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Saturday, October 12, 2013

This is Hardcore - Cool photos!

I had a lot of fun at This is Hardcore, and I just wanted to share some of my favorite pictures!

(Thank you Joe Hardcore for making this one of the best weekends EVER!!!)
Here I am singing with Toby during H2O
Picture by Ken Penn
Me and Toby Morse (my first interview ever!)
My dad's friend Chris Carnahan took this picture.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sunny Singh of Hate5Six.com

Joe Hardcore and Sunny Singh
at This is Hardcore 2013
Sunny Singh is one of the nicest and smartest people I have ever met! Back when I was in 6th grade, he did this really cool video for me to show the kids at my school when I did an assembly on choosing to be drug and alcohol free.  I had traded a few emails with him, but did not meet him in person until he and my dad went to a coffee shop for an hour in Sacramento. (Sunny was filming a wedding video the next day.) Because of Sunny, people all over the world get to see great shows even if they can't go to the show.  He is probably one of the nicest guys I know.  I am really REALLY happy that he is my friend. 

PMAKid: You are kinda famous in the hardcore scene because of your website Hate5Six.com.  You record hardcore shows and post them online for free so people all over the world can see these shows when they cannot go themselves.  Why did you start this site in the first place?

Sunny Singh: There were a couple reasons I started this project. In 2001/2002 when I was in high school I was really into collecting VHS tapes of live show footage. I was also starting to go to shows in southern New Jersey and Philly and wanted to find a way to get involved in my local hardcore/punk community. Having never used a camera before I realized the benefits would be threefold: I could teach myself something new, help my friends who were in bands, and start documenting my favorite bands much like the people who filmed the shows I had collected on VHS. The entire project has taught me probably the single most valuable lesson in my life: DIY. If I see a void that I want filled (even if it’s just for myself and that no one else would enjoy), I fill it.