1) raenie just launched into an amazing inventory at her place
2) wfmu’s mike lupica – not to be confused with the horrible sports reporter – has recently called for a reconsideration of the bad brain’ mid-period I Against I album. it’s really good reading. they are maybe the greatest ‘hardcore’ band of all time, i think. maybe second. if you’re counting husker du, however….but it doesn’t really make sense to count husker du!?! it’s a weird issue. i keep meaning to write something about the ‘hardcore’ canon, hardcore dude culture, and my relationships with both. soon.
raenie’s the staunchest advocate of this era of Bad Brains that i know. she used to drive HR around Los Angeles. i am better-versed in the Rock for Light-era and what came before, but i’m open to new things.