This song has always been one of my favorites by one of my fave local punk bands. Ded Bugs recorded this song sometime in the late 1990s and included it on the Landlocked & Loaded! TIRC Records comp that I put out in the spring of 2000. Wanted to share the song on Facebook so I thought it would be a good idea to upload it to YouTube. Got a little creative with the imagery in the process. Hope you dig it.
Out now on TIRC Records:
“City PD” is a peaceful protest to the crosshairs that white suburbia has aimed at “disparate” people. These people are deemed dangerous because of their race, color, creed, gender and/or socioeconomic standing. When law enforcement becomes a button pusher for the people of power, then anyone who doesn’t match the profile is a target. We, the “disparate,” must be unified in voice to stop the senseless violence on our peers.
What happened to Michael Brown is not a lone incident. We are angry, we are sad, and we are amalgamated. “City PD” is a reaction to the rich history of police brutality in the United States of America. If simply existing makes someone a target, then there is no justice anywhere.
This song is dedicated to Michael Brown and all proceeds from “City PD” will go to the Michael Brown Jr. Memorial Fund. CLICK HERE TO BUY/DOWNLOAD.
Artwork donated by Ray Lego @ RayLego.com
Catalog number: TIRC-012
Check this out! Brazilian TV show Cinquenta Por Um (50 by 1)—in a series of episodes where they visit cities that have hosted the Olympic games—introduces its audience to several interesting things unique to St. Louis (the Olympics were held here in 1904), including corkball! You can watch the episode at the link below (the corkball segment is right after the part about brain sandwiches at Schottzie’s Bar):
Too bad I don’t know Portuguese!
Cool video of some guys playing a pickup game of fuzzball in the parking lot of Kennard CJA in South St. Louis…
Thanks to Shane Kinzel for sending this along!
Catch me doing the intro to the Blasters video posted today on Lo-Fi Saint Louis… [blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/i2io1ywA] Yeah, that was me driving home from work in my ’65 Barracuda, and it happened to be one of the HOTTEST days of the year, too.
Got a new camera last week, so I took it to the show Friday night at Lemmons and shot some video. Here’s a good one by The Vickroids. You should be aware that this was the first time Dennis Williams (Ded Bugs/Trip Daddys) had played with Mark Vickroid. They hadn’t even practiced before this show. Not bad!