Tom Gabel: “Anna Is A Stool Pigeon”

Naples, FL’s Tom Gabel has posted a performance of the song “Anna is a Stool Pigeon” from his solo EP Heart Burns. The video was recorded by Jake Maymudes on October 26th, 2008 in Sacremento, CA at the Nimbus Dam.

Gabel’s band, Against Me!, was recently in a bus accident and Gabel himself recently weighed in on the situation as well as discussed his new EP.
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Liferuiner’s final show ends with handcuffs

Canadian hardcore act Liferuiner‘s final show ended badly after what the venue attributed to some bad behaviour from the band. A dispute over door receipts led to:

Bottom line, [the booking agent] did a terrible job running the door. 117 people were in the room that should have paid (I went and did a head count) and only 74 did. Bottom line, she was short on the guarantee.

[Liferuiner] approach me in the back while I’m cleaning up the mess. All of them get in my face, and state the usual pissed off tough guy remarks/attitude, “Give us the fucking money or we’ll fuck you up + we’ll steal the sound system + let’s burn this mother fucker down.” I tell them, “I’m not giving you shit. This wasn’t my show and I’m in no position to pay for someone elses fuck up.”

Most bands want to go out in a bang, they went out in handcuffs.

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Mighty Mighty Bosstones release new songs; announce new 7 inch and album

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced plans for a brand new full length and before that, a new 7-inch. The band explained:

Lately we have been busy writing and recording music for a new MMB record. Two of the songs, “Impossible Dream” and “next To Nothing” will be released next month on a limited edition 7″ on our own Big Rig Records (500 on black, 500 on white). We added these two songs to the player TONIGHT in order to commemorate and celebrate this historic election. Enjoy!

You can check out the songs on their myspace page.
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Deftones bassist in coma after car crash

The Sacramento Bee is reporting that Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is in a coma in a San Jose hospital after a car accident in Santa Clara on Monday. The band’s vocalist, Chino Moreno, had only this to say:

I don’t know everything that’s going on — I just know it’s very serious. I’m on my way to be with his family, I’m pretty freaked out about it.

The band was working on their sixth studio album, Eros, set for a spring 2009 release.
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The Fire Still Burns (2004-2008)

The Fire Still Burns, which featured members of Lifetime, Bigwig, Nora and Ensign, has called it a day. The band explained:

It has been a long, fun, and awesome run, and we had a great time over the years. unfortunately, as sometimes happens when people lead busy lives, time becomes an issue and we can no longer make the band happen the way it should. there is no bad blood, there is no “drama”, and there are no hard feelings. the plain truth is that we are 5 guys going in 5 directions- and each one doing a million different bands and projects and things in their personal lives that make it impossible for us to continue to be a band anymore. it’s all good. we will live on.

The band released Keeping Hope Alive in 2005.
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Wednesday, November 5 2008

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Space Trader Update Released

Updates to Space Trader have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The specific changes include:

Space Trader

  • Users with foreign characters in their Windows username can now load the game
  • “CL_ParseGamestate: bad command byte” error is now fixed
  • Nose geometry on ‘Hala Couzens’ fixed
  • Tritex Water Facility quest in Chapter 5 can now be completed
  • Characters no longer get stuck in walls, boxes in Chapter 4
  • Multiplayer hostname option no longer visible
  • ‘Thug’ animations in hubs now working correctly
  • Incorrect character models fixed

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The Ship Update Released

Updates to The Ship have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The specific changes include:

The Ship

  • Changed default setting for normal game modes to use old method with non-constant Quarry updates and no Quarry compass arrow
  • Set default setting for World Leader game modes to use constant Quarry updates and show the Quarry compass arrow
  • Added convars for Quarry updates and the Quarry compass arrow to allow server admins to set up their servers as they wish
  • Fixed lag compensation issue with players being moved incorrectly while using weapons
  • Fixed changelevel bug which resulted in the command being issued multiple timee

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Far Cry 2 Update Released

Updates to Far Cry 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The specific changes include:

Far Cry 2

  • Fixed Dolby 5.1 support for most sound cards
  • Fixed mission objectives marker after a loading a save game
  • Fixed for difficulty level not changing health when updated
  • Fixed Jackal Tapes and Partner Tapes pages
  • Fixed Field Manuals not unlocking after game mode change
  • Fixed glider key remapping
  • Fixed keyboard controls remapping in single mode that didn’t carry into multiplayer mode
  • Prevent a buddy from getting stuck when healing him while receiving damages
  • Fixed stats of favorite weapon not properly reset between loaded save games
  • Fixed the mortar moving the player through wall
  • When creating a dedicated server with PunkBuster enabled then close it to create another but this time with PunkBuster disabled, PunkBuster will still be considered ON, on this new server
  • Display server’s IP address in lobby, beside the match’s name (for direct IP join to work)
  • Fixed a problem where a player could get stuck (and couldn’t get killed) after pressing the interaction key while wounded and getting rescued by a teammate at the same time
  • Fixed vehicles not being respawned if they were never used
  • A ranked match that is already started will not be listed in the match list
  • Fixed users not being able to see a match if the host switched match mode after a rank. Prevent the host from changing the server setting in a Ranked Match through the console
  • Fixed a glitch that could make a player invisible to another
  • Improved match start conditions. Ranked games can now also start if the player max is attained and everybody but the host is ready
  • Fixed if a user has too many user maps and tries to enter the map rotation menu in a Player or Ranked match, he would get disconnected
  • Fixed incorrect check for negative values when adjusting diamond count
  • Fixed a problem where a player would render through objects if healing a wounded playing while being wounded at the same time
  • Fixed players with same name by using identifiers instead of names
  • Always validate the diamond pool after class upgrades, reset or rank up to avoid getting more diamonds than the player is supposed to for his rank
  • Fixed reload not being interrupted on the host when a client picks a weapon while reloading
  • Fixed crash when creating a LAN game without a network cable
  • Fixed a random crash when joining a game
  • Fixed to make sure game is minimized in order to show the website when clicking on
  • Fixed crash in editor when deleting many objects in very rapid succession
  • Fixed crash in editor during parsing of the map headers
  • Fixed a random crash that could happen when pressing ESC to cancel a Benchmark run
  • Added CPU Intensive benchmark test run
  • Allow launching the Dedicated Server Launcher in command line

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Left 4 Dead Early Demo Access Tomorrow

November 5, 2008 – Early access to the Left 4 Dead demo begins Thursday, November 6 on both the PC and Xbox 360. The early demo access is scheduled to begin around 2 am PST on the Xbox 360 and 7 am PST on the PC.

This promotion is being offered in addition to the 10% savings for those who pre-order and applies to all Steam PC pre-orders and all PC and Xbox 360 pre-orders from GameStop and EB Games in North America.

On November 11 the demo will be made available to all PC and Xbox 360 gamers worldwide, with no obligation to purchase. The demo concludes on November 18, when Left 4 Dead will be made available at retail outlets across North America and worldwide via Steam.
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Barack Obama wins US election

Barack Obama has won the US presidential election and will become the nation’s 44th president in January of 2009. CNN is projecting a 333 electoral vote majority for Senator Obama as well as Democratic majorities in the House and Senate.

The Obama campaign had this to say:

You proved that change can happen. You built an unprecedented grassroots organization in all 50 states that brought a record number of people into the political process — many for the first time, many for the first time in a long time.

Our success required unprecedented resources, and our the Democratic National Committee played a major role on the ground efforts that generated record turnout up and down the ticket.

Congratulations to everyone who took the time to participate in this historic election.
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