95 will rock

Eyewitness report from St Louis last night, where 250 protesters took sanctuary in a synagogue and 7 SWAT buses showed up and arrested several of them for no reason, also arrested passersby for no reason.
“I was arrested while sitting on a bench outside the church, drinking a water bottle, nursing an injured foot. the church is not only private property, but was agreed to be a sanctuary by the police. they pushed me off the bench with their nightsticks and jumped me when i couldn’t move fast enough for them. the cops behind me discussed what they could pin on me in retrospect: Interference & Resisting Arrest. i was not allowed to keep my glasses, and they stole an expensive water bottle i’d borrowed. im told the church afterward was surrounded by cops who threatened to fire tear gas into the church if they opened their doors to let out those who they’d corralled in.
two women involved with some of the ethical lawyer organizations were also arrested there, minutes after being told by a cop that they could "stand there all night” and be fine. a street medic was told to leave, so after turning around to get on his bike and do so, they tackled him, maced him from head to toe, and arrested him.
the girls sang liberation songs from behind the wall in the van while we stomped in rhythm, so the cops turned up kshe 95 (the local classic rock station) and blasted the older generation’s songs of rebellion. I will prob never forget hearing zeppelin & bohemian rhapsody (a song about poor people being destroyed by the state and begging for mercy) blasted to drown us out.
a man was in the neighborhood with his 16 year old daughter–not part of the protest–taking a picture together under an arch when he was punched in the back of the head by a cop, then tackled and had his face shoved into the pavement, littering his face with cuts and scrapes. another man was arrested walking back to his apartment from a bar, also not a part of the protest.
we were kept in the van for a couple of hours before going anywhere. the cops kept the doors closed to prevent air circulation despite our friend screaming in pain, eyes swollen shut from the mace.
at the first jail, we met another man not part of the protest, who made the mistake of opening conversation with a cop while drunk. he claimed schizophrenia, and throughout the night was threatened with extreme violence repeatedly by cops for being annoying (particularly by repeatedly asking to speak to his case worker, tho there was also plenty of crudeness).
i didn’t see the girls again for most of the night (partially because i was not allowed to wear glasses/have vision in jail); the medic took his shirt off to reveal bright, blotchy red skin inflamed from the mace-soaked shirt the moment he was uncuffed. he was jeered at by every single cop we encountered for the rest of the night for not wearing a shirt. at no point was another shirt or towel offered, so he had to shiver with a body on fire for the rest of the night/morning. at about 3am, we were driven to the downtown jail and put in the tank.
afaik, none of us were ever given the option of making a phone call, no bail was set, no charges were given. we were released at about 730am.
i want to be clear that i am not glorifying or romanticizing arrest. I didn’t want to be arrested. Im afraid it’s going to prevent me from starting a job on Monday with the first living wage i’ve been paid aside of a month in the last 3.5yrs. I have literally no fucking money. planned (or any) arrests are a drain on limited movement resources; the stained record makes applying for anything more difficult. Being arrested doesn’t give one credibility, or reflect their dedication to the cause. it’s always a setback. MLK thought he could fill the prisons in 61, but the cops just shipped the prisoners to other places, making them effectively bottomless.
i basically wrote this to give an idea on 7 of the 32 arrested last night (i.e. little less than ¼). 3 were not even involved in the protest. 3 were literally in the safe zone (i.e. NOT on the front line). The last was a medic who was following instructions & arrested for it. None of us were read rights during, prior to, or after our arrest.
Last night was a protest against a city where cops can do literally whatever they want, and these arrests were very clearly about demonstrating that *indiscriminate* power. just 2 of the 7 were black (there was another white woman, but i do not know anything about her). During my arrest, i pleaded that the cops not destroy my glasses, and was told “that’s the risk you take” i.e. they know that this was all about them openly demonstrating incontestable power.
at least i know those soros checks are going to cover all my expenses.“


“Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver” by Primus

Tales From the Punchbowl (1995)


Biffy Clyro - Studio East - 09112017 (8) by 95 WIIL ROCK


RAMONES - Durango 95

Bands You Should Know And Their Most Known Songs 51-100

I literally face palmed when I realized I forgot so manygood bands on my other list. (50 Bands You Should Know And Their Most Known Songs)

So here’s all the ones I missed.

These are in no particular order.

51. Cold - “Suffocate”

52. Volbeat - “Still Counting”

53. Times of Grace - “Strength in Numbers”

54. Taproot - “Poem”

55. Unloco - “Nothing”

56. Walls of Jericho - “I Know Hollywood and You Ain’t It”

57. Marilyn Manson - “This is the new Shit”

58. Limp Bizkit “Rollin’”

59. Janus - “Eyesore”

60. Linkin Park - “Numb”

61. Rise Against - “Savior”

62. Adept - “At Least Give Me My Dreams Back, You Negligent Whore!”

63. Soil - “Halo”

64. Eisbrecher - “Herz Steht Still”

65. Rob Zombie - “Dragula”

66. Evans Blue - “Cold (But I’m Still Here)”

67. Crossfade - “Cold”

68. Stone Sour - “Through Glass”

69. All That Remains - “The Last Time”

70. Ill Nino - “How Can I Live”

71. Adema - “The Way You Like It”

72. Saliva - “Click Click Boom”

73. Three Days Grace - “I Hate Everything About You”

74. Earshot - “Wait”

75. Shamans Harvest - “Dragonfly”

76. Pop Evil - “Trenches”

77. Edgewater - “Eyes Wired Shut”

78. Our Last Night - “Escape”

79. Motograter - “Down”

80. Hatebreed - “Everyone Bleeds Now”

81. Still Remains - “The Worst is Yet to Come”

82. Bayside - “Duality”

83. Dropkick Murphys - “I’m Shipping up to Boston”

84. The Agonist - “And Their Eulogies Sang Me to Sleep”

85. Dead Poetic - “New Medicines”

86. Rage Against the Machine - “Bulls on Parade”

87. Coheed and Cambria - “Welcome Home”

88. Red - “Breathe Into Me”

89. Kutless - “Treason”

90. Anberlin - “The Feel Good Drag”

91. Thousand Foot Krutch - “Move”

92. Pantera - “Walk”

93. Judas Priest - “Breaking the Law”

94. Quiet Riot - “Metal Health (Bang Your head)”

95. Scorpions - “Rock You like a Hurricane”

96. Ratt - “Round and Round”

97. Iron Maiden - “Wasted Years”

98. Megadeth - “Symphony of Destruction”

99. Dio - “Rainbow in the Dark”

100. Dokken - “Alone Again”

The last few I felt should be mentioned, even though you probably already know them. :P


“Champagne Supernova” by Oasis

(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (1995)