Dreamland Skate Center Engages My Nightmares

This truly dope poster will add a funky freshness that you've never even seen before!... to your walls Designed by Mythical Vigilante - 12 Inch by 18 Inch poster printed on gorgeous #80 weight cover stock paper - shipped in flat cardboard packaging to preserve quality...

This truly dope poster will add a funky freshness that you’ve never even seen before!… to your walls
Designed by Mythical Vigilante
– 12 Inch by 18 Inch poster printed on gorgeous #80 weight cover stock paper
– shipped in flat cardboard packaging to preserve quality… (order on BandCamp)

Retro Promenade is one of my go to labels for two reasons: one is because they’re awesome and two, because they’re local.

This label does it again with another release, this one is a small collection of mind-numbing remixes from well-known synthwave heavy-hitters who have the twenty-first century’s 80’s wave market pretty much cornered, which is perfect for a label that dominates that genre well.

I don’t think they will ever run out of ideas on those relics from our favorite decade as they tap into the appropriately unforgettable past time of hanging out at the Dreamland Skate Center venue, thanks to Mythical Vigilante.

Not a real place but you know how popular skating used to be. Fairly recently, I read about our local mid-cities Skateland shut down. Maybe I was having a nightmare because I can’t find anything on it.

I also just called them up to see if they had a message verifying that but unless they walked away from it all and the message is old, and they left the number active, it still thrives.

Ahhhhh.. mid-cities Skateland is near me and I’ve never been! That’s going to change soon. This image is provided by: Dave T. from Foursquare.

I mean, just look at that!

Dreamland Skate Center at times almost sounds like a modernized Joy Division track. I’m specifically thinking about that out-of-print tribute from long ago called Means To An End, and even more specifically; Moby’s version of New Dawn Fades.

Work is almost over. It sucks.
Behind on bills.
You’ve only got about, um… 21 bucks aaand 78? cents in your pocket.
But you’ve also just shined and buffed up your leather.
You’ve relaced those laces.
There’s only one thing on your mind.
There’s only one place everyone you know will be on Friday night.
There’s only one phrase you’ve been repeating to yourself for the last hour as you watch every second go by on the clock…

Besides the original single, Who Ha’s remix is one of the more memorable breakbeat popsterpieces that’s dance floor ready.

And I don’t know why it took me longer than it should have to get into Renz Wilde’s remix but on second hearing, it falls right into place as what I think is the darker opposite of Who Ha’s.

Guys! Go to bandcamp and get the poster, get the download and just get behind Retro Promenade already!

Local Love: Lily Taylor

Cinematic, haunting, and glorious only scratches the surface of Lily Taylor’s “Across the Hills.” The song’s simple, yet profound chords combine with Taylor’s gorgeous and ethereal vocals to create a magical tension. I’ve had this gem on constant replay since discovering it, and I’m sure that you will too.

“Across the Hills” is the second track on Taylor’s album The Ride. The Ride is available on vinyl, cassette, and as a digital download via Pour le Corps Music. Click the bandcamp link below!


Cinderella's Using WiFi

See that chick right there? She’s wearing some sweet ass Chuck Taylors, possibly in a coffee bar and writing for INCENDIARY AMERICAN! No, she’s not. I lied. I’m a liar. About this picture, but not about me reaching out to writers out there!

I’m just going to come out and say it, which is that I applied for writing positions at various local media services in order to settle more comfortably into what I like to do, which is to talk a lot shit via text.

As I expected, it didn’t work out. Am I giving up completely? No, I might go at it again because everyday is another opportunity to learn. I’m not so soft that I can’t take some hits, especially early in the process.

That’s why I’ve decided to turn this blog into a media resource and I’ll reaching out into the interwebs for locals who have the same interests I do. Go to my Craigslist ad so I won’t have to go over the same thing again. Later down the line, I’ll create a submission page with those details for anyone who wants to submit articles or posts for this blog.