Fake Film Meme: [1/?] Descent into Darkness

A powerful High Priestess (Angela Basset) has been chosen by the Great Council to lead a group of warriors talented and strong like her, to close down a gate that has been opened between the world of the mortals and the spirits. 

The company consists of six witches. The first happens to be the Woman (Cate Blanchett) who over a hundred years ago had declared her undying love for the High Priestess before nearly getting her killed in the hands of witch hunters. The Woman is a headstrong spell caster with a talent of foresight. 

Then there is her Daughter (Jessica Parker Kennedy) a shapeshifter who can take any form she has laid her eyes on and is perhaps the most powerful witch of the group. 

Joining them are two nearly immortal, half-demon sisters with a taste for blood and a dark agenda of their own. The older (Eva Green) a pyro kinetic with a highly flammable temper and her much calmer, younger sister (Gemma Arterton) who has ability to summon and briefly control the souls of dead. 

Can they save the world of the living before it descents into eternal darkness and chaos?

The fate of the world lies in the hands of six witches and the war has just began. 

1.Livin’ in The Basement
2.Meditations by DAN
3.Bangin’ My Head on The Mic
4.Hacky Sack With Kittens
5.Lazy and Proud
7.Oreo Brownie
8.God Knows Why
9.I Threw Up Off The Porch
11.Drunk Ass Nigga
12.Those Fuckers Lied About The Weed
13.Bubblegum and Kicking Ass
14.Disco Amoeba
15.Cody’s Moving Back to Town
16.I Drank a Beer
17.Get Off Yer Phone
18.Nancy Botwin
19.Some More Stupid Shit
20.John Lennon’s Uncircumcised Penis
21.Concerto in D Minor ala Sid
22.Vaseline Groove
23.Super Anal Party
24.Obama is Black
25.We Don’t Need No Drummer
26.Pure Fucking Agony

I decided it’s time to get back to the reason I made this blog. To write about each and every release I’ve ever put out in chronological order. I’ve already wrote about Free Emerald State’s Volume 1 (my first cd), Dables’ Slacker Pop, 14 Songs, Pretty Ugly, Closet Monster’s Smoke Pot Kill Your Family (another old band of mine), and DAN’s first album Magic Mountain.  If you want to read about any of those, just put dables in the search box on my page because they are all rather old blog entries.

ANYWHO, here is the second release from my old band DAN, titled “Grandparents Forever”. It came out in January of 2010 on my self-run label Slacker Pop Records.

Here are the album credits:
David Walker - guitar, etc.
Clayton Marks - bass, etc.
Sid Shurer - vocals, etc.

Our buddies who helped:
Tucker-background vocals on “Lazy and Proud” & “Some More Stupid Shit”
Shelby-background vocals on “I Threw Up Off The Porch” & farts on “Disco Amoeba”
Cody-voicemail on “Cody’s Moving Back to Town”
Brittany-background vocals on “Super Anal Party”

Basically this was just a continuation of our first album Magic Mountain, although we moved away from a punk sound, going more for a psychedelic sound and trying harder to write funnier songs. The whole idea was to write short songs, usually only with one or two riffs, that just get straight to the point and hopefully would both rock and be funny. We were basically just trying to entertain ourselves. Not really a whole lot else to say about this album.

"Livin’ in The Basement" is probably my favorite DAN song, and it’s about how Sid and Clayton lived in Sid’s parent’s house basement, where we recorded about 95% of this album (the rest was recorded in my bedroom at my house). 

"Bubblegum and Kicking Ass" is another one of my favorites and is basically just a They Live reference.

"Cody’s Moving Back to Town" features a voicemail my friend Cody Blackwell left me informing me that he was moving back to Fountain Inn after living in Savannah, GA for the past 2 and half years. I recorded the entire song by myself. I was stoked that he was moving back and shortly after he came back, we formed the current lineup of Dables.

"John Lennon’s Uncircumcised Penis" was inspired by the cover of John Lennon’s Two Virgins album.  It is also the most played & downloaded song on bandcamp and it brings my site a lot of traffic. People looking for pictures of John Lennon’s dick I guess. Not surprisingly the second most played/downloaded song is "Super Anal Party". Go figure.

Immediately after finishing this one, we started working on another album that was going to be called Honey Berry Surprise (named after a blunt wrap) but it never got finished. We played two shows as DAN. One house show that went ok, and one show at The Hangar in Greenville that was awful.  My guitar’s input broke on the first song and I had to borrow someone else’s and the sound was horrible and there were maybe 10 people there. That’s about all there is to say about Grandparents Forever. I hope you listen to it and laugh as much as we did while recording it.

Mythology Meme

1/4 Titans: Aura

The Titan Goddess of the Breeze and fresh, cool air of the early morning.

A proud virgin huntress, she compared her body to that of the Olympian goddess Artemis’ who sought out Nemesis to restore the balance between the two. As her punishment Aura was raped by Dionysos. The event drove her to madness. She became a cruel and violent killer of men. Aura gave birth to twin sons of Dionysos, one of which she swallowed whole. The other was saved by Artemis.

She was turned into a stream by Zeus.

SHOW PREVIEW: Benny Blackwell Benefit at Radio Room/Chi Cheng Benefit at Ground Zero

With the holidays just around the corner, ’tis the season to give. And if that’s one things bands from the Upstate have showed in the past few years it’s their compassion for different causes and their ability to rally others for it as well. With that being said, tonight is no different both in Greenville and in Spartanburg.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Dables – Dables

It’s been a long-time coming, but the full-band debut of Dables is finally here. For those unfamiliar with Dables, it was originally the solo project of Fountain Inn musician and Daniel Johnston worshipper, David Walker. Over the past several years he had been quite prolific as a solo artist, but eventually his desire to make a louder noise led him to forming a full band incarnation with Cody Blackwell and Jake Garrett both trading off bass and drum duties.

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John The Revelator - Stagnant Water(2011)

Available on the internet for the first time, and for free download for a limited time only, local legend John The Revelator aka Jake Garrett, the drummer for Dables, brings you his latest solo album and I think it rules. He recorded it on my Tascam Portastudio in the course of two weeks when I let him borrow it. LISTEN OR DIE!!

Happy New Year! Look forward to these in 2013...

Well it’s a neaw year so that means New shows, new music, and good times. First keep your eyes and ears open for a New album which should be out in Feb. or March. It is a split album done with our friends Dables. Also we don’t have too many shows booked yet, but we’ve been working on some new tracks and hope to go to the Jam Room Studio to record our 2nd album. THis will likely happen in the Summer and MAY, be released late this year. Hope everyone enjoyed 2012, and get ready because we’re going to help make 2013 one hell of a year. -MJM


  Poca duda cabe que damos por supuesta nuestra conciencia, del mismo modo que damos por supuesto el mundo.

Nos parece que nuestra conciencia es algo final, terminante, que es la única clase de conciencia que nos es dable conocer.

Podemos dudar de nuestra memoria, aun de nuestra facultad de pensar, y, algunas veces, hasta de nuestros sentimientos; pero rara vez se nos ocurrirá dudar de nuestra conciencia.

No podríamos considerarla como algo que hace nuestra vida que sea lo que es.

Por ejemplo, el mero hecho de que nuestra experiencia siempre parezca estar dividida en opuestos, en blanco y negro, en sí o no, en contradicciones, no le atribuiremos a la naturaleza de nuestra conciencia (o a la clase de mente que tenemos y que es un resultado directo de nuestro grado de conciencia), sino a algo inherente a las cosas externas.

Mediante algunas experiencias y experimentos hechos sobre sí, William James llegó a la conclusión de que ‘nuestra conciencia vigílica normal, nuestra conciencia racional, es la mente un tipo de conciencia, en tanto que en torno a ella, separada por velos más tenues, hay formas potenciales de conciencia completamente distintas’.

Al convencerse de que existen otros estados de conciencia mediante los cuales experimentamos las cosas de un modo completamente nuevo, y a través de los mismos encaramos la vida de una manera distinta, se dio cuenta de que no puede uno aceptar ninguna versión del universo como algo final y terminante si se ignoran estas otras formas de conciencia.

Tampoco puede ser terminante cualquier opinión que tengamos acerca de nosotros mismos, si aceptamos como final nuestro actual estado de conciencia.

Por lo general, la conciencia se define como conocimiento, o darse cuenta; pero esta definición es inferior a lo que la palabra implica en sí misma.

Literalmente, conciencia significa ‘conocerlo todo junto’.

Por lo tanto, el desarrollo de la conciencia significaría un conocimiento de ‘más junto’ y así produciría una nueva relación con todo lo anteriormente conocido.

Pues el saber más, siempre significa ver las cosas diferentemente.

Pero aun tomando el significado de ‘conciencia’ como únicamente ‘conocimiento’, no podríamos imaginar que trate de todo conocimiento posible.

Tiene que ser un grado de conocimiento por medio del cual nos relacionamos, de un modo particular, con aquello que conocemos.

Nuestra conciencia ordinaria nos relaciona con nosotros mismos y con las cosas.

La calidad de nuestra conciencia cambia durante el sueño. Nos procura una clase de conocimiento y de relación.

Al despertar, el grado de conocimiento y la forma de relación cambian.

Pero aun cuando admitimos la verdad de esto, no pensamos que aun hay otros grados de conciencia que nos son posibles, y que nos procuran otros grados de conocimiento y relación.

Ni nos damos cuenta de que muchas de nuestras dificultades insolubles necesariamente existen debido a la clase de conciencia que naturalmente poseemos, y que un nuevo grado de conciencia haría que nuestro conocimiento de estas dificultades desapareciera, o bien produciría una nueva relación hacia ellas.

A veces se compara la conciencia con la luz.

El acrecentamiento de la conciencia se le compara con el acercamiento de la luz.

Pero ya veremos como un acrecentamiento de la conciencia no significa solamente poder ver con mayor claridad lo que antes nos parecía turbio u obscuro.

La calidad cambia.
Mientras dura la experiencia el cambia en sí.

No se trata de que aumente la cantidad de conciencia, sino su naturaleza misma.

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INTRODUCING: Un_Scene (Music of a Different Flavor) First Show

Many of our readers are probably familiar with Greenville gangsters and pranksters, Din of Thieves. But what they may be unfamiliar with is lead singer Caleb Riley’s ambitions outside of the band. In addition to many solo and collaborative electronic projects, Riley has also been planning his own venture into the arts, and hosting events under the name “Un_Scene”. Their first gathering is this Friday February 3rd at The Artistry in the West End of Greenville. Musical acts will include David Walker of Dables, and Leigh Steinhouse of Romancing The Devil. We caught up with Caleb Riley to discuss the details of the event, and most importantly if there was going to be alcohol provided!

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Everyone meet Marmella. Wanted to make a goo girl of my own so here she is. 

Marmella Ortix: (aka - Marmi, Mar,Marm, Mo)

  • Species: Celtarian
  • Age: 24
  • Origin: Unknown
  • Occupation: Make-up Specialist
  • Co-workers: Bebe and Aquaria

Brief Bio:

Part of a species of dominating and destructive traits, Marmi was an odd one amongst her people. At an early age, she was always into painting. The idea of conquring and enslaving civilizations over the universe just never appealed to her. She loved to dable in make-up. Using her gelatinous form as a means to create various colors and textures of make-up.  When she became of age, she left her world to further her love her love for the art.
In her travels she met up with the demon tailor, Bebe, and the sea monster stylist, Aquaria; advocates of her passion that coincided with their own.

Si no se me convence con testimonios bíblicos, o con razones evidentes, y si no se me persuade con los mismos textos que yo he citado, y si no sujetan mi conciencia a la Palabra de Dios, yo no puedo ni quiero retractar nada, por no ser digno de un cristiano hablar contra su conciencia. Heme aquí; no me es dable hacerlo de otro modo. ¡Que Dios me ayude! ¡Amén!
—  Martín Lutero

Cuando vayan mal las cosas
como a veces suelen ir,
cuando ofrezca tu camino
solo cuestas que subir,
cuando tengas poco haber
pero mucho que pagar,
y precises sonreír
aun teniendo que llorar,
cuando ya el dolor te agobie
y no puedas ya sufrir,
descansar acaso debes
¡pero nunca desistir!

Tras las sombras de la duda
ya plateadas, ya sombrías,
puede bien surgir el triunfo
no el fracaso que temías,
y no es dable a tu ignorancia
figúrate cuán cercano
pueda estar el bien que anhelas
y que juzgas tan lejano.

Lucha, pues por más que tengas
en la brega que sufrir,
cuando todo esté peor,
más debemos insistir.

—  Joseph Rudyard Kipling (Bombay, 30 de diciembre de 1865–Londres, 18 de enero de 1936). Escritor y poeta británico nacido en la India.