Friday, June 28, 2013
Probably one of the only times I get to witness my dog doing something like this. He loves the sun don't get me wrong, but he's usually in the walk in closet or bathroom sleeping.
I would have to say that this band has been one of my primary influences in hardcore. I think learning about them in such a time where punk rock was something so relevant in life had made me the person I am today. Unlike other bands this particular band created a legacy for hardcore in the years to come. Thanks guys for the wonderful years in punk rock... you made it great for me.
Photo by Osman Orsal
As of late many individuals in Turkey have been protesting against Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. I know that some of you have been well aware of the intensity this country is currently facing. But it's crazy to me that these individuals are fighting to keep a historical landmark from being transformed into a shopping mall. Of course this concept isn't necessarily the base of why the Turkish community protest against Recep, but the many years of oppression Turkey has been under could be the reason these brutal protests have been undergoing.
The picture above sets the tone of what the protests are like. It tells us so much about the protests that it makes you wonder how these issues haven't been resolved. Of course it's because the people want to protect what they hold dearly, but who wouldn't?
This is a crazy moment in history and I'm sure most the individuals in Turkey feel the same way. Keep safe you guys..... protect your loved ones... this is going to be a wild ride for you all.
May has certainly been a weird month. I'm not sure what had happened, but I knew that going back to California to attend a wedding was probably one of the best choices me and my fiance made. It was nice to see old friends again. It's been so long it seems like. I wish I could go back and live there, but I can't... and probably never will.