PORTLAND, OR - Absolutepunk.net AFTERPARTY @ GROUND KONTROL ARCADE (ACROSS THE STREET FROM VENUE)
21+, $5 FREE PLAY, 11:30pm-2:30am - FULL BAR AVAILABLE
Appearances from various members on the American Dream Tour

PORTLAND, OR - Absolutepunk.net AFTERPARTY @ GROUND KONTROL ARCADE (ACROSS THE STREET FROM VENUE)

21+, $5 FREE PLAY, 11:30pm-2:30am - FULL BAR AVAILABLE

Appearances from various members on the American Dream Tour

CT Fletcher is the man. Don’t make excuses for inactivity, whether it be school, work, or the gym. Go! 

I supported my new friend Brandon’s wallet brand, MostRad. He also plays bass in metalcore band For The Fallen Dreams, a band I’ve been listening to since 2007. Order HERE

Jason Aalon and I didn’t win the prize for Westchester Youth & Government, but dammit, it still went to a good charity, the Ronald McDonald House of Albany. Congrats to Brandon Pagano of Handguns! 

MOD SUN and Pat Brown have been good friends of mine for a great deal of time, approaching 5 years in 2014. MOD’s career is really taking off in a lot of ways, and I’ve had a blast seeing it all unfold and in some cases, being a fly on the wall. Whether he’s on tour with Hoodie Allen or G-Eazy, there’s always a party. Bam!

This song gets me so jacked, one of the coolest moments I got to experience live in 2013. Weird to think it’s exactly as old as I am. 


Suicidal Tendencies - “You Can’t Bring Me Down”

An acquaintance of mine posted a link on Facebook from “Joe the Plumber”, who is an extreme tea-party conservative. In the link, Joe claimed a local high school was pushing “pornography” on it’s upcoming seniors. What books were deemed offensive by Mr. Plumber? Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, and Christina Garcia’s Dreaming in Cuban.

I never knew that writing about a young girl’s rape could be considered “pornographic”. 

I’d like to highlight the following from the writer, Professor Laura Struve:

.

Saying that students shouldn’t read this book reproduces the very attitudes that the novel explicitly condemns.  Just like the townspeople who want Pecola taken out of school so no one can see her, Terhar’s desire to prevent students from reading this book functions to hide problems of rape and incest that need to be brought out into the light so society can address them.  As the end of the novel explicitly states, when society blames the victim and looks the other way, children suffer. Ignoring these problems does not make them go away; it just damages those who are already suffering. If Terhar had read this book carefully, she should have understood this point.

In addition, Terhar’s use of the term “pornographic” is particularly inappropriate.

This is a lengthy interview/conversation I had with Mike Perez of No Bragging Rights while they were on a short run with Winds of Plague, Impending Doom, and Destruction of a King. This is easily one of my favorite interviews that I’ve done this year. Real dude, looking forward to staying in touch with Mike from now on. 

Brilliant artist. Gary Clark Jr. is a modern day genius. 

© 2010–2014 Jake Denning.
Powered by Tumblr. Steamblr theme by oxguy3.
About Me
My name is Jake:

I do interviews for Absolutepunk.net. I enjoy coffee, good food, and people. I'm an English major at Oregon State University, with a focus in Middle School Education.

My life is filled with people:

Friends, Musicians, Family, Classmates, Coffee Snobs, Pastors, Bus Drivers, etc.

People often want to talk about relationships or objections to society/realities. I'm no different, so this is my personal outlet that I share.

You can follow me on Twitter: @Jake_Denning