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Saw This Meme on Bittergirl’s Facebook:
Quite honestly, I couldn’t have said it better myself. We try not to be political on our show. Crude, drunk and biased humor yes… but two things we don’t talk about are religion and politics…. Unless Dean makes fun of hippies or communists (yes I am aware of the contradiction on our own policy)
One thing we do support is local live music. I’m proud of the place I spent my teenage years in. It was the perfect punk rock environment for me. When I was coming up and punk rock was fun and dangerous, we would pack Sun Valley, Marios, and any other place we could with shows of 300 to 400 people easy peasey. No sweat.
As the years go by and people trade in their skateboards for drudgery, and new kids are no longer angsty… shows are lucky sometimes to get 30 to 40 people. Where are you at?
As long as there is oppressive government, people making rules for us, city ordinances, cover bands, and God Forbid D-bag show goers, this place should be filled with punk rockers and kids fed up with the way things are. Instead? The new generation is ripe with kids bitching about being bored on facebook, and hardcore has turned into a fashionable event with kids wearing skintight pants and neon colors that would make New York and DC’s hardcore pioneers puke and roll over from their young graves.
Victoria used to not be about that. It used to be a group of people who dug each other because they were tired of hearing a cover band like Ryhthm Of The Road play another damn weekend in a club we could easily dominate. But now, if you say you are from here, you get even less respect. Its sad that all the local bands we know go out of town to get more respect than the people who live here now. Even this podcast has it’s hometown woes. We have listeners all over the US, and in Houston Texas a few hours away we have the most subscribers, but in Victoria, we cant even get people to take a free koozie or sticker. So what happens? We cover a lot of shows out of town, but we aren’t going to let apathy win.
We stick to it, still make shows, still hock our shit, still support these bands. These bands, the real ones. They are like sharks they have to keep swimming or they will die. I hope one day people wake up and see the talent they have in their back yard.