Thursday, December 30, 2010
I was thinking about what to write for my top 10 for a couple of days now but I just can't seem to really organize my thoughts in a top 10 of sorts so I'll just be writing some awesome stuff which happened this year:
1. Hanging out and playing with my kid who was nothing but AWESOME the entire year.
2. STILL ILL releasing three (3) important materials this year: the PILIPINAS THRASH DETONATION Compilation, the reissue of the BULLDOZED 'Demonyomurdergangcore' demo and BYSTORM's 'Lungsod ng mga Patay na Buhay'
3. NON-COMPLIANT ISSUE making waves by organizing big shows like the FIRST BLOOD show to start the year.
4. FEUD reunion at the PILIPINAS THRASH FEST (such a blast) which was subsequent to the FORGIVENESS DENIED/SAUNA/RICHARD COLLIER reunion show!
5. Crucial records like the new Bitter End and Rival Mob among others.
6. Hanging out/Road trip/Band practice/Coffee with the Bystorm and Rush IxDx crew which is always a great f'n time.
7. New TV and PC setup.
8. Movies and shows like Inception, Big Bang Theory, Chuck, Sons of Anarchy.
9. Giants winning the World Series and the Red Sox beefing up their line-up for 2011.
10. Meeting new and interesting people along the way.
I know I'm forgetting a lot of stuff but this is what's on my mind right now. Some stuff to look out for 2010:
Bystorm 'Sumalangitnawa' CD
Rush IxDx Collection tape
Feud Live Set @ Pilipinas Fast Fest tape
Biofeedback Tribute double tape
Just something to whet your appetite. There are also big shows happening but more on that later. Thanks to everyone for reading this piece I've been doing for I think two (2) years now and keeping up with my banter. Here's to good things for next year! Cheers!
Taken from the DIY Pinoy Forum site. Here are the top things for Odessa of Rush IxDx, Kaktus Karuka, Forum Administrator...
Nagrereminisce lang. Etong list ay mga highlight ng taon 2010 sa akin...well, scene-wise. kaprichuhan-wise... nothing too personal, as always.
1. BANE - Kelangan pa bang ielaborate to? Dati nasa "things to do before I die" list lang to pero
ayun nga. Too bad i never get to play with them. Eka nga, if you cant join them, beat them. ang ginawa ko na lang, sinundan ko sila sa KL at SG shows nila. i get to see them live 3 times and nagfeeling close ako
sa byahe papuntang singapore. haha. kulitan with aaron dalbec of converge... mga ganon lang shit... haha!
WAIT THERE's MORE: tinawag ako ni Aaron Bedard na "my girl".. HAHAHA!
2. PISSCHRIST/FIRST BLOOD/BLOCKSHOT - Buena mano nung 2010. What a way to start a year. 3 foreign bands in one weekend. SOLID sa pagod!!! Dito ako pinahanga ng NCI crew.
3. ANAWANGIN BABY!!! - The scariest fucking boat ride of my life, add to that ang mga cool na cool na cast and crew sa anawangin. RID, BYSTORM, NCI at shmpre ang crew ng Northern Territory. haha. hindi ako nalasing dito kasi walang umiinom sa kanila, but whatever. HAHA
4. PILIPINAS FASTFEST/ARAH KIRI IN LUCENA - Finally, it happened. The turn out was ok. I expected more but its all goooood! With AK and their 10 other Sabahan friends, it was definitely not a picnic accommodating them. Good thing they're really cool and laid back fellahs, all i did was to make sure they have enough supply of lambanog.
5. BATAAN, BICOL, BURAWAN BEACHES - Mga malalayong beaches na biglaan lang. Mas natutuloy pag di planado, eka nga. Among the three, Burawan is the my favorite.
Joab of Real Tight Crew zine and Deathwish Kids brings us his top 10 in no particular order:
1. Pilipinas Thrash Detonation tape
2. I Remember Halloween #5/Incidental Afterthought #13 split zine
3. Breakfast Insomnia #2
4. Bulldozed tape
5. Dispatches #2
6. NCI'S YEAR END SHOW
7. Believe #1
8. Aspire #1
9. Sister Bastard (Great Band)
10. Vex - Capitalism Is Cannibalism CD
As promised, I'll be posting your top 10's for 2010 starting with Dangle Regs of Bystorm and graphic designer extraordinaire of Still Ill, NCI, T4 among others.
Miles Away - Endless Roads
The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
Integrity - Blackest curse
The Weakerthans - Live at the Burton Cummings
Alpha and Omega - Life Swallower
Bitter End- Guilty as charged
Ruiner - Hell is Empty
Dead End Path
The Rival Mob
VA America's Hardcore Compilation
Currently listening: Harm's Way 'No Gods, No Masters'
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Dangleregs sporting a classic Bane shirt. Black ink on light blue shirt. Great combo.
I just came back from a three (3) day retreat in Baguio City with the family so there has been no update here. Gonna upload some stuff and the top ten (10) lists soon so if you haven't send it already, make sure to send it right away!
Currently listening to: Pulling Teeth 'Vicious Skin'
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Off The Chain shirt from Northern Territory. Skulls, tommy guns and sht. One of the good new bands to come out in 2010. I recently talked to them and hopefully their demo should be out soon. Keep your fingers crossed.
It's Christmas eve and wherever you are, HAPPY HOLIDAYS from STILL ILL, NON-COMPLIANT ISSUE and LA COSA NUESTRO! Have a good one!
Currently watching: Friends Season 5 the whole day...
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
There is a great pizza joint inside SBMA (or just Subic) which until now I could not remember which is unfortunate because they really had good pizza and pasta. These were actually taken a long time ago but for the same reason that I could not remember the name of that pizza joint.
Good stuff: listening to practice tapes of Bystorm and Rush IxDx and planning for next year. Should be a great year for Still Ill/NCI.
PS. Check out this new blog: http://burningxtime.blogspot.com/
Just started and it has interviews with the Rev. Paul Bearer and Dom Romeo of Pulling Teeth. The Dom interview was crazy!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Some pics of the Rush IxDx 'Tear it Up' rip-odd shirts. Instead of only two (2) colors (green and light maroon), a third color (red) was printed so you have 3 choices, or better yet, get em all! Still have some of these bad boys left so you better order before they're gone. Not sure if reprints will be done. Black ink on these winner shirts. These are sold for Php 220 each because of the higher prices for winner shirts and other production costs so please bear with us. Send a message if you're interested. You can pick it up directly or have it sent via JRS Express.
In true capitalistic nature, we have the BULLDOZED 'Demonyomurdergangcore' tapes available right now. Php 130.00 each or wholesale rate Php 110.00 each for a minimum of five (5) copies.
Also, there are still a few copies of the Pilipinas Thrash Detonation tape available. So pick em up while it lasts.
Maybe I should make an e-store for Still Ill so I don't have to bother you with this crap, what do you think? Haha.
PS. I'm still calling on all of you to send out your TOP TEN FOR 2010, I'll start posting them during the Christmas break. HAPPY HOLIDAYS everyone!
Bystorm, Play,Dha and that little guy from Staid hanging out after the show at the Play Volksmobile.
Thanks to everyone who came out and partied on a rainy afternoon at Ten02 last Sunday. Although some bands were not able to make it due to one reason or another, they still came and had fun at the show. Good stuff all around. Sister Bastard (minus the guitarist) showed em what PV is. And these guys always come at the show on time and have no "issues" about starting the show. I'm talking to these guys about releasing something on Still Ill so we'll see.
Another fun set from PLAY where an iced tea drinking contest was held and Bebe won two (2) shirts and a CD just by drinking fast! Beat that! A lot of good bands played but my shtty memory just isn't clicking right now so bear with me. Check out facebook or other sites for pics.
Currently watching: Have Heart '10.17.09' DVD (Great stuff but no interviews? Sheeshhh...)
Friday, December 17, 2010
Finally got this going. Should be available at tomorrow's show at Ten02. Available in green and maroon shirts with black ink. Simple, classic design ripped off from one of the best bands from the early 00's. Giving credit where credit is due. Both colors are out of 47 shirts. Get em while it lasts.
Currently reading: Bob Ong 'Ang Mga Kaibigan Ni Mama Susan'
Not sure if I've posted this before but I'll do it anyway. Kaktus Karuka shirt. Yellow ink on red shirt. Design looks like a Motorhead rip or something. Awesome sht. These guys were pretty active when they started but I think personnel movement have forced them to lay low for a while. Good thing is they have this ripping demo that you can check out.
Go and check out the Cavite Metal and Hardcore Festival later at Bacoor, Cavite. Should be a lot of fun.
Currently watching: Miami at New York with the hopes of NY beating the hell out of that team from South Beach.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The first look at the long-awaited reissue of the classic BULLDOZED 'Demonyomurdergangcore' released more than a decade ago. Still Ill is proud to announce that this bad boy will be released this weekend at the NON-COMPLIANT ISSUE/DIY PINOY HC PUNK FORUM year end party to be held at Ten02 this Sunday. Numbered and limited to 200 copies. This might be your last chance to get a copy of this local hardcore classic.
This tape reissue contains the 4-song demo plus 3 live tracks recorded somewhere in Laguna. Full colored cover on pro-pressed tape.
We encountered a lot of trouble in bringing these tapes here: customs charges, mailing charges, overcharging printers so we will have to increase our price a little from Php 120.00 to Php 130.00 just to cover some expenses and to fund some upcoming projects. We hope you understand.
Great way to end 2010. Still mf'n ill.
Currently watching: Damages Season 3.
Just when the Yanks thought they could get the mighty Cliff Lee from the also-expecting Rangers, Philadelphia swooped in to form one of the best starting rotations in baseball - Halladay, Lee, Oswalt and Hamels. Holy sht. Good thing Boston was able to grab A-Gonz from the Padres and Crawford from Tampa Bay. With good health, the Sox rotation of Lester, Beckett, Lackey and Buchholz will be able to match them pitch for pitch come the World Series. Good stuff happening on MLB lately.
Currently listening to: Integrity 'To Die For'
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Not really sure if I have posted this shirt here but to be sure, I'm posting it now. Awesome BSF shirt on blue which I believe came out right before their Victory Records album came out. A good simple design beats an "over-designed" shirt any day.
Currently listening to: Chain of Strength 'The One Thing That Still Holds True'
Skychurch (former Electric Sky Church) was a big metal band during the 90s composed of three brothers who were very proficient technically that they took the existing club scene then by storm. Loads of Motherhood were influenced by NYHC bands but they incorporated their own flava to it. SC released an album or two under major labels while I don't think LOM officially released anything. They now have a split CD released by Tower of Doom and the release party is on the 17th at Guerilla Bar in Pasig City. Check it out.
BTW, any news on the Asiancore show this weekend?
Currently listening to: Madball "RAHC", VA "America's Hardcore (AHC)".
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Not doing anything this weekend? Go out and hang with two shows happening for Japan's ASIANCORE who will be playing one show in Laguna and another one this Sunday at Center for the Arts. I was looking for a flyer for the Laguna show but I couldn't find one.
Good stuff: Tear It Up 'Nothing to Nothing', Red Sox acquiring Gonz from the Padres, the Celtics on an 8-game winning streak, upcoming Bulldozed tape!
Took this in during the recent Baguio City trip when the Awakened Hope anniversary show happened. We were walking at Session Road at first to get some grub at Don Henrico's but the latter was closed so we were forced to look somewhere else and found this resto across the street.
It looks like a new place with an "old" Baguio feel to it. Lots of locals enjoying coffee, beer, pizza and pasta. We chose to get some pesto, tomato pasta and a margherita pizza with some really cold soda. Awesome stuff.
Pics by Dangleregs.
Currently listening to: Nails 'Unsilent Death'
Time to play that Embrace classic "It's the end of a fckd up year...and another one coming!". 2010 has its ups and downs and right now NCI will be having its 41st show with the 2010 year ender show for NCI, Still Ill and www.diypinoyhcpunk.com forum. This might also be the last show at Ten02 because I think the "hard" shows will be transferred to Hades. Not yet sure but if it is indeed the last Ten02 show, make sure to be there. The lineup is swelling to be a good, diverse one, so make sure you're available on the 19th.
Still can't get regular programming on this blog for the past two (2) weeks or so. My bad. Got some upcoming materials for you soon.
Currently watching: the season finale for Sons of Anarchy. That ending was awesome. Retaliation from O.P. and our favorite Irish friend.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The first two (2) days of December has been pretty lazy. I was digging up some pics and I saw this one with me singing along at the Bane show in Santa Rosa City. Fck yeah. Such a great time. I'm currently listening to the latest Bane record as I type this and seeing them this year was really awesome.
Only the covers need to be printed for the Bulldozed tape and it was suppose to drop October this year but it didn't happen because of some logistical difficulties which entailed a higher cost. Make sure to come out to shows happening this December as we'll be selling this long awaited tape at those shows!