Hey Internet! So several things have changed since I last posted on my blog here. Around the second week of June 2011, I left the Dusty Dirt House where I had been living for the past three years with friends, hosting punk shows, attempting to get people involved in DIY ethics and interested in building a community. I have to say that for the most part I feel we made some kind of an impact, I really wish more could have been done in that space, but you play the cards life deals to you, and sometimes you have to fold. Myself, my daughter Maya, and Kristen packed up, and moved in with my sister in Upland for a few months, and about a three weeks ago we bought a really sweet house off an old lady with my dad in Rialto. We're all settled in now and I am really excited about the possibilities of hosting DIY punk shows and events in this area. Also, I have many friends out this way who live in Rialto and the surrounding cities that seem a little more welcoming than Rancho Cucamonga. I always felt like living in Rancho Cucamonga was one of the reasons we had such a hard time getting people together, it is too far from other cities where more punks live, and too expensive for most punks to live there.
Anyway, it was all fun while it lasted. We had a lot of good times and bad, lost some friends and made new ones, gave several bands a place to play when no other venue would. The last time I posted here I was very bitter and fed up with people and things, it seemed like no matter how hard I tired to keep the place going, everything would just fall apart. A lot of close friends let me down, but maybe I also let them down in some ways, and I know life can throw a curve ball once in a while, you just have to keep your head up, flow with the force and move on.
I have much catching up to do with this blog. I have several videos of shows and cool stuff from friends, along with my own music and musings. There is still a very active DIY punk scene in Southern California and other places in the USA. I am really looking forward to actually touring the west coast a little before the end of the year, and next year I plan on seeing the rest of the states. I am glad to see that there are still people out there really trying to make a difference, and I think that the reason is, and has always been because DIY Punk music, Hip-Hop, and the people involved in creating the music are a few of the only things left in this world of commercialism and mediocrity that make people think critically, recreate a positive message, and push forward human evolution for peace.