Friday, 10 April 2009

If you make it

I am on my friends laptop doing some more updating, cos I am hungover to shit. My second phase of giving up drinking can be measured in hours and days rather than months and years.

I only intended on going out for a little while last night, but when you have a couple of beers you get an almighty thirst and before you know it you have drank six pints and it's closing time. We should probably have admitted defeat by this time but you don't want to stop there, you want more. My friend Matt and I rode our bikes to another pub, we were already wasted and he fell off pretty bad, I somehow managed to keep it together, don't ask me how because I could barely walk. We drink some more, we meet up with our friend Christian and just talk shit about music and life and stuff. I'm not entirely certain but I'm sure we agreed that we will 'definately start a band' for about the thousandth time. It is pretty late, we are definately fucked.....

Roll forward a few hours, it is the morning, I should be moving house but instead I am watching some videos on http://www.ifyoumakeit.com/ I challenge anyone to watch some of the pink couch sessions, or some of the live shows and then tell me that you don't feel inspired. The above account of last nights drinking is probably the basis that alot of the bands on the site formed, I think it is how Chillerton came together all those years ago. Watching the videos you can see that the bands are all friends, that they are doing what they love and that they couldn't care less for the ridiculous things alot of bands aspire to.

Aside from the actual bands, the fact that this whole thing exists totally blows my mind. I believe that it is the guy from Halo Fauna (and a bunch of other bands) and some of his friends who have given up their time and money to create such an incredible website where people can not only watch some amazing videos, but download a whole bunch of music for free. It is an awesome representation and documentation of what punk rock means in 2009. Please check it out. Thanks.

1 comment:

  1. I don't understand why you are trying to fight the booze.. it's not your enemy, y'know you've just got to harness it's power ;)

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