I HATE HATE
Have a pleasant weekend and believe in #Anarchy! ✌

Have a pleasant weekend and believe in #Anarchy! ✌

Flier for Wednesday, October 1st #BrickByBrick show in San Diego, CA #2014Tour

Flier for Wednesday, October 1st #BrickByBrick show in San Diego, CA #2014Tour

Next week Friday Reagan Youth kicks off their 9 daze tour. Starts off in NYC with GBH & Angry Samoans and ends October 5th in L.A. with Decry & many more. www.reagan-youth.com/events #2014Tour

Next week Friday Reagan Youth kicks off their 9 daze tour. Starts off in NYC with GBH & Angry Samoans and ends October 5th in L.A. with Decry & many more. www.reagan-youth.com/events #2014Tour

Take a load off and read Trey Oswald’s latest blog about his tour-portrayal of England and Germany and make sure to follow him as well: www.oldirtytrz.WordPress.com/2014/09/15

Take a load off and read Trey Oswald’s latest blog about his tour-portrayal of England and Germany and make sure to follow him as well: www.oldirtytrz.WordPress.com/2014/09/15

Ticket giveaway to the Observatory show Oct 4. 
Big Wheel Magazine will be giving away a set of tickets to the Reagan Youth show at The Observatory for Saturday October 4th! We will be conducting an interview with the band and would like to know what our viewers would like to ask if they had a chance to talk to Reagan Youth. To enter to win a set of tickets you must leave your question in a comment and share this post. Our favorite question will win and be featured in our interview! 
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Get all #ReaganYouth’s upcoming tour dates on www.reagan-youth.com #2014Tour

Get all #ReaganYouth’s upcoming tour dates on www.reagan-youth.com #2014Tour

Saturday, September 27th we’re at mideastclub with GBH, Angry Samoans and Burning Streets. 
mideastclub:

SAT 9/27 DOWN GBH / The Angry Samoans / Reagan Youth / Burning Streets 18+ // 8PM // $16/20 (at Middle East - Downstairs)

Saturday, September 27th we’re at mideastclub with GBH, Angry Samoans and Burning Streets. 

mideastclub:

SAT 9/27 DOWN
GBH / The Angry Samoans / Reagan Youth / Burning Streets
18+ // 8PM // $16/20 (at Middle East - Downstairs)

We’re taking a trip to Mesa, AZ again but this time for the #PHXSkaPunkBowling Friday, October 4th at #ClubRed & #TheRedOwl. For further details: www.phxprb.com

We’re taking a trip to Mesa, AZ again but this time for the #PHXSkaPunkBowling Friday, October 4th at #ClubRed & #TheRedOwl. For further details: www.phxprb.com

Read tibbie-x’s latest blog about her experience traveling Europe last month during ReaganYouth’s #RebellionEuropeTour and make sure to follow her as well: http://tibbie-x.tumblr.com/post/94616814081/rebellion-festival-germany

Read tibbie-x’s latest blog about her experience traveling Europe last month during ReaganYouth’s #RebellionEuropeTour and make sure to follow her as well: http://tibbie-x.tumblr.com/post/94616814081/rebellion-festival-germany

Los Angeles! Another all day fest for you with some great bands.

Los Angeles! Another all day fest for you with some great bands.

Southern California. Tickets going fast for this special $5 show. Get yours ASAP!

Southern California. Tickets going fast for this special $5 show. Get yours ASAP!

Today is September 5th, 2014 and it would have been Dave Insurgent’s 50th birthday had he not died when was 29. Now I was never in many bands, and the few that I was in had the best singer. Think about it, why join another band if the singer ain’t nowhere near the lyricist, vocalist, frontman, not to mention an amazingly talented songwriter and arranger as well as having that brilliant artistic mind that came up with the best images. He propagated the philosophy of no man or woman should ever hold any form of authority over another man or woman. True anarchy and real freedom for us all to embrace. What Dave and I did back during that summer between graduating junior high school and then getting ready to go to the same alma mater of The Ramones, Forest Hills High School, made us that more serious about making music and lyrics that could be considered artistic ways of exposing the evils of society. In the beginning we had a following because we were young enough to be “youth”, but when Reagan got re-elected everyone seemed to have lost interest in the band (except California! Thank You California). Dave wanted to have a song giving props to the New York Hardcore Family, a song, about unity and when I heard a heavy metal band, Kick Axe song “Heavy Metal Shuffle” on some college station stuck in Albuquerque, Dave loved the title. A bunch of Black Sabbath type riffs laid over a three chord groove and before you know it our pro NYHC unity song was composed. Dave mentions punk rockers from Astoria Queens, skinheads, homeboys from Jamaica Queens and Metal heads, his message was that we’re all the same and we should have each other’s back against a repressive society that likes to keep people at odds with each other over triflin’ bullshit like taste in music and/or skin color not mention a whole lotta other trivial things. 

So today, yes, today, would have been the 50th birthday of the best singer I’ve ever seen let alone been graced to have had him sing alongside me and yes Dave and I did record after Reagan Youth, a band we called House Of God, because at that time we were grown men, not kids (youth) and instead of taking on politics we were ready to start taking on a higher authority. It was the best stuff we ever came up with and if you don’t believe, just listen to “In The Beginning” or any of the other six songs we recorded with Jay at Giant studios on 14th Street, and on an 8 track no less. If you can get by the grainy recording, then you could hear that Dave had his best years ahead of him, his lyrics more poetic, vocal melodies more complex, song structures sounding epic. But the disease of addiction took all that away. Drugs are not romantic, they are insidious and have cost too many people their lives way before their time, and it really sucks for me that someone so brilliant, so talented, could fall under such circumstances. I miss my friend, my band mate, the incredible human being I knew since we were playing in a schoolyard during 3rd grade recess. I miss Dave’s sense of humor. I wish he was still here and though he is not, his incredible words remain with us because he was a true punk rock poet and his message of Anarchy and that no one should hold authority over anyone else are as important as ever these days now and those to come. His message of Anarchy & Unity + Peace is too important to let slip away and maybe,  just maybe, one day people will stop embracing hate and find out the only thing to hate is hate itself. So let’s all sing it together; I HATE HATE !

Today is September 5th, 2014 and it would have been Dave Insurgent’s 50th birthday had he not died when was 29. Now I was never in many bands, and the few that I was in had the best singer. Think about it, why join another band if the singer ain’t nowhere near the lyricist, vocalist, frontman, not to mention an amazingly talented songwriter and arranger as well as having that brilliant artistic mind that came up with the best images. He propagated the philosophy of no man or woman should ever hold any form of authority over another man or woman. True anarchy and real freedom for us all to embrace. What Dave and I did back during that summer between graduating junior high school and then getting ready to go to the same alma mater of The Ramones, Forest Hills High School, made us that more serious about making music and lyrics that could be considered artistic ways of exposing the evils of society. In the beginning we had a following because we were young enough to be “youth”, but when Reagan got re-elected everyone seemed to have lost interest in the band (except California! Thank You California). Dave wanted to have a song giving props to the New York Hardcore Family, a song, about unity and when I heard a heavy metal band, Kick Axe song “Heavy Metal Shuffle” on some college station stuck in Albuquerque, Dave loved the title. A bunch of Black Sabbath type riffs laid over a three chord groove and before you know it our pro NYHC unity song was composed. Dave mentions punk rockers from Astoria Queens, skinheads, homeboys from Jamaica Queens and Metal heads, his message was that we’re all the same and we should have each other’s back against a repressive society that likes to keep people at odds with each other over triflin’ bullshit like taste in music and/or skin color not mention a whole lotta other trivial things. 

So today, yes, today, would have been the 50th birthday of the best singer I’ve ever seen let alone been graced to have had him sing alongside me and yes Dave and I did record after Reagan Youth, a band we called House Of God, because at that time we were grown men, not kids (youth) and instead of taking on politics we were ready to start taking on a higher authority. It was the best stuff we ever came up with and if you don’t believe, just listen to “In The Beginning” or any of the other six songs we recorded with Jay at Giant studios on 14th Street, and on an 8 track no less. If you can get by the grainy recording, then you could hear that Dave had his best years ahead of him, his lyrics more poetic, vocal melodies more complex, song structures sounding epic. But the disease of addiction took all that away. Drugs are not romantic, they are insidious and have cost too many people their lives way before their time, and it really sucks for me that someone so brilliant, so talented, could fall under such circumstances. I miss my friend, my band mate, the incredible human being I knew since we were playing in a schoolyard during 3rd grade recess. I miss Dave’s sense of humor. I wish he was still here and though he is not, his incredible words remain with us because he was a true punk rock poet and his message of Anarchy and that no one should hold authority over anyone else are as important as ever these days now and those to come. His message of Anarchy & Unity + Peace is too important to let slip away and maybe,  just maybe, one day people will stop embracing hate and find out the only thing to hate is hate itself. So let’s all sing it together; I HATE HATE !

#DaveInsurgent #50thBirthdayCountdown

#DaveInsurgent #50thBirthdayCountdown

So he wasn’t the best dresser doesn’t mean he wasn’t the best singer. - #PaulCripple

Photographed by #AmieHertzig 

#TBT #DaveInsurgent #50thBirthdayCountdown

So he wasn’t the best dresser doesn’t mean he wasn’t the best singer. - #PaulCripple

Photographed by #AmieHertzig

#TBT #DaveInsurgent #50thBirthdayCountdown

October 5th all ages show at #TheAirliner in L.A. #ReaganYouth #2014Tour 👹✌

October 5th all ages show at #TheAirliner in L.A. #ReaganYouth #2014Tour 👹✌