Renee Asher Pickup –
Outrageous Writer, Marine Tough Music Lover
Sound Convict: #00017
Alias: The Titular Author
AKA: That chick with the green hair. Yes, Pickup is my real name. Jarhead.
Date Convicted: 10/29/13
Location Convicted: Murrieta, CA
- Unnatural acts of hair dye
- Killing disco
- Public skanking
- Knowing about that band before you did
- skinny jeans
- Fighting: the law, authority, for the right to party
- Kind of liking that one Miley Cyrus song
Cities Crimes were Committed:
California: Merced, Tulare, Los Angeles
Louisiana: New Orleans,
other dirty, dimly lit rooms in dirty, dimly lit cities.
|Sound Convictions for:
All genres with “Punk” as a suffix (yes, even that one), and
Sound Convict’s Plea:
Finding ska in junior high changed my life. I went from my all time favorite band, Reel Big Fish, to other ska bands, then into the deep dark rabbit hole of punk rock and it’s various subgenres.
I dove into my local underground headfirst. When the venue I knew and loved closed up for good I moved onto the metal underground because once I had a taste of underground music… I couldn’t go back to listening to mass produced bullshit on my stereo. I couldn’t play an instrument, but started a few bands that never went beyond practicing for a few weeks in someone’s garage before realizing we sucked.
Realizing punk rock stardom wasn’t in my future, I…
- started helping bands haul gear, playing real life Tetris with their equipment in minivans
- handed out flyers
- helped clean up
- did whatever I could do to stay involved with the scene
Music is still my lifeblood. I write to music, drive to music, clean the house to it, play it for my kid. I champion independent bands and artists I love and get to live shows whenever I can.