Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What is PMA and Straight Edge?

For those who are not aware of what PMA and/or Straight Edge is, check out the video by Texas Rangers Pitcher C.J. Wilson on>

Don't Need Drugs t-shirt from React Records

For anybody who is interested in picking up their own Don't Need Drugs t-shirt, I got mine from the really cool people at React Records. They were also really cool and helped raise a lot of money for my school last year. They are at

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

An interview with Toby Morse from H2O and

Ever since my dad played one of H2O's songs, I liked all of their music. I also like because the whole purpose is not doing drugs and living a clean, positive life. I got into hardcore a couple of years ago because of my dad's long friendship with the guys from 7 Seconds. Some of my favorite H2O songs are One Life One Chance, Sunday, and What Happened.

When people in hardcore think of keeping a positive outlook, one of the people they think of is Toby Morse, the singer of H2O and the guy behind I am really happy my first interview is with Toby.

PMA Kid: Tell me about the OLOC project.

Toby: OLOC is the name of my organization that goes to schools to inspire kids to make healthy life choices and maintain PMA and be themselves and to avoid peer pressure.

PMA Kid: What made you want to start Where did you get the idea for the site?

Toby: I asked to speak to kids at a school in Rockaway Queens by a H2O Fan who was a Teacher there . She had made the students a PMA Mixtape for a memoir project and the number song that kids related to on it was a song called Sunday By H2O and the kids wrote me these heartfelt letters and  the Teacher asked me to come and meet them the next time is was in NYC and the rest is history (as they say).

Welcome to PMA Kid!

PMA stands for Positive Mental Attitude.

 I started this website because I thought it would be a cool way to learn new ideas, interview people that interest me, and discuss ways to always keep PMA.

Upcoming interviews include:
  • Toby Morse from H2O and
  • Kevin Seconds 
  • Dr. Irene Eister (my Principal)
  • Outlast (New Jersey Straight Edge band)
  • Police and Thieves (D.C. Straight Edge band)
  • Mike Villines (former Minority Leader in the CA State Assembly)
  • Dan O'Mahony (No For An Answer, Carry Nation, 411,
  • Dave Smalley (DYS, All, Dag Nasty, Down by Law, Editor at the Free Lance-Star)
  • Noose (Chicago Vegan Straight Edge band)
  • and more...
 I hope you enjoy the website.