Submitted by thermalben on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 18:47
Alright, time for some discussion on what yr all listening too. My iTunes inventory is getting a little stale so I'm up for some inspiration.
Currently loving The Drones' album "Havilah".. incredible songwriting and some of the best recorded guitars and drum I've heard in a long time. I'm a little late to the party with this album but it's on high rotation at the moment and will probably stay there a while. I've seen these guys live once (Fowlers, Adelaide) and fortunately they're incredible on stage too. Can't wait to see them again.
"You should write a book about your exploits in the music industry.
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“ I fetched a beer for a bloke in a band once “*
Anyway, what happened to the dope ripping yarns, Info?
I'm sure that old greenfinger Blowie's waiting with bated breath.
Are Swellnet's Charles & Eddie heading for splitsville?
that was a good Livid Indo - they all were back at Davies park. The mosh pit for the Beastie Boys was insane. Other top performances that day were Hoss, Dreamkillers, Meanies and Skunkhour, and Frank Black, I think more so because I finally actually got to see him live, had been hanging out to see Pixies for ages, but this was of course no Pixies gig, just a pass really. But all helped along by a little strawberry trip.
I cannot recall if it was that Livid or the next year, but one year the house was getting painted inside, so everything in my bedroom had been moved in off the walls, and coming home from the Livid I eventually went to sleep still under the influence of said trip (microdot the next year), to awake later having forgotten about the furniture movements and freaking out that the room was moving in on me, took a while to calm down and realise where I was
here's a good read on Livid '94, and Livid in general
"Anyway, what happened to the dope ripping yarns, Info?"
Okay Facto as you requested, but this one is going to be harder to link to any music or music i like, and its not really that exciting but here goes.
When i was about 16 young and dumb, my best mate was a pretty loose dude and my parents didnt like me hanging out with him because well he was a bad influence we were always getting into trouble, just the stuff 16 year old boys do when its flat like shop lifting or taking the family car for a joy ride when the parents were away with main car or breaking into abounded buildings to explore or smoking or drinking etc, and they were right it was always his idea he was a bad influence but ive always been a sucker for an adventure.
Anyway we were kicking about on our BMX's as you did back then trying to kill time one flat weekend, when we bumped into an an older friend for some reason he told us he knew where a small crop was, so off course we had to go have a look, well that was the agreement, just look and i was personally scared to even just go look on the off chance we bumped into the owners while there or I had images in my head of police surveillance and us getting busted for this crop that wasn't ours, i had this picture in my head of this big lush crop of hundreds of plants..
Anyway although hidden we found the main track entry exactly where we had been told, but there was a few side tracks off the main track through the scrub so we both went of on different track, my tracks lead to a empty chicken wire cage a few metres long a few metres wide and about head high where plants had either been or were going to be planted.
But his track lead to a cage full of plants and about the same time i reached my cage he was yelling out he had found some, so i went back to the main track and found where he had gone moving quickly to where he was and as i caught sight of him i soon saw he was in this other cage and he was ripping out the plants, there was only a couple in there and not big but they were still full of buds.
Anyway i was actually pretty pissed off as i knew if we got caught we could be in some big trouble with the owners, i tried to convince him to just leave them there as if the owners some how found out it was us, we could be beaten up or worse.
But he had other ideas and he wouldn't leave them there he had somehow already stashed and folded up a plant or two up his jacket and convinced me to do the same, i just wanted to get out of there by then so did.
Anyway from the very moment he had said he had found them my adrenaline was pumping and getting out of there and back to his place the adrenaline didnt stop, it was a buzz but i was also shit scared that somehow the owner would find out it was us and seriously feared for our safety.
Anyway he kept all the plants as i didn't want anything to do with it and he ended up selling a lot of it to friends and we smoked a lot of it too, but for weeks to months i had that fear hanging over my head that one day the owner would find out it was us and beat the shit out of us, i still remember that feeling hanging over me, not sure how people/criminals etc live with that feeling all the time, but luckily nobody every caught up with us.
I do have a decent idea of who's plants they were as wasn't far from a few house's of people we knew ironically fathers of friends that we knew smoked pot and surfed too, i have no idea how it never caught up with us
Anyway not sure why maybe it was the buzz and adventure but after that our new hobbie was going out looking for crops and we did find quite a few more, im not sure how but i did convince him not to rip off plants again well at least not when i was there, but he still did regularly take the odd bud.
After a while we also tried to stat growing our own, ive never been a big smoker i never really enjoyed being stonned ive always preferred to drink than smoke, but i did always enjoy growing pot, a beautiful fast growing plant and i love the smell of the resin, i didnt even really sell much always just gave it to friends/flatmates to smoke but always only grew a couple plants a year.
Don't grow any these days though as wife views pot in the same way as most Indonesians do.
Anyway i do remember my friend stealing Peter tosh Legalise it cassette around that era, and like many kids around that age went through a phase thinking anything and everything to do with pot was cool.
I was going to post that song, but its not a song i really like, so maybe some Bob Marley, everyone loves a little Bob Marley.
PS. I did see the Wailers at one of those offshore festivals, cant even remember if they were good or not, but would never been the same without Bob..
Yep, crop rapists are low dogs.
Cheers GreenJam nice link.
Yeah was a good day, im a big Tumbleweed fan and that was wild them guys going up the tent poles and sliding down the outside of the tent.
I was only just getting into the Pixies at the time so didn't appreciate Frank Black as much as i would now, grew up on Beastie boys though so that was cool, Superchunk was the highlight for me as were also a favourite band at the time and first time i saw them, was also there at the Meanies.
Only went to one more at Davies park 96 and then went in 97 at Showgrounds but it wasn't half as good at the showgrounds to much concrete ad had got too big by that stage so was just like a Big day Out.
Yeah Facto i do agree its a low act, actually had plants ripped off myself in my twenties.
Bong on, brothers and sisters.
Just remember kids....
Some drugs work.
Balls of fire
And watch what you eat children....
cool Indo - I too was a big Tumbleweed fan, still really dig their older stuff. And yeah, they were good that day, just got ripped off I thought with the early slot. But things were kicking in by then regardless...
and agreed, the Livid's lost their charm when they got so big at the RNA Showgrounds, although the 97 and 98 ones were still pretty epic days/nights. I remember not caring much for the big arena area, but over at the woodchop area was all time, still a grassy area and the big tent there had some good performances. Recall the DandyWarhols - I wasnt into them, but they were good, and somehow some years later I acquired that album 'Thirteen tales from urban bohemia' and I really like that, some good tunes on that one. That doco 'Dig' on them and the Brian Jonestown mob is really good too.
I know I've said it on here before, but the ZZZ Market Days, the original 'festivals', hands down the best. Not much documented on them, but they were epic
Fuck personally that period of stuff The weed as in Tumble,who else?There was a swag all simular Simple shoes,cords even the U.K produced their own Blue juice.Festivals?Says it all cheap drugs best time of my life scenario.Breadcrumb gang anyone?We had all moved on before the horror.Well anyone that was switched on.It was all about the energy the vibe you can cut it with a knife couldn't get it at a festival without chemical help or could you?Surfers have never had a grasp or a sense of real cool tunes since The Bud shank quartet.Harsh?
Bread crumb gang anyone.Anyone?
Authenticity is all you need for cool same as since the dawn of humanity . Make sure not to lose your way in the maze of nostalgic hubris as tempting as it may seem.
I never went to any of those ZZZ market days, not sure why but i just remembered another festival i went to in 94 though up the Sunny Coast was called Emundi band bash, wasn't really any decent name bands but had a good crowd and camp out overnight.
Regurgitator did play but weren't headliner they hadn't even released their first EP yet, although they were the band everyone was talking about.
Anyway here's some classic weed.
With you on that one mate spot on.
Can't get any cooler than Tino
Just copped the french equivalent of being Rik rolled from a soon to be former mate .. might as well share the pain..