Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Punkcast 013 - Summer 2013 Interview Series: Louis Lingg and the Bombs

Louis Lingg

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I did a little better on show notes this time. is cool!
Jamendo is Luxemborg, not French.
Jamendo has been unfriendly and banning people.

What does "punk" mean to you?
Punk rock is political. ALWAYS. Politics is similar

Crass! Josh grew up in England. Thatcher is dead!

Last time we spoke, things were bad. Are things better in France?
Government has changed. Now there is a socialist government. That's the only thing that has changed! Still hunting down immigrants.

No human value.

French socialism!
France cannot welcome all the misery of the world. People that say that are idiots!

Immigrants make new innovations! That's why America used to be great.

Fascism is there to say "it's all the immigrants fault."

What are your touring plans?
Always doing crazy concerts.
They played in an old mineshaft with insane anarchist squatters in the suburbs of Paris. A lot of luck with the band. Enough room for 200 people in the cave.

Played in Berlin recently and got to see squats.

Playing Paris all the time. Playing a new squat, aka "Jew Town".

Brittany is just green.

Acoustic shows all the time. New acoustic recordings coming soon. Getting better at acoustic shows.

Police have decibel meters and such bars down. Basically, music is illegal.

Some of your stuff is under BY-SA and some is under -NC, why is that?

Just trying stuff out.

With AF Music ( which started releasing under CC ~6 years ago.
Not to be confused with AF Records ( or the Air Force (

What are some of your favorite CC punk artists?Pete Vyler

If you want to know more, check out the interview Tom and I did with Josh last year. I've also played several of their tracks in the past on the Punkcast.

"R.E.V.O.L.T." by Louis Lingg and the Bombs (punk) - CC BY-SA - Website
"Burn It Down" by Louis Lingg and the Bombs (punk) - CC BY-NC-SA - Website
"Chomsky Changed My Life" by Louis Lingg and the Bombs (rock) - CC BY-NC-SA - Website

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Punkcast 012 - Summer 2013 Interview Series: David Rovics

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This summer, I plan on doing interviews every other week with punk artists of various types from all over the world. David Rovics is American, but is currently touring in Scotland. He sat down with me for 20 minutes or so talk to punk music, politics and more. I couldn't really take notes like I normally do when Tom and I do shows together. The plus side of doing these summer shows is that I have ultimate flexibility with scheduling. The down side is that show notes are either not going to happen or will require going back and reconstructing them.

I'd also like to apologize to David for taking so long to get this out. I was traveling last week and managed to get sick while doing so.

"I'm a Better Anarchist than You" by David Rovics (folk punk) - CC BY-NC-SA - Website
"Halliburton Boardroom Massacre" by David Rovics (folk punk) - CC BY-NC-SA - Website
"Why Don't They Play You On The Radio?" by David Rovics (folk punk) - CC BY-NC-SA - Website