Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Urban Exploration

A few months back, my friend John and some of his friends and I went to explore this huge abandoned factory on the Southside of Chicago right off the I-55. While his friends shot some scenes for their zombie movie (of which I play a zombie at one point, there are pictures of that shoot in the blog archives), I wandered around the factory very carefully, as there were many frightful dropoffs, holes in the floor, weak stairs etc. Some of the graffiti was impressive, there is tons and tons of artwork here that I'd like to eventually document. Hopefully I'll be getting a digital camera soon, disposable polaroids do have a sort of gritty charm to them though. On the way out we met a few natives who were 2 scruffy guys who lived in the crumbly smaller building which can be seen from above in one of the pictures (and kind of shows the scale of things and how high up we really were). They were good dudes and told us a few stories about the origin of the buildings....which I've of course forgotten since then which kind of sucks because they put a lot of things about the buildings into context. In the same picture mentioned above with the smaller adjacent building, there is an interesting juxtaposition of the run down building with the brand new looking factory warehouse next door.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Dangerloves-Lipsmart EP

Download Here

The A-Side is an exciting power pop gem, the B-Side kinda blows.....but "Lipsmart" has enough momentum to carry both sides of the record.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Biters "Born to Cry" Official Video HD

Awesome video from one of the best Rock and Roll bands going right now. Thanks to "Stanzibar" on youtube for posting it. You can check out some of his other videos at:


Edit: the Born to Cry video was actually done by Video Rahim, still go check out the channel I posted, lots of good stuff there.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Show was a lot of fun. I got to Wicker Park pretty early so I got a sixer and walked around drinking it just like old times. I snuck into The Biter's soundcheck but got kicked out haha. When they actually played it was great. Hearing "Hangaround" and "Beat me Baby" live was the best show experience I've had in a long time. Wish I woulda seen Allison, Jim and any other Hardcore kids. I did run into Ryan Lowery was he was record shopping and we shot the shit for a few minutes. THis was the type of show where you can forget about all the problems in your life and just rock out and have fun, believe me I needed something like this. Scored a sweet "all chewed up" shirt too.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

My bad....

Biters show is actually tonight. Still going......

Friday, May 20, 2011

Holy shit!


Going to see The Biters tonight.....

.....so fucking stoked! They're on tour with this mod-soul band called The Booze who I want to check out as well, won't be sticking around for Deals Gone Bad though....don't want to hang around a bunch of drunk fresh cuts attempting to skank it up to 3rd rate skinhead reggae.

Anyone in Chicago interested in hitting this up, it's at Subterranean in Wicker Park, doors at 9, show at 9:30. Tickets are like 10 bucks at the door or 15 something if you order online off Ticketweb.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

High School Disciplinary Reports

I found this digging through some old files. I was a little punk rock asshole and gave the staff at my high school frequent headaches. This is all my disciplinary reports for a 6 month period of time. Looking back, this shit cracks me up. Especially the "Charlie is looking at skinhead sites again", getting caught looking at "Dirty Schoolgirls.com" which was actually a punk rock site of sorts....and of course the walking on tables, frequent cussing out of teachers, and other assorted mischief.

Some Favorites:

When asked to turn down walkman 3 times, student became verbally combative. Teacher left the room to get security, when she came back student was sitting at teacher's desk with feet on the table. Saturday Detention with parental involvement.

Threw a water bottle at Dan Weissig on the bus, claimed in hall DW asked,"Why do you dress like that?, You look gay" 3 weeks ago. 1st time seeing DW since then Charlie confronted him, fight on moving bus ensued.

Student sticks out tongue at staff after they reported him for innapropriate behavior.

Student turned in old assignment in an attempt to pass it off as new. On Skinhead sites again, 3 minutes late to class. Saturday Detention issued.

Charlie was walking on the cafeteria tables during period 8......he was spoken to about this a week ago by Dean Bylsma.

05/07/01 THEFT
Theft on chicken sandwich from cafe 8th period. Brought back up by Fred. Admitted iit, said, "Why are you always trying to fucking pin stuff on me".

After handing back an assignment in CAC.....Charlie said in loud voice "What a fucking joke". Next incident of inn. language=Out of School Suspension

Off task again in computer class. On site "Dirty Schoolgirls" Band guestbook to sign and Get Addicted Web site.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Product Endorsement

The Night Owl Blog endorses Degree "Extreme Blast" deoderant. This stuff smells so good, kind of red-bullish and fruity but still a pretty manly scent and is strong and long lasting (much like me haha). Buy it and you will have girls hanging all over you asking what cologne you're wearing.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Weed Fouls

1. When you offer to smoke out with someone you don't really know and when you hand the bowl to them they roast the whole thing and hit it like a crackhead coughing out an entire bowls worth of smoke right away. Then they make no attempt to cover the flame and just hand you a bowl that's still smoking from all ends. This is made worse by the fact that people who do this are usually trying to horn in on your session anyway.

2. When you offer to match someone and you pack a fat bowl of good bud, they end up having some regs and even then pack a weak ass bowl. What the fuck?

3. Slobbering all over the mouthpiece.

4. When you smoke out of someone elses bowl and there's nasty lip crust/film clinging to the mouthpiece, fucking disgusting man.

5. People always trying to hit you up for 10 sacks usually at odd hours.

6. People who treat weed like it's crack.

7. People who make up gay ass strain names based nothing on the actual genetics of the plant.

8. People calling any kind of good weed "kush", or using that term for an excuse to charge more.

9. Rookies coughing their hit back into the bowl effectively blowing the contents all over the room.

10.Stingy ass people in general who pack skimpy bowls and leave you joneseing for more after their bowl makes it around like once.

Feel free to comment and add more.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011