We are happy to announce that we have created an online store that you can purchase your OMBG swag at. If you’re not into awesome looking shirts (yes, you can and will look as good as our lovely models if you buy one) then you can still help our mission by donating some extra dollars to us. Moneys go directly to helping further our cause, supporting and spreading the word about indie artists around the nation. A HUGE HUGE HUGE thanks goes out to the time and effort Jake Ramirez from Sumerian lights put into rounding up the models and taking the photos for us. So…. GO GO GO to our online store now! It’s what all the cool kids are doing.
When I woke up yesterday morning, and I saw many of my friends (some of who I even consider intelligent) posted videos of KONY 2012 telling me to “spread the word” I immediately thought someone made a decent fan movie called “Knock Out New York” as like a sequel to Battlefield Los Angeles. In fact when I saw the first 16 seconds of video… I was still kind of hoping… but at last it wasn’t to be.Look man, I know this is going to make me the “bad guy”. (Actually I’m cool with that you have no idea) and I know the rule of social media is that apparently you have to go along with the flow, but let me tell you kids… I’m not that kind of person. Some people even think that I purposely go out and look for things to talk crap about. This is not true either. The truth is… you guys need help. Stop your worries about the kids overseas for a minute. Stop your worries about politics, and for that matter, stop thinking about reality TV, Facebook, or even your friends… and think about things. Think about all the campaigns and bandwagons you have jumped on over the last few years… I’ll help: - Facebook introduces Farmville: 2009: America sends me nothing short of 3 million invites to take care of your crops. Virtual Welfare is born. Result: the game has declined in popularity, your crops died, and our friendship is forever changed - Micheal Jackson died 2009 : America quickly stopped making fun of him, and made him a hero. Result: Still dead, still pretty sure he was a pedo - “I like it on ____ campaign” hits in 2010: To raise awareness for Breast Cancer, women were encouraged to put in their status where they like to place their purse and not explain it, thus making them look slutty. Result: Tell us something we don’t know, oh and cancer? Still there. - Change your facebook picture to an 80s cartoon character 2010: Users of FB were encouraged to change their picture online to a cartoon to remember the childlike innocence in themselves and raise awareness of child abuse. Result: Kids still abused. No money raised. That cute girl you like thinks you really are Snagglepuss, but then again you think she’s a ho-bag after her “I like it on the couch” status so you’re even. Judging by your track history, your generation will be touted as the passive agressive apathetic generation. I mean… it’s cool to say you want to do something. It’s cool to say you support blah blah blah. But besides changing a FB page or spreading some pics around. What good are you? Seriously. And please don’t tell me your demonstrations work. I’ve seen the occupy movement. I’m pretty sure Wall Street is still there. I heard about your plans to vote. Too bad half you kids end up voting for the better looking person or the person all your social media friends vote for and then can’t figure out why the government is trying to censor hardworking jerks like me and my podcast. My friends… do NOT confuse the term “liberal arts” for a political “liberal”. There is a difference in arts and censorship. Unfortunately I have to live it. It is a shame instead of being “aware” I am asking you to get involved in something you believe in. You know… 15 years ago I was pissed at all the shitty cover bands that played here. I wanted fast loud music and I thought the local newspaper not covering good music was a joke. So I started a band and made my own zine. A year ago, Brea and I were tired of hearing shitty music and running out of CD’s in the car and we were also hungover (that helped make us more bitter) and we decided to hell with Radio, let’s make our own Radio show. … the result is this awesome website and podcast. I guess you could say that we walk the walk. Good God… we may even be activists. We picked a cause we wanted to fight for, and we did something about it. In a way, we are doing what 99% of people can’t. In a way… I’m pretty sure I am your hero. You’re Welcome. Now scram and tell your mom I said “hi”
People in my age group who have followed alternative, metal, industial, etc… since their teen years know about Ministry. The band’s track “Stigmata” was playing in the background when I sipped my first 40 oz. and I never looked back, to this day “Jesus Built My Hotrod” still makes me want to kick up the car to over 100 mph as I blaze down the highway… So I guess this month we will look towards the projects promised final album from a band that pioneered the alternative wave through the 80′s and 90′s. RELAPSE will be released on March 27 2012, and besides the original tracks, it will also feature a cover of SOD’s “United Forces” Featuring: Al Jourgensen (Ministry/RevCo/Lard) Mike Scaccia (Rigor Mortis/Ministry/ BloHole/ RevCo/ League Of Blind Women), Tony Campos (Static X/ Prong/ Soulfly), Tommy Victor (Prong/ Ministry) and Casey Orr (Rigor Mortis/Gwar)
Last year around the beginning of March, the Old Man and I made the trek to the mecca of music and culture known as Austin, TX for the annual event called Staple! It was my first time going, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. To top that off, the wonderful boys from Busygamer.com not only let us tag along on their massive drinking adventures, but let us share a table with them for OMBG. It was a lot of firsts for one weekend. I wasn’t sure what to expect about Staple. But needless to say, I was not disappointed. A convention hall filled to the brim with independent everything. There were comic book artists and writers, artists, indie media groups, comics, and a ton of amazing fans and con goers everywhere. I was quite impressed with this gathering. And well, March 3 and 4 of 2012 it happens again. This time however, OMBG will be going out on their own. We’ll have a table full of swag (with the majority of it being FREE, a gift from us to you) alongside some other odds and ends. We will also have some goodies from projects we’ve been working alongside and some cool things from a few of our featured artists. Be sure to come out if you can and say hi! To see some of the major artists and events dealing with Staple! Check out the flyer below or go the website by clicking HERE.