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When did "alternative-rock" become banjos and beards

   
 When I was a teenager just starting to craft what would be my band's sound, my Dad, a prolific musician who ran a record company and toured since he was 17, gave me one of the best pieces of advice I’ll ever receive: 
  
 “Write songs that make guys want to fight and girls want to fuck.” – Tom Timony 
  
     It wasn’t clear to me if the girls would be fucking while the guys were fighting, but the sentiment resonated nonetheless. My musical theory teacher Jerry Mueller, also gave me another great piece of…

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“Why can’t I book a fucking show?!” The rise of pay-to-play and the fall of the booker; exploitation and Airbnb in the Bay Area


The views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect those of GAVIOTAS and its members. Viewer discretion is advised. 

  
Exploitation. Shitty, demeaning, exploitation. Want easy definitions of exploitations? HERE: Child sex workers. Hard working illegal immigrants putting in 14 hour days cleaning your nasty hotel sheets for less-than minimum wage. Children losing hands for diamonds we’ll see on some shitty Zales commercial. These all suck a razorblade covered dick and I hope we’ve curtailed our…

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The life and death of life and death

"Some traditions can't be broken and should. Some traditions should be broken but can't." - Some Guy
 

 As with every maiden voyage some tradition must be taken to wish well a new endeavor. A shirt tail is cut off a student pilot after their first solo flight. Ships are christened by smashing a bottle of champagne on the hull before it leaves port (in France a ship gets a Godmother and Godfather) and if your friend releases a music album you're supposed to gift them one of those cheesy small ceramic houses…Read more