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DLD 10/15/09 - The Decline of AN Civilization

Because not having a DLD is barbaric...

Actually, the title references Penelope Spheeris' 1981 documentary about the Los Angeles punk scene. This was on my mind because of the death of Brendan Mullen earlier this week. Mullen founded The Masque, a club and rehearsal space in Hollywood that was the center of the first wave of LA punk bands. This is a link dump, so I will pass along a selection of the finest bands to come from the Masque scene.

  • The Germs -- Lexicon Devil (live footage)
  • The Alley Cats -- Nothing Means Nothing Anymore (live footage)
  • The Bags -- Babylonian Gorgon (sorry, it's just audio, but the fact that this is like the best song ever should partially make up for it)
  • The Middle Class -- Home Is Where (again, no video)
  • The Weirdos -- We Got the Neutron Bomb (live footage)

But it's good to have some baseball links as well...

  • The Hardball Times takes a look at some top prospects who played in the Southern and Texas leagues this last year. I'll let you guess who they are describing with this quote: "his power was every bit as devastating as advertised".
  • Also from Hardball Times, a thorough look at the Venezuelan Patrol Craft. A friend of mine, who is a Rockies fan, is pretty unhappy with Oakland right now, on account of Huston Street's meltdown, but he really can't say anything bad about another part of the Holliday deal.

Dump away!

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