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#1
check out my band the nickel sluts

tell me what you think.

myspace.com/thenickelsluts

i play bass

the recordings on the player right now are crummy, theyre recorded on a video camera at a practice. theres some sound issuess like the bass and vox arent loud enough. we just got a new drummer so were breaking him in right now too. we need a pedal so the ska song the guitar is a little too distorted.
#2
There is a Promote Your Band forum (just so you know).
Quote by emoboy027
Is fingering an emo chick that likes yoy and that has fallen in love with you is it wrong to you to finger her during lunch outside in front of everyone at the high school? would you not care or lol even wish it was you?

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#4
I heard this band was going on a big European tour with Slime Kings and Argyle Street soon.
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#5
Quote by RockThe40oz
Nobody in the punk forum uses that crappy forum.

So what should I do?
My music isn't really punk, but I don't want a bunch of metalheads tearing it apart.
Quote by emoboy027
Is fingering an emo chick that likes yoy and that has fallen in love with you is it wrong to you to finger her during lunch outside in front of everyone at the high school? would you not care or lol even wish it was you?

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#6
Quote by lookpizza
I heard this band was going on a big European tour with Slime Kings and Argyle Street soon.



damn straight son
#7
Quote by lookpizza
I heard this band was going on a big European tour with Slime Kings and Argyle Street soon.



oh yeah, Look, Pizza! is coming along with


shits gonna be so ca$h
#8
I just heard from the manager of Argyle Street that they are dropping out of that Europe tour because they didn't wanna be associated with nubs like the Nickel Sluts.

Or they're jealous of Brittany Junes sick drumming in Look, Pizza either one.
#9
Quote by BR0KENHEARTED
I just heard from the manager of Argyle Street that they are dropping out of that Europe tour because they didn't wanna be associated with nubs like the Nickel Sluts.

Or they're jealous of Brittany Junes sick drumming in Look, Pizza either one.


I heard they were dropping off the tour because they sold their equipment to buy a bunch of Rossi.
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#10
Quote by lookpizza
I heard they were dropping off the tour because they sold their equipment to buy a bunch of Rossi.



man, what bitches
#11
Quote by BR0KENHEARTED
I just heard from the manager of Argyle Street that they are dropping out of that Europe tour because they didn't wanna be associated with nubs like the Nickel Sluts.

Or they're jealous of Brittany Junes sick drumming in Look, Pizza either one.



well, until we know why, we should keep it on the DL, you know how fast rumors spread in the biz.
#12
if on yer website you say:

"Nickel SLuts are a politically charged punk/ ska band with songs covering serious issues such as abolishing facism, capitalism, homophobia, xenophobia, religion and other subjects of that matter"

You probably shouldn't have a sexist band name.
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#13
Quote by whyvern
if on yer website you say:

"Nickel SLuts are a politically charged punk/ ska band with songs covering serious issues such as abolishing facism, capitalism, homophobia, xenophobia, religion and other subjects of that matter"

You probably shouldn't have a sexist band name.

And Nickel sound pro capitalist to me.
#14
Quote by SKAtastic7770
And Nickel sound pro capitalist to me.



There should be a hat-tipping smiley.
#15
Quote by whyvern
if on yer website you say:

"Nickel SLuts are a politically charged punk/ ska band with songs covering serious issues such as abolishing facism, capitalism, homophobia, xenophobia, religion and other subjects of that matter"

You probably shouldn't have a sexist band name.


How is it sexist that a band made up entirely of men should call themselves sluts?
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#16
Quote by whyvern
if on yer website you say:

"Nickel SLuts are a politically charged punk/ ska band with songs covering serious issues such as abolishing facism, capitalism, homophobia, xenophobia, religion and other subjects of that matter"

You probably shouldn't have a sexist band name.


Quote by lookpizza
How is it sexist that a band made up entirely of men should call themselves sluts?


Wow... Whyvern assumed that "sluts" meant women. He must be sexist.
#20
with the exception of Charlie y'all are all patriachal morons.

Maybe Retsina maybe me say it, but I'm tired of punk rock boys club. Sorry.

I know I was in a band called SLAP YR BITCH SAY WHA? Go ahead and call me out on it. I have no excuse for it. I'm not happy I did it, but I did. It's not a regret though.

If you can't see what's ****ed up about a bunch of men using the word slut like it's nothing in their band, then I guess you don't understand how a bunch of white guys using the word '******' can be offensive. Even when we were in SLAP YR BITCH SAY WHA? we decided to stop playing under that name when the person who identified as a woman in that band quit being in it... it doesn't make it any better that we had that name. In fact, they gave us a show in Brooklyn just to tell us our name was ****ed up.

Retsina makes you talk more than shitty Carlo Rossi.
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#21
My band uses an ambiguous name, that way no one knows anything about us and can
t accuse us of being misogynists/fascists/capitalists/anarchists/socialists/feminists/pacifists/communists/homosexuals/bilingual/etc. We're so mysterious.
#22
my other band, called ourselves NESTOR MAKHNO to make it very apparent what we believe in.

One time, at the squat we were living at in like 2006, this christian run-away girl was staying the night there and started talking to people about jesus. Trey, the drummer for NESTOR MAKHNO woke up while she was spewing all that bull, and shouted in a really scary way at her "we're all atheists and anarchists here, no one wants hear your Jesus bullshit, shut the **** up and go to sleep"

She was really scared and left before we all woke up in the morning.

It was pretty awesome.


ps this story sounds better A) when you know trey and B) when I tell it to you in person.
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#23
First off
Its a play on words
Nickel Slots: Nickel Sluts

secondly
Main Entry: sex·ism
Pronunciation: \ˈsek-ˌsi-zəm\
Function: noun
Etymology: 1sex + -ism (as in racism)
Date: 1968

1 : prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially : discrimination against women
2 : behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex


There is nothing discriminating about using the word slut if you aren't directing it towards a specific person or gender.
You sir are a moron.

Your argument is like saying N.W.A is a racist band name.
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#24
Two pages and not a single comment on his request. Welcome to the punk forum


Not to say my post made it any better.
They say the old woman's got the wisdom
'Cause she couldn't read the clock anymore
She said "The numbers don't represent the moments"
Says she don't see what all the ticking's for
#25
Hey fool I'm listening to the songs on the page now. You should have Brittany drumming. Its got style to the band.

Dead and Gone isn't a bad song. Keep working on songs.
#26
to Lookpizza,

no.

You and I both have a good grasp of the English language and know that slut is a word that is used to demonize women who are sexually promiscuous in the same ways men are. Therefore implying a discrimination against women.

My logic is nothing like saying NWA is a racist band name. NWA is a type of word reclamation where as using even a play on words (which I think is a great premise for a band name by the way) such as Nickel Sluts is inherently demeaning to women. There's a huge difference between saying ******S WITH ATTITUDE, in band full of black people who used their imagery to shock mainstream white America into a type of racial acceptance (so much so that hip-hop is one of the most prevalent genres of American music today, thanks to them and PUBLIC ENEMEY and a buncha other bands, yknow), and comparing promiscuous women to a machine that you gamble on to get enjoyment out of. I think it's really offensive and inherently contrary to punk for a bunch of men to sit around and talk like that.

As punks we're against so much of mainstream society, why the hell would you wanna re-create bullshit college fraternity bro-parties?

That's also not to say that I think everything should be 100% PC. I'm hardly ever PC. I think need to have the freedom to joke about ourselves and everything around us, but there's a point and comparing promiscuous women to slot machines crosses that point.
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#27
You're somehow under the impression that the word "slut" is gender specific and also that it is 100% derogatory. I think you're missing the point that they aren't comparing promiscuous women to slot machines, they're calling themselves cheap sluts. Something they are apparently proud to be.
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#28
Quote by lookpizza
You're somehow under the impression that the word "slut" is gender specific and also that it is 100% derogatory. I think you're missing the point that they aren't comparing promiscuous women to slot machines, they're calling themselves cheap sluts. Something they are apparently proud to be.
How often do you hear somebody call a man a slut? Never. And you're going to say "All the time" or some shit. Which is bullshit cuz nobody calls men sluts.
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Quote by Bob_Sacamano
i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

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#31
No sexism is ****ing dumb. And white boys getting away with it is even dumber.
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#33
Quote by whyvern
No sexism is ****ing dumb. And white boys getting away with it is even dumber.



Sir that was racist.
Also I do in fact hear men calling other men sluts all the time, but also I know the kids in this band so that would to be expected wouldn't it.


and also:


Slut or slattern is a pejorative term meaning an individual who is sexually promiscuous. The term is generally applied to women and used as an insult or offensive term of disparagement, meaning "dirty or slovenly."[1] It may also be used as an expression of pride in oneself or envy at the sexual successes of others.
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Last edited by lookpizza at Nov 22, 2009,
#34
This is the dumbest argument ever. Nobody calls men sluts in a serious way.
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Quote by Bob_Sacamano
i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
#36
Quote by BR0KENHEARTED
Still talking about this really?



I feel very strongly on the issue and I believe it is my god given right to call any males or females I choose a slut as much as I want without being looked down upon.


I also have nothing else to do at the moment.
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#37
Quote by element4433
This is the dumbest argument ever. Nobody calls men sluts in a serious way.

I have a friend who actually gets called a slut all the time. It happens because he pretty much is, but it does happen.

Anyway, this is a ridiculous conversation, and I'm sorry I contributed to it.
Quote by emoboy027
Is fingering an emo chick that likes yoy and that has fallen in love with you is it wrong to you to finger her during lunch outside in front of everyone at the high school? would you not care or lol even wish it was you?

Youztoobz
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#39
Quote by lookpizza
I feel very strongly on the issue and I believe it is my god given right to call any males or females I choose a slut as much as I want without being looked down upon.


I also have nothing else to do at the moment.


I guarantee you that if you ask 100 people what comes to mind when they hear the word slut, 99 of em will think of a girl. Probably all 100 of em.
Also, the Nickel Slut thing is obviously supposed to refer cheap hookers being used like slot machines.

If you support the name, then support it. That's cool, but don't deny that it's at least kinda sexist because you know it is.
#40
You guys take everything too seriously. If I cared enough I would explain to each of you why you're all idiots. Except BR0KENHEARTED.
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