Yet another awesome Folk-Punk//Acoustic show at Xuli’s Ghetto Get-down Garage!!
Come support Touring and local bands/artists :)
Saturday January 19th, 2013
The Parmesans (SF)
Bogsey and the Argonauts (SD)
Alexander the Grape
Youth Outta Place (YOP)
Respect the house//neighbors//eachother
more info coming soon..
FB event page:
Trash Axis (female fronted experimental grind)
Disagree (female fronted D-beat)
Agowilt (anti-civilization noise)
Generacion Suicida (local punk ‘n’ roll with dual vox)
Actuary (local experimental noise grind)
Set Aside For Genocide (grindy Powerviolence)
One Point Game
Starts @ 6pm
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Centro Cultural Papalut
3231 Maple Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90011
All Ages - All Colors - All Sizes - Always
Since we are trying to raise funds to support Kelly’s commissary we will be asking for a $5-10 dollar sliding scale donation (but of course no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
there will also be tons of raffle prizes, so bring extra money. (pretty much everyone that buys a raffle ticket will win)
raffle prize list coming up soon.
On this Friday August 2012 we will be having a benefit show/fundraiser event for a canadian Political prisoner named Kelly Pflug-Back. Kelly is known for being really involved in her community for doing various things that include the co-founding of Books Behind Bars Toronto as well and doing things like Food Not Bombs and solidarity work with indigenous communities in Canada. She is also a published poet as well as musician. She was arrested back in 2010 at the G20 summit when she formed part of a black bloc operation. She is now being a scapegoat by the police as they are stating that she is the leader and strategy person of the black bloc when we all know that having such leaders is in complete contradiction to what anarchism means and stands for, we try to decentralize power and spread it amongs all involved parties. Just recently she was sentenced to 15 months in prison. Following her sentenced she will have 3 year-probation.
The event will consist of about 6 or 7 bands, one coming from as far as Alberta, Canada, others from San Diego among other local bands. Apart from the actual music entertainment, some friends and i will be reading some of Kelly’s poetry. We will also have people tabling, spreading knowledge and information regarding social justice, political prisoners, as well as anarchism/anti-capitalist/anti-authoritarian struggles around the world.
to read up more on Kelly’s case click on the links below:
Kelly’s Facebook Support Page:
Behind the Black Mask and Shattered Glass: Pre-sentencing interview on Profane Existence:
On Anarchist News:
For More info on Political Prisoners Check out the ANArchist Black Cross Federation website.
Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase! Hakuna Matata! Ain’t no passing craze! It means no worries, for the rest of your days! It’s our problem-free philosophy! Hakuna Matata!
Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you. You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot. Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth. And remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you’re at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you’re at your worst that are your true friends.
- Stop running from your problems. – Face them head on. No, it won’t be easy. There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them. We aren’t supposed to be able to instantly solve problems. That’s not how we’re made. In fact, we’re made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall. Because that’s the whole purpose of living – to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time. This is what ultimately molds us into the person we become.
- Stop lying to yourself. – You can lie to anyone else in the world, but you can’t lie to yourself. Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves. Read The Road Less Traveled.
- Stop putting your own needs on the back burner. – The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Yes, help others; but help yourself too. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.
- Stop trying to be someone you’re not. – One of the greatest challenges in life is being yourself in a world that’s trying to make you like everyone else. Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger, but they will never be you. Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.
- Stop trying to hold onto the past. – You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one.
- Stop being scared to make a mistake. – Doing something and getting it wrong is at least ten times more productive than doing nothing. Every success has a trail of failures behind it, and every failure is leading towards success. You end up regretting the things you did NOT do far more than the things you did.
- Stop berating yourself for old mistakes. – We may love the wrong person and cry about the wrong things, but no matter how things go wrong, one thing is for sure, mistakes help us find the person and things that are right for us. We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future. Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.
- Stop trying to buy happiness. – Many of the things we desire are expensive. But the truth is, the things that really satisfy us are totally free – love, laughter and working on our passions.
- Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness. – If you’re not happy with who you are on the inside, you won’t be happy in a long-term relationship with anyone else either. You have to create stability in your own life first before you can share it with someone else. Read Stumbling on Happiness.
- Stop being idle. – Don’t think too much or you’ll create a problem that wasn’t even there in the first place. Evaluate situations and take decisive action. You cannot change what you refuse to confront. Making progress involves risk. Period! You can’t make it to second base with your foot on first.
- Stop thinking you’re not ready. – Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises. Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first.
- Stop getting involved in relationships for the wrong reasons. – Relationships must be chosen wisely. It’s better to be alone than to be in bad company. There’s no need to rush. If something is meant to be, it will happen – in the right time, with the right person, and for the best reason. Fall in love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.
- Stop rejecting new relationships just because old ones didn’t work.– In life you’ll realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you and some will teach you. But most importantly, some will bring out the best in you.
- Stop trying to compete against everyone else. – Don’t worry about what others are doing better than you. Concentrate on beating your own records every day. Success is a battle between YOU and YOURSELF only.
- Stop being jealous of others. – Jealousy is the art of counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own. Ask yourself this: “What’s something I have that everyone wants?”
- Stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself. – Life’s curveballs are thrown for a reason – to shift your path in a direction that is meant for you. You may not see or understand everything the moment it happens, and it may be tough. But reflect back on those negative curveballs thrown at you in the past. You’ll often see that eventually they led you to a better place, person, state of mind, or situation. So smile! Let everyone know that today you are a lot stronger than you were yesterday, and you will be.
- Stop holding grudges. – Don’t live your life with hate in your heart. You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate. Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay.” It is saying, “I’m not going to let what you did to me ruin my happiness forever.” Forgiveness is the answer… let go, find peace, liberate yourself! And remember, forgiveness is not just for other people, it’s for you too. If you must, forgive yourself, move on and try to do better next time.
- Stop letting others bring you down to their level. – Refuse to lower your standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise theirs.
- Stop wasting time explaining yourself to others. – Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it anyway. Just do what you know in your heart is right.
- Stop doing the same things over and over without taking a break. – The time to take a deep breath is when you don’t have time for it. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.
- Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments. – Enjoy the little things, because one day you may look back and discover they were the big things. The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.
- Stop trying to make things perfect. – The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done. Read Getting Things Done.
- Stop following the path of least resistance. – Life is not easy, especially when you plan on achieving something worthwhile. Don’t take the easy way out. Do something extraordinary.
- Stop acting like everything is fine if it isn’t. – It’s okay to fall apart for a little while. You don’t always have to pretend to be strong, and there is no need to constantly prove that everything is going well. You shouldn’t be concerned with what other people are thinking either – cry if you need to – it’s healthy to shed your tears. The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again.
- Stop blaming others for your troubles. – The extent to which you can achieve your dreams depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life. When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility – you give others power over that part of your life.
- Stop trying to be everything to everyone. – Doing so is impossible, and trying will only burn you out. But making one person smile CAN change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world. So narrow your focus.
- Stop worrying so much. – Worry will not strip tomorrow of its burdens, it will strip today of its joy. One way to check if something is worth mulling over is to ask yourself this question: “Will this matter in one year’s time? Three years? Five years?” If not, then it’s not worth worrying about.
- Stop focusing on what you don’t want to happen. – Focus on what you do want to happen. Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story. If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, you’ll often find that you’re right.
- Stop being ungrateful. – No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs. Instead of thinking about what you’re missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.
LETTERS OF SUPPORT
Please fax your letter of support in by Tuesday, June 5th at 4pm to Assemblyman Ammiano, (916) 319-2113. If you are able, please e-mail or fax a copy of your letter to the Youth Justice Coalition, so we can make sure that it is registered with the Senate Public Safety Committee - by either responding to this e-mail or faxing us at (323) 846-9472.
Californians have a right to know what happens with their tax dollars behind prison walls.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.