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“I Hate It When People Say…”

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2011 at 6:08 pm

I hate it when people say:


“Women already have equal rights!”

“That’s their culture, you can’t change that.”

“Calm down, it’s just a joke.”

“Men/women are just like that.”

“Men/women can’t be changed.”

“Women/men are all the same.”

Because women’s rights shouldn’t just affect only America. Just because we don’t get stoned to death for showing our knees doesn’t mean the genders are equal.

Because if there’s even one person who wants something to change for the better, culture regardless, they deserve to fight for it.

If it offends someone, you have to respect that. It’s your right to say something, but that doesn’t mean someone has to accept it and keep their mouth shut.

Everyone is different.


Not true.

That is all.



Emily Vega


Emily’s Top Ten Favorite Songs

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2011 at 10:49 pm
Hey, Party People! This isn’t a super-important article, but as I scan the precious few zines I have from the 1990’s, I realize that it was just cool to let your fans know what you’re into, and to also gain feedback. So here, in no particular order, are my favorite songs right now:

1. “Heroes” – David Bowie

2. “Fuck and Run” – Liz Phair

3. “Turn the Sun Down” – Splendora

4. “Over at the Frankenstein Place” – Rocky Horror Soundtrack (:D)

5. “Knights” – Crystal Castles

6. “I Am (Doll Parts Demo)” – Courtney Love

7. “Through the Roof ‘n’ Underground” – Gogol Bordello

8. “Distant Fingers” – Patti Smith

9. “Andres” – L7

10. “Discipline” – Nine Inch Nails



Emily Vega

Red Hot Chili Peppers Storming Up the Wavelengths with their New Single!

In Current News, Music, Pop Culture, Unclassifiable on July 24, 2011 at 4:24 pm

If you’re a Chili Peppers fan, you probably already know that their new single, The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie was accidentally leaked three days early on the Red Hot Chili Peppers website  on July 15th, 2011 and was quickly made available to radio stations because of that.  If you didn’t already know, and even if you’re not a current fan, you should definitely take a listen:

The Cover of the Red Hot Chili Pepper's New Single: The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie.

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Amy Winehouse: A Life Cut Short

In Current News, Music, Pop Culture on July 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm

It was July 23rd, 2011, when prominent musician Amy Winehouse joined the ranks of Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison,  and Brian Jones in the 27 Club, the group of influential musicians who have died at the age of 27. Fans of Winehouse took to several forms of social media to express their sadness for the loss of one of their favorite artists. Already, Amy Winehouse is a trending topic on Twitter and there is a page on Facebook dedicated to mourning her.

Though it was no secret that Winehouse battled with alcohol and drug addictions, fans were still expressing their disbelief with tweets such as “very sad and shocked about the death of amy winehouse. r.i.p.” and “A tribute to Amy Winehouse on Magic TV on sky now .. V sad …Hard to believe. RIP.”  Even people who weren’t exactly fans of Winehouse took to Twitter to express their sympathies:  “I wasn’t a fan of Amy Winehouse but I can’t get over the fact that she died. #RIP”.

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Post-Potter Depression

In Movies, Pop Culture on July 24, 2011 at 3:29 am

“Can you believe it? Harry Potter is over!”

I think I’ve heard that said…what? about 365 thousand times already. It’s increasingly depressing as each day goes by, seriously. I think it’s especially disheartening to those who grew up with Harry. I remember being 11 years old, curled up with the first book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Damn. That was a long time ago. It was so magical! And then the first movie came out and suddenly, the magic was real. Excuse me, nerd moment.

Let me continue: this being the last installment of the ever-popular series is just a deafening blow to Potter fans. LIKE FO’ REAL. It’s even worse than when the last Harry Potter book came out. I mean, back then, at least we had something to look forward to, you know? There were a couple of more movies to be made. Yeah, we basked in what was soon to come like badasses. And then this. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2. At least there was a part two, you know? They didn’t skimp out on us in that sense.

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‘Sup Bros?

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2011 at 2:53 am

We’re blisterpack, the brainchild of Monica Garza and Emily Vega! Please follow us, talk about us, link to us, express your forthcoming gratitude for all of our blood, sweat, and tears that will be going into this project…too far? 


we’re here to bring you the latest news, reviews, and pics of musicians, albums, art, politics (we don’t promise anything), and anything else that may tickle our funnybones.

Hope to be seeing more of ya!

Word out.



In Music, Punk, Rock, Unclassifiable on July 23, 2011 at 9:59 pm


Input would be greatly appreciated, brosiedons of the brocean.