Our Manifesto

BlankTV is the end result of years of marginalized and/or exploitative treatment of Punk Rock culture, art, music, videos and independent music in general. BlankTV is an uncensored site, offering you the truth as we see it. We hope to give you a real alternative to the corporate propaganda that pervades our society. BlankTV is created by the culture it defends. So if you don’t like it, feel free to help change it.

Most of the music videos and live clips in our vast library are nearly impossible to find elsewhere. If you do manage to find the videos online, the quality is usually so poor you can’t enjoy them as they were meant to be seen. So, after fucking around for several years at some doomed dot-coms in Hollywood, we knew we had the opportunity to try something new.

For the past six and a half years, we’ve wasted most of our energy and money on the BlankTV project. So far it has proved to be an utter waste of time and resources. Friendships have been strained, noses bloodied and bowling scores have plummeted. Still, we keep on trying.

On BlankTV you will see the newest, the best, the weirdest, the classics and more. If your band has a video, send it in! If you have contacts to get us more content, let us know! If you’re sitting on old footage, give it to us, ya bastard!

BlankTV will, hopefully, represent the best of what punk, ska, hardcore, oi and indie music was, is and can be. Our emphasis is on bands that need the exposure and have the talent. You will, however, find some videos here that you may see in rotation on the M-pire. What can we say? Corporate outlets found out that pre-packaged punk rebellion is a lot easier to sell than metal. I can’t really fault the bands for this. It’s just how things worked out.

Maybe someone will drop in to see some mallpunk, teenymosher noise or the latest shoegazer band and leave thinking Refused, Bad Reaction or Black Flag is something that has more to say to them. Maybe not. We’ll try to weed out the real crap.

While we’re on the subject of corporate influences, you should all understand that our policy is to take other people’s money and do fun things with it. What these companies are willing to pay such huge sums to radio stations and corporate rock channels like the M-pire for, is you. You are the product, the new hard-to-reach demographic. Understanding that you’re being sacrificed on the altar of consumerism should lessen the blow. We’re not total whores, but we like to keep our options open. Plus, we’ve heard good things about ‘laughing all the way to the bank’ and want to give that a shot too.

Our sincere hope is that BlankTV will be successful enough to allow us to field another team for the punk DIY Bowling Weekend in Vegas next year. So tell your friends to keep watching videos on BlankTV.

And please check out our links for friends and solid folks we’ve run into. Our scene is kind of a micro-economy and you should consider that when you do your punk rock shopping.

That’s all for now,

Eddie Sunset