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By means of a disclaimer, I feel compelled to state that none of the views, opinions, meowings, skywriting at night, Tragic 8-Ball missive misinterpretations, prison yard india ink tattoo scrawlings, gastric warblings, monosyllabic oath invectives, exposed belly snail trail helixes, messy glandular secretions, kinetic tentacle typings, or tombstone-carved epitaphs that comprise this blog should reflect the views or opinions of the interview subjects (those sainted souls). Nor should this blog reflect upon the LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! project as a whole. Running a website means constantly PRODUCING! MORE! MATERIAL! To this end, I will contribute my thoughts and observations to this blog. I've been known to be a prickly pear at times and I do like to step on toes on occasion. Hence, my words wear steel-capped boots and the desire to let them fall as they will can be a heavy burden. Take these words with a pillar of salt. Know that as much as I want you to get some enjoyment out of my writing, my greater desire is to some day have you give me some of your money.

* I have hyphenated the word "disclaimer" in the title because Dis bands are punk and this blog is backed by the d-beat.

Come and See!

Neshaminy Live Event Temp Flyer
Check out the events listing section for a live interview at the Neshaminy Brewing Company about punk businesses. The event will be updated with a different flyer and more information in the days to come.

A Brief Update

Jello, Eric, and Jesse
Hello, friends.

A short posting to say that significant events will soon be announced, so stop back over the next couple weeks for each successive announcement. I'm not trying to tease these things out. Rather, details are still being worked out, so it's best to just say that the events should be worthy of your time. If all goes as it should, there should be a big live event, a film screening with special guests, and a sizable bit of press for the project. There will also be new interviews, though nothing is firmly scheduled yet.

I leave you with a reminder that L!F!P! limited-edition "event only" shirts remain for sale from me only. Drop me a message if you'd like one. All the other shirts, which are not limited, are sold through Cinepunx. Contact them for those. Most of the new shirts are likely too sell out at the forthcoming events and won't be reprinted, so best to get on those if you'd like one. The photo is former interview subject Jesse Townley wearing the new L!F!P! shirt with Eric Debris of the band Metal Urbain and none other than Jello Biafra popping his head into the frame.

The Fellows "Spoke"

Scott Crawford and Jim Saah by Karen Kirchhoff
Jim Saah and Scott Crawford by Karen Kirchhoff
Jim Saah, Joseph, Scott Crawford by Karen Kirchhoff
Jim Saah, Joseph, Scott Crawford by Karen Kirchhoff
Spoke event at Cindergarden by Karen Kirchhoff
Spoke event at Cindergarden by Karen Kirchhoff
Here are some photos by Karen Kirchhoff from our recent (February 3, 2017) event at Cindergarden in West Philly with Scott Crawford and Jim Saah of the Washington, DC hardcore punk documentary Salad Days and the new book Spoke,

This was the LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! "Speakers Series" #3.

Limited Light Blue T-Shirts

L!F!P! Light blue shirt
The two designs/four colorways of the official L!F!P! shirts are available exclusively through our friends at Cinepunx. Hit them up! I'm doing a very limited run of light blue shirts of the new design for sale only at L!F!P! events and to friends. If you want one, drop me a direct line and I'll tell you how to order it from me. There are only ten of each size of this color and they won't be reprinted on this color shirt, so drop me a line soon if you want one.

Cinepunx Guest Interview

James Harris at the January 15, 2017 Exhumed Films benefit show
On Sunday, January 15, 2017 I joined my friends Liam and Josh of the Cinepunx podcast to interview James Harris about cancer, community, and horror.

You may listen to the interview here:

http://www.cinepunx.com/cinepunx-episode-60-a-special-interview-with-james-harris-docterror-com-horror-sexy-podcast/

Also, if you go to that page you might want to watch the video that's up there of me giving a speech at the Exhumed Films benefit show for James and his family.

The direct link to the video of my speech is here:

https://www.facebook.com/gervasi/videos/10211029050578993/

Finally, if you're reading this before Friday, February 3, 2017 and you live in the Philadelphia area, please come to my L!F!P! "Speakers Series" #3 with director/writer Scott Crawford and special additional guest photographer Jim Saah. Details are on the events page of this site and there's a Facebook event page.

New L!F!P! Shirts

Hauntlove designed shirt 1
Hauntlove designed shirt 2
Mickey Smack designed shirt 1
Mickey Smack designed shirt 2
The original design of L!F!P! shirts (by Justin Miller/Hauntlove) and a new design by Mikey Smack are available in a total of four different -- oh, I feel corny in typing this -- "colorways" from the fine folks at Cinepunx. This is stop benefit their podcast network.

Order here: http://www.cinepunx.com/cinepunx-store-new-loud-fast-philly-shirt-white/

The Photos of Jeffrey Sidelsky

Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
On Friday, November 18, 2016 I presented the 2016 Sid and Nancy documentary Sad Vacation at PhilaMOCA. Present were producer Luigi Scorcia and Kenny "Stinker" Gordon of the legendary Philly punk band Pure Hell.

Photographer Jeffrey Sidelsky was on on hand to capture photos of the audience and he was kind enough to allow me to post his photos here. I think they're terrific.

All photos are copyright 2016 by Jeffrey Sidelsky. You can reach him at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.sidelsky?fref=ts

Twitter: mojosent

#photomojo

The Tyler Contemporary Speaking Event

JAG At Tyler Contemporary. Photo by HR.
JAG At Tyler Contemporary. Photo by HR.
JAG At Tyler Contemporary. Photo by HR.
JAG At Tyler Contemporary. Photo by HR.
Tyler Event flyer
Tyler November 2016 calendar with L!F!P!
Earlier this evening I was ably interviewed by Ed Avery-Natale at Tyler Contemporary, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, at this project and Philly HC punk in general. I think the audience enjoyed the conversation. I'll be posting the audio here and in the other places in a few days. For now, here are a few shots from tonight.

My thanks to the folks at Tyler for inviting me out and all those who came out to hear my speak.

Jersey Devils

Allen Crawford by Karen Kirchhoff
Benjamin Warfield by Karen Kirchhoff
David Kessler by Karen Kirchhoff
The Pine Barrens crew plus JAG by Karen Kirchhoff
The Pine Barrens crew plus JAG by Karen Kirchhoff
Here are some bonus shots of the The Pine Barrens fellows (and two with them plus me) from the photoshoot that Karen Kirchhoff did on the night of the interview (Monday, October 3, 2016).

The interview is now up, so give it a listen. It's one of my favorites of the recent interviews. Great guys!

P.S. While this is the main home for the L!F!P! interviews, for the sake of convenience and wider distribution, you can listen to this and most (and in some platforms all) of the past interviews at: the Cinepunx podcast network, TuneIn, GooglePlay, Stitcher, and iTunes.

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