Thursday, January 16, 2014

Nervous Breakdown "last show" video

Now we all know NB had numerous "last" shows and "reunions" and the next one is coming soon I'm sure and I honestly can't wait because I love their songs. As corny and/or bad some may call it I think they are great and on point. I relate to the lyrics more frequently then your favorite emo band lyric and this show specifically is the most memorable out of all because it was probably the most scared I ever was at a show. People came out of mosh retirement, noses were smashed, people climbed onto the ceiling...literally, bananas were thrown around the room, fireworks were fired, and fights collided. There was a lot of character and a lot of Florida history made and present in this room on March first 2009. And with that came shanangans. 

There was a lot of contraversy about the photos and the videos being released. Mostly due to yours truly. Let me explain... At the show my friend Cavans camera died and since he is far more superior photographer I decided to let him borrow  my camera. So basically what happened was I had his photographs and we decided that I would send them to him a few days after the show so he could edit and post them on AFL(all florida hardcore message board). While I explained to AFL the situation the members (notable mentions KTS, Dropout and others) decided they strongly disagree and " do not give a fuck who took them" and wanted to see them online that night. One thing lead to another and they ended up never being posted anywhere. Until two years later on a myspace page. It was pure internet beef about photography rights and copyrights. It was great, and so the moral of the story is that I am very grateful for this video. Because there is no other documentation of this show. Besides the pictures on my computer that are lost on the internet yet again. Hope this doesn't spark any more beef in the internet world because it doesn't matter and I love KTS and every other band from florida. 

Here are a few pictures I did take at this same show on my Flickr.

Learn Nothing

It took me a very long time to sit down and write anything about Florida hardcore for one reason or another but I finally did it, I have a number of bands and people I'd like to talk about and hopefully this is one of many posts I make, but anyways here goes nothing. I decided to pick one of the first local bands I saw as a young teen going to shows. I believe my first time seeing the band Learn Nothing was in 2007 but the more memorable and well documented times that I have seen them was possibly at their record release show in 2008 and the many local Orlando, Daytona and Tampa shows they played.

The members consisted of Danny, Nick V,Vice, Matt G, Nick V #2. They didn't release much from what I remember, they had a demo I have no possession over and a self titles 7" released by "dead end records" and numerous memorable shows and song covers, and who can forget the Brittany bold head shirt. The only link I can provide with their music would be their myspace page since then that was the only way of sharing music.

My memory of LN is very vivid. They were my favorite band to watch live, since at the time I only seen people in videos or on TV literally go crazy while playing their set the singer Nick would always randomly jump around and hit the mic on his head and run into the crowed. And the crowds reaction was always a positive. There was always one or two people beating up the rest of the room. I remember getting my first big injury at a Learn Nothing show at blackbox collective sometime in the year 2008.

LN was a very fast hardcore band their songs average what a minute max with depressing and aggressive lyrics. And I guess the shows went very well with that. They did covers like boiling point by SSD.

The following video was probably the most hilarious show I have ever been to, it was in Clermont,FL literally in the middle of nowhere but about 60 kids showed up most of no knowledge of what hardcore is, and lets just say the end result was like a SNL skecth, oh and did I mention my mom drove me to this show? There are a few parts to the video so you can watch the full set. There is a fight in there,  Ben from ( time to die a band I'd like to talk about later) is playing second guitar, also Wes from (guilt parade another band I'd like to talk about) is playing fake drums behind the actual drummer of LN. Also this is the night when Pat's( Meantime/Axis bands I will also talk about) ponytail was cut off by me and a few others.

Learn nothing broke up in February 6th 2010, their last show took place at the transitions art gallery in Tampa Florida.