Well known/infamous inner west punk rock icon Jay Blurter has left his hardcore roots and his DIY punk label. These have been abandoned in favour of beaches, babes and boogyboarding. Deciding after years of slogging it away in the DIY punk scene to throw everything in the air and start up a bodyboarding label.
"one minute I'm running a pretty successful underground hardcore punk rock record label that id worked on over the last 15 years with numerous releases with tracks by bands such as parkway drive, toe to toe, mindsnare, and every other punk, metal or hardcore band that's ever passed thru the hardcore/punk scene at some point in their existence, next thing after getting sick of driving everyday for the last 3 years to the beach from the inner city I decided to move to the beach and chuck in my guitar and record label full time and start something to do with my other passion ....body boarding"
Once known for his role as the label owner for Snapshot Records, releasing music for bands like Blood Duster, Tenth Dan and The Blurters; now he hits the surf on a boogy board, selling boogy board merchandise under his new label called Swarm. As a surfer I personally don't understand the attraction of boogy boarding, nor its aesthetic, the only thing I know about boogy boarding is that they love Crackneck at Bateau Bay and listening to Parkway Drive. This will excite me more when Tone Bone jumps on a stick and gets a deep barrel at Shark Isl. Until then check his stuff.
On to the topic of free speech and censorship: you guys might find the Australian governments plans for mandatory internet filtering (at the ISP level) as disgusting and draconian as I do.
The premise is to have a filter for children so they're not exposed to certain websites - however the government is also using this to install an additional mandatory filter that cannot be removed. They're speaking in ambiguous terms when they talk about what sites will be banned, including "sites that incite illegal activities". It will certainly include whatever illegal sites they can filter, so say bye bye to all your torrents and rapidshare links - porn and stealing music is evil remember. There is word the filter may extend to information on illegal drugs, euthanasia and various levels of (legal) pornography that are considered indecent.
In reality there will be nothing from stopping the government restricting indepedent media sources encouraging protests and generally controlling the flow of information into this country - as no one within the fucking public citzenry will have any visibility as to what has or hasnt been banned. Whats more this is posed to effectively kill the underground music and porn industries - do you really think that the government is going to approve of some of the extreme music we listen to? Anal Cunt? Pig Destroyer? Bongzilla? What about horror films and violent computer games? What else could be deemed "inappropriate" by a bunch of 65 year old men?
I'm sure glad we be live in a society where we are clearly not thought of as responsible enough to gather information and make our own intelligent, informed decisions regarding issues like illegal drugs, porn and euthanasia. Forget that such a system undermines the entire premise of a democracy. Oh what a progressive country we are; what a bastion of freedom of speech.
At what point did the Australian government think that joining the ranks of Yemen, Burma, Pakistan, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China with internet censorship was a good idea? We will most certainly be the only first world country to do so. If you're even half as outraged as I am, follow the link below and stop these morons from implementing mandatory censoring the internet. There are few phrases to describe how sickened I am.
Oh and tell them to guarantee freedom of speech and expression while you're at it.
In 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Article 19 affirms the right to free speech (which has not been ratified by the Australian government): "Article 19. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."
Learn more and learn how you can voice your anger: http://www.nocleanfeed.com/
Read the latest updates on the issue here: http://blog.nocleanfeed.com/
Facebook group with a further examination of possible side-effects; various petitions
Question: What happens when you put two of New South Wales’ most unpredictably violent, crowd-killing, ear-bleeding and energetic bands on one split?
Answer: All hell breaks loose.
Sydney’s much hated, shit-stirring, break-neck blasting, unlistenably abrasive grindfucks Kill A Celebrity seem to leave a trail of violence wherever they go – and this release is no exception, teaming up with the booze-lubed, drug-fueled, self-destructive Central Coast punk rockers Anal Discharge to create the first split release that should probably come with a free tetanus shot.
This ultra limited edition split comes in the form of an old school double floppy disk, and features Kill A Celebrity grind epics ‘Dying for Meth’ and ‘Genocidal Superstar’ as well as Anal Discharge’s tasteful ode
to the late Heath Ledger’s daughter ‘Matilda Rose’ and the love song ‘Gash Rash’.
Lesstalk Records is doing a one-time run of 50 of these priceless retro-splits, so get your shit together and grab one for $5 before they’re all gone and the memory of Anal Discharge is dead and buried six feet below the surface of the earth as all its former members lose their minds in a drug induced psychosis.
Grind, blast, blood, drugs, party.
‘Anal Discharge Kill A Celebrity - Split’ is available from Lesstalk Records from Friday the 16th of May.