You may remember when Daniel Dart, front man for Hellcat Records street punk act Time Again was sentenced to two and a half years in prison as reported by his own band members, for kidnapping. Well, now Daniel has written a lengthy blog update from prison about the charges and life behind bars. (I’m not really sure how that’s possible, but excuse my ignorance.) Anyway, he’s a taste of what he had to say:
“KEEP ON RICH ROLLIN’ #1 Weekends. Weekends are the worst part. Time seems to stand still on the weekends. I’ve been incarcerated for over a year now and the weekends always drag. On September 2nd of 2011 I was arrested in South Central Los Angeles as I came out of a recording studio where I was working on a new record for my band “Time Again”. I was charged with kidnapping, carjacking, conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, street gang allegation, dissuading a witness, assault along with about 10 other charges. I was told that the State Of California would be seeking to give me 4 life sentences. Needless to say it was not the best Friday night I have ever had; especially when you know that the person pressing charges is an admitted liar and crack-cocaine addict that is going out of their way to take the rest of your life away… literally. Well I’ll tell ya this… it has been a year and I’m not broken, I’m not beaten and I’m still smiling every mother fucking day. It’s gonna take a whole fucking army if ya wanna stop me… cuz until the moment I’m 6 feet underground I’m not gonna lose hope or stop fighting for a second.
Sometimes in life you gotta take a step back to take a larger step forward. And that is exactly what I’m doing. I’m not sorry. I don’t feel remorse… and I don’t give a fuck! I’m doing these years to pay my “debt” to society so I don’t owe anything. I’m just gonna do me… ya hear? 30 days is more time than I should have done… but I’m doing years… so I’m all paid up. Get it? Got it? Good.”
To read the full update go here. Time Again released two full-lengths on Hellcat Records and put out their last official release “Naked” in 2009 on Drop Out Records. Dart did a side project called Swapmeet Shakedown that put out an album in 2010.