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Pierre here. Okay so I just received a letter from Mirek, my polish friend & I hope it’s not to late…

I have some infor concerning shows, markets, places…

here they are: the HC market in Warsaw take place in the HyBrydy club near the train station but he didn’t know the date & place…

The HC Market in KATOWICE (near Krakov) take place in MEGA CLUB at DWORCOWA street, next’ll be on the 20th of November & then 18th of December. it starts at 11.00 AM.HC/pk stuff + lots of people to meet!

Also a HC/pk show in KATOWICE near the station again & I don’t know the address again…

Shows… on 15th of Nov. OI POLLOI!! playing at Mega Club in KATOWICE (market HC place) & the 16th probably in KRAKOW + 9th o Nov. a anti-fascist Demonstration in KATOWICE…

okay sum up: 9th of Nov. :Anti fascist Demonstration in KATOWICE

15th “”           : Oi Polloi Show: Mega club “”


16th “”              “”         in KRAKOV (not sure)

20th””           : HC Market 11.00 AM in KATO. DWORCOWA st.

Next HC Market: 18th December (probably) some place.

+ HC/pk shop near the station (train station)

& HC Market in WARSAW HYBRYDY CLUB…. Date? Place? (near the main train station)

Also in Middle of Nov. Chambawamba… if you like it!?


[….. near KRAKOW] POLAND

> he could help you & show you around & people… etc – if you go there, of course.

hope you’ll get this on time

that’s all for the Polish info.

if you see Mirek say him hello from me!

& thanx for the CD (he’ll understand)


Part II!!

Okay so as I have to send you this info (that I hope you’ll get Before you leave) I’ll also enclosed this letter…

Here there’s not a lot of new things except that my new catalogue of distribution is out after some work ahh!

Also on Saturday I’ll go at a New Bomb Turks show in RENNES (!!) it should be funny (except the atmosphere which’ll be bad as always!)

University is going okay & it’s interesting so everything’s fine!

I have picture of ManliftingBanner… I’ll send you some photocopy next time just remind me if–

I also have some bands for my compilation tapes which is cool… if you know some HC-pk-SXE israeli Band could you ask them or give me addresses?

I also received quite a lot of new stuff which is cool!!

CONVERGE LP, Naked Aggression 7″CD & New CD, Screeching weasel/ Born Against split CD > very funny & great! Dead & gone 7″, subversion 7″, Halfman 7″, SXE comp 7″, I Spy/ Propaghandi 10″, posst regiment CD, Unbroken CD’s, RERAIN CD (SXE)… & more + should receive other soon… Citizen Arrest CD, Ricochet CD…

I can’t wait!

What else… hum we’ve been invited (me, my Brother + 2 friends) by one friend who is doing a Radio show (HC/SXE) in RENNES & also playing in the only HC Band from  RENNES (it’s like NYHC with mosh part) for a special SXE show & now we’re gonna go there (4 of us) to this show 1 time every month for a special SXE (his show is 1 time/week) Also I’m perhaps gonna start another radio show in RENNES (some place) ‘cos a friend of mine need help & ask me… so I’ll see…

& the two friend of us who come to the radio show was in a Band in another town Before & they’ve moved & want to start a new Band here in RENNES(!) Both are SXE & who know perhaps I’m gonna take part into it as a singer (Not so sure right now, we’ve to talk of it…) or a bassist…

So life could be better here then… I hope so-

What about your collective? Is it working well now?

Oh, could you see what’s going on with this guy… my Brother’s still waiting for news… please!

Also I still didn’t receive any tape from you… I’m afraid it’s been stolen by post office/ customs… or lost.

Well that’s all for now. Again hope you get this on time.

I’ll be waiting for your answer but I know you’ll be in Poland so it’s okay or then write from Poland!

hope to hear from you very, very soon –

Return stamps as always.

Let me know about this Israelian guy + Bands who could be interestedd by comp. tapes or contacts if you can –

have to go. take care

X Stay Straight X !


Hey it’ll be faster to write here now I have my po Box in RENNES as I’m here all week long (my parent’s address is still okay but I’m only there on week ends & holidays!)

B. (Pierre) – please into Brackets… thanx.


_____ RENNES


Bye & enjoy poland & shows &…. etc-



Dear Keren.

hey hey thanx for the nice letter. It was cool to hear from you again.

So you seemed to have some trouble with post office… strange stuff happened. (>they crossed your stamps with a pen so not sure you can re-use them)

Also I’m very sorry but I didn’t received any tape from you (except I get it the last 3 days while I was at my apartment…)

Anyway it’s too sad and I’m gonna make you a tape with some European stuff I just get + stuff from the festival…

Oh yeah also my Brother didn’t get any news from this man you know & he’s still waiting… could you check it out?

So everything seems to be nice for you… well here too! You’ve got some Revelation’s CD’s (which are great > I know/ have them!) I received some cool stuff like Remain CD (SXE band), Lifetime CD, 24 ideas shirt + some 7″ + waiting for more (propagandhi 10″‘ Naked Agg. CD… etc)

Your idea of Association seems really cool, that’s a good thing. I’m sure that’s exactly what the scene needs (collective, Asso, etc… support!)

As you I’m also gonna put out some compilation tapes…

Well here we finally won’t have a Shelter show so I hope your will be perfect! Let me know if you’re starting a distro ‘cos I could get you some cheap stuff (zines, 7″s, tapes, some cd’s…) lots of SXE in your collective… cool. About your trip to Poland, my friend still didn’t write so I’m gonna ask him some contacts/ addresses + if there’ll be shows or ‘Records Market’ and tell you then. Yeah I know the band ‘Terminus’ > HC “melodic” right? & no I don’t have any tattoo.

I started university this week (well really started) it is kinda cool right now- I’m gonna learn lots of things!

We had here in RENNES some HC shows which is unbelieviable! We had a BONESAW & BLACK TRAIN JACK show & last week a NRA show. BONESAW sounded really cool HC-SXE, slow, heavy, powerful but melodic & BTJ sounded like fugazi, cool, melodic with 2 members from Token entry (well ex-memb.) SXE Band. Only the atmosphere was bad ’cause if 2-3 punks macho& violent, they were trying to make everybody ‘dance’ by pushing & running all around but it just didn’t work!

After we had this NRA show (HC melodic, from holland) it was really cool, nice people, funny speech but quite nobody understood ’cause they were playing at the last minute in another place with a R’N’R french Band, so it was a R’N’R public… bad atmosphere again. They were only there for the R’N’R Band we were 3 for NRA me + A friend + my Brother! So as you can see it we still have a lot of work to do in our ‘scene’ & to change some people minds too… I just don’t know if it’ll be possible… Anyway

I have to go now… have to cook and work…

hope to hear from you very soon.

I’ll try to write + send the tape soon.

So take care ’til then.


> pls stamp Back as always – send flyers if you want. Also thanx for the sticker!


>scalp stuff are mostly all in french… is it okay??

Dear Keren

Pierre here-

I received your letter a few days ago… it was really cool to hear from you again. Just a strange thing… your letter was dated 7-8-94 and I received it only now…

Perhaps the P.O messed up – Anyway I wouldn’t have been able to answer before now – I was always out.

Another thing that I don’t like at all is that I didn’t received your other letter/ tape… so I hope the p.o. didn’t steal it or it didn’t get lost.

If I receive it I’ll let you know. (don’t worry – I’ll send you a tape all the same when I be able to… my tape deck just Broke up… I hope I could buy a new one very quickly…)

Yes, YANN is my Brother (the older one). the message was transmitted!

Don’t worry about your “small” knowledge about the french scene… you seem to know much more than me about Israelian(?) scene

My holidays were really cool but also busy & tiring… always out & on the road – The Belgian festival was REALLY great… yes I saw Feeding the fire, it wasn’t my favourite band (sorry) but they were not that bad.

There was also Backdraft (with members from F.T.F) & a bunch of European Bands + 1 US Band (ICONOCLAST) > 17 bands playing there… Blindfold, Shortsight, REFUDES were my favourite (All SXE Bands) I’ll record stuff for you if you want. They were all really nice. We also met a lot of friends/ pen-pals/ cool people there & just made new friends (were were 10 from RENNES) – There was also Kosterd, ACME, Fabric, CONGRESS, SPAWN…

I have picture of F.T.F but it’s not developed now… hope it’ll be good. This band REFUSED played a song from MANLIFTINGBANNER. it sounds exactly the same – really great (with F.T.F singer!!)

I Agree with you Bands like seeinw red, MLB, are cool SE Band. Also Chokehold (sounds different but really cool loud/slow SXE & Political) if you don’t know them, I have some cool stuff (CD’s…) & Nations on Fire (from Belgium) they stopped in 94 (January) it was really cool SXE (Political, Positive, Powerful!) and they’re my friends.

I know that GERMAN labels have very good stuff (like x-mist, Lost&Found, We Bite) But they’re very expensive one’s… Too bad you didn’t get your stuff… you should write again & if you order anything there send registered letter only… We already had trouble with p.o… they stole our money!

So you go to Poland this year… I hope the dates will be okay ’cause I think it’s in KRAKOV, once a month there’s a big market organized by lots of distributors and you can find lots of cheap stuff (@, PK, HC, SXE…) I also have a friend there (he was with us at the festival!) he lives near KRAKOV I’ll write to him & ask him for more info about the market + other addresses of stores, people… and send them to you then… okay?

I’m starting in October my first year in the “English Section” at university so I now have my apartment in RENNES along with YANN (our house is near Rennes in the country side). I’ll give you my address then. The one you have is my permanent address (don’t worry) so I’ll also be travelling in US-England… one of these years (1-2). It’ll mostly depends on my financial situation…

I already have to buy a new tape deck + other Hi-Fi/ Stereo Equipments… Shit!

Okay I’ll finish my film with some picture of me so I’ll be able to send you some & get the last pictures of the festival (with F.T.F).

Okay I’m off.

Here’s your stamp (hey you didn’t put glue on it?) please send mine back.

Here are some “scalp” stuff. try to get more next time.

Take care,

Write back soon,


– peace – equality – fuck the army! (not really straight, I know)

Les Hautes Alpes Pittoresques... La Chapelle St Michelle

Hello Keren,

Pierre here.

School is over now & I finished all my exams well so I’m very happy

Okay so you seem to know a lot about what’s up in France (more than I know about Israël = nothing…)

I don’t remember what I’ve told you last time but if you want I can send you some stickers from SCALP zines, music, flyers… I guess you want zines in English? (it’s gonna be a little choice then, but there is some cool one)

Also contacts of organization….

Since I’ve written things have change here… scene is moving a bit more… we had a Down By Law show + French Band, a NOFX + USA show + other french Bands shows + in September perhaps other cool shows SXE-HC from USA… I hope so & hope it’ll go on that way… as for your scene ‘cos I know how it can sometimes be boring when you don’t have scene or stuff like that…

I’ve probably already told you about this but I was surprised when you told me you had to go to the Army…

Here in France girls don’t have to (they’re lucky even if it shows we more time the ideology of all those stupid Bastards it means that they’re just machos & that they think it’s not for women…) so I’ll have to do another thing to do insted or just be “reformed” (??)… I just knew that in Israël there were more girl women to do military service But I ignored you have to do it…

Next year (in October, so I have a few more months of holidays…) I’ll be studying English at University as I get my exams… and then perhaps travel next summer through USA… if you go there or if you come to France let me know… perhaps we could work something to meet each others…

I’m also going to Belgium in August to the 3 days festival (HC-SXE!!!!) along with my brother + friends + perhaps a correspondents of mine from Poland…

It should be really cool… I’ll tell you more then + picture if I can-

Well I’m gonna quit now as wind is growing I’m gonna windsurf (it’s holidays!)

> let me know when your tape is ready sure I could distro some

> I’ll send you my new catalogue when it is out!

Well, take care –

I hope to hear from you soon…

> pls send stamps Back… +Picture(s)??

From now to 10 of August you can write me at

[Vacance address]

(not after ‘cos I’ll leaving and mail will be ost or returned…)

Bye – Pierre




Hello Keren!

Pierre here,

I received your letter today, it was really cool, thanx for writing.

Don’t worry. When I write for the first time to someone it’s also always Banalic…

So, let’s begin with more things about myself…

As you already know it I’m a 20 years old boy (since april), against racism, sexism, homophobia, vivisection… and also Atheist.

I’m listening to HC/ punk/ SXE for 5-6 years now, bands as: GB, Nations on fire, screeching weasel, Oi Polloi, M.Threat, op.ivy, Citizen Fish, conflict, spitboy,…. and much more (with no particular order!)

I’m still going at high school, this maybe my last year,… I have exams in 1 week! after I think, well I’m sure, I’m gonna learn English at University. I’m living near Rennes (in Brittany) it’s a town without a real punk/HC scene (even if it’s coming) so it’s sometimes Boring.

about your letter now: so you know Ludwig von 88….  see I’ve grown up with this before I was listening to HC/SXE, so I cannot say I don’t like them even if I’m not listening to them anymore. If you’re interested I can record some of the French Band I was listening before (mostly punk-rock)…

About french stuff sure I could get you some music, flyers…

Also zine but they’re mostly in…. French…

Hey, apparently things are moving where you live…

about the record stores it’s the same thing here… there’s no alternative stores so records are quite expansive and it’s often cheaper to by them in other countries or in distro in france…

Yes, I’m starting a small non profit distro (tapes/ 7″/ flyers/ zines, punk/ HC/ SXE) and I’ll be more than happy to distribute your comp.tape when it’ll be done!

(sorry but I have really no contact with EMI or sony…)

I guess you won’t find La Chapelle Thouarault on your map… it’s alittle village, 15 km away from Rennes (you can find this one) wich is 400 km from PARIS.

No I’m not a squatter and I have never been one. I just know some.Okay, I’m sorry about this so short and boring letter but as I’ve told you I’ve exams next week and have a lot of work to do, so this was mostky a small letter to let you know I receive yours and that I’m interested in corresponding with you.

hope you can read/ understand me easily…

if you’re interested in trading recording tapes let me know (send a list…)

have to go now, take care. hope to hear from you very soon.


> pls send stamp back and do the same

> send picture??

> see address on flyer or in MRR is better… it’s typed!

> I’ll send you more stuff next time (list, flyers…)

Hey Keren,

How’s life treating you? Well as you see I have finished #4 so have fun with it. Overall, I think it’s a hell of a lot better than #3. I, also, used your letter, if that’s okay. I kind of water the national feel – like we are all close  even though we live far away. About a month ago I had a talk w/my x/ After he totally dumped all over me (again) I went and saw a counselor. Well, I ended up being too fucked up for the counselor to deal with so they sent me to a psychologist so now I’m They diagnosed me with depression. Now I am taking Prozac. I am in this annoying good mood all the time. I no longer speak to my x. I heard from a couple of his friends that if my name is mentioned he flips out. I feel better w/him out of my life. I have a much better time at shows; life in general is alot better. Well, I guess I must be going. I’m at work and the phone is ringing off the hook. Write back and tell me what you think of #4.

❤ Carissa Screams.

P.S. I cut all my hair off. It used to go below my elbows, now it’s so short


Every now and then, when the drawers get filled, I packed a bunch of zines and posters and stuff and put them in a box outside a show, or contacted kids I thought might be interested and passed them the bounty. Regretfully, the issues of Screams from Inside were lost this way. I believe the information must be circulated and that everyone benefits from the flow of zines, but I wish I could now read that letter Carissa mentions.

Hi Kariel!

I’m Fine, Only my new band ČAPAJEWS VAGONS <- split pup. We have ono demo too, if you like I send you in next time (~22 mins).

Thanx a lot for your letter and tape.

Sorry, but things what you want I send in next time, here is Latvian compilation – Sons of a Bitch. I hope you like.

Send me please your tape list (LP’s, EP’s).

I hope you ok, too! That’s all for now.

Retorn stamps!

Good luck!

Your friend,



Here’s another contact I made through that chain letter and Book Your Own Fuckin Life #2. Only found the paper, no date, no envelope, no address (though I think he was from Riga). The tape I sent him must have been that Nekhei Naatza/ Public Domain split. He, in return, sent me both Latvian bands and more important – introduced me to Finnish hardcore. One of the few tapes that were salvaged from my parents’ house last month was that Sons of a Bitch Māris mentions in this short note, for a Latvia-born Jeruselamite friend.