Music Monday - ROBOTANISTS / Does Radiohead King of Limbs in 24 hours

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Did you download In Rainbows for free? I did. It set off a firestorm of bands self-releasing their records online for free download. I thought it was a liberating idea, freeing artists from the constraints of a label or an album cycle, and was more than a little bummed when Radiohead later admitted that it wasn't their idea, nor were they really all that fond of it.
Did you download The King of Limbs yet? I haven't. While I like Radiohead, and I especially like the packaging of their albums, between the glut of free music that I already have to listen to and additional life-expenses pending, I couldn't justify purchasing the fancy vinyl edition for $50.
What I did do was download this: a band called ROBOTANISTS took it upon themselves to re-record the entire new Radiohead album within 24 hours of it's release, and put it up online for free. I don't know anything about this band, other than they have a female lead singer, but these recordings sound... well, like what I imagine some of the new Radiohead sounds like.
I'm planning on experiencing the new Radiohead album in reverse, by first becoming familiar with the songs through these versions.


SWEET REVENGE - Remember This Moment (SOLD)

Remember This Moment - 5" x 7" - SOLD


SWEET REVENGE - Candycane Through Skull (FOR SALE)

I can't remember what I was charging for this (it was fairly cheap, $20ish), but if you're interested in buying it / trading for something, shoot me an email and we 'll work it out: xadamdx@gmail.com


Music Monday - Comadre / Glasses

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I like Comadre. Still haven't seen them live, because I'm an old man, but I like them. They put out a split with a band they like called Glasses. This thing is in it's second pressing, it's a double split 7". Take that, music industry! Downloading isn't killing anything.



Happy Valentine's Day!

Conversation Hearts - 5"x 7" - $20
Looking for that last-minute Valentine's Day present that truly expresses how you feel about this holiday? Well, stop looking at just buy this from me. It's an awesome reminder that deep inside, everyone is just a little ballerina who wants to flip the world the middle finger.
Interested in buying this? Send me an email: xadamdx@gmail.com  I'll even throw some of these in your order.

Music Monday - Big Kids / Hoop Dreams

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 A couple of years ago a bike messenger in the Embarcadero bart station asked me, "Hey, how's DESA doing?" We'd been fairly inactive for a while and I was dressed in my corporate monkey suit, so I was really surprised that someone recognized me from my dreadlocked punk rock days, especially someone who was old enough to have a beard and a bunch of tattoos. I had no idea who this guy was, and felt like a total jerk for not recognizing him.
Fast-forward a couple of years... I saw this album cover and the dude on the right (Jason) is the guy from the bart station! I guess he had come to see DESA back in the day with his friend Joe, who I still sometimes order buttons from now. I've gone to see Big Kids a few times now and they're killer! Last time I saw them was after they had just come home from a tour, so they were all sold out of shirts and LPs. That said, when I asked Jason if the record came with a download code, he said, "oh, just go on google and search for Big Kids, Hoop Dreams and Mediafire. Download it from there." So, that's what I've posted here. If you like what you hear, I suggest checking them out live sometime, they're awesome.


In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up: SWEET REVENGE ART SHOW!

(don't eat these.)

(All photos {except the Primary shot} by the awesome Mr. Kevin Zamani. Please visit kzphoto.org)

I turned 34 on Friday, and as I traditionally do, I took the day off of work. This didn't mean I got to sit around in my boxers eating burritos and playing xbox though. NO! I thought it would be a KILLER idea to have an art show on my birthday with BOTH of my bands playing. No problem? No problem! 
The show was at my friend Avi's new space on Valencia, called THE FUTURE. It's an old Victorian that he has been fixing up/fucking up with art. He let me paint on the fence and the curb in front of the house which I decided to turn into a giant candy cane for the show! Kevin showed up early and helped me a ton with everything from moving furniture to hanging paintings. He's the best.

My wife also helped me with a bake sale, with all proceeds going to our unborn son's college fund. In addition to the razor-blade-lollipops (which you had to sign a waiver to buy) we had artsy-fartsy cookies and candy!


(these guys are are actually featured in some of the art)

We kept the music confined to the front room with the art in the back. Gnarboots, the Pillowfights and Primary all played in the span of an hour.  Children of the Information Age play acoustic, so they went on last so the neighbors couldn't get too pissed.

(We are all gee to the in ay are bee double oh tea ess oh yes)

(this is me being surprised by the other Gnarboots with one of our new "Happy Birthday" songs)

(during the Primary set, I cut my ring finger open. You can kinda see it in this picture)

I'll be posting up some more detailed shots of the art in the next couple of days (including the two pieces I accidentally left at home, whoops!), especially the ones I still need to sell! For the time being, here's what the show looked like!

(This is my friend Tamar Solomon's art. She rules. The three smaller pieces all sold.)
(I didn't paint this one, a rad dude named Andrew did)

A big thank you to everyone who made it out to this, it was rad to see everyone! Sorry if you came out and we didn't get to hang, the whole night was kind of a whirlwind for me.


Music Monday - Pteradon / ¡VIVA!

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 Once upon a time, Max and Morgan from Hard Girls were in this band. I guess they are still in this band, though I don't think they play shows anymore.

From QuoteUnquote:
We recorded the music for this record on a hot, sweaty day at a shitty warehouse in Gilroy, CA. A week later, we took another day to watch Morgan do vocals. At the time, he was smoking a pack and a half of Kools a day, had just gotten out of a serious operation, and was on an antibiotic that made him twitch and shake and yell. It may sound sloppy and gruff, but that's how it should sound.

It sounds real cool, real violent.


Here's my card.

These were waiting for me in the mail this morning! Collect them all! I'll be handing these out like some sort of sleezy d-bag at my upcoming art show. You should come!

Winter Stroll

I really hate snow. I am thankful that I live somewhere where it never snows. Take THAT, everywhere else!