Wednesday, May 24, 2006


I have made another new trailer for the film. This time I think I'm starting to get it right. To view it, click on the title of this post, or on the word "link" below, or on the link to your right. Check it out & feel free to leave a comment about what you think of it.

Monday, May 22, 2006


I'm pretty happy. I finally located the mysterious Vicki. Not only does she still have the video tapes she made of a whole bunch of the Akron/Cleveland hardcore bands back in the day, she has already started burning some to DVD for use in the movie. Hoo-ray!

For those of you who haven't been following the tale (and why should you have been?), a woman named Vicki taped a bunch of the hardcore shows that ODFx, Agitated, Starvation Army and a bunch of other bands played around '82 & '83. But no one I knew had seen her in 20-odd years. The shows she taped were at The Dale, a little neighborhood bar we kinda took over for about 6 months. During that time all kinds of hardcore luminaries from the Meat Puppets, to DRI, The Dicks, MDC and a bazillion more, played shows there. ODFx was more-or-less the house band at the time & opened almost every show.

It's incredible to find this stuff. Like the Holy Grail as far as I'm concerned. I didn't even know it existed. For all these years I had no memory at all of us ever being video-taped, let alone being video-taped numerous times. So this is really mind boggling. I haven't seen the material yet. That's gonna be weird...

The world premier of the film is set for the 1st of July in Cleveland. I'll post more information when I have it!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


I just revised one of the sample bits of the movie pretty extensively. It's the link to your right that says "The Munchkins + Why Do You Hang Out by The Offbeats." Instead of just the song, you now can see the story of how the song was created and who it's about.

The song is about these three girls who used to come to every hardcore show, often accompanied by their mother. And not as a chaparone, either. In fact, it was mom who discovered the scene and brought her daughters to the shows to check it out! Maybe today the idea of a woman in her late 30's bringing her kids to see a punk rock show sounds passe. But this was definitley not the norm in 1982.

Check out the video to learn all about it and to find out who Toby was and why he was always biting people.

Click on the title to this blog entry or on the word "link" below.

Sunday, May 07, 2006


I just re-did the trailer again, again. It improves each time. Been talking to Fraser "Suicyde" Sims of Starvation Army about doing an interview with him in July. Should be good.

Oh yeah, and the movie will have its official premier in Cleveland on July 1st. More details when I get 'em!

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