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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Platinum Blonde - Alien Shores

I love this record. Out of print and hard to find. That's why I'm putting it up here. Straight out of Canada. They were great and looked cool. Great music!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

THE FACTION - No Hidden Messages LP

The Faction is one of my all time favorite bands. Great punk rock from the early 80's. It was Steve Caballeros first band (and best IMO). This record is their first full length LP called "NO HIDDEN MESSAGES". Out of print for many years. The roots of Skate Rock!! This is on heavy rotation (as always) in my MP3 player. Enjoy!

1. Being Watched
2. Lost In Space
3. Skate And Destroy
4. Change Of Pace
5. Running Amok
6. Why Save The Whales?
7. Fast Food Diet
8. Not For Me
9. When I Was A Kid
10.Beyond The Mirror

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Waitresses - Bruiseology

I love The Waitresses। This band was in my top 5 back in high school along with Missing Persons, Berlin, The Go-Go's and Devo। Their second LP, Brusieology was a vastly ignored, underrated gem. Out of print for many years, Polydor Records never even bothered to put it out on CD. Thanks to the internet, I now have the entire set of songs and I couldn't be happier. Almost every song is great. The playing, production and songs are great. Just can't listen to it enough. Here it is for your listening pleasure!

1. a girl's gotta do
2. make the weather
3. everything's wrong if my hair is wrong
4. luxury
5. open city
6. thinking about sex again
7. bruiseology
8. pleasure
9. spin
10. they're all out of liquor, let's find another party

Saturday, June 27, 2009


I have decided that it is time for me to return to school to become an elementary school teacher. It's been a long time coming. Being around teachers all my life, it was bound to rub off on me! All joking aside, I'm taking this seriously and want to make a difference in this world. It all starts with the children. Good teachers are a necessity! The fact that you all can read this means your teachers did their job!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

SWORN VENGEANCE live at Gilman 4/14/2000

Here's another show I shot from 2000. After I left Downshift, they changed the name to Sworn Vengeance. A bunch of member changes later they played this show in Berkeley, CA.

SWORN VENGEANCE 4 14 2000 GILMAN ST. from Eric 31 on Vimeo.

Monday, June 15, 2009 1997 Grange Hall

Here's a blast from the past. I don't think many (if any) people have this show. It's live at the Grange Hall in Danville, CA where a lot of the hardcore shows happened in the late 90's East Bay. (I had this shot in black and white on purpose. Just trying out different things with the video camera.) Another place that we played was The Bombshelter in Oakland, CA. Enjoy!

DOWNSHIFT live at the Grange Hall 1997 from Eric 31 on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

PHANTASM...30th Anniversary 2009

PHANTASM is one of my all time favorite horror films. I've seen it many, many times over the last 30 years. Great story, effects (for the time) GREAT music and an overall eerie vibe that movies costing 100x more fail to achieve. The Tall Man fully creeped me out then and now. I never get tired of watching it. Don Coscarelli and team created a classic that stands the test of time. Right up there with the original Halloween, Friday The 13th and Nightmare On Elm Street films.

I just wanted to say Happy Anniversary to Phantasm!