Look! This Is My Dis-Claimer*!

By means of a disclaimer, I feel compelled to state that none of the views, opinions, meowings, skywriting at night, Tragic 8-Ball missive misinterpretations, prison yard india ink tattoo scrawlings, gastric warblings, monosyllabic oath invectives, exposed belly snail trail helixes, messy glandular secretions, kinetic tentacle typings, or tombstone-carved epitaphs that comprise this blog should reflect the views or opinions of the interview subjects (those sainted souls). Nor should this blog reflect upon the LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! project as a whole. Running a website means constantly PRODUCING! MORE! MATERIAL! To this end, I will contribute my thoughts and observations to this blog. I've been known to be a prickly pear at times and I do like to step on toes on occasion. Hence, my words wear steel-capped boots and the desire to let them fall as they will can be a heavy burden. Take these words with a pillar of salt. Know that as much as I want you to get some enjoyment out of my writing, my greater desire is to some day have you give me some of your money.

* I have hyphenated the word "disclaimer" in the title because Dis bands are punk and this blog is backed by the d-beat.

An Ill-Fated Screening

Josh Alvarez of Cinepunx with George the dog. Photo by Liam.
Josh Alvarez of Cinepunx with George the dog. Photo by Liam.
JAG as Cinepunx guest. Photo by Liam.
I was recently a guest on the Cinepunx podcast (episode #65) to talk about our screening of Drew Stone's documentary THE NEW YORK HARDCORE CHRONICLES. As you will learn if you listen, we were not pleased with either the movie or the experience of screening it. All this is detailed in the podcast episode, so there's no need to rehash the mess here.

You can listen to this episode on iTunes and all the places where you hear L!F!P! except for this site. Here's the link to the episode on the Cinepunx website:

Spotted In the Wild: Dave "Bass" Brown

Dave "Bass" Brown and JAG at the East Falls flea market, June 3, 2017
When I was at the East Falls flea market yesterday I spotted none of than former Negative FX drummer and past interview subject Dave "Bass" Brown. Not surprisingly, Dave the Gerber Baby was harassing people. You should give our interview a listen.

Joseph Gets His Wish

Greg Pizzoli and Joseph by Karen Kirchhoff.
Here's a bonus shot by Karen Kirchhoff of the just-added interview with the charming and thoughtful Greg PIzzoli in his studio in South Philly.

Come and See!

Neshaminy Live Event Temp Flyer
Check out the events listing section for a live interview at the Neshaminy Brewing Company about punk businesses. The event will be updated with a different flyer and more information in the days to come.

A Brief Update

Jello, Eric, and Jesse
Hello, friends.

A short posting to say that significant events will soon be announced, so stop back over the next couple weeks for each successive announcement. I'm not trying to tease these things out. Rather, details are still being worked out, so it's best to just say that the events should be worthy of your time. If all goes as it should, there should be a big live event, a film screening with special guests, and a sizable bit of press for the project. There will also be new interviews, though nothing is firmly scheduled yet.

I leave you with a reminder that L!F!P! limited-edition "event only" shirts remain for sale from me only. Drop me a message if you'd like one. All the other shirts, which are not limited, are sold through Cinepunx. Contact them for those. Most of the new shirts are likely too sell out at the forthcoming events and won't be reprinted, so best to get on those if you'd like one. The photo is former interview subject Jesse Townley wearing the new L!F!P! shirt with Eric Debris of the band Metal Urbain and none other than Jello Biafra popping his head into the frame.

The Fellows "Spoke"

Scott Crawford and Jim Saah by Karen Kirchhoff
Jim Saah and Scott Crawford by Karen Kirchhoff
Jim Saah, Joseph, Scott Crawford by Karen Kirchhoff
Jim Saah, Joseph, Scott Crawford by Karen Kirchhoff
Spoke event at Cindergarden by Karen Kirchhoff
Spoke event at Cindergarden by Karen Kirchhoff
Here are some photos by Karen Kirchhoff from our recent (February 3, 2017) event at Cindergarden in West Philly with Scott Crawford and Jim Saah of the Washington, DC hardcore punk documentary Salad Days and the new book Spoke,

This was the LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! "Speakers Series" #3.

Limited Light Blue T-Shirts

L!F!P! Light blue shirt
The two designs/four colorways of the official L!F!P! shirts are available exclusively through our friends at Cinepunx. Hit them up! I'm doing a very limited run of light blue shirts of the new design for sale only at L!F!P! events and to friends. If you want one, drop me a direct line and I'll tell you how to order it from me. There are only ten of each size of this color and they won't be reprinted on this color shirt, so drop me a line soon if you want one.

Cinepunx Guest Interview

James Harris at the January 15, 2017 Exhumed Films benefit show
On Sunday, January 15, 2017 I joined my friends Liam and Josh of the Cinepunx podcast to interview James Harris about cancer, community, and horror.

You may listen to the interview here:

Also, if you go to that page you might want to watch the video that's up there of me giving a speech at the Exhumed Films benefit show for James and his family.

The direct link to the video of my speech is here:

Finally, if you're reading this before Friday, February 3, 2017 and you live in the Philadelphia area, please come to my L!F!P! "Speakers Series" #3 with director/writer Scott Crawford and special additional guest photographer Jim Saah. Details are on the events page of this site and there's a Facebook event page.

New L!F!P! Shirts

Hauntlove designed shirt 1
Hauntlove designed shirt 2
Mickey Smack designed shirt 1
Mickey Smack designed shirt 2
The original design of L!F!P! shirts (by Justin Miller/Hauntlove) and a new design by Mikey Smack are available in a total of four different -- oh, I feel corny in typing this -- "colorways" from the fine folks at Cinepunx. This is stop benefit their podcast network.

Order here: