songs from the album "Astray" are rocking my world! This album, and "You Are Freaking Me Out" are two of the most unlistened to albums from SAMIAM in my collection. big mistake!), ROT IN HELL (sounds like RINGWORM but they're from the UK), THE ERGS! (so mad that I've slept on these guys for so long! Not anymore, I'm all up in these bitches!) and so much more! I'm outta here! See ya'll tomorrow! Yeah, tomorrow....a good day! See my girlfriend, hit up the book shelves at the Salvation Army thrift shop, maybe hit an AA mtg...just not in that order.