My Playlist for the Month

i’ve been looking all over the internet for these songs. very few of them can still be found as records. i remember the first days after i declared myself the straight edge oath, these songs were the first to grasp my ear. well, not all is actually that old, some are new references or new songs from old bands. i’d really love to put this as .zip and upload it, but i know some really cruel people over the internet who will do whatever it takes to make me regret that. so i guess i’ll just put it here and hope it has good use for those who seek.

High Hopes – Gorilla Biscuits

Escape And Run – 7 Seconds

Break Down The Walls – Youth Of Today

Civilized Man – Shelter

Million Days – Dag Nasty

True Till Death – Chain Of Strenght

Straight On View – Unity

No Rules – Insted

Demand Independence – Better Than A Thousand

Straight Edge In Your Face – Ten Yard Fight

Shopping For A Crew – Good Clean Fun

Bust A Move – Diehard Youth

Promises Kept – Champion

Crooked Floors – Comeback Kid

You Wrote This Song For Me – Bane

Like Trumpets – With Honor

Guilty – Side By Side

Straight Edge Revenge – ProjectX

Big Mouth Strikes Again – Slapshot

Glue – SSD

New York Crew – Judge

Last Straw – Wide Awake

Open Up – D.Y.S

Force Of Change – Strife

Screamo Gotta Go – International Superheroes Of Hardcore

No Donnie, These Men Are Straight Edge – Casey Jones

What I’d Give – Battery

Take The Risk – In My Eyes

Save It For The Birds – Down To Nothing

All Aces – xLooking Forwardx

El Tiempo Es Ahora – Nueva Etica

Reflections – Trial

Straight Edge – Minor Threat

Love Interruption

By Jack White

I want love
To roll me over slowly 
stick a knife inside me, 
and twist it all around. 

I want love to 
grab my fingers gently 
slam them in a doorway 
put my face into the ground. 

I want love to 
murder my own mother 
and take her off to somewhere 
like hell or up above. 

I want love to 
change my friends to enemies, 
change my friends to enemies 
and show me how it’s all my fault. 

I wont let love disrupt, corrupt or interrupt me x 2
Yeah I wont let love disrupt, corrupt, or interrupt me anymore. 

I want love to 
walk right up and bite me 
grab a hold of me and fight me 
leave me dying on the ground. 

And I want love to 
split my mouth wide open and 
cover up my ears, 
and never let me hear a sound. 

I want love to, 
forget that you offended me 
or how you have defended me, 
when everybody tore me down. 

Yeah I want love to 
change my friends to enemies, 
change my friends to enemies 
and show me how it’s all my fault. 

Yeah I wont let love disrupt, corrupt or interrupt me 
I wont let love disrupt, corrupt or interrupt me 
I wont let love disrupt, corrupt, or interrupt me anymore. 

Mikey Welsh 1971 – 2011

“I KNOW, I KNOW FOR SURE…. THAT LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL AROUND THE WO-HURLD”… that was me, standing on top of the special goodness tour van, singing a rhcp song at the top of my lungs to a homeless man who was sprawled out on the sidewalk below.. we were on the second date of the first u.s. special goodness tour. The s.g. tour van was a 1978 chevrolet shortie conversion 350/350 w/ 3;42 gears [ I know this because pat just texted me this info about an hour ago] our van had also been painted a metallic turquoise-blue, the same color as all of pat’s other muscle cars…so here we were, in nyc.. on the lower east side.. it was me, pat, karl, and pat’s old friend lee, who we had brought in to play drums for us.. the first date of our tour was the night before, at Rutgers university in new jersey.. we had been rehearsing for the tour in an old shut down bar up in buffalo, n.y., which is where pat grew up….the show at Rutgers was kind of a nightmare… plagued with sound problems.. but at least a few hundred fans had shown up to see us, so we were very excited.. we got through that one pretty much intact.. the second date was here in nyc at brownies.. a really cool little club that I’m pretty sure is still there.. before our set, pat, karl and myself hung out at one end of the bar, greeting fans that were coming in.. we were having a really good time… but especially pat… the special goodness was his baby,, a musical project he had been working on for years.. and I think he was really stoked to have an actual band together, playing shows night after night, out on a u.s. tour that would take us from nyc all the way up to seattle.. and pretty much everywhere in between.. and I was happy to be able to be with him all of the time now… we hadn’t really seen each other that much since weezer rehearsals had dissolved and rivers had shut himself away in our old apartment… pat and I became very close rather quickly when I joined weezer…. And now we were together again.. I was especially happy that pat was singing and playing guitar… his preferred instrument.. so there we were inside brownies, just hanging out and laughing before the set.. I was drinking red wine [my usual] and pat was drinking beer.. I was also taking klonopin, which had been prescribed to me by my dr…. for a panic disorder.. my problem, however, was to take way too much of it and end up getting really looped-out… which I was now in the process of doing…. At some point a girl I met earlier in the evening had given me some speed.. I was back by the bathrooms with her, making out, when she slipped it to me.. thankfully, this happened not long before our set was to start, and the speed didn’t start hitting me until the end of our set.. all of the sound problems we had experienced the night before were now gone.. and we were really fucking good.. I think the song we usually opened with was “bullshit” we more or less charged through the set list.. pat and I would often walk up to each other during a song and stand just a few inches away from one another…we had a magical connection to each other in a musical sense.. it was always obvious to everyone that we were so connected as the rhythm section for weezer, but we had an even more intense bond when pat was playing guitar.. and we were on stage together. Anyways, we had a full room of fans there, and they were way into what we were doing.. but not all of the shows on this tour would turn out so happy-happy. We would be running into all kinds of weird and wrong situations… crazy [really crazy] women, bad drug experiences, too much taco bell, and I would eventually almost keel over and die from a mysterious illness in minnesotta…. The best was yet to come….

9 out of 10 kids prefer crayons to guns

Pearl Jam


Just for the record, this is indeed true… Fairly recently, I reached out to the guys to try and make amends and offered to reconcile for the sake of having peace back in our lives (plus I know how much it meant to alot of the fans.) I figured it was still possible to try and save us because they hadn’t made any announcements yet or begun any public activity with another drummer but sadly, they declined my offer (well, actually their lawyer did…they didn’t even tell me themselves.)

Sorry gang, I honestly gave it my all… So now the fans on my twitter and facebook can please stop asking me to go back to DT. I tried, and the door is now shut, the ball is now in their court, not mine.

PS – I’m not crying or looking for mercy by posting this. I am merely trying to set the record straight as that is always the most important thing about my relationship with you guys. no BS, no spins, nothing to hide and for better or for worse, I tell it like it is.

I’ve also recently seen some people accuse my online activity of “looking for attention or media coverage” or “looking for sympathy”, but it’s honestly none of the above. I merely value having an open and active communication with my fans, always have, always will. It is the cornerstone of everything I’ve done since day #1 with DT.

This was posted here FOR YOU GUYS to know about here on MY message board on MY website. If it ends up on Blabbermouth or some other website that chooses to sensationalize it, that is THEIR doing. I did not send it out or create a “press release”. I am merely responding on a thread on my own Forum.

Anyways, onward and upward.

Mike Portnoy


A video tribute to Cobain by Jared Letto.

“I heard today was the day Kurt passed away 17 years ago. Can’t believe it’s been that long. So grateful for his contribution and inspiration. Not sure I’d be doing this if it weren’t for him. He gave us all permission to create no matter what our skill set and reminded me that dreams are possible. Thanks for that. This made me recall a short piece of film I shot when I heard they were making a film celebrating his life. I made it to explore the character and explore creative possibilities. I never sent it to the studio or to anyone but thought I’d share it now…”

~ Jared Letto

taken from

Barefood – Demo

Barefood, local alternative/indie-rock band based in Jakarta. Purely epic. Click on the title to download demo album (free). 

Barefood – Demo

Arbouretum Singer: ‘I Didn’t Even Know Muse And 30 Seconds To Mars Existed’

Arbouretum Singer: ‘I Didn’t Even Know Muse And 30 Seconds To Mars Existed’

I know it’s two days late. Well, it took me that long to recover from the shock.

yeah, I know it is two days late

yeah, I know it is two days late

The White Stripes would like to announce that today, February 2nd, 2011, 
their band has officially ended and will make no further new recordings or perform live. 

The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any 
health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health. 

It is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve What is beautiful and special about 
the band and have it stay that way. 

Meg and Jack want to thank every one of their fans and admirers for the incredible 
support they have given throughout the 13 plus years of the White Stripes’ intense and 
incredible career. 

Third Man Records will continue to put out unreleased live and studio recordings from 
The White Stripes in their Vault Subscription record club, as well as through regular 

Both Meg and Jack hope this decision isn’t met with sorrow by their fans but that it is 
seen as a positive move done out of respect for the art and music that the band has 
created. It is also done with the utmost respect to those fans who’ve shared in those 
creations, with their feelings considered greatly. 

With that in mind the band have this to say: 

“The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong 
to you now and you can do with it whatever you want. The beauty of art and music is 
that it can last forever if people want it to. Thank you for sharing this experience. Your 
involvement will never be lost on us and we are truly grateful.” 

Meg and Jack White 
The White Stripes

Will Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Front Velvet Revolver?

Will Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Front Velvet Revolver?

Me and My Music

One day, someone asked me about my taste in music. He asked what is my

genre and what scene am i belong to. Then i said “i don’t know”. He then

asked “You’re straight edge, no?”. I said “I am”. Then you’re hardcore? Well,

NO, i don’t think that i’m that related to the scene.

I often being criticized for being less-idealistic about my taste in music. And those

of the anti-mainstream scene keep telling me not to listen to the music in hype. 

I was once very idealistic. I listened to punk rock and denies any other kind of mu-

sic. And there are times i’d become a hater. I hate people who dislike my music, I

hate people who listen to pop songs, moreover, I hate any other bands playing

easy-listening music.

But there always a good music came out off my own scene. And there are times i

have to fight my own taste. It doesn’t feel good, really. And for them who are still

in question, let’s say the music God came to me and put a pair of hearing aid on my


Now what music are you actually listen to? Now there’s this question i really hate

to be asked about. Not because I don’t know the answer, it’s because i don’t think

such question needs to be answered. And I hate being judged by what i listened

to. Why do you bother telling me to like this or that, when you don’t even want to

know how other music sounds like?

I listened to any kind of music that suites my hearing. I can tell you that i like hard

rock and metal more than others, but there are times when the kinds of music

don’t suite my mood or simply don’t suite the occasion. Then what should I do?

Turn off my stereo? Hell, no.

I like post-rock, experimental, and noise, that it suites me best when i’m in a very,

very bad mood. I listed to pop, britpop, and even emo when i feel like it, especially

when it’s about love situation :D. Hardcore, punk and pure rock in my standard

mood. Grindcore, mathcore, drone for bad traffic day. And country and classic and

jazz when i need to ease my mind. I also listen to hiphop, blues, mellodic and any

other occasionally. Though in some condition it could be different, but basically, I

listen to almost any kind of music. Say that I really love Metallica, can’t I like Mew

and Weezer, too? Or the Felice Brothers when I feel like to? Music is one of the

God’s best gift to humans, but the genres and scenes are man-made. Why being

stubborn and listen to only one kind of music when you can listen to them all?

I really don’t care of people calling me shallow or having no taste and attitude.

Well, it’s unlike I badmouthed someone behind their back or committing crime, isn’t

it? It’s not the “you are in no position to tell me what’s right” line but simply “not

worth arguing”. I pay attention to the scene that is going on, but to judge a

person based only on his/her playlist would be sad, wouldn’t it?

I said I am straight edge. I am proud of saying that I’m a non-smoker, non-

alcoholic, and don’t do drugs. But, if to be straight edge then one’s have to be

hardcore-holic, then I’ll put it away, call me anything you want. Because my pride

is being healthy, not hardcore.

What is your favorite genre? it’s music, nuff said.

Empat Besar Metal Akan Manggung Bersama

Empat Besar Metal Akan Manggung Bersama

Mastodon: Blood and Thunder

White Whale: I think that someone’s trying to kill me. Infecting my blood and destroying my mind
Barbosa: No man of the flesh could ever stop me. The fight for this fish is a fight to the death
White Whale: WHITE WHALE!
Barbosa: HOLY GRAIL!

Barbosa:What remorseless emperor commands me. I no longer govern my soul.
White Whale: I am completely immersed in darkness. As I turn my body away from the sun

White Whale: WHITE WHALE!
Barbosa: HOLY GRAIL!

White Whale: Split your lungs with blood and thunder, When you see the White Whale. Break your backs and crack your oars men, if you wish to prevail

Barbosa: This ivory leg is what propels me. Harpoons thrust in the sky. Aim directly for his crooked brow and look him straight in the eye.

White Whale: WHITE WHALE!
Barbosa: HOLY GRAIL!


Kvelertak under Urørt 2010. (Foto: Rashid Akrim/NRK P3)


Alex Turner is a genius musician, and a really talented song writer, but now we’ve got this beef. But he shouldn’t have touched my guitar.

Luke Pritchard




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