Punk Island is a free all day punk music & culture event volunteer organized & run by reps from every facet of the NYC punk scene.
I know Joey Steel personally, and he’s straight up cool, so I’m glad he’s taking on the responsibilities of Punk Island. Punk Island is a show that happens once a year, always on June 21st, and it’s on an island accessible to New Yorkers so Punk rockers and their bands have the chance to play and it’s a worth while thing. So I’m posting this so if anyone wants to help kick start Punk Island this year, here’s your chance. - Paul and Da’ Band
"The music that was all about when I first started hangin’ out #UrbanWaste #EvenWorse #Kraut #TheMad #FalseProphets #Stimulators #MurphysLaw #Testors #HeartAttack #TheUndead #DavidPeel #GGAllin #NewYorkThrashCompliation #NYHC" - Paul
Here’s a throwback flyer from the mid 80s where the band’s name is misspelled. We opened for Government Issue and the band Pentagram played at the same venue 10 days later. I don’t know about The Mentors, but I love me some Pentagram. - Paul #TBT
These images are of album covers drawn by Dave a.k.a. Imperious Galactacus. We had already been working on a new band and Dave drew these drawings as some comic book type record covers. I’ve created a Bandcamp for those House Of God songs. Unlike organized religion and God, we’re FREE and easy to download, which I’ve decided to give up for lent and beyond. CLICK HERE: http://houseofgod.bandcamp.com/
On March 20th I did this talk show in Greenpoint Brooklyn (which really should be a part of Queens, just look at a map) with the highly esteemed character actor and part time Greenpoint activist; kevin-corrigan hosting. Kevin is also a good friend of mine so I wanted to do his talk show. He asks me some questions and I ramble on until my other singer (Trey’s in Louisville so he couldn’t make it) from my other band DUST ANGEL, madamestbeatrice, comes up and I take out my acoustic guitar. We sing an original song we just got down called “Crown Of Thorns”. And yeah, I know,….now, that no one was gonna be able to tell I made a mistake, but I had to play my solo correctly since I practiced that part all week. There is no footage of the other guests, reputable and up and coming actors, aw shucks, too bad. Oh well, enjoy the footage.
Had a great time at The kevin-corrigan Show at Over the Eight. Kevin is a good friend of mine and it was a privilege for me to rant some serious subjects balanced out with lightheartedness. His guests were very interesting and kind and the audience was appreciated. Special thanks to Van Eyk Studio for photos and Simon Wolfe for the video which will be upcoming.
I’m officially 50 years old today. When I was born, John F. Kennedy had been assassinated some months earlier the year before and The Beatles were just making a splash, and with “She Loves You” being the number one hit when I was born (They had a lot of number one hits while I was in my mom’s belly) I was named after Paul McCartney by my mom. My dad had named the first child so it was her turn. She told me if I was born two days earlier, March 17th, I was going to be named Patrick. Well fuck that now. I always knew I loved music and wanted to be a guitarist as soon as I saw Ace Frehley rockin’ a Gibson Les Paul on stage at Madison Square Garden. So I started a band with my good friend David Rubinstein which led to this here picture I have up. I still had hair, I remember that flannel and that Les Paul copy of a guitar from the photo when I was in the band I’m known most for; Reagan Youth. After that ran its course I was going to make an even better band, again with my good pal Dave, called House Of God, of that I am most proudest. And yet House Of God is practically ignored, yet here I am at this age still rockin’ the guitar. It’s my mother’s fault for naming me after a musician and I suppose that’s why I’m a better bassist than I am a guitarist. Now I do both with my new band’s recordings, DUST ANGEL, and I’m looking forward to finally making a band successful, other than that short time, when I was a teenager, because when Reagan got re-elected, that’s when people stopped giving a shit all together, so that’s why I wanted House Of God to not only follow Reagan Youth, but to be a lot better, which I know in my heart and soul is. But that was decades ago and now it’s all about my new project DUST ANGELhttps://dustangel.bandcamp.com/. Here’s to my next 50 years, Salut!
I want to promote individuality, not conformity. I want people to make up their own minds, not have their loser friends decide what's good and right for them. Mankind, and woman alike, can make this world of ours a better place to be in, but not unless we embrace our differences without being judgmental assholes. ANARCHY & PEACE + UNITY = a better world for us all.