Feb 6, 2015

R.I.P. Golden Tea House

This is the old Golden Tea House. They say the ghost of Perry Shall still roams the halls, that you can still hear the whine of singer/songwriter Alex G in each squeak of the floorboards. It's an empty vessel, a fine structure devoid of life, but it wasn't always this way. This house was once a monument to the DIY scene of Philadelphia. It was home to countless bands and humans of all ages, colors, and creeds for a fleeting moment, but in that moment the whole experience was so big and so beautiful that it became everything. It was a house that hadn't booked a good show since Mean Jeans played 3 years ago, when (some of us) were still young enough to think Mean Jeans was cool. It was a house that was often barely worth peering into even if you trespassed through the shitty makeshift wall atop the mud-hill in the backyard on which everyone would urinate. It was a house that was, at times, impossible to stomach if you still had a pulse. By a large margin, I've seen more people reading books at Golden Tea House shows than at any other venue, and I think that speaks volumes on the level of interest held here. I'd rather be in Meryton.


Jan 7, 2015

The Wonder Himself Wondered Himself To Death Mix Series Volume #1: The Best Song From Every CD In The Dashboard Console Of My Gray 2001 Nissan Altima

The Best Song From Every CD In The Dashboard Console Of My Gray 2001 Nissan Altima

1. Andrew W.K. - Party Hard
2. The Muffs - Every Single Thing
3. The Siddeleys - You Get What You Deserve
4. Os Mutantes - Panis et Circenses
5. The Maytals - Just Tell Me
6. The Riptides - Rules Of Love
7. Eater - Anne
8. Nips - I Don't Want Nobody To Love
9. Forgotten Rebels - Memory Lane
10. The Gizmos - Johnny Got A Gun
11. Suburban Lawns - Janitor
12. Ira! - NĂșcleo Base
13. The Poppees - Tender Love
14. The Scruffs - She Say Yea
15. The Smirks - The Devil Inside


It's finally here: the meticulously curated mix of songs from all of the CDs in the dashboard console of my car. The nostalgia is palpable; it's inescapable. If you've been in my car, you know. These are the songs that defined a generation generations before I was even born. Or maybe not, I don't know. What I do know is I've been on a LOT of dates and girls come for the car, but they STAY for the CDs. Out now on KillPerry Records.

Artwork by the talented and mysterious and terrifying H. Gonzales.