Pickled Pooh Records & Distro is a D.I.Y. project originally set up to help co release Burnt Cross 'Mankind's Obituary', but then started to add a few items too for a small distro. Hoping to add more stock ASAP.
We are mainly interested in releasing DIY punk records but are open to anything, however we will not deal with any racism, fascism, homophobia, sexism or any other bigotry of any kind from anyone or any organisation. If this applies to you, please keep your twisted ideals to yourself and try to better yourself.
We promise that we will never make a profit on anything we do, any profit gained from our releases will go to Various grass roots charities.
Our aim is to help foster a move towards a pragmatic, positive, social, economic and political transition to a permanent culture through sharing information, knowledge and also making crucial links between different areas of thought. Knowledge and education are the key to a fair and sustainable future. People require an holistic overview of society in order to achieve a transition and this is why Permanent Culture Now is providing information on a wide range of subjects. Ideas and concepts do not exist in a vacuum which is why we also look at theoretical, historical and cultural issues as a means of analysing the issues and solutions. For example, you cannot consider food production without considering politics, economics and labour issues. We believe that the topics covered on the site are interrelated and complement each other; in addition, these are also the areas that excite us and give us hope for the future.
The Plea for Peace Foundation was founded in 1999 by Asian Man Records’ Mike Park to promote positive youth development through engagement in the arts and social justice. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $100,000 through the coordination of three national benefit tours, and two benefit tours in Japan for various charities promoting the Plea for Peace mission throughout the Bay area.
These are some of the causes supported over the years:
Plea For Peace Youth Center, Stockton, CA (2009) Kobe Earthquake Relief: $15,000 (2000); $15,000 (2001) Casa De Clara Women’s Homeless Shelter: $5,000 (2000) Kristin Brooks Hope Center: $18,442 (2001); $35,100 (2002) Peace Museum, Japan: $10,000 (2003) Bindlestiff Studios, San Francisco, CA: $2,000 (2004) North Korean Famine Relief: $500 (2004) Music In Schools Today: $7,500 (2004)
We are a small operation run in conjunction with Profane Existence Records and magazine, with the purpose of disseminating music, print and other goods by and for the socially conscious underground movement. We offer online mailorder service for individuals, table at selected festivals and events, and provide wholesale options for other independent retail outlets.