Rick: Punk rock training? Isn't that an oxymoron. But I digress, Sure I'll look at it.
Mormo: Right on! Personally I have learned a lot from the punk scene. My bro Magic Matt of the gizzards trained me in a lot of punk rock stuff.
Mormo: That's awesome dude!! I got involved around '02 I think in San Diego.
Rick: I'm personal friend with Joey Vindictive, played in countless punk, hardcore, and ska-core bands
Mormo: I would like to interview for my blog at some point as well if you are down with that?
Mormo: I used to do a paper zine but the value of paper fell so hard. I still get zines in the mail all the time though.
Rick: I've been circulating my anarcho-gutter punk zine brain bombs since the mid 90's. Used to put it out twice a month now I do it every 3 months.
Mormo: How do you distribute the zine? Do you charge?
Rick: Free people $2 inmates always free, always willing to barter/trade. I also get my zine distro'd by south Chicago anarchist black cross zine distro. I used to just ask for a donation to cover costs but I feel short way too often.
Mormo: Totally. I always give copies to inmates for free too. It's a great tradition. WHat was the most fun band you were in?
Rick: Small unfriendly rodents, Chicago circa 93-97. We had played allot of basements garages and local venues. Some of the better known bands we played with were flatfoot 56, the vindictives, the dwarves, prophets of rage, skapone, the urge, car 54 where are you. Smoking Aliens, FistFuk
Mormo: Somebody recently commented on my documentary Punk Vs Punk: "I disagree with some points cool bands but but not my type of punk punk is about change for the better some of those bands just want to wreck and smash stuff and that's not punk ass holes" Do you think punk is about change for the better?
Rick: I think punk manifests in various forms, sometimes destruction is a form of creation. It's kind of like when people say rioting changes nothing, which is not entirely true. Civil disobedience has a long history of acting as a catalyst for change. Often with the youth strong emotions manifest as anger and lack direction however as they age that angst becomes focused and leads to change. Although I might not agree with it I think suppressing it is much more harmful. We don't need more sycophant drones milling about this earth.