Saturday, November 28, 2009

UPCOMING DEC SHOWS BC+AB



i said more dates to come....here they are. from dec 11 to the 19th we are bringing christmas to your town! a drunken smoked out christmas in your local bar or club. but still...christmas.

Fri Dec 11 Delta, BC Envy

Sat Dec 12 Penticton, BC Voodoo’s

Sun Dec 13 Banff, AB Wild Bill’s

Mon Dec 14th Jasper, AB Atha-B

Tues Dec 15th Grande Prairie, AB Better Than...

Wed Dec 16th Edmonton, AB The Temple

Thurs Dec 17th Lethbridge, AB Blarney Stone

Fri Dec 18th Calgary, AB The Marquee

Sat Dec 19th Revelstoke, BC River City Saloon

Fri Jan 15 Victoria, BC Sugar w/ Okay City

BLAM!!
dusty
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Technics is dead


News has emerged that iconic turntable manufacturers Technics will be stopping production on their universally loved Technics 1200s and Technics 1210s.

The company behind the production of the Technics turntables Panasonic announced that they would cease the manufacture of Tehcnics turntables in February next year, citing an increasing decline in sales as the motivation behind the line’s demise.

Feels like one day i'm going to look at my gear and realize i'm using antiques to make beats.......

Thursday, November 26, 2009

HAPPY THANKSGIVING...EXCEPT FOR NATIVE PEOPLES.



The Native American Indian genocide was a deliberate, calculated and insidious attempt at destroying the native peoples. It is considered to be one of the most horrific genocides known to man.

It has been estimated that there were up to 25 million natives in North America before the white man came. By the 1890's there were known only to be approximately 250,000. Of course those figures cannot be truly known just by their nature and time period, but the point is the devastation percentage wise is unequaled.

The white man, given their belief in their basic right to the lands and their arrogance in thinking they were superior to everyone else, systematically set to destroy the Indian.

This was accomplished in many ways. First, their weapons were superior. Then there were diseases, murder of infants, children and women to erradicate the native on that level, poisoning of water sources, destruction of food sources, etc etc.

SO.....now today, most of us give thanks for our own modern comforts without thinking about those who paid the real price for "freedom" in this land.

i give thanks for my family, friends, health and knowledge of self.
and i give my heart felt apologies to those who lost so much, just so the cowardly lions could have there kingdom.

peace and love to everyone

metty dertmerchant
sweatshop union

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dust Might Land- Fatty Down feat. Snak & Mos Eisley

DUST MIGHT LAND - Fatty Down feat Snak & Mos Eisley - Directed by D.Thompson from Daryl Thompson on Vimeo.


On top of being a good song, this is a cool video. The song is called "dust might land" and stars our good friend Fatty Down (as snak) and features Snak the ripper (as fatty....confusing right?) as well as Sweatshop's own Mos Eisley on the hook.

Dusty
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HOMEBOY SANDMAN download


Homeboy Sandman is one of my favorite rappers right now. we played a show with him the last time we were in New York. I had never heard of him before but after catching his show and listening to some of his music I was hooked. There is just something about it that is different from most stuff out there.

Check out his myspace page http://www.myspace.com/homeboysandman to check out more of his shtuff....

Download: Homeboy Sandman – “Angels With Dirty Faces”
http://usershare.net/araupzjk55xk

Dusty
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Monday, November 23, 2009

upcoming DEC. shows

here is a list of the next feew shows we have coming up in December. we're looking at adding some more on, so check back soon..........

Fri Dec 11 Delta, BC Envy w/ Conspirituality & OkayCity
Sat Dec 12 Penticton, BC Voodoo’s w/ Venice Queen
Sun Dec 13 Banff, AB Wild Bill’s

laters

Dusty
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

CORTES SHOW



Cortes was awesome! really cool place. I don't think we've ever been treated so nice. by the end of the night we got a drunken buffet and were sipping liquor from bottles that looked like mrs buttersworth and tasted like christmas. I want to go back in the summer.

Friday, November 20, 2009

BLAKROC webisode #10



The Black Keys are gangster. They make some of the best music out there and now they are putting together a rap album featuring Raekwon, Mos Def, Jim Jones, RZA, Q Tip & more. I want to find this studio, sneak in, burrow into a wall or something and come out to record and play with all the gear when they all go home at night....

dusty
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FOOD INC. FREE DVD DOWNLOAD


its FRIDAY! and instead of renting "grease" again, do yourself a massive favor and download this move: FOOD INC.
def not a dinner movie, but if u even remotely care about the food you eat and where it comes from....this is must see...

...confession: it made me glad i dont eat red meat but very sad that i enjoy chicken as much as i do...

enjoy
METTY DERTMERCHANT
SWEATSHOP UNION

PLOT:
The film examines large-scale agricultural food production in the United States, concluding that the meat and vegetables produced by this type of economic enterprise leads to inexpensive but unhealthy and environmentally harmful food.

LINK:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4RNQXZPW

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

FREE D-sisive album Jonestown


D sisive is dope. the only other thing you need to know is he posted a free album for you to download over @ http://d-sisive.bandcamp.com/album/jonestown .....so, check it out, support and get the damn thing.

EYEWRITER.ORG

heard about this on CBC radio today. It's a low-cost eye-tracking apparatus & custom software that allows graffiti writers and artists with paralysis resulting from ALS to draw using only their eyes. pretty fucking crazy/ amazing. check out the website EYEWRITER.ORG and the video below.....

Dusty
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The Eyewriter from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kyprios - '12:12' Album Release Party


Come celebrate the release of '12:12' - the new album by Kyprios - available now. Show is Friday November 20th at Pop Opera. 9:00pm sharp.


so ive decided to be a nice guy, iam a bit of a movie nerd and always have the in on new stuff and weird underground films...so with this new blog, i decided to start posting links to new movies i dig, so that you can all download em onto your computer.

i saw this movie in aug. with the crew while on tour, its not for everyone but we all dug it! ENJOY

metty dertmerchant

Inglourious Basterds
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361748/

LINKS: just copy and paste them

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=X50GGSH9
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9ITPFRM2

Monday, November 16, 2009

"BOOBS" animated video/ free download

another animated video for a short song i did. heard the sample & recognized it from"freshest mc in the world".....this is what i did with it. did some drawings, cut some girlies out of magazines and voila. shout out to Marmalade for the synth solo....

download Pigeon Hole "Boobs" http://www.zshare.net/audio/685689973a9bb83d/

dusty
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or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjG12bMJjZo

"I Love Your Moustache" video/ free download

This is an animated video and quick little song i did a while back. I came home from tour and threw on this record. while i was brushing my teeth about to call it a night my wife said "did you just hear what she sung?" I pulled it back, heard the sample, threw the beat together real quick smoked a joint and the song wrote itself. woke up the next morning and made the video while eating bran flakes...BOOYAH!!

check out the video, download the song and pass both around if you feel it.

download Pigeon Hole "I love your moustache" http://www.zshare.net/download/68568299759c1870/

dusty
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UPCOMING NOV. SHOWS


Had a week off after Nelson & Kelowna. Kelowna was a shit fest....in a good way. Security was tossing kids off stage, the front row was getting crushed, girls were crowd surfing, everyone was jumping, screaming, hands up and all that good stuff. awesome.

Next up for November we have the official release party for the new Kyprios solo record titled "12:12". thats happening Nov 20 in Vancouver at Pop Opera on Hastings. The next day Sweatshop is playing on Cortez Island Nov 21st at the Sunset. Cortez is one of the coolest islands i've ever been too. Hyped to be going back.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

SWEATSHOP UNION LIVE SHOW TRAILER


IN CASE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN TO A SWEATSHOP UNION SHOW BEFORE...THEY GO SUMTHIN LIKE THIS:






....DONT SLEEP. ONE OF THE MOST HYPE SHOWS ON THE ROAD TODAY

Friday, November 13, 2009

SWEATSHOP UNION POPS A CHERRY




OK SO APPARENTLY THERE IS THIS NEW THING CALLED A "BLOG".
I DIDNT BELIEVE IT MYSELF UNTIL JUST THIS WEEK...I SAW IT...RIGHT THERE ON MY SCREEN....THE WORD...."BLOG".
THEN I THOUGHT, SWEATSHOP UNION SHOULD HAVE A BLOG....
BUT SOME ASSHOLE DECIDED TO CALL THERE "BLOG" SWEATSHOP UNION.
THANKS TO MR.FUCKHEAD, I HAVE NAMED THIS "BLOG"...SWEATSHOP ONION.
UNTIL WE SET UP OUR NEW WEBSITE/BLOGSITE...IN A COUPLE MONTHS...
THIS WILL BE THE OFFICIAL SWEATSHOP UNION BLOG SPOT....AND MEMBERS OF THE GROUP WILL BE POSTING RANDOM THINGS AND NEWS ETC. ON HERE AS TIME GOES ON....SO FOLLOW US HERE OR HOLLER AT US ON WWW.SWEATSHOPUNION.COM

PEACE!
METTY DERTMERCHANT
SWEATSHOP UNION