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Did Blowing into Nintendo Cartridges Really Help? (You bet it did)

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Salad Days: The Birth of Punk Rock in the Nation’s Capital

Over the last 30 years or so, DC has played a quiet, yet impactful role in shaping music culture. So it’s pretty easy to get excited for this upcoming documentary.

“SALAD DAYS  is a documentary-in-progress that examines the fertile Washington, DC punk scene of the 1980s. This was a particularly important time in the evolution of punk and independent music, with DC based bands like Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Black Market Baby, the Faith, the Slickee Boys, Void, Government Issue, Marginal Man, Dag Nasty, 9353, Gray Matter, Beefeater, Scream, Rites of Spring, Fugazi, Shudder to Think, Nation of Ulysses, Jawbox and others defining the DC aesthetic. Local record labels like Dischord, Fountain of Youth, Teen Beat, and Simple Machines would become standard-bearers for the DIY revolution.”

Watch the trailer after the jump

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Olive Juice

One of the more random videos you’ll watch today, or as it’s described: “a Seductive Short Film” by COUSINS.

Weekend Watching: Until The Light Takes Us

A 2009 documentary about Norwegian black metal.

Picture of the Day

Slinkachu “Balancing Act”

The Junk King

“Vince Hannemann, A.K.A. the Junk King, has spent much of his life constructing the Cathedral of Junk in Austin, TX. In 2010, the city of Austin requested a building permit and Vince was forced to tear down nearly half of his creation. Despite this traumatic event and with the help of many supporters, Vince was still able to keep the Cathedral alive and continue its legacy.”

Directed by Evan Burns

R.I.P. Snortin’ Cocaine Comix

Last Gasp #1 from 1975 by William Stout.

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The Cassette To iPod Converter

It’s time to dig up that old Reebok shoebox in your parents basement storage.

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Need one of these RIGHT NOW

The Ostrich Pillow.

A Love Supreme

A film Thomas Campbell made for Supreme in 1995

Morning Dose of Split Screen

Late 90’s / 2012 in Long Island City

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Dancing Salad

Brand new, the sixth episode of Carson Mell’s Tarantula.

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