Netpunk October 2002
I'm sure you'll read about it elsewhere in the mag, and it is kinda interesting
since I'm telling you about this after my last column on the death of Internet
radio, but MRR has revived the MRR radio show. This time, in fact,
it is available to more people than ever, since it is available online via
Real Audio. Check it out at
Another oldie-but-goodie punk radio station that is still up and running
is Total Punk Radio, at http://www.totalpunkradio.com/
. Not only do they have a ton of stuff that they stream, but you can
also make requests for your favorite songs (from their list) and they will
be automatically put in the queue. They stream in mp3, wma, and
Real Audio format, in both high-speed and low-speed versions.
A decent source for mp3 files is mp3s4punx.com, which has a ton of stuff
ranging from the Sex Pistols to Septic Death. For some reason, though,
they have them zipped up, so they are kinda a pain to download and deal with.
Anyway, there is quite a selection here, so you should check it out --
. They'll also host your mp3 files, if you don't have somewhere to
host them yourself.
I mentioned this about year ago, but the address has changed, and so I thought
I'd turn you onto it again. The Germs Manimal page, dedicated to all
things Germs, is still up and running. Believe it or not, the webmaster
still manages to find new stuff to post about this defunct band, so give
it a look. You'll find it at
Got word of a nice photo site called Kid With Camera at
. David goes to shows, etc., takes photos, and then posts them along
with a journal entries to accompany the pics. There are some pretty
nice live action shots of various bands, taken over the last couple of years.
For you skinheads, or, at least, fans of OI! and skin music, you might want
to check out Oi!, The Web Page! at
. Covering punk, Oi!, reggae, ska, scooters, beer, and more, there
is a lot to look at, read, and listen to.
Another busy skin site is Drunken Skinhead at
. You'll find a huge bunch of links, news, reviews, and message bases.
You'll also find a bunch of various picture galleries, including band photos,
pictures of tattoos, flyers and posters, drunken skins and punks puking (woohoo...
just what I wanna see) and user-submitted naked punk (both male and female).
Fun for the whole family.
Though they aren't (as far as I know) a punk-owned business, I've been buying
a lot of movies lately from DeepDiscountDVD.com
. They have stuff like Dudes, Sid and Nancy, and Repo Man for as cheap
as 13 bucks, including shipping. Everything I've ordered I've received
in good condition in a reasonable amount of time, so I feel okay in recommending
Speaking of videos, you'll find some pretty interesting stuff at ScreenEdge,
a video label associated with ex-Jettisoundz video folks. You can buy
vids and dvds, as well as viewing Real Video streams of everything from weird
porn to Black Flag to Psychic TV to The Toy Dolls. They have both low
and high bandwidth streams, or you can download the vids to your computer.
for a taste.
Speaking of streaming video, Punkcast has some pretty good vids too.
I think they may be associated with Screenedge, but I'm not sure. You
can check out live vids of The Queers, Agnostic Front, Joe Strummer, and
countless others, both inside and outside of the punk genre. Their
site is http://www.punkcast.com/
I thought that DyeMyHair.com was a pretty funny site, but it is more proof
that you can find anything on the Internet. This site is dedicated
to showing you how to get vibrant hair colors with dye. You'll find
tips on dying your hair, including the best colors and brands to use,
a gallery of user-submitted photos, and columns on using alternative dyes
and other colored-hair related anecdotes. Visit it at
About a year ago, I mentioned a site to get a free unix account online called
TheUnixPlace. The guy that was running this site can't seem to get
his shit together and keep his computer up, and so I apologize to any of
you that got an account with him, especially if you threw a donation his
way for a lifetime account. As a matter of fact, he doesn't even own
the unix place domain name anymore. Another free unix account provider
now owns it, and they've been around for over 15-years, providing low-cost
internet access to the public. For a buck (to prove you aren't just
using the system to send spam) you can get an account that includes email,
webspace, a unix shell (where you can do all kinds of geeky stuff), newsgroup
access, and more. Check out the Super Dimensional Fortress at
if you're interested.
That's going to wrap it up for this month. Send an e-mail to
with suggestions or sites that you'd like to see in this column. And,
as usual, you may check out all of the columns online in the Netpunk section
. See ya.