Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Huntington Station update

MTA/LIRR service indefinitely suspended, but people have to get around, YA MEAN?
Huntington Station, Long Island, NY, 10/29/12, 2pm

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Milhouse R.I.P. (Long Island Hardcore)

Milhouse was just one of the many frantic, shrieky DIY bands of the hardcore renaissance that took place here on Long Island in the mid to late nineties. They were the guys selling silk screened patches and 7"s while playing local church basements and VFW halls. Though many oldschool scene veterans around here may share contrasting personal opinions about the members of the band and the legacy they left, I prefer to let the music speak for itself and reminisce over their shadowy pseudo satanic angle and aesthetics of youthful Long Island angst. In many ways I see Milhouse as an unrefined precursor to the screamo and noise rock that would rise to popularity in the years following their demise. Unless I'm going crazy, it is also very easy to draw alot of parallels to primitive european  black metal in Milhouse's bleached out sandpaper vocals and dissonant, hollow chords. Regardless, they are one of my all time favorite bands and certainly a big influence on what I contribute to Buckshot Facelift. Enjoy.

Take a break for nature

Small, orange/reddish mushrooms on the path where I walk my dogs. My camera does them no justice.
I worked here for a few years when it was a farm (Biolich era) , now it is a nature trail / soccer field.
Death Metal and Grindcore is born in my soul right here.

Last jalapeno / chili harvest of the year. R.I.P.  Arthur Lopez, Long Island hero.

My Mother tells me this is called "False Mallow", a deciduous weed for our area. I planted it in with my vegetables this year in hope that the flowers would attract bees for pollination.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Homegrown Long Island Powerviolence

Sorry I haven't been keeping this blog updated as much lately, but trust that I am doing my part for Metal behind the scenes every day. To keep you going until some of this new music I've been working on drops, here is a video by a short lived grind/hardcore band named "MIGRATION". I party with these guys and I can attest that this is real live Suffolk County, Long Island scumbag shit. The guy with the chainsaw does backups on the new Buckshot Facelift record. I think this music video is the only recording they ever made so enjoy.