HELLO AND WELCOME TO CO LOCAL!!!

July 9, 2016 by Ely Pierce

WHAT THE FUCK IS UP MOTHERFUCKERS!

MY NAME IS ELY PIERCE AND 

THIS

IS

CO LOCAL!!!

MY PRIMARY GOAL FOR THIS SPACE IS TO BRING YOU AS MUCH NEWS ABOUT LOCAL MUSIC AS MY GRUBBY LITTLE FINGERS CAN FRANTICALLY CONJURE UP FROM THE TOXIC HEAP OF SHIT THAT IS THE INTERNET. I SHALL DIGEST SAID INFO, AND THEN I SHALL REGURGITATE SAID DIGS INTO YOUR SWEATY, QUIVERING, FACE HOLE LIKE A LOVING MOTHER SHIT-HAWK NURTURING HER SQUAWKING, HUNGRY, YOUNGLINGS.

–BUT FIRST AND FOREMOST!

I’d like to thank everyone reading this for giving a flying fuck! Thank you so much for using your time on this PLANET to help cultivate a community HERE in our beautiful little town. It may seem small but even by engaging in the simplest of ways you’re helping create something special that wasn’t there before. A space for us all to be and grow. Believe it or not, You’re a fucking artist now. How cool is that?! You’re participating!

DON’T FUCK THIS UP!  

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Age:16 years Ponytails: TIMELESS

I started out in the local metal scene when I was in high school. This was back beforemetal was cool. When you got made fun of for listening to it! CRAZY RIGHT? I was super fortunate tho to have met a group of dudes who loved brutal shit like I did, which was rare at the time. But even more rare is that to this day I still consider them to be the greatest, most loving, and giving, set of human beings on the planet. They helped me realize what kind of part I wanted to play in the tribe that I had found myself in. And they are still some of the most active and hard working contributors in our local Scene. And I am inspired by them everyday.image-6

I’VE LIVED IN COLORADO SINCE I WAS 2 YEARS OLD. MY FAMILY MOVED FROM GRAND JUNCTION TO COLORADO SPRINGS IN 1998. MY DAD GOT ME A BLUE IBANEZ GIO AND PRACTICE AMP FROM RICE MUSIC WHEN I WAS 14 AND I FELL IN LOVE. ALTHO THAT SAME RIG WOULD ONE DAY BE SET ON FIRE AND SMASHED AGAINST MY BEDROOM WALL. YA KNOW …OUT OF LOVE. I STARTED PLAYING MUSIC WITH FRIENDS AND JOINED MY FIRST BAND WHEN I WAS 16 YEARS OLD. I PLAYED GUITAR FOR 8 HOURS A DAY TRYING TO SOUND LIKE JIMMY PAGE CUZ I THOUGHT THAT WAS SOMETHING DESIRABLE. THEN I HEARD THE MISFITS AND SLAYER AND REALIZED NONE OF THAT SHIT MATTERED CUZ ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS RAGE. HENCE, THE FIERY GUITAR AND WALL SMASHING…

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I’ve primarily been a singer in a host of metal and hardcore acts since 2004. And I’ve played guitar and sang in an array of acoustic/indie projects. I’m not active in any bands right now. The most recent I was involved In was in 2014 fronting a badass mother fucking thrash metal outfit called Hostile Encounter, With some of the best dudes and best musicians I’ve ever known. These days tho I just write and record for myself. This is mostly due to the fact that I’m a single father of three kids! The oldest of which is 5! One of whom is severely disabled! Which basically means I am hella occupied and don’t get out much. Being a daddy tho is by far the greatest challenge and joy I have ever experienced. I am honored and privileged to be a parent to my amazing brood. I’m recently divorced! I work as my sons home care nurse! and also feel like I’ve finally gotten my personal life and mental state back to a stable and healthy place for the first time in 5 years.

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I CO HOST A PODCAST WITH ONE OF THOSE AFOREMENTIONED AMAZING BRUTAL DUDERS WHO IS KNOWN AS SCHYLAR WOODS. OWNER AND PROPRIETOR OF RECORDING STUDIO CALLED WESCOTT PRO AUDIO, HE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE HUMANS. HE HAS A HUGE HEART AND AN AMAZING WORK ETHIC. THE PODCAST CENTERS AROUND LOCAL MUSIC AND EVENTS AND IT’S CALLED “THE CONVERSATION PODCAST” IT’S A GREAT JOY FOR ME AND A GREAT WAY TO MEET NEW PEOPLE AND TALK TO LIKE MINDED ARTISTS AND JUST AN EXCUSE TO BE SILLY AND PHILOSOPHICAL AND TALK SHIT.

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OK NOW THAT WE’RE ACQUAINTED…

This blog won’t inherently be about me. This is just an introduction. I’ve sort of stumbled upon this built-in audience/platform via this blog and website and its associated forum/FB group. I want to acknowledge that. I didn’t build this. But I am super grateful and I plan on sticking to its original intent of sharing local music news, But I also plan on doing what I do, Which is express myself. That being said from time to time you may hear my “OPINION” on something. I will always keep it tasteful and typically non political. But this of course will be in no way representative of the other admins or writers or even the community as a whole! Its simply ME using this space the only way I know how.

IN OTHER WORDS IT MAY GET WEIRD. 

… SO BRACE YOURSELF.

–ALSO I THINK DENVER HAS PLENTY OF OUTLETS

I’M GONNA FOCUS PRIMARILY ON COLORADO SPRINGS–

AGAIN! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ANY AND ALL

OF YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

LET’S GO GET EM TIGERS!

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND DESERVE LOVE!