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M/R/X & Wolfpack this Sat. Feb 2nd

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, January 30, 2008 06:51pm | Post a Comment


DEATHROCK.GOTH.HORROR.PUNK
IN THE MAIN ROOM
WITH DJS
ERIC DEAD
TONY-X
GUEST DJ STEVE FROM SCARLET'S REMAINS

IN THE SIDE ROOM
MINIMAL.ELECTRONIK.WAVE.SYNTH.PUNK.GOTH
WITH DJS
ADAM XVI
JOB LEATHERETTE
GUEST DJ CHADWICK (((6))) SECRET SOCIETY OF THE SONIC SIX
&
NYDECAY WITH GIVEAWAYS FROM MUTANT TRANSMISSIONS RECORDS
AND DROP DEAD MAGAZINE N.Y.
..WWW.MUTANTTRANSMISSIONS.COM

..WWW.MYSPACE.COM/MUTANTTRANSMISSIONSRECORDS

..WWW.MYSPACE.COM/DROPDEADMAGAZINE


@
ROBERTO'S
686 NORTH SPRING ST.
TAKE ELEVATOR TO THE SECOND FLOOR
CHINATOWN, LOS ANGELES

2 DANCE FLOORS=YES
SMOKING PATIO=YES
BAR=YES!
ART FAG VISUALS=YES
THE BEST MUSIC THAT OTHERS DON'T PLAY=YES!!!

ONLY $6.00 BEFORE 10:30 $10 AFTER

18 PLUS=YES!



...AND REMEMBER

M / R / X
NEVER...EVER PUTS OUT!
SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!

Jaws 2 This Saturday At Midnight !

Posted by phil blankenship, January 30, 2008 06:24pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music and Phil Blankenship are proud to present some of our film favorites at Los Angeles’ last full-time revival movie theater. See movies the way they're meant to be seen - on the big screen and with an audience!


Saturday Feb. 2

30th Anniversary !!

Jaws 2

New Beverly Cinema
7165 W Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 938-4038
Midnight, $7

http://www.newbevcinema.com


Upcoming:
Feb 9 Dirty Dancing
Feb 23 Commando
Mar 8 Streets Of Fire
Mar 15 Can't Hardly Wait (10th Anniversary!)
Mar 29 The Funhouse


 

Amoeba Music's Second Annual Art Show

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 30, 2008 03:28pm | Post a Comment

Friday, January 25th brought San Francisco a rain storm of biblical proportion. The incessant downpour superseded “dogs and cats” within the first few hours of daylight and went straight for much larger mammals – blue whales and pre-historic beavers? Believe me, it was bad.

Given that Californians aren’t known for their hardiness in torrential rains, it was a pleasant surprise – perhaps even an artistic triumph over nature – to find San Francisco’s sleek and urban Space Gallery packed that night with art connoisseurs, Amoeba employees, and friends for the Amoeba Music's Second Annual Art Show’s reception.

It’s apparent to anyone who has perused the stacks at any of Amoeba Music’s three locations that it’s much more than just a record shop. A friend of mine actually admitted that he refers to Amoeba as the “Wish Store” because he always finds whatever rarity it is that he’s been obsessing over. There is a magical aura of sonic wish fulfillment radiating from Amoeba, and the employees (from cashiers to managers and owners) are responsible for creating this musical wonderland on a daily basis.

It can be of no surprise that these same employees possess multiple talents beyond mastery of arcane musical knowledge. The 112 works on display at the Space Gallery from January 22nd through 26th proved that the staff is a formidably gifted team. The selection offered a wide range of formats, emotions, and influences, as well as levels of experience -- a variety befitting a cross section of the Amoeba crew.

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3:15 The Moment Of Truth

Posted by phil blankenship, January 30, 2008 11:17am | Post a Comment
 







Magnum Home Entertainment M861

special thanks to Scott Pellet for loaning me this modern day classic !

The Growing Global Problem of E-Waste

Posted by Billyjam, January 30, 2008 09:00am | Post a Comment

If you are like most people, odds are that your old cell phone or old phones are sitting gathering dust in a drawer or box at your home. 

Maybe you believe that you might actually use that outdated but technically still-functional old Nokia one day again. Or maybe you never got around to transferring all the old phone numbers. Or perhaps it holds a certain sentimental value and you just can't seem to part with it.

Almost statistically as likely are the odds that you also still have an old PC or laptop sitting around the house (or garage or storage unit) as well, even though you won't be using that anymore either.  Add up all of these obsolete electronic components in every household and you have a lot of future e-waste -- something that is already a serious problem with chronic potential on global scale.

Old unused cell phones, obsolete computers, cameras, old TVs, and various other assorted outdated or busted electronic units and parts are all part of the mounting global e-waste problem since they eventually will be dumped. And e-waste, like global warming, is a very serious pending problem for the earth and its inhabitants.

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) estimates that there are approximately 500 million obsolete computers with millions and millions of unwanted cell phones being retired annually. Even by 2005 the United States Geological Survey estimated that there were already half a billion old unused phones in the US. In total the USA owns approximately 3 billion electronic products with approximately 2.2 billion tons becoming e-waste annually. And most of this e-waste gets shipped to poorer countries like China, India, and Nigeria.

The problem with e-waste such as old electronics like computers and cell phones is that they are highly toxic -- made out of metals and plastics and other non-biodegradable components that are complex and hence expensive to separate. Old computers are loaded with hazardous chemicals. Mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, cobalt, zinc, chromium are among some of the toxic materials found in your average PC. And when they are dumped improperly (which is usually the case), these chemicals seep into the environment or are dumped into rivers, or more immediately poison the poor workers in third world countries who, to eek out a measly living, are contaminated by the toxins and lack of protection in their working conditions.
 
So what do we do? How and where do we get rid of our e-waste? For starters, environmentalists suggest, try not to keep buying new electronic items when you really don't need them. And then when you are finished with them, dispose of them immediately and correctly. 

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