There's so many things I admire about the punk/hardcore scene. I think the d.i.y nature of it all really inspires me, it's definitely what inspired me to start Only Ones. This past Saturday, while watching H2O play their 15th anniversary show, I couldn't help but think about that d.i.y. way of doing things. H2O isn't a band thats played on the radio and their faces can't be found on the sides of buses but they still tour the globe and sell out shows. How can a band do this with little to no mainstream media attention?
It all boils down to a bunch of guys getting together and writing some really fucking catchy songs. It's about having fun on stage and maintaining a relationship with the fans that got them there. It's about doing it yourself and making the art you are proud of.
I'm not surprised that H2O can still be alive and kicking after 15 years. This band has more energy and stage presence than bands half their age. Their catalog of great songs really doesn't hurt either, you cannot help but sing along. I think even if you barely knew an H2O song, halfway through it you'd find yourself singing along.
I took some cool shots of H2O playing this past Saturday at Gramercy Theater. You can check out the whole set on our Flickr page. Adam came up to our merch table and really liked Sully, so he decided to put a sticker on his bass. Pretty damn awesome. It's just another instance of this brand coming full circle.
It's not a secret that Star Wars Episode 1 is not only a horrible Star Wars movie, it's just a horrible movie in general. Sitting through it is a task, it's so dense and filled with boring political plot points, bad acting and computer graphics. It feels more like an ILM portfolio showcasing CG techniques rather than a film.
I can remember as a kid watching it for the first time and leaving the theater confused. I thought maybe I wasn't watching as careful as I should have been? I dunno what it was but I felt like I missed something because, its Star Wars, isn't it supposed to be good? I thought, "Did I just black out for most of that movie? Was I daydreaming the whole time?" I begged my parents to take me again, so I could see what I surely missed but they wouldn't take me. I had to wait for it to come out on video when I finally realized that it wasn't just me, this shit really does just suck.