Friday, February 15, 2008


for zach payne and shawn apple. this got moderate play but was a good enough song to stick with me through the years. i couldnt remember the name of the song or who sang it until a few nights ago when i was at a bar and it came on the jukebox. zach informed me of who it was and it felt as if some lost puzzle piece had finally fallen into place. as far as i know they were a one-hit wonder, but im sure some dude who was in college in '94 would argue about how they were some "hugely influential blah blah blah"....


No blog discussing the 90's would be complete without a hefty entry regarding korn. i'm not gonna lie, i thought this shit was pretty awesome back then. my brother bought the self-titled cd and we would listen to it in his bro'd out jeep wrangler. at the time that shit was the heaviest thing to ever happen to a set of rockford-fosgate subs. as time went on and the subsequent follow up albums were released, the whole schtick just got cornier (holy shit, i typed that and didnt even intend it as a shitty pun!) and stupider with other even stupider bands like limp bizkit competing for crown-douche status. i have to admit though, the video for "freak on a leash" was a definite watcher if not for todd mcfarlane's art, but for jonathan davis' retarded "omm-laa-laa-neema" bit. i tried to listen to the self-titled album with a friend of mine about a year ago and we couldnt get past "clown" without tears of hilarity streaming down our faces. do yourself a favor and try to relive this album that has NOT stood the test of time. its a real rib-tickler.


This is the video for "Anger" by Downset.  I'm not going to post any more Downset videos.  It would be pointless.  If you're anything like me you're going to drive your car directly into the nearest police station after you finish listening to this, taking out as many pigs as you can in the process.  
This is one of those songs that is simultaneously the best and worst thing that you've ever heard.  I grew up in a semi-rural area of Little Rock, AR, and have no business liking this song as much as I do. we are.  -J.W. 


Life Of Agony

"Through and Through" is an amazing video.  This was yet another clip found on the excellent "Evolution" VHS tape.  When I was a teenager, I thought it was pretty much the coolest thing I've ever seen.  I'm 28 now...I still think it's pretty much the coolest thing I've ever seen.  Check out the beatdown shot, and also how LOA indicates their level of angst by showing a teenager walking down the street, literally brushing off the help/advice of his elder..."you could never understand how I feel!"   This is masterful filmmaking.   Also, I think someone is wearing a Warzone garment somewhere in there.  
The clip for "This Time" isn't as good.  This video was on Beavis and Butthead once.  Great song.
Also included are a couple of videos from the "Soul Searching Sun" album.  I would imagine that there are videos from Ugly, too, but I can't find them, so if anyone has any ideas, please leave a coment. -J.W.