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SKIN SCRATCH TEST: 2006

2006.....Wire - After Midnight, the only punk record you'll ever need...........Hans-a-plast: my favorite band of the year, 25 years dead...............sevens spun sick amounts: Tyvek, Busy Signals, Psychedelic Horseshit, Black Lips, Pink Reason, Cococoma, LiveFastDie, Cheveu, Final Solutions, Home Blitz..........and, thus, a selection of some of my favorite tracks/cuts/SONGS: "Honda"....."Stupid Street"...."Do What You Want"............."Pissing on the Mainframe"........."Superhero"......"Poderimo Rock"........"Premonition"............"O Katrina"..............whatever the songs on the flip side of Psych Horseshit are called......."Throw It Away"...........................lost weekends w/ Cheveu, Black Lips, King Khan and BBQ..........................seeing a thousand amazing bands and a few score of new friends at SXSW...............two straight thru days of acid at SXSW, culminating in sets by Cheater Slicks and Th' Faith Healers (DMBQ almost destroying the patio/pagoda at Aunt Bea's or whatever)................moving to Brooklyn after 6 and a half good but plenty years in the Cleave...................playing in a band that could be considered "alright"........Seige reissue.......Human Eye live @ Glasslands while me and Kemp Boyd dug it mightily on mushies.........also shrooms, Comets on Fire at some warehouse, playing through a power outtage like they were the fucking MC5 or something...................Lightning Bolt holding their own and maybe even kicking the Boredoms ass, no small feat....................buying lots of records again after a mild few years.......LiveFastDie just totally ruling........more sweet new bands: Terrible Twos, Hunchback, Wooden Shjips................French infestation: Cheveu and Gay Puppy poking their heads this way and that.......late discovery of Vinyl-on-Demand label (thanx Prof)............Don Pedro's: best showspace in New York City................hanging out with Ned Hayden................fucking 30 story condos blocking glorious NY view...............oh yeah, awesome trip last year to Chicago/Milwaukee, thanks everyone for rocking like fuck and showing hospitality............whiskey.............Devil's dandruff..........women.................mota...............2007..........................life goes on: label, head on shoulders, to hell with poverty, evil glance at night, more noise.........

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