It has been a little bit since I last hit you people with a full on THUNDER ZONE UPDATE, so fuck it, here it goes. Last time I yelled at you I was dropping that dig-printed insanity LAST RENAISSANCE shirt, way back in who knows when. But since then, the game has been flipped on its head and all hell is breaking loose in the motherfucking THUNDER ZONE.
Before we get into anything else, I should just share that there has been a THUNDER ZONE BACK TO SCHOOL INSANITY SALE going down over at the THUNDER ZONE WEBSTORE. That’s right, 50 percent off everything with that promo code ZONE2K16 at checkout. Am I crazy for this one? Probably. Is it a wild deal for you? No doubt. So take advantage of this shit, because it is going to be gone by October 1. Get some energy drinks, get some music. Life your life.
Next up. That EXTREME ANIMALS tape: “THIS MUSIC DOES NOT APOLOGIZE: 2002-2008.” I know I mentioned this when I talked about the JUICEBOXXX/EXTREME ANIMALS mini-tour that went down last July/August, but I don’t think I can say enough about this thing: it is a greatest hits of sorts from one of the most underappreciated freakout units of the wild oughts, part of the Paper Rad unit. Cop the tape or download before it is gone, bask in the 7 panel full color foldout collage, bask in the singular rainbow rock insanity.
Then you know I gotta mention this new sticker design, flipped by the one-and-only D. Gookin. Get it at gigs or online. And there is also a new fucked up STATE OF THE THUNDER ZONE that I won’t even embed here but will say that you should CLICK THIS LINK if you want to maybe go crazy with me.
And then, and then… The next release on ZONE is a true doozy. I’m talking a landmark moment for whatever this label/brand/feeling/energy drink company really is (it is still confusing, even to me)… A 7” featuring two new songs by ODWALLA88 and a B-Side remix by LIL UGLY MANE and cover art by MAX EISENBERG aka DJ DOG DICK. Check out a sneak of the cover below:
More info on that soon, it hits the street October 25. Really excited about this release, a true “meeting of the minds” from some of the best bands, artists and rappers going today in the USA freakout game. Beyond the record, there are also some more Thunder Zone surprises in store, so keep watch here and stay positive, make it out of this fucked up year alive. Keep dreaming, even though we are all surrounded by constant darkness.
It’s STATE OF THE THUNDER ZONE and it’s back, at least one more time. Do you even remember State Of The Thunder Zone? Maybe some things are better left buried in the pit of YouTube, I have no idea. Long story short in 2013 I did a weekly vlog for an entire year, 52 episodes total. Was I going crazy or did State Of The Thunder Zone make me go crazy? A little bit of column A, a little bit of column B. Regardless it is an insane thing that exists and now I’m doing it again, once more. At least once more! I’m losing my mind but I’m trying to change my life. And growing up is not easy. But fuck it, I’m trying my best. We are all trying our best. Watch it above.
STATE OF THE THUNDER ZONE is back for this Fall 2K14 “one off” and damn it feels good to just yell into a smartphone again. Talking about life, talking about THE THUNDER ZONE – you know the drill. This is it, there is no turning back man. New things this Fall include a Japanese-only LIL UGLY MANE jacket and the SCHWARZ sample pack for all of your club music/prank call needs. 2015 will see a new JUICEBOXXX mixtape and “proper” full length plus all sorts of stuff.
And also! The “Big Reveal” — My friend Leon Neyfakh wrote a book about me, to be published next fall by Melville House. Someone wrote a book about Juiceboy? I’m still processing it too. More info soon. I wish I could stop, I really do. I would probably live a happier life but I am on a mission to just keep doing the sick shit no matter what. Somebody, anybody… Buy a THUNDER ZONE HACKY SACK. It is worth the money. Never Surrender.
2013 was a fucked up year but that’s OK because I’m still alive and rocking deep in the THUNDER ZONE. 2K13 saw me spending time on both coasts and in the heartland, running like a chicken with his head cut off just trying to find something that I can call my own in this crazy place that we call the USA. Despite all the freaking out and breaking down, I kept on pumping out the sickest shit possible, all in the name of the THUNDER ZONE. And that is positive. “After the jump” let us get deeper into the Nu-American insanity that was JUICEBOXXX and THUNDER ZONE in 2013.
THIS IS IT MAN. THE FINAL “STATE OF THE THUNDER ZONE”. THANK YOU GOD WE ARE GOING HOME. SOMEHOW I DID THIS THING FOR 52 GODDAMN WEEKS STRAIGHT. WHAT’S NEXT? WHO KNOWS MAN. HACKY SACK ON DECK. LIFE KEEPS GOING, NEVER SURRENDER FOREVER. THIS IS THE LAST “ALL CAPS” POST. THE END OF AN ERA. JUICEBOXXX IS FOREVER CHANGING. THE SAGA NEVER ENDS, OR DOES IT? “STAY TUNED”.
“STATE OF THE THUNDER ZONE” IS ALMOST OVER. AS WE APPROACH THE FINISH LINE, LET US TAKE A MOMENT TO REFLECT ON THE PAST YEAR AND HOW FUCKING BLEAK IT HAS BEEN. ALRIGHT, THAT MOMENT IS UP. FUCK 2K13. THIS IS 2K14 AND IT IS TIME TO TRY AGAIN. NEVER FORGET AND NEVER SURRENDER FOREVER. THE FINAL STATE OF THE THUNDER ZONE (#52) IS NEXT WEEK.
GODDAMN THE SAGA NEVER ENDS, BUT IT IS GETTING CLOSE. ONLY 8 MORE STATE OF THE THUNDER ZONE’S TO GO! THIS HAS BEEN A FUCKED UP YEAR AND I KEEP RUNNING. ENJOY THIS EMBARRASSING MESS WHILE YOU CAN BECAUSE BY EARLY 2K14 THE MOVEMENT WILL BE NOTHING BUT A STUPID LEGEND IN THE EYES OF A CRAZY RAGER. THE THUNDER ZONE IS ALWAYS CHANGING, SO TRY TO UNDERSTAND. TRY TO UNDERSTAND. #37-43 IN REVERSE ORDER AFTER THAT JUMP.
THE SAGA ROLLS ON AND THE SHIT JUST GETS DEEPER. IF YOU DO YOUR RESEARCH YOU CAN SEE A NARRATIVE UNFOLDING THROUGH TIME AND SPACE. GROWING UP AND FREAKING OUT. THE NEVERENDING STORY. YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT I CAN’T STOP RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I STILL HAVE WORK TO DO. WELCOME TO THE THUNDER ZONE. ENTER THE THUNDER ZONE. FOLLOW YOUR FUCKED UP DREAMS. NEVER SURRENDER FOREVER. #32-35 AFTER THE “JUMP” (more…)
YOU THINK I’M NOT DOING STATE OF THE THUNDER ZONE EVERY WEEK? YOU THINK I’M SKIPPING WEEKS? YOU THINK I’M GIVING UP? SORRY BUDDY, YOU ARE FUCKED. I’M DOING THIS EVERY WEEK FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR! JUST TALKING ABOUT LIFE, MUSIC, THUNDER ZONE. WHATEVER I FEEL LIKE. TOTALLY FREESTYLE, TOTALLY STUPID. TOTALLY EMBARRASSING (PROBABLY). BUT WHO CARES. HERE IS THE LAST 5 INSTALLMENTS. “AFTER THE JUMP”. (more…)
YA MAN THE YEAR ROLLS ON AND SO DOES “STATE OF THE THUNDER ZONE”. COLLECTED IN ONE BLOG POST I PRESENT THE PAST 5 WEEKS OF INSANITY AND REAL LIFE SITUATIONS FOR YOU TO WATCH AND FIGURE OUT. I’M DOING “STATE OF THE THUNDER ZONE” FOR A FULL YEAR EVERY WEEK AND WE HAVE JUST HIT THE HALFWAY POINT. THERE IS NO TURNING BACK, RIDE WITH ME. ENTER THE THUNDER ZONE. #26 IS ABOVE. #22-25 “AFTER THE JUMP”. (more…)