Common Rider – Currently Listening – Featuring Singer/Songwriter Jesse Michaels of Punk DemiGods OPERATION IVY

Jesse Michaels [Instagram] (born 1969) is an American songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, artist, and author from Berkeley, California. His lyrics deal with politics, racism, and general social issues. He is most well known as the vocalist for the ska punk band Operation Ivy (1987–1989), as well as Classics of Love (2009–approx. 2012).[1] He is the son of the author Leonard Michaels, and was married to producer Audrey Marrs. … Continue reading Common Rider – Currently Listening – Featuring Singer/Songwriter Jesse Michaels of Punk DemiGods OPERATION IVY

Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 has Cancer. A High-School Pop Punk Heart Beats On, Boat-Dreaming-From-The-Hill Against The Current, And Sings With An Angst-Filled Choir Of Rebellious Teenage Interminably Unserious Souls: ‘DAMMIT’

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT0g16_LQaQ Fucking Blink 182. The Pop-Punk band that crossed over punk rock to the radio to MTV with some legit good music. I listened to Dude Ranch hundreds of times. Bought 'Cheshire Cat' to get the full story, their first album before they went big. … Continue reading Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 has Cancer. A High-School Pop Punk Heart Beats On, Boat-Dreaming-From-The-Hill Against The Current, And Sings With An Angst-Filled Choir Of Rebellious Teenage Interminably Unserious Souls: ‘DAMMIT’

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 3 – CHAPTER THIRTEEN : Welcome Back To School

About ‘Condition Oakland’Posted Sections Up So FarTRACK 3 – CHAPTER 13: Welcome Back to School                 The principal's council had the meeting at St. Louis High to decide whether I would be able to return. The decision was in my favor, but only by one vote. I want to know who voted for or against me, … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 3 – CHAPTER THIRTEEN : Welcome Back To School

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 3 – CHAPTER TWELVE : Song Fu

About ‘Condition Oakland’Posted Sections Up So FarTRACK 3 – CHAPTER TWELVE: SONG FU                 “I still say subdued stances are the best. Where you’re like… you appear to be relaxed and like, just cool as hell, but from that stance you really have like all the energy in the world. Where you’re like, holding yourself like … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 3 – CHAPTER TWELVE : Song Fu

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 3 – CHAPTER ELEVEN : Fire Proof

About ‘Condition Oakland’Posted Sections Up So FarTRACK 3 – CHAPTER ELEVEN: FIRE PROOF                 Once we have ten songs down, we reach a consensus that we want to get another show. A real show, in a real club. And in order to do that, we need to cut a demo; some simple recording to give as … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 3 – CHAPTER ELEVEN : Fire Proof

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER NINE: A Run For the Border

About ‘Condition Oakland’Posted Sections Up So FarTRACK 2 – CHAPTER NINE: A RUN FOR THE BORDER We really have our shit together sometimes, with the band. I mean, sometimes we all get to practice early, when we plan it out, and we play songs on the stereo for each other. Songs we want to take … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER NINE: A Run For the Border

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER SEVEN: Arcadia

About ‘Condition Oakland’ Posted Sections Up So Far TRACK 2 – CHAPTER SEVEN: ARCADIA    There’s too many records in the world. I want them all. Even if they’re crap… I’m sure there’s something good about them. It’s like the movie ‘the Dreamers’… not letting the movies rot in some archive… but showing the movies, any … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER SEVEN: Arcadia

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER SIX: Smoke and Mirrors

About 'Condition Oakland' Posted Sections Up So Far TRACK 2 - CHAPTER SIX: SMOKE AND MIRRORS  Charlin started coming to practices after our first show. If we practice at Mark’s house, Charlin is usually there, and when we’re at my house, he usually brings her. We start to have fun together, me inviting her to … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER SIX: Smoke and Mirrors

It’s Punk Rock/Taco Tuesday – Time to Release Another Chapter of My First Novel ‘Condition Oakland’ – Chapter 5 – LEAVING DIVISION

CHAPTER 5: Leaving Division Monica and I were hanging out in her room, and I told her I was probably leaving Division. “When?” she asked. “The end of the semester, most likely.” “Man, that sucks.” “Yeah, I’m sorry.” “No, it’s good. It’s good that you’re not stuck there, like me,” she said with a sad … Continue reading It’s Punk Rock/Taco Tuesday – Time to Release Another Chapter of My First Novel ‘Condition Oakland’ – Chapter 5 – LEAVING DIVISION