22-04-95

Hello Keren

well, Yann told me about your complain in his letter & when I wanted to write the day after I just get this letter… well, post offices are on strike here so maybe a letter from one of us did get lost even though it seems Not.

Anyway, you were talking about the army, well I just get a letter from it, for an apointment (medical stuff & tests & so on…) how boring!

also about school,  well, I still have 1 month left which means final exams are coming Quite Quickly & which means a lot of work to do… I don’t feel like it right now…

well, I’ll be on holidays after if all is allright… or then I’ll pass it again in September or even do it one more year if it’s bad (which I hope Not!)

well, on Sunday it’s the 1st election day for “our” new president… so we’re gonna vote for him… None have a majority now, all around 20% (3) & the others have 10 or 5% which include that our president will represent less than a quarter of the population – fuck this –

hey, Halfmast did split up… they should have their CD out still… (soon)

CIV is the name of the new GB formation (yeah, it’s the singer name), I don’t know what it’s like but I’m afraid it’s dissapointed after all those years & all Nowdays tendencies!!

Yeah, you did catch right, Shelter signed to Road- They are really stupid – same thing with Offspring, Green day, Bad religion… Rancid & pennywise should follow soon but also No use for a Name which are getting Much More Melodic than before, is on Fat Wreck & like MTV stuff you know (They May have a video on MTV!)

What else… well, Nothing great here, No shows ’til 3 Months or so, Quite no Mail… No order to put out my New distro list… etc-

Well, you’re right, theres still the band… No Nothing out yet, only a few hours of Rehearsal so… give us time, we already have 2-3 songs on their way with only 2 real rehearsal-

what’s it like… hum hard to say, hard to judge by Myself, fast HC maybe but still Melodic (??!) hey, you’re employed in the band if you want, you know I’d really like to get a female element (or more) in it unfortunately we’re one more full Male band…

Okay, it’s 7 Am (it’s always late hey?) & I don’t know what to write about don’t feel like it or… Anyway, I’ll tell you more Next… well try to.

Oh, send more (a couple) of those comp. tapes Thanx (& protect them well)

Take care

Pierre you change yours right?!)

see you soon in Europe!

>stamp… you know!

22-02-95

Hello Keren,

received your letter yesterday – it took only 2 days to get here.

well, nothing really interesting happened here since last time – it’s kinda boring

it’s already 15 mins or more I am on this sheet of paper & I just don’t know what to say… so I’m afraid its gonna be boring-

Let’s try…

what about you… do you feel better now? I understand how bored you must be with all those army stuff… I’m not really into it now… but it will come very soon, they already contact me, I’m on their list… soon they’ll ask me to come for what they call ‘the 3 days’, it’s normaly 1 day & mainly Medical tests & all this stuff with perparation, why & what you don’t want to do it & are you gonna do + stuff on a career in the army… etc

as I’m a student I’ll be able to make it 6th[?] you know but I’d rather not making it at all. I need quite a big stuff to be reformed… so instead of 1 year in the army I’ll give 2 years for ‘civil service’ fooo!

(hey it’s coming no…)

Hey, Both time you write me & you have fight (huge) with your parents… too bad – how is it going now? are you still living with your parents or do you have your own apartment? well I guess how it can sometimes be with  parents, as far as I’m concerned, it’s mainly with stuff lie vegetarianism/ veganism, music & just some ideas on politics. They can hardly understand some stuff (I guess it’s because they’re not used to it). well anyway – sometimes it’s really okay to, they know what we want to do/ mean.

Okay, just don’t pay too much attention to it.

Well, I’m glad you enjoyed the tape. I think all the bands that were on it were stuff I liked a lot too bad that Shortsight did split up… well they’ve released a 12″ just before & it should be out soon.

Gosh, someone else did see the picture hey… damned I’m done well my only solution is to kill you all now… hum I know wait a few years, I’m gonna prepare myself in the special Branch of the Army hey? No you’re right that’s stupid.

So you’ve bought tons of stuff… that’s cool! (well at least for you) – lately it’s the same thing with me… all my money has gone into music! for distro or for myself. As there was nothing else to do & as I […] so I’m just listening to music, writing to people & working for university (I’ve got 1 week of holidays right now but I’ve exams soon too so it’s not really holidays!)

hey, what about NRA CD… is it their new one or the 1st one? as I’ve told you (I think) they’re really cool guys. About Nekhei Naatza I know their EP, Yann DuBois, from SANJAM zine did give it to me, he’s in touch with N.N & got their EP this way – he’s interviewed them for his 3rd zine… & you’re right, this EP is great!

About your zine, well, don’t worry I’ll pass your message (not Massage) on (just kidding hey) As for me… well if you want perhaps I could send you review of records I’ve listen to – let me know if you want it to be SXE, HC, PK or whatever – for interview… well, if bands send back a few I’ve done I’ll give them to you but I cannot promise anything as it’s quite along time now – Also I don’t think I’m gonna make new, just don’t feel like doing it as I get no real answer 0 well if you have ? you can send them.

if you want – About articles… well I don’t really have time & too afraid being bad so… well if I’m fed up with something or if I change my mind I’ll let you know – what I can do now is review article for you –

Well, send 3 or so of your tape when you can it’s okay – $2.50 is good price. please protect them well I can return stamps you know.

Did you like 108 cd? they;re krishna.. I didn’t really enjoyed it – seems like shelter have signed on Roadrunner (Ah Ah Ah)

Well – I too won’t be able to go to USA this year so it’ll be next summer for sure – let me know if ever you come to Europe if you know the countries I’ll try to find you addresses/ places – if you come to France well you could stay here & then perhaps come with us to the belgian fest – I don’t have any news from it. I’m just waiting for some. Perhaps there’ll be bands like Blindfold, Spawn, feeding the fire again & other like refused & more of course… I don’t know

Just tell me what you want to do. Right now I’m looking for a job to earn money during holidays, then go (probably) to Belgium –

Okay, Now I really have nothing more to say – hope you can read me…

take care Keren – write soon! pls stamp…

xPierrex

>Yann is working on his new newsletter, he said he’ll write later… here’s the message.

23-01-95 (the day of Army office no? AAAArgh!)

[sorry about the handwriting… I write for a long time! hope you can understand anyway!]

hello keren.

Thank a lot for the so long letters! + the tape. it’s really cool. I’ve enjoyed it even if I’ve listened it to it once because of all the recordings I had to do (including your tape)… so I just had No time for listening to it more… but it seems great. really.

I’ve been lucky to get this tape ‘cos the envelope was all scratched & the box damaged luckily the tape wasn’t broken. Just try to protect it more, post office sucks this way. My brother received 2 weeks ago 2 7″ well protected in a box & they were completely Broken!

Okay – I gave your letter to my brother, even though I’d rather not to for various reasons – just don’t pay attention. Anyway – Enclosed should be a few issues of his latest Newsletter, perhaps he’ll write later if he can. this year he has much more work & right now (these weeks he has exams)well you will understand by reading the Newsletter anyway!

So tons of events happened to you hey?

Did you finally start your ‘zine?

so did you buy all those stuff you wanted with your money??

Lately I had tons of New stuff.

CD’s, 10″, 7″, LP’s which I like alot. Old & new things. I get some with my distro which is cool cause I can se a bit of money!!

I’ve put some of the tape I’m sending to you (like: congress, Boot down the door…) about Spawn I’ve put you the 7″ (New) too as you’ve asked for it – I just get it in distro, I’m sorry last song is cut… it’s from my tape I didn’t have enough place for it & didn’t keep any for me (I cannot afford to keep copy of everything I get!)

I should get soon: Manliftingbanner & Brotherhood CD’s!!! in distro sure, I’ll keep one for me so if you want me to record it on tape or if you want original cd’s, we could work out something for sure!

Also on your tape is: Colt turkey, perhaps you already know it… if Not sure you’ll like it. it’s what Manliftingbanner has done (well one of the things before MLB (it’s against X-mas & the murder of turkey – sleeve is great! they’ve made it for gun)

oh, well happy birthday! I’ve forgotten. Okay, let’s say the tape is about it & also some other things I’ll try to enclosed.

it seems like you didn’t really enjoyed that time that much?

so hope your exams went well…

Did you went to the army office? I’ve heard about this event that happened 1-2 days ago with this ‘human bomb’ suicide & murders.

if I am right it happened on young people… too bad. I really can’t understand all this, okay it’s not the same thing in my country but religion sucks too. I don’t like fanaticism (I guess you don’t like either!)

The more things like this happen the more I hate Religious stuff for all its bullshit & Murders, I wonder how much death were & are still caused by religion

Murder, war… in name of God! tsss.

About your zine… well who know maybe sometime I could contribute (if I feel like it & just have time… I guess you know how it is!) if you could tell me a bit more like things you’ll like to get (subjects… etc) so I could see if I can help.

Also about your newsletter/ compilation tapes, if you want sure I could help you distributing some around here in my catalogue.

For Newsletter if they’re free send a few issues when it’s out & I’ll pass them on. For tapes (comp or whatever) well I don’t have much money left but you could send 2-3 (or more in the future if it works) & tell me your price & I’ll pay you if I sell them or then I’ll just return them.

So let me know if you’re interested!

About Zips & Chains… well we don’t distribute it, maybe we had a few issues but it’s gone… Anyway. I keep your $3 & I’m gonna find you an issue of it from a guy I know & send it to you as soon as I’ll get it.

Well, here we had 2 HC shows (it’s coming a bit more now) first one were with 3 French Bands

The 1st was mostly noisy which was bad, 2nd was a mix of Rock/ Ska/ HC melodic, it was cool but As there was too much [?] it was a but strange. The Third one was really great. Powerful HC Melodic really nice, they played two [?] set after the people were shouting after them. the atmosphere was cool except a lot of smoke inside (I hate this)

2nd show was with (initialy) NRA (from holland) & Apartment 36 (ex. poison idea), we’re already seen NRA in October or so & really wanted to see APT 36. Unfortunately for some problem they had to go back to USA…

instead there was another band from holland, they played first, it wasn’t really good, basic HC melodic. Only their son from GB and Beastie boys were cool. NRA were great again. faster than before & really nice kids. we’ve talk with them again after & they told us tons of stories (they knew Manliftingbanner, Seein’ Red… they’re friends!) & also told us about tour with NOFX & trouble they did get with them (they hate majors & on more than 20000FF they only get 1000 FF!!) & threw a brick on NOFX van, said fuck to Epitaph who wanted to sign with them… & more. it was cool!

Okay – about the distro now, well perhaps I could help you first I could distro some of your stuff if you want to, & I could also get you European stuff & US stuff if you’re interested (7″, LP’s, zines…)

7″s would be around $2 to $2.50, I don’t have uge stocks but I have friends who can get cheap stuff for me but it depends alot from time to time so I can’t really tell you what stuff now!

>EMO stuff (Driftwood, Bob tilton, Manumission…) $2 mostly

> SXE stuff (Blindfold, shortsight, Colt turkey(?), Manliftingbanner(?)…) $2-2.50

>Punk stuff (oi polloi stuff, french/ European stuff > Boot Down the Door, Disaffect, hiatus) > $2.50-2

it depends!!

[…. the list goes on – K]

Okay p I’m gonna quit –

oh yeah, about my plans: well I’m afraid I won’t be able to go to US this summer ‘cos I won’t have enough money… Next year sure!!

Instead I’ll try to find a job to earn money this summer + in August > go to the New SXE festival in Belgium! if you ever want to come to france, you won’t have to worry about a place to stay – Also I could show you around-

Let’s see, if you’re interested by france we could then organize something with the Belgian fest too! (should be again bands like: Blindfold, spawn, Feeding the fire + US/ European bands + the Jedi (ex. N.O. Fire – Shortsight & more)…

Well we’ll see.

Take care, write soon.

pls return stamps.

Pierre.

 

1.15 AM

01.01.95 (yeepi!)

Hello Keren,

Pierre here. So it’s 95 now, woaw, I don’t know if it’ll make any change in this country but well… Anyway, happy new year.

So, I hope you did have a great time for X-Mas & New year. What have you done? did you get any great stuff??

For X-mas I went in the East of France with my parents/ Brothers to see some family so I wasn’t able to see any good shows but it was a nice time anyway.

Now, I’m home with my Brothers (great!) – it’s the first time I’m not doing anything for New year – I’ve just been eating (a lot of vegan food… AArgh), watching TV & writing to a few people.

About your tape… I’m afraid it’s been stolen by post office… don’t worry, just let me know if I’ve sent you a tape (don’t think so), then tell me what kind of stuff you’d like to get & I’ll record some for you (SXE – HC – pk – crust – European/ USA…) tell me and I’ll see! I received quite a lot of stuff lately: Latching Mindset (SXE) comp 7″ with Unbroken, Struggle, groundwork… Downset 7″, Congress (SXE) 7″, Boot down the door (crust-HC) 7″, Halfmast 7″ (SXE USA), Guilt 10″ (ex-Endpoint), Ricochet DC (Mostly HC), Act of Faith CD (HC US), Grade/ Believe CD split (SXE melodic & powerful) & lots more (unbroken CD’s… etc)

Also in Distro (even though I’ve lost $ 100 with post office, wich is a lot for me) a lot of new stuff & a lot I’m waiting for! :spawn, congress, Rail, Boot down the door, vanilla, Nothing New, Scraps, outspoken, world collides, citizens Arrest, Blindfold… & in the future: MANLIFTINGBANNER & BROTHERHOOD in CD!!

What about your collective? is it working the way you want? I hope so.

If you’re interested in distributing Emo stuff & sometimes SXE-pk stuff let me know if it can help you I could get some cheap 7″/ 12″ for $2-$2.50/ $3-4 ppd, I have friends who can get some cheap stuff for me, it depends of stocks & times, so just see if you want too.

Holidays are over in a few days & I have exams then… phonetics, Grammar… etc. so I have quite a lot of work to do & I don’t really feel like working!

What else can I say…

In April Scraps will tour Europe with Man is a bastard & in April they should turn in France… I hope I could see them!

Do you have any bands touring in Israel soon or now?

Can you organize shows easily?

Okay, I have to go now

& it’s late.

So hope to hear from you soon –

happy new year & Best wishes

take care,

Pierre

3/11/94/

Keren,

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 “”

DWORCOWA st.

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!?

ADDRESS: Mirek K

[….. 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 !

Pierre

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.

BP______

_____ RENNES

FRANCE

Bye & enjoy poland & shows &…. etc-

12.10.1994

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.

Pierre.

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

12-09-94

>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,

Pierre.

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