Punk Politics #76

I saw this cup on the news and felt it needs a lot of unpacking. So Tucker (the #1 watched news personality in America in one part of a monolog managed to evoke Reefer Madness, blame medical management of mental health issues, blame women and outright lie about schools giving kids SSRIs. He also mentioned porn and social media. First off, as someone on weed and in mental health care, no ya dumb fuck. The only thing at risk is the junk food section at 7 11. I can’t believe reefer madness still works. The “psychosis we hear about is … Continue reading Punk Politics #76

Punk Politics #75

What a shit show inside of a dumpster fire this last SCOTUS season was. Inside of a month they’ve stripped women’s rights down to they’re still allowed to vote for now, taken away any reason for Miranda rights, sped up our clock towards extinction (I’m not entirely against extinction) and made it near impossible for countless of the wrongfully convicted to see freedom. What Iean by this will be outlined below. Roe V. Wade: This is definitely the worst as the scope and magnitude of consequences is still coming into focus. Not only has this removed women’s bodily autonomy, but … Continue reading Punk Politics #75

Punk Politics #74

We’ve spent the day learning the the Supreme Court intends to overturn Roe V. Wade and Casey V. Planned Parenthood. Not only will this cause mass femicide and further inequity, our right to privacy is tied to Roe. A right that has been dying on the vine ever since the unending PATRIOT ACT. I’ve had an idea to fight this. I propose all women go on a sex strike to include porn content. Yes, a black out of all female porn and sex. If America can’t respect women as having autonomy then it shouldn’t have access to their bodies #sexstrike … Continue reading Punk Politics #74

Kill Lincoln- Good Riddance To Good Advice

Now this is a long overdue review of one of my favorite ska punk releases at all. If you need a heavy ska record to rage through the worst of mental health struggles to, it’s Good Riddance to Good Advice by Kill Lincoln. Yeah, not only does Mike run Bad Time Records, he ficking shreds on guitar and writes songs that have helped me through some shit. Stand outs are the title track that just sounds like intentionally tanking a bad day. Sometimes we need that. And Days I Spent Inside. It just sounds like a fight against depression and … Continue reading Kill Lincoln- Good Riddance To Good Advice

Checkered thoughts

I’ve always loved ska. I never went through a “cool kid” phase where I pretended to not be rude. This past summer I’ve been delving so deep into it that I don’t wanna come back here. I love the idea that punk is supposed to be, but fuck the scene. A large part of this came from being in So Cal and sewing either boomer punks or kids who just wanna be wasted and get into shows free. I got into this because it’s supposed to be about doing something to unfuck the world. Or our supposed DIY infrastructure spent … Continue reading Checkered thoughts

Eichlers- My Checkered Future

Hyper Ska superstar Eichlers has released their debut full length on Bad Time Records. This is the most exciting ska news of 2022 because this is honestly, so sick! If you’ve been paying attention, Ike has been loudly moving in this direction. I’ve been stoked since I heard the New Tone single. I still don’t completely understand hyper pop musically, but Eichlers is fucking awesome. Nickel City is lyrically my stand out track. It just sounds like a love letter for us who’ve been doing this a long time, this is the anthem for the elder rudies, we say stand … Continue reading Eichlers- My Checkered Future

Upcoming Podcast

So, my gnarly homegirl Kels had an idea for a mental health podcast. We’ll be going over CBT and talking about ways to build a better home in yourself without having to rely on the broken mental health system. Episode 1 will premier this Monday. Follow the link below to subscribe. We’re gonna apply full punk fuckin rock DIY system hacks to unfuck the negative cognition that comes from life in a dystopia. We’ll also be doin a regular music and mental health segment. This week or We Are The Union- Self Care C Fish https://youtube.com/channel/UCGx7vUEwxzPohtR5yqANKjQ https://punxinsolidarity.wordpress.com/2022/02/15/we-are-the-union-self-care/ Continue reading Upcoming Podcast

We Are The Union- Self Care

Coming out back in 2018 was the beginning of the reinvention of We Are The Union as we know them today. This was their first album with Jer and the influence is very clear in the ska of this album. WATU is still the basement emo ska band we love bit with more ska which is an upgrade. This whole album tackles a subject that needs more conversation in the scene. Self Care and mental health. I’ve been listening to this on heavy rotation while I’m currently dealing with a failure of effectiveness in my meds. And it’s such a … Continue reading We Are The Union- Self Care

Dissidente- War On 2 Fronts

My first favorite album of the year dropped this past Friday. From Pittsburgh PA it’s Dissidente’s war on 2 fronts. What’s it sound like? Western PA basement hardcore meets east coast ska core. It’s ska core as fuck. And listening to this baked is a fucking experience! There’s also some doom ska going on. The genre I didn’t know I needed. This is their debut LP from the label defending ska, Bad Time Records. This is also the first Bad Time release of 2022. Black Bloc is my stand out track. It’s solid fuckin ska core to dance around the … Continue reading Dissidente- War On 2 Fronts