Thursday, October 8, 2009

I made a playlist because i'm having another sick day and i'm fucking bored


1.  Zola Jesus - The Way

2. Chris Cochrane - Like This

3. Archers of Loaf - Hate Paste

4. Psychedelic Horseshit - These Days

5. Nodzzz - In the City 

6. Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti - Gettin' High in the Morning

7. Cabaret Volitare - Split Second Feeling

8. Positive Noise - Ghosts

9. Harlem - South of France

10. The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've) 

11. Kitchens Floor - Lander

12. Swell Maps - Secret Island

13. Firehouse - Honey, Please

14. Kurt Vile - My Sympathy

15. Ryan Adams - The Drugs Not Working

16. Pere Ubu - One Less Worry

17. A Place to Bury Strangers - I Lived My Life to Stand in the Shadow of Your Heart

18. Pussy Galore - Renegade!

19. Do Make Say Think - White Light of

20. Sun Kil Moon - Dramamine 

21. Neu! - Negativland

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

back to queens servin tha fiends

my fave releases thus far in 09 (in alphabetical order as opposed to any sorta rating)

Across Tundras - Herds of the Fathomless Valleys

The Appleseed Cast - Sagamatha

Cold Cave-Love Comes Close

Eat Skull - Wild and Inside

The Hunches - Exit Dreams

Kitchen's Floor - Loneliness is a Dirty Mattress 

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

A Place to Bury Strangers- Exploding Head (advance)

Silk Flowers - Silk Flowers
Thee Oh Sees - Help

Honorable mentions:
Dan Deacon-Bromst; Ganglians-Monster Head Room; Kurt Vile-God is Saying This to You: Junior Boys-Begone Dull Care; Ducktails-Ducktails; Gary War-Horrible' Paradise; Nobunny-Raw Romance; Eleventh He Reaches London-Hollow Be My Name


Monday, August 3, 2009

Valley Party

Soundtrack to a party at The Grove's Joel Chants place we used to hang with goes something like this

1.  The Strokes - Is This It

2. The Strokes - The Modern Age

3. The Strokes - Soma

4. The Strokes - Barely Legal

5. The Strokes - Someday

6. The Strokes - Alone, Together 

7. The Stokes - Last Nite

8. The Strokes - Hard to Explain

9. The Strokes - New York City Cops

10. The Strokes - Trying Your Luck


Daft Punk is playing at Tommy (Trash) KKK's House

Our issue one pin up boy would rock a mix like this at his digs if we were to have drinks there for shiz, he's a suave mother fucker, he is indie rock, he's an ill mother fucker.....

Tommys Party Mixtape

1. MGMT -Time to Pretend

2. Cold Cave - Life Magazine

3. We Are Scientists - Can't Lose

4. The Bambi Molesters - Bombora

5. LCD Soundsystem - Love Has Come Around (Fabriclive Mix)

6. Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends

7. Minus the Bear - Get Me Naked 2: Electric Boogaloo

8. Van She - Changes

9. TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me

10. Belle & Sebastian - Like Dylan in the Movies

11. Klaxsons - Gravity's Rainbow

12. RZA - Bobby Did It (Spanish Fly)

13. Pulp - Disco 2000

13. Afghan Whigs - Milez is Dead

14. The Gaslight Anthem - High Lonesom

15. Fucked Up - No Epiphany 

16. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Satan Said Dance

17. Editors - Munich

18. Jawbreaker - Jet Black

19. MSTRKRFT - She's Good For Business

20. Simian Mobile Disco - Tits and Acid

21. Death From Above 1979 - Blood on Our Hands (Justice Remix)

22. No Age - Teen Creeps

23. Of Montreal - The Parties Crashing Us

i added a couple of my own tracks to mix it up cuz i would if i was drinking at this bangin party....

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Another week, another meticulously chosen selection of tunes for a Negative Guest List mixtape. This one is dedicated to the ladies in our lives.

  1. Infest: Cold Inside

  2. Blink 182: Damnit

  3. Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments: Baboon's Liver

  4. Heist: Z.Z. Dead

  5. Harlem: South of Mary

  6. UV Race: Good Money

  7. SPK: Ground Zero- Infinity Dose

  8. Nine Inch Nails: Mr. Self Destruct

  9. Psychedelic Horseshit: Are You on Glass?

  10. Cult of Youth: The Hand of God

  11. Maggots: (Let's Get) Tammy Wynette

  12. Mentally Ill: Gacy's Place

  13. Swell Maps: Spitfire Parade

  14. Scott Walker: Glory Road

  15. So Cow: This Angry Silence (TVP's)

  16. Bjelke Peterson Youth: For the Kids, By the Kids

  17. Cannibal Corpse: Living Dissection

  18. Tartan Horde: Bay City Rollers We Love You

  19. Deaf Wish: Nerve Damage

  20. Clockcleaner: NSA

  21. Bob Seger: Against the Wind

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


UV RACE “Malaria” EP (S-S)

I've had these tunes for a while on my computer, and regularly listen to them on my iPod when I'm out on the field sandblasting, driving the forklift, and lugging around paint tins for the old man. There's four of them on this EP, each a great slice of creem'd electric eel as performed by some Aussie blokes and a couple Aussie girls, hot out in the sun with fluoro orange sunblock on. 'Malaria' is a wild bacteria ridden specimen, with vocalist Marcus yodelling incoherently over a slippery White Light/White Heat guitar line. 'Cosmic Man' is a synthy number reminiscent of SF's Crime playing on the set of Kingswood Country...IN SPACE

'MASH' and 'Good Money' are the hits here; rollicking sing-along anthems for Australia's idiot youth. 

A robust, matured effort.   

Monday, July 27, 2009

Losing Control

here's a bunch of tunes that work well with the negative guest list and a bunch of (Edit.). Not in any particular order

The Hospitals-Ape Lost

Trioizoid Crocodog Machine-Lipstick on my Dick (Brainbombs cover)

Tyrannosaurus Rex-She Was Born to Be My Unicorn



My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult-Rivers of Blood, Years of Darkness

DJ Shadow-Midnight in a Perfect World

Minus the Bear-White Mystery

Necro-Gory Days

Clockcleaner-Divine Hammer (Breeders)

Aphex Twin-Heliospan

Belle & Sebastian-Another Sunny Day

Bigstar-You Get What You Deserve

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Here's the first Negative Guest List Mix Tape. This one was comped by me this morning. 
It is GREAT.

With each new issue of the magazine I'll be interchanging between one of these and a new "Songs of Negativity" CDr.. We want to trade these for your mix tapes! Join the NGL tape trading club, 2009. Email for details.


  1. World Class Wrecking Crew “The Fly

  2. Left End “Spoiled Rotten”

  3. The Progressives “Hot Cinders”

  4. Hunx & His Punx “You Don't Like Rock N Roll”

  5. INXS “New Sensation”

  6. Angry Samoans “You Stupid Jerk!”

  7. LCD Soundsystem “On Repeat”

  8. Mayyors “Metro”

  9. Naz Nomad & The Nightmares “Kicks”

  10. Kabuan Garn Yor Yod ung Yong “Gang Gen Nai Krai Lab (Look Who's Underwear is Showing)

  11. New York Pony Club “Get Dancey (Cut Copy Fabric remix)"

  12. Nobunny “It'll All Come Back To Haunt You (Subsonics Cover)"

  13. Ween “Baby Bitch”

  14. The Offspring “All I Want (Yah Yah Yah)”

  15. Kindled Imagination “Cowboy & Indian Store”

  16. Sangthong Seesai “Newspaper Boy”

  17. King Tuff “Lazerbeam”

  18. Spits “Saturday Nite”

  19. Don't Go Down There”

  20. The Junior Boys “In the Morning”

  21. Doc Dart “Here For You Now”

  22. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! “Upon this Tidal Wave of Young Blood”

FORGOTTEN CLASSICS "Ixnay on the Hombre"

THE OFFSPRING "Ixnay on the Hombre" LP

The Offspring were a 90's and 00's era punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California. They put out two LP's on the mostly shithouse Epitaph record label, and gained immense popularity upon the release of 'Smash' in 1994, the year punk broke, eventually signing to a major. Their fans wore Vans low tops in a wide variety of colours and had their first ecstasy pills at Schoolies 1997. Many of their Australian fanbase congregated on the Gold Coast and drunk beers underage. They were often semi-skilled at ether surfing or skateboarding. Bladers were tolerated, but rarely revered, unless they had a really mint looking billy.  In 2009, they don't own any of the band's CD's anymore. 

The Offspring's fourth LP, titled 'Ixnay on the Hombre' was released in Februrary of 1998, and is one of my favourite records.

Jello Biafra opens up the LP with some hyperbolic ranting about King Buzzo's afro or San Fransisco water consumption policy or some shit, is his nasally asshole voice. It should be news to no-one that this man post-1984 is a complete and total embarrasment; a real doofus, and as it stands this is probably the best record that Biafra has appeared on since "Bedtime for Democracy".

"The Meaning of Life" is the first musical track on the record. It rules. The guitarist, Noodles, rules. The bassist, Greg K., has that wicked post-ska bumping grooveline thing going. A nice singalong "Whoooa yeaah" chorus line is provided courtesy of Dexter Holland, the band's bleach headed vocalist. 

"Mota" is next- a great pot-anthem. I rarely use the word "pot" to describe marijuana, I much prefer more ethnic, obscure sounding terms like "the chronic" and "cannabis sativa"; but I feel in this context it is entirely appropriate. This song is a pot smoking anthem. Before the end of each guitar break some dude yells "MOTA!!", and it's definitely not Dex. I'm pretty sure it's not Biafra neither. When I was 9 I used to always watch the video for this song on the groups excellent Americana VHS, and my mum used to get real cut about it. It was just some guy getting really stoned in his living room watching videos and dreaming about huge grips of bud filling his room and shit. Anyway I used to always imagine about smoking bongs to this song, and really wanted to get stoned for this first time with it playing. It seemed totally appropriate. I couldn't wait to be "paranoid and hungry by a quarter to three".. I just had to make sure I wasn't getting ripped off and soled oregano, like what happens to the song'sprotagonist. Anyway, I always bugged my older sister about get me some the chronic, who was at the time a massive fan of L7 and Ugly Kid Joe, but she always just told my mum about it and my mum blamed the Offspring and stole the video from me, like a cunt. I ended up in my friend Daniel's bedroom a couple years later and we got stoned together but he had pretty bad taste in music so I had to get high listening to Rob fucking Zombie. It bummed me out and I thought it was shit and weird. I'm positive without a doubt that if he was playing the Offspring it would have been a profound, life affirming experience.

"Me and My Old Lady". This song has always kind of bummed me out. Listening back to it now my position remains, and it's placement as track 4 really hinders the forward momentum of the record. I actually like the chorus, but that sub-surf guitar line is such a shitter, and the "she ain't no ball and chain" vocal line between is just fucking irritating. Also, as 4:22 it's far too long.

Fuck yeah! "It's Cool to Hate!" Track 5.  I always appreciated this song as a hilarious piece of 1990's American smart assery ("Yeah I hate everything, I even hate you too so fuck you!"), though through a more thoughtful analysis I can also now also appreciate it as a pertinent study of self-loathing and insecurity. Holland's thoughtful lyrics, which are disguised as short, profane jabs at everything around him, seem to hint at a deep-seated psychological discomfort: suggesting that while he might not care much for you, his self hatred is far more intense.

The next track is called "Leave It Behind", and it has the best opening riff on the record by far. A sick, driving sound on that one.

Next is the record's first single, and most well known track. On "Gone Away", Holland attempts to channel the tortured drawl of Kurt Cobain that propelled many of the better Nirvana tunes, and is entirely successful. This is the Offpspring at their most melancholic, open and real.

"I Choose" is a funky, feel good pick me up after the preceding track's dose of aural opiate. Honestly, it's one of the lesser songs on the album, but in the context of the album, following such a swollen, tortued tune, it is refreshing. It's like chasing Jack Daniel's with fairy floss. The group hand claps and cow-bell sounding things are a nice touch, too; whereas "The Bad Touch" from the Bloodhound Gang is one of the worst songs ever written.

Next is an intermission track, titled "Intermission". You are welcomed to the intermission by some guy saying "Welcome to the intermission" and occasionally interjecting into the music with "yeah... intermission". This intermission is fucking hilarious but, really completely unneccassary.

Following that brief comedy piece, the Offspring belt out another 6 stunning rockers, including the anthemic singalong "Way Down the Line"; the brazenly retarded "Don't Pick It Up", which is unfortunately about a piece of canine excrement being mistaken a chocolate bar, and sounds like Operation Ivy with surfy guitar parts.. what is this fucking Guttermouth?!! and the epic, 6+ minute long lasting "Change the World", replete with Misfits like backing vocals and bass, drums and guitar instruments.

The album ends with an instructional interlude on how to make molotov cocktails, and while I appreciate that the band is providing their fans with information on how to safely do so, I think that they might be "taking the piss" a bit, which is completely absurd when talking about explosives. What is this fucking Weird Al Yankovic?!!

"Ixnay on the Hombre" is the Offspring's definitive statement (though I do highly recommend 'Smash' and to a lesser degree, 'Americana'), and a classic of the 90's pop punk genre (alongside Rancid's "...And Out Come The Wolves", the Sewer Trout 10" and New Bomb Turks' "Destroy Oh Boy" LP). Ten years after the fact, it still sounds as vital and refreshing as a day out on Surfer's Paradise in$50 boardies from City Beach, thrashing buge's and CD's in your commodore in the parking lot just before you hit the surf in 1998. 

anyone with a piece of italian pizza loaf in their hand....

The following arseburglers are definitely NOT on the Negative Guest List;

The Collingwood Magpies
Kianawah park magpies
RG's barstaff
Empire barstaff
Fat whore on door at Empire
New Ch. 10 AFL commentator
Idle Cranes
Omar's crew
Kelvin Grove University students
Dave Hughes
Ricky Gervais 
Chicken kebab w/ BBQ, tomato or sweet chilli sauce eaters
You, Me and Dupree

Here is the list of foods I eat today:

1x combination kebab roll from Drive-Thru kebabs, Tingalpa.
Inc. doner meat & chicken roll (chopped coarsely, not shaved as per with regular kebab), hot chilli and tahini sauce.
Toppings: olives, jalapeno's, pineapple (not awkward or weird at all... WORKS!)

1x regular serve of hot chips from kebab store. Seasoned liberally. Hot chilli sauce.

1x square Bruschetta pizza thing from the McCain's company.
Garnished with chilli flakes, cushed garlic, crushed basil and additional mozzerella (pre-shredded/frozen). With these additions this frozen slab was transformed into an entirely edible and satisfying dish. Microwaved for 2 mins, additional 5 minute burn through the grill.



Here it the cover image.


The Wire season 3 is definitely the best yet.
Visceral, violent.. SEXY.

McNulty struggles with himself.

Omar and Barksdale go all out on each other.

Brendon Annesley watches and thoroughly enjoys each episode.

"You harder to get at then my fat wife's cunt, nigga".

Monday, July 20, 2009


My buddy graced the cover of our debut issue of NEGATIVE GUEST LIST. It took about a month after the release of the zine for him to finally hear about his ugly mug being plastered on the cover of the damn thing and we were holding our breath the whole fuckin time waiting for the tirade that was bound to aftermath. The bastard loved it. He basked in the fuckin glory of it all and decided that we should put him on the cover of all the issues. Fuck that i told him but if he wants fame he can have it on our blog. So this is for you tommy, some more fucked up photos for our loyal readers to laugh at... or whatever. Expect more photos of the man as the drug fueled fiesta continues.... This mother fucker belongs in VICE MAG (no offense tk)





Sunday, July 19, 2009



ramones – s/t

doc dart – patricia

nguzi family – my ancestors

lou reed - street hassle

debris - static disposal

all is quiet on the western front

swell maps – a trip to marineville

the fugs - 2nd lp

heist - 18 gears of hell

the afflicted man – get stoned ezy


In 2007 I did a hardcore fanzine called DA/DM. 

I embellshitted my personality and called myself "Amphetamine Addiction". He was an 18 year old anorexic runaway, returned home w/ a taste for weird noise and R. Meltzer. At least half of the writing were pure teenage fantasy, and at least half the writing is ridiculous ("...I was arched into misshapen hemitry, a shadow cast in a dank room, rocking and moaning in a sick broth of disease and outward depression...cosmically electrocuted" et al). The aim of this zine was to destroy people's heads when they read it, being packed so thoroughly with large, weird words and paragraph long sentences that it was an actual effort to read. It bummed some people out.

Tonight I found 30 some copies of this mag in my room. I am selling them for $2 each post paid. 

AMPHETAMINE ADDICTION will return in issue #4 of NEGATIVE GUEST LIST, interviewing the Noisy NY hardcore act, NO FUCKER.

He will join a roster of talented writers that has now grown to include; Rhys Davies, Monty Buckles, Fleece Reynolds, Sam Vince and more.


I have posted this exact message on several respected music message boards, as a promotional device for the upcoming issue of THE NEGATIVE GUEST LIST. I have left it in all small-caps so as to not alter the intended effect.

attention noise rock enthusiasts: issue #2 will be out in 5 days.

it has interviews with: stick men with rayguns, the ooga boogas, naked on the vague and ratas del vaticano. the ratas interview is amazing, watch as ngl shamelessly capitalize on the burgeoning "spanish punk" internet movement.

clockcleaner are officially eulogized in this issue. pay your respects to a great hard rock band and BUY THIS MAGAZINE.

it also includes a cd of unreleased tunes feat: the seizures, puerto rico flowers, hatefuck, taco leg, more. a truly genre defining release.

it costs $4PP to buy it. you get a magazine and a cd, too.

the back cover is blank, and i'm going to get noted local artists and homeless people to draw all over them. no two cover's will be the same.

email to order.

ps; we will have copies at the upcoming straightjacket nation and uv race shows. try before you buy.


THE NEGATIVE GUEST LIST is the greatest magazine in the world, and so it's only fair that it should have a blog. Thank you for reading.