even Judas who sold his master for thirty pieces of silver is not more despicable than the man who sells greatness”
– Kierkegaard

Art is more important than the artist who created it, HCK! tries to support artist who align with that ethos regardless of genre. 

HCK! was formed in 2011 out of frustration for sites focusing on trends and a handful of exclusive bands deemed hip enough to define the current scene dynamic where good dudes creating unpretentious incredible art perpetually go unnoticed, HCK! is an attempt in some small way to change that.

HCK! is mediocrely written by Jay Armstrong who for the most part is a decent guy despite his love for chocolate milk, shitty movies, and pretending to be a ninja. Jay currently writes for ANON Magazine as well as having been former Editor for both OnStage Magazine & Listen Before You Buy as well as a freelance writer featured on various other sites.

An ex-girlfriend once got upset when I told her that music is the most important thing in my life. It’s more important than anyone else could ever be. I don’t want to be overly dramatic and say it’s the only thing that gets me up and keeps me going. But people in your life come and go. As you go through your life, you make friendships, you break friendships, you have relationships. Music is the one thing I’ve always been able to rely on. So why wouldn’t it be the most important thing in my life?“- Ben Gibbard

Contact/band submissions:  Heycoolkid@yahoo.com

5 Responses to “About”

  1. Alex April 5, 2011 at 11:52 pm #

    Hey Cool Kid,

    I am so glad you liked Sparks in The Grass and I am so pleased it made your play list. Just so you know I’ll have an EP coming out near the end of May (Hopefully). So I hope you check it out. Thanks again!


    • heycoolkid! April 8, 2011 at 7:07 am #

      Sparks really is a great song, i’m looking forward to picking up the album for sure

  2. Blake Skidmore April 27, 2011 at 1:06 am #


    I’m not sure who writes this blog, but a friend of mine just sent me a link of a post you included me in. I wrote august breeze, which you mention as a song you really enjoy.

    I just wanted to thank you for your kind words, and let you know if you’re interested in hearing what i’ve been up to musically you can give the band a play in now a listen. We’re called old hundred and we’re from Columbus.

    Thanks again, if you want an more of my solo material i’d be happy to share what i have laying around.


  3. Jay November 11, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    I have a crush on you because of your taste in music… and I’m a heterosexual male.


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