This article on “The Richest” is the very definition of click bait. They may as well (and quite possibly do) have an article titled “10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Charged With Murder” and have OJ Simpson on the list.
I was riding back from visiting a friend in Hiroo a couple Saturdays ago. As it was October 31st, I decided to swing into Shibuya and take some shots of the Halloween partygoers.
I used to go to Shibuya for Halloween five or more years ago. Every year was pretty much the same crowd: a lot of foreigners and those Japanese who regularly go out there, but simply in costume. Year to year there wasn’t much of a discernible increase in the number of people. So I expected to just pop in and take a few shots shots of Slutty Cop, Slutty Nurse, Slutty Cat and the drunk gaijin who hit on them. But what I found was beyond belief. This year was more like Mardi Gras.
Pictures would not suffice. So I shot some video. And I finally got finished editing it. A few weeks late, but here is Shibuya on Halloween. I head upward for a view from above (and the crossing in full effect) at the 3:24 mark if you get dizzy from the mosh pit below.
I found this old post in the Internet Archives on November 16, 2015. Originally posted March 22, 2009. A lot has changed since then. Grooveshark is no more. Also, after another six years in Japan, I now notice how Western this list is. However, this is not an update to the list – so I won’t be adding any songs by The Stalin, Hi-Standard, GISM or any other worthy Japanese bands. The only change I will make to the old post is adding some YouTube links. And the title of the post.
Three events led to the creation of this list.
Last year, on a hot Tokyo day in September 2009, my laptop screen bid me farewell. It gave up. Our relationship had been a sham for years anyway, almost from the beginning. Anyone who’s had a Toshiba Satellite can probably relate.
I was therefore forced to buy a replacement. But after five tenuous years it really was time to get out there and find something new. Fortunately Toshiba’s hard drive had been insufficient for some time, so I had most of my stuff kept on an external drive. This made the move much easier. And even though my new HP has a lot of space, I still keep most of my stuff on the external drive.
However, one thing I did lose was a large selection of music. Because Toshiba was so weak and pathetic, it preferred to play music off the hard drive. But I still had a lot of that music on my iPhone, so I didn’t worry too much.
I got my new HP and plugged my iPhone into it, planning to sync them up. I then got the pop-up message telling me that Apple hates it customers. In order for me to sync MY iPhone to MY new laptop I would lose all the music on my iPhone. “But my old laptop died,” I told Apple Support. “We don’t care. Fuck you,” was Apple’s response. So, I decided not to sync my iPhone. All my good music was on my iPhone and I had no desire to restock my collection.
Five months later, on a cold Wednesday in February, I lost my iPhone. Somewhere between Koenji Station and Dynamo. The Koban told me 90% of lost items make their way back their owners. I don’t think iPhones are on this list. After 10 days of waiting and hoping, I was once again forced to purchase consumer electronics I already owned. More or less.
I had some music on my external drive by now, and ripped a couple CDs, to get some tunes on the new phone. But the collection was a skeletal shadow of its former self.
Six days later, I got hit with a fever that lasted five days and kept me pretty much bed ridden for the better part of a week. I hadn’t had much time to replenish my digital music collection, so in my more lucid moments I set to downloading all I’d lost. And as I gained strength I gained motivation. I would expand my collection to new levels. I had mostly been searching for old vinyls and CDs I have back in Canada. But days of searching for songs and albums I hadn’t heard in years got me thinking. And as such, a broken laptop, a lost iPhone, and a 39.42C fever resulted in the creation of this list.
This list is obviously not definitive, as no list is. It’s a list of really good songs and that’s about it. Some songs I left off because I didn’t want too many songs from the same band. After all, I could easily make this list with only four bands. But that would be boring, so I decided no band could claim more than two spots. Also, I make no distinction here between punk rock, hardcore, postpunk, protopunk, neopunk, pop punk, or whatever. People who say “that’s not punk” are pretentious douchebags. Who gives a fuck? Although I think anything below falls under the “Punk Umbrella” well enough. I’ve also listed them in chronological order, because #1 is a ridiculous concept, and most of them should come as no surprise.
I’ve added most of these songs to a palylist on Grooveshark. There are still a few I’ve uploaded but am still waiting to get into the system.
- 1969 I Wanna Be Your Dog The Stooges (YouTube)
- 1975 Politicians in My Eyes Death (YouTube)
- 1976 Anarchy in the UK Sex Pistols (YouTube)
- 1976 I’m Stranded The Saints (YouTube)
- 1977 Chinese Rocks The Heartbreakers (YouTube)
- 1977 Orgasm Addict Buzzcocks (YouTube)
- 1977 White Riot The Clash
- 1977 New Rose The Damned
- 1978 I Wanna Be Sedated Ramones
- 1978 Do They Owe Us A Living? Crass
- 1979 Bloodstains Agent Orange
- 1979 London Calling The Clash
- 1979 Where Eagles Dare Misfits
- 1979 Bomb The Boats And Feed The Fish Forgotten Rebels
- 1979 Fuck You Subhumans (Canada)
- 1980 Holiday in Cambodia Dead Kennedys
- 1980 Jesus (Entering From The Rear) The Feederz
- 1980 Police Truck Dead Kennedys
- 1980 World War 3 DOA
- 1980 Warhead UK Subs
- 1981 Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie Black Flag
- 1981 Punks Not Dead The Exploited
- 1981 Minor Threat Minor Threat
- 1982 Pay To Cum Bad Brains
- 1982 Moral Majority Circle Jerks
- 1982 Religious Wars Subhumans (UK)
- 1982 Time Bomb / This is Boston Not LA The Freeze
- 1982 Suburban Home Descendents
- 1982 Moral Threat Social Distortion
- 1982 We’re Only Gonna Die Bad Religion
- 1983 Coup d’Etat Circle Jerks
- 1983 Institutionalized Suicidal Tendencies
- 1984 Cannibal Cafe SNFU
- 1984 New Aryans Reagan Youth
- 1984 When The Bomb Drops Subhumans (UK)
- 1984 Walk Together, Rock Together 7 Seconds
- 1985 Salad Days Minor Threat
- 1986 Argh Fuck Kill Dayglo Abortions
- 1986 I Against I Bad Brains
- 1986 One to Two Dag nasty
- 1986 The Devil’s Voice SNFU
- 1986 Dad Nomeansno
- 1989 Start Today Gorilla Biscuits
- 1991 Bro Hymn Pennywise
- 1992 Welcome To Paradise Green Day
- 1994 Inner Logic Bad Religion
- 1995 Roots Radicals Rancid
- 1996 You’ve Got to Die for the Government Anti-Flag
- 1997 Murder The Government NOFX
- 2001 Fuck Authority Pennywise
A lot of my friends are not racist. It’s not like they’re antisemites or something. They just hate Muslims. And refugees — from “those kind” of countries. And rightly so. Refugees represent a threat to their safety and security. After all, the few Canadian terrorists there have been have all been born in Canada. They’ve not been refugees. So, let’s not help get that ball rolling. Best to keep our terror homegrown and let foreign children drown, starve and get sold into slavery. Or better yet, get picked up by ISIS/ISIL, al-Shabab, or some other radical asymmetrical warfare group that will mold them into a real threat.
And seeing as so many of them love to show their support for things by splashing colour overlays on their profile pics (ex: French flag, Pride flag, Pink October), I thought I could help them out. This profile pic could clear up any wrong impressions people may get about them from their posts and comments. But perhaps I should make a translucent version as well.
Here is a proposed list of offenders under Bill S-7, the Canadian Conservative government’s Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act.
If Stephen Harper were a doctor…
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