Their prolific double album, "Double Nickels on the Dime" turns 25 this month. This record was my anthem in high school. I never saw them live; I did see "fIREHOSE", the band Mike Watt formed after D. Boon died, at the Southgate house in 1989. Here is a huge thread from BoingBoing:

LINK to Double Nickels on the Dime by the Minutemen turns 25

I also stumbled upon this user on youtube, who is uploading all SST stuff. SST was the label that Greg Ginn (Black Flag) founded, and my youth was spent listening to Hüsker Dü, Black Flag, and the Minutemen. I learned to play bass by figuring out the bass lines on these albums. Also, I am old.

LINK to Our Band could be Your Life


The world is changing around us

Due to all the global warming/pollution, there seems to be a shift in equalibrium between populations of vertebrates and non-invertebrates. Not convinced? Just look at Red Lobster's new entree: Jellyfish appetizer with a savory cyanobacteria sauce.

we're eating all the fish

more invertebrates

again with the jellyfish

mysterious algae blooms

global warming leads to dead zones leads to algae blooms

creepy swarm of bacteria-loving worms


Modest business proposal

did he just say "jello puddin pop, flippity flop, call me back muthafucka I'll slap yo ass..."?