The entity known as Maty Almost was dumped lifeless into the sea off the coast of Long Beach about 3 years ago. The vestige washed away and a creature known as C-Fish which was a starting identity dating back almost 20 years emerged. The writing still exists. Though the band article column will now be called Fish Tank. It’s not the end of an era, but the evolution of one.
Dear punk rock scene,
What in the actual fuck? I thought you believed in change and freedom. Yet when I post about the plight of Leonard Peltier or Mumia Abu Jamal (men you eductated me on) the engagement is little to none. When I make complaints about Nazis, racists and other such parasites hanging off of you, you only get mildly angry. I know we’ve lost so many and things haven’t been the same since Joe died, but we we’re fueled and angry during Bush and damned of we didn’t fight that. But you fell strangely silent during Obama. I shook you, waves smelling salts and even slapped you screaming “this is not the right change! It’s actually getting worse!” Parts of you got the idea, but most of you eas either patting the anointed leader on his delicate ass or simply comatose. Now we have literally the worst administration of your 40 plus year life and I’m waiting to see a bigger reaction. Maybe you’re getting ready for this fight since you got out of shape in the last 8 years. Maybe you really are dead and leftnus believers behind. It took me awhole to find thesenwords as I’ve been quite apoplectic. I hope this letter finds you and serves as an epi pen to get your ass of the trash covered floor. Shit is getting so sideways that you’ll look back on Reagan with fondness. So wash off the money shot you took from the DNC and realize that these public serpents are the problem as are the close minded parasites who hang around you.
So a fellow blogger jenny devildoll mentioned this to me. We thought it was a joke. Musically it is, but that’s where the laughter stops. I chose to look it up. Boy, was I in for something. I honestly was expecting 80’s new wave with nazi lyrics, which would’ve been better than what I got. So it’s unclimactic EDM by artists such as cyber nazi and others whose names I can’t remember. Other than being a musical holocaust the lack of lyrics left me wondering what the message was after the first song. So I checked a couple more tracks. And was left with a feeling of “oh god gas me now” and other such existential wishes. 16 years ago the Nazis had punk, oi, ska, black metal and country. Those I could see people getting into. But this? Fuck cyber nazi and fash wave! Ya bunch of e tards! This is the most worthless shit ever! No saving grace to it! Who the fuck left a keyboard in the meth trailer? One track was 12 goddamn minutes of what sounded like rejected soundtrack from a Sonic game! Fuck this! I still wanna be shot into a roadside ditch after hearing that. It’s a crime against humanity.
So on Tuesday 08NOV2016 this country elected Donald Trump as president. A man who is a caricature of every negative statement about America, white males and the Republican party. Not that Hilary was a good option. It was Lizard Queen versus the Great White Nope. The options were pure shit and people couldn’t stomach the idea of another Clintonoid after millennials went in droves to third parties. There is a positive about these results. The underground has been massively complacent over the past 8 years. This should shake everyone awake much like G.W. and the last Clintonoid did. I am looking forward to punk rock being amazing and prolific again. We need to have our hearts and minds open as we move forward through the cultural wasteland. Latinos and Muslims are validly scared of the growing white nationalist movement and anti-racist whites that proudly display our stance are scared of being caught in the cross fire from both sides. It’s time for the underground to March and really stoke the flames that provide change. Punx In Solidarity! Nazi Punks Fuck Off!
The wasted beach side outskirts of the punk rock hub of Los Angeles. South of the infamous South Bay. From the roach infested streets of Long Beach. Maty Almost is back. Thiugh in other mediums I have been answering to my old monkier of C Fish. I will retain the original penumbre of Maty Almost on this blog for continuity. So I will soon be catching y’all on the corner. #punxinsolidarity
How Contagion came about. One lifelong Stockton punk and one born and bred So Cal skate punk who had been voluntarily brain washed by the great and mysterious Doctor Strange. Not the comic hero but a deranged man who runs a record store in the foothills of the Inland Empire. Well this diseased mutant known as the C Fish came to swim in the cess pool known as Stockton for a few years. One wasted day on a back porch fueled by mind melting punk and societal resentment an idea was born. C Fish now resides in the filth ridden ocean of Long Beach where a Dirty Bird has been recruited.
This patched monstrosity can be found on Facebook.
Many recent events have unfolded that have caused the Klan and varying Neo Nazi factions to have put punx on green light. They are on a warpath im Southern California. Those who wish to stay in the scene will need to answer that. Not all must engage in combat, but all must support such drastic actions. This may or may not go wide, but let’s make our distaste of bone heads go wide. Kick em outta the shows, tell em to kick rocks if they try to roll up on you. If you dress “punked out” you are now wearing colors. Own that or stay home for your own good. Make your choices, stay safe and FUCK WHITE POWER!
I recently got a copy of Carpit’s self titled debut. It fucking rocks! These guys cone raging out of Long Beach, CA. The music rocks like early Pennywise and Guttermouth. Every track makes a point and would be a great background to any skate session. These guys have a bunch of shows coming up so catch em live! Hopefully I’ll see some of y’all in the LBC! You can stalk them at facebook.com/carpitlbc