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.

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

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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Help me name my new laptop!

Stuff to use as insp:
I recieved april 23rd-
My bday is,may 10th-
Its a hp touchsmart notebook-
Its 15.5"-
Its black-

Names I dabled in but didnt like:
Tachi (touch, but reminds me of seme lol)-
Pachi (sfx of button)-
Juugo (15?)-
Ichigo ( one five /strawberry ..no)-
dy.. (hp logo upside down- cant figure out name)-

Get To Know Dylan: Sweety

หลังจากที่ดีแลนโพสคลิปลง YouTube ไปได้ระยะหนึ่ง Veronica Zelle ผู้อำนวยการสร้าง/ผู้กำกับ ที่อยู่ในเมืองเดียวกันกับดีแลนก็เข้ามาติดต่อดีแลนให้ไปร่วมงานกับเธอใน webseries เรื่อง ‘Sweety’ โดยดีแลนรับบทเป็น Clever Trevor 

“ดีแลนไม่เคยมีงานแสดงจริงๆมาก่อน ดังนั้นฉันจึงทำงานกับเขาอย่างจริงจัง ฉันเห็นความสามารถที่ซ่อนอยู่ของเขาในคลิปวิดีโอที่เขาถ่ายทำเอง(คลิปที่โพสลงYouTube) และฉันอยากช่วยให้เขาก้าวไปอีกขั้น” - Veronica Zelle -

“ตอนก่อนเริ่มการอ่านบทของซีรี่ย์เรื่องนี้ ดีแลนเข้ามาคุยกับฉันว่า ‘เวโรนิก้า ผมกลัว คนพวกนี้เขาเป็นนักแสดงจริงๆ’ ฉันก็เลยตอบเขาไปว่า ‘นายก็เป็นนักแสดงจริงๆแล้วตอนนี้’” - Veronica Zelle -

“คุณค้นพบดีแลน ซึ่งผมคิดว่ามันคงเป็นการค้นพบแห่งศตวรรษ” -  Dabling Harward ถึง Veronica Zelle เรื่องการชวนดีแลนมาร่วมงานแสดง -

บทสัมภาษณ์ดีแลนกับการแสดงใน ‘Sweety’ โดย Jeff Rivera

  • ดีแลน ชีวิตของคุณเป็นอย่างไร ก่อนที่คุณจะมาร่วมแสดงในซีรี่ย์นี้?

ก่อนเข้าร่วมกับ Sweety High ผมมุ่งมั่นกับการเตรียมตัวสมัครเข้าสถาบันที่สอนเกี่ยวกับภาพยนตร์ทุกแห่งในประเทศด้วยความตั้งใจที่จะเป็นคนสร้างภาพยนตร์เหมือนคุณพ่อของผม …ไม่เคยคิดเลยว่าผมจะได้มาแสดงอย่างจริงๆจังๆ

  • แล้วทำไมคุณถึงตัดสินใจเข้าร่วมแสดงใน “Sweety” ล่ะ?

ผมตัดสินใจเข้าร่วมกับ Sweety High เพราะมันเป็นโอกาสที่ผมจะได้ลองแสดงอย่างจริงๆ นอกเหนือจากการแสดงในคลิปวิดีโอของตัวเอง นี่เป็นโอกาสที่ผมจะได้รู้ว่าผมสามารถเป็นนักแสดงจริงๆได้หรือไม่

  • เล่าเรื่อง Clever ตัวละครของคุณให้ฟังหน่อยสิ?

Clever Trevor เป็นคนพูดตรงไปตรงมาและชอบเล่นตลกอย่างผิดกาลเทศะเสมอ เขาเป็นคนที่โรแมนติกมากๆ แต่เขาก็เป็นคนที่จริงใจ

  • รู้สึกอย่างไรที่มีแฟนคลับจำนวนมากในเวลาอันรวดเร็วตั้งแต่ช่วงเริ่มต้นของซีรี่ย์อย่างนี้?

แฟนคลับที่เพิ่มขึ้นอย่างรวดเร็วช่วยสร้างกำลังใจให้ผมอย่างมาก ผมตื่นเต้นกับซีรี่ย์เรื่องนี้มากๆ และอดใจรอไม่ไหวที่จะได้รู้ว่าผู้คนคิดอย่างไรกับมัน

(source: I, II, III, IV, V)

Sincere sorrow

To dable in this risk we call love
Ignorance is bliss
But what if you choose that path?
What if you choose to ignore destiny
Knowing what you know
Because the heart has a mind of its own
Stronger than the brain you trained so well to forget that first hello
Because I remember how nervous I was
I remember spending that entire night with you
I remember talking for hours
I remember falling for you the day I laid eyes on you
I remember my confessions of love in the second week….
I remember this feeling I could never imagine to be real…to exist in this world that isn’t a fairy tale
I never imaged a happily ever after until you
But I was mistaken…
Because everything comes to an end
…even a happily ever after…even a fairytale


Fake Meat

when i first started looking in to a vegan life style i did two things.
1. i read the kind diet and fell in love.
2. i started to replace my meat dishes with tofu or fake meats things like boca burgers or chic'n patties.

now that i have been dabling in healthy eating and vegan diets, i have had plenty of expirence with fake meats. ive put them in salads ate them by them selves. but since i did a juice fast a couple months ago i noticed that i dont view fake meats the same. i use to have the morning star sausage patties a lot like every morning. lol but after my juice fast i kept buying fresh fruits and veggies and sort of staying away from processed vegan things.
i bought a small box of the frozen sausage patties earlier last week and i tried to eat them the following days. well i couldnt do it. i had absolutly no appetite for them, they grossed me out. i have no idea why. a part of of felt like the taste was just somethiing i couldnt stand. also the basic idea that i was pretending to eat meat grossed me out. needless to say i wont be uy that or other fake meats anymore. no offense to you lovers of fake meat.