Episode 6: Jaime Hernandez
|5 November, 2010||Posted by Erik Carlson under podcast, Uncategorized||
Some of the clearest memories I have of my suburban adolescence center around record shopping.
Like most cities in America, and I’ll blindly assume the world, there exists a street which works as a central cultural vein for The Kids. Within the confines of a few blocks lives record stores, pizza places, the art store, the hip clothing store, maybe a comic shop or bookstore. In this oasis from the malls and fast food joints crust punks beg for cigarette money, angry punks rail against the oppressive forces of whichever force is currently oppressing and, like Livingston in the Congo, I made youthful pilgrimages to pick up Black Flag’s My War, The Circle Jerks’ IV, and The Misfits’ Legacy of Brutality.
Objects in my head may be cooler than they appear.
Providence had a street like that. Once. However, that vein has been tapped. Small businesses cleansed from the system and, in their places, surgically implanted Gaps, Urban Outfitters, and Johnny Rockets. The record stores, to mix metaphors, were hunted into extinction and the only trace of their existence lay in the fossil remains of nostalgia. This is what the first tribe to kill the last remaining mammoth must have felt. Sure, there were still buffalo, but that was easy compared to back then.
I miss the smell of too much vinyl and dust in too small a room. I remember the competitive rush of flipping through bins and trying to find the gem before everyone else; the audible territory that, to me, was unexplored possibility and adventure. I remember the older kids scoffing at my juvenile tastes and handing me singles and limited edition LP’s blazing the way with recommendations and suggestions. Record shopping now is like grave robbing now – everyone silently starring at the bins as if sifting through the remnants of mammoth carcass afraid to speak and reveal that anyone of us killed the scene with our want of convenience.
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Set List: Episode 6 – Jaime Hernandez
Prouster – LOS DESENCHUFADOS
Al Capone – Ennio Morricone
When the Shit Hits the Fan – Circle Jerks
Teenager In A Box – Government Issue
Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing – Minutemen
You Make Me Sick – Satans Rats
Rebel Rock (Instrumental) - Benny Joy
Sorry – The Easybeats
Police Story – Black Flag
In Control – Stalag 13
2+2 – D.O.A
Go Tell Your Mother – Stisism
Losing My Religion – Tesco Vee’s Hate Police
Dropping Like Flies – Cops&Robbers
Orange Alert – The Briefs
You Can’t Kill Me (I’m Already Dead) – Plow United
The Magnificent Seven – Jack Nitzsche
The Misfit – Airbomb
Freaks are Jumping - The Ills
I’m Going Away, Girl – The Monsters
Hi Mom It’s Me – Toothless George
CLEVER WAY TO CRAWL – Persian Claws
Such Small Hands – La Dispute
Send More Cops - Surgeon Marta
Possessed (remastered) – Suicidal Tendencies
That’s Correct – Darkbuster
Fuck You, Norway – Showcase Showdown
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Bibliodiscoteque Episode 6 – Jaime Hernandez