And finally part 3
My weird and wonderful blog, I guess.
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UK SUBS + Demob + The Richard Heads
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I have had to take my website down due to a number of security issues affecting people’s computers when looking at my site. So for now I have set a redirect from jamieoliverdrums.com to my tumblr blog, which I will use until I can resolve these issues. It’s annoying but I’ll get it all figured out soon
Motorhead / Anti-Nowhere League / UK Subs - Hammersmith Apollo, London.
We had an awesome time on tour with the almighty Motorhead and Anti-Nowhere League. Great people, great audiences and amazing food kept us happy throughout and we were treated really well by all. Big thanks to Motorhead for looking after us so well, we hope to tour with them again in the future.
I recently signed an endorsement deal with Duallist Drum Pedals after borrowing their D2 model from my good friend Andre Joyzi (Breed 77). Now with this in mind you may think that my opinion is biased, but I am going to give as honest a review as I can about this product.
The first thing that struck me was its weight, even in the carry case it was still considerably lighter than my single pedalled Pearl Demon-drive. This gave me immediate concerns about the overall strength of the pedal, and at first I must admit I was a little sceptical. But then I tried it out… And this thing ROCKS! Made from a Tough Dupont Zytel Polymer, which was apparently developed by the military, it seems to be as tough as hell and it looks fantastic. It has a sliding plate clamp so you can adjust the drum distance and is fully interchangeable meaning that if you’re a “lefty”, then there’s no problem switching it over. You can do it in about 5 minutes in fact. Now, I have to admit that I did like the direct drive feature on the Pearl Demon-drive. But in actual fact my D2 feels a lot smoother and is more comfortable to play on, especially when I’m banging in those quick little doubles which I like to do. The only real problem I had is that the clamp mechanism is a little difficult to get to, but this is nothing when you consider how good the pedal actually feels when you play it - it really is smooth as a baby’s arse! All in all, I’m really happy with my D2, and highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about playing. For more information on the Duallist Drum Pedals visit www.theduallist.com.
There can surely be nothing more cringeworthy than seeing people who have absolutely no idea about punk-rock acting like their idea of the “stereotypical” punk. I’m just curious as to where this stuff came from - I tend to suspect that the way over the top antics of Sid Vicious had a lot to do with it.
So, without further adieu, my list of cringeworthy TV punk moments…
Quincy - In this episode, Quincy goes to a punk rock show to ask the “punks” for help in searching for a girl about a murder… or something. Their reaction is hilarious.
Power Rangers - “Punk Potion” turns Kimberley and Billy into baddies who terrorise the school. Give these guys an oscar for best acting.
CHiPS - Battle of the bands featuring PAIN (not to be confused with P.A.I.N - Propaganda And Information Network).
NewsRadio - In this episode of the American sitcom NewsRadio, Matthew’s 30th birthday causes him to have a mid-life crisis, in which he transforms himself from an American idiot into an English punk. Unfortunately for him though he hasn’t done his research and thinks Bon Jovi and Stryper are punk. I actually think this episode is one of the more funny depictions of punk, some of the lines make me laugh, which is unusual for American sitcoms.
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsTO4RX7cAY Notable moment: “Bollocks!” at 4:23.
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IX-9zdNkpw Notable moment: “I was tryin to get some crisps and the flipping machine ate me quid!” at 8:11.
Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TcpzVDai1M Notable moment: “Skateboarders are WANKERS!” at 0:12.
Punky chips ahoy! - Check out this TV ad for Chunky Chips Ahoy!
Doomsday - This scene from the movie Doomsday is pretty crazy. I wish punk shows were like this… Kinda.
SCTV - Mel’s Rock Pile: Punk Rock. This hilarious scene shows a punk band who actually scarily look like a few people I know! If you want to learn to “slam dance” then this is the video for you!
If you have any other videos you think I should add to this, please send em to me! I love it!!!