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I just read this, passed on to me by a friend. This article is lame.
It is bad enough that punk rock and it’s like minded music spinoffs have a hard time surviving, our biggest enemies have often been ourselves.
While reading this, I really hope he was just writing to be “funny in a punk asshole way” but I kind of doubt it.
The fact is music is music to you. It’s whatever you want to like, and having the conviction to like what you do and not caring what the rest of the world thinks is the most punk rock thing you can probably do.
Everyday we work towards pushing a podcast, radio show, zine, and live shows that feature bands on the road and trying to get their stuff out there, I’ve always hated when “the scene’s” own little policemen come around telling us what we should like, listen to, etc. The fact that this guy says he plays in a punk band makes his whole article just sound like a whine fest. This guy publishes to Village Voice, he interviews big bands, has been interviewed by CNN, (according to what I can find on a google search.) You would think he would use some of that clout to push the music and bands he loves instead of trying to convince us what we shouldn’t be liking. Opinions, like the old cliche says, are like assholes and everyone has one.
ANYONE can demean you. If I wanted I would just make the short drive to Austin and listen to some hipster tell me the same shit this guy did. Anyone can name a bunch of lesser known bands, but that doesn’t mean I can’t like Rancid’s Time Bomb video or ignore Social Distortion’s Prison Bound. It is possible to like both The Clash and Buzzcocks, and while I hate Green Day too, that’s just my opinion and I’m surely not trying to force you or waste any space on a Village Voice blog to voice it.
How punk rock of him.
I completely agree, man. He’s just a dumbass. He obviously has no idea what punk rock means. I mean, who can deny a band as awesome as Social Distortion!? Fuck it, I’m listening to “Far Behind” now.
To go with the next issue of our zine we’re putting together a little illustrated recipe booklet of musicians recipes. We’ve been very lucky in having some amazing musicians contribute recipes to us and now we’re looking for artists to illustrate the recipes and musicians.
We’re looking for…
MIKE NESS (From Social Distortion) TIMELINE! (Up to down)
1.) High school, 1979
What’s your favorite Mike Ness era? Mine is the early 1990s! <3 SORRY FOR THE LONG POST, SICKBOYS.
Love you Mike Ness. And you’re whole family. I don’t care if I’m a creep.
I JUST WANNA GIVE YOU THE CREEPS. THE CREEPS. THE CREEEEPPSSS!!! -Social D reference.
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