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Been a while…

January 11, 2010

Hello blog.
Quite a bit of time has passed since the last update. I think the chief reason I wasn’t motivated is because my ability to listen to music in digital format has been hindered somewhat. It’s still hindered, I’m not making any grand promises, no nothing, if I can’t be bothered I simply have bigger and better things to do with my life. Hopefully I’ll get around to doing a proper music zine, and not one of those little anarchist papers, or this blog.

Drunk Nach Osten #2 cover

Drunk Nach Osten #2 cover


Paaya in Brno, Czech Republic, has been stealing my bread – he has finished 2nd issue of his English-language East European punk rock fanzine which can be downloaded as PDF / MP3 archive here. “Contains interviews with HUMAN ERROR (Hungary), Sanych from DEFECT IN INDUSTRY zine and ME4TEC (Belarus), GRAZHDANSKAYA OBORONA (Russia), CRITICA RADICALA (Germany/Romania); scene report from Ukraine, articles about HC/underground in Latvia and History of Czech punk (KECUP, A64), lots of reviews, lyrics and photos.” They are making print version with a proper CDR attached in the spring.
Profane Existence
Those with interest in MP3s and East European punk rock will find gratification in listening to Scairt Radio #09, January 11, 2010 which features Russian diy crust/d-beat punk scene & boozing with Jan from Kismet HC. The full list of songs that were played, as well as a download link, can be found here.
The soy milk of human kindness that runs through my veins directs me to provide you with something as cheerful as the English translation of the lyrics to DISTRESS song “Last Day of the Human Race” which you will have the pleasure to hear on the radio:

Days are numbered, the earth dies
As a living organism it closes the circle of life

Last day of the human race

For our sins, nature suffers
The earth doesn’t forgive such a mistake

Last day of the human race

I have quite some catching up to do.

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Videos from hardcore gigs in Russia.

December 26, 2007

And speaking of Alex Volkov: he followed up that DOLBI SISTEMU video with a bunch more of great live stuff from hardcore gigs in Russia in the last ten years or so, a lot of which he shot himself.

In a chronological order (all gigs in St. Petersburg unless noted otherwise):

‘TIL I DIE (St. Petersburg, Russia) “New Bloody Lesson” August 29, 2002 at Orlandina club – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGa5kqQX9e0 (In retrospect, they are perhaps the band that’s most responsible for the current hardcore scene in this city).

HOPE DIES LAST (Valmiera, Latvia) September 13, 2002 at Moloko club – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I22Mlnv0Mug (They were one of the first foreign hardcore bands to play in Russia).

8 HZ (St. Petersburg, Russia) 2 songs April 26, 2003 at the School 32 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUoK_b1cv_A (One of their very first gigs. First song features Shera on vocals).

YARCHE 1000 SOLNTS (Moscow, Russia) “My Favourite Things” April 26, 2003 at the School 32 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5AhmBxgwGg (Their first line up, all former SKYGRAIN members).

MARSCHAK (Moscow, Russia) “Apraxiya” April 26, 2003 at the School 32 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5iYnh9hbqs (They were perhaps the first screamo band here. Some achievement, eh).

CHANGES (Moscow, Russia) May 4, 2003 at Moloko club – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6z7afB8uQ4 (They’ve just released their 2nd CD I’m told).

HERO DISHONEST (Helsinki, Finland) September 3, 2003 at Moloko club – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unIK2WnueTI (Their 2nd trip to Russia. It was spectacular).

WHEN MY AUTHORITIES FALL (Riga, Latvia) November 27, 2003 at Moloko club – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPKR4MdkOFA (Some of my most favourite people played in this band. Former and current members of CITA ATTIEKSME, V3V, TESA, IN.STORA, ZHURKIES, PEST OF A CHILD etc.)

SANDINISTA! (St. Petersburg, Russia) December 21, 2003 at Orlandina club – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMy_hGcRZoQ ( This is one of their first gigs. Guitarist Timur was murdered by a gang of nazis in November 2005).

FOR THE CAUSE (Pushkin, Russia) March 23, 2004 at Moloko club – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84GdVjptAB8 (The singer, Pasha, had died in a car crash in the Summer of 2006. Guitar player Max later played in CUT ‘N’ RUN, while drummer Vaniok was in SANDINISTA!, DISTRESS and CUT ‘N’ RUN).

ECHO IS YOUR LOVE (Helsinki, Finland) February 19, 2005 at Kochegarka club in Vyborg – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUjq09r4qsw (Another big adventure involving our Finnish mates).