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I’m starting to give the entire theory of reincarnation another thought…

Somehow this kid got Johnny Cash’s voice… spooky and exciting all in one go.

His name is Vince Mira and he’s 15 years old. One musician I will seriously be keeping an eye on throughout his career. Extremely impressive.

On Good Morning America

The write up from CDBaby:
Country music’s newest young star’s rise to fame has captivated America. Born in Los Angles, California and raised in San Antonio, Texas the young singer/songwriter Vince Mira, was discovered by entertainment producer Chris Snell (owner of Famous Seattle night club, Can Can) while playing for tips in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. He is now on his way to becoming a household name. His first album was produced by John Carter Cash (Johnny Cash and June Carter’s only son) and recorded at the Cash Cabin (built by Johnny Cash) in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to the completion of recording “Cash Cabin Sessions” the Vince Mira buzz began to spread followed by a media frenzy. First featured on KOMO News in Seattle, Washington, KOMO’s affiliate, Good Morning America, picked up the story immediately… 2 weeks later Vince captured the nation with a breathtaking live performance in front of over 5 million viewers. Subsequently, the Ellen DeGeneres Show aired his Good Morning America clip where Ellen personally invited Vince to the Ellen Show during their national broadcast the same day… two weeks later Vince received a standing ovation on the show while performing in front of millions of viewers during yet another outstanding live performance. Mr. Mira’s other television appearances include Northwest Afternoon and Univision (KOMO’s Spanish affiliate); as well as features in print media outlets such as Seattle Sound Magazine, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, and many others. He recently recorded with Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam for Stone’s upcoming “Hank Williams Tribute” CD.

His site
Vince Mira at myspace

Punk Rock is Dead

Michale GravesAnd Michale Graves is punk rock. A couple friends and I caught Michale and his band at the Cafe Du Nord last night in San Francisco, and even though the music was top-notch, there were some real morons in the crowd. Graves has been on tour to help promote awarness of the West Memphis 3, and hopefully help fund their defense. If you don’t already know about the West Memphis 3, please read up and get involved. Three kids falsely accussed of murder and imprisoned for basically wearing black t-shirts in Arkansas. Read the rest of this entry »

Focus issues / Wheels / Ink / Future site.

I haven’t been able to focus on anything long enough to write about it since the beginning of the year. I guess that just happens as you get older, and more responsibilities in life surround you.

I used to be much more passionate about art and design, and always had an unfinished project that I couldn’t keep off my mind. But as I geared up the projects, as in, the more I wanted to achieve in creating them, the…1 Read the rest of this entry »

I never was one to listen to country.

Some of you that really know me are probably getting ready to do a double take. I absolutely hated country music, probably because of growing up in Bakersfield, California, and seeing the type of people there that listened to it.

But, I have found myself listening to one country singer… Mr. Hank Williams III. The grandson of the great Hank himself, Hank III is much more outlaw than cowboy. He really puts out some good music that is completely old-school country with attitude. Read the rest of this entry »

Deal with it.

I have no idea what to write about anymore. Wait, I take that back, I do have ideas on what to write about for this site… but everything I think of doesn’t seem to fit it. Viatrax is a blog, yes; and I’ve been trying to keep it in some sort of “niche.” That niche has been pretty broad to date, but mostly featuring posts about internet and art related stuff, with occasional pirate history thrown in here and there, and maybe a few posts on motorcycles. Well, I just haven’t come across much in those areas anymore that inspires me to rant or rave about it, and it’s usually negative in vibe anyways, and I’d rather be on a more positive note. Read the rest of this entry »

Latest catchy logos i’ve stumbled across

Lateley i’ve been listening to a lot of rockabilly and psychobilly music (like some of the recommendations on this site). For those that haven’t heard of the genre, rockabilly and psychobilly music is a mixture of punk and 50’s style rock and roll. Bands usually consist of a 3 or 4 piece, with someone on an upright bass, and everyone else on drums and nostalgic guitars.

In my search for new bands, i’ve noticed some logo that really stand out. One of which is the Royal Crown’s logo. Very reminiscent (in my opinion) to the Social Distortion logo, it features a devil relaxing, with a slabbed, stencil style font displaying the band name.
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1982 all over again.

I’ve been in Portland, Oregon for a couple days now hanging out with my oldest buddy; Izzy, toolin around and seeing the town. the second night I was in, we decided to go catch an old schoool UK punk band called blitz at a dive called the Theatre Paris. Izzy said this place was odd, and probably the dirtiest club around. “When you walk up to the doors it’s 1982 all over again.” Read the rest of this entry »

Good news for the Misfits, bad news for all of Europe.

Well, color me suprised, Robo’s back drummin’ for the Misfits UK dates. That’d be a show, to see Jerry, Dez and Robo on stage playing bullet and anything from famous monsters (new favorite album). But bad news if you live in the UK… looks like they won’t let Robo in. What’d ya do, Robo?

I find this intersting, since Robo is by far less scary than Jerry or Dez. Heh, he actually looks normal compared to the rest of em. So, dates have been rescheduled it seems.

Hey Jerry, since you can’t get in the UK right now, why don’t you 3 stroll on over to SF for a quick show? huh? come on, please?

Also, you all have to take a listen to the Misfits meets the Nutley Brass album. It’s the Nutley Brass doing lounge covers of a bunch of Misfits tunes, and is a pretty cool listen. It might make you snicker at some parts, but it’s such a cool switch of pace for old school Misfits tracks. It’s available on iTunes, and i’m assuming record stores, though i have yet to see it there. But give it a spin, and keep your brain open, it’s a great album.