Over nearly two hours, WTJU veteran Aaron Margosis and Ian MacKaye spin some tunes and talk dischord history, straight edge, L.A.’s punk scene, Henry Rollins, Nazi skinheads, Fugazi’s record sales, getting courted by major labels and all sorts of subjects that would excite even a casual fan of MacKaye’s now-legendary bands and record label.
Sergio Avenia, drummer for Jeff Ament’s early hardcore band Deranged Diction, has passed away at the age of 49 48. Jeff has posted a remembrance of his friend at the Pearl Jam site. More info on Deranged Diction here and here.
Another rare video: Hardcore band Deranged Diction, featuring future Green River/Mother Love Bone/Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, at Metropolis, Seattle, 1983 or 1984 (video by Joe Mailloux; posted by nearSeattle84)
Official Tumblr for Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, a Time magazine book of the year. (Now in paperback; purchase info here.) The blog is run by the author, freelance writer/editor Mark Yarm; he is of no relation to Mark Arm of Mudhoney.