Uhm, sure.. .as someone they likely named the Peter Pan syndrome for, I agree, but would add that "growing up until dead (a definite downward turn) is
REALLY for old people."
It's been remarked that I seem less like a middle aged fartster and more like the young, foolish hipster I was long ago, and either I have an
inquisitive nature and thirst for new experiences that keep me young, a fresh supply of young blood in my fridge OR it's that spending a decade in a
drug induced coma will keep anyone seeming younger than their stressed, evolving peers!
BD, you got an awesome mosh pit going on over here! Argentus, hi five for TSOL as that is one that everybody else had that I didn't so thanks
for the jackboot up the side of the head to remember to go find some tracks.
And speaking of not growing up... I seem to remember that the reason that there was a punk movement was because there was a recession and politics
sucked. Looks like we've come round, twice, through a recession. And politics still sucks.
Where is the anger??? Why is all this (waves hands around the last few pages) still relevant?
I do not think the problem lies with us. We remember. It seems like everybody else either never knew or forgot.
Pennywise - Society
[Thanks for love all! Sorry that over werked and under paid seems to be the bane of my existence. Looks at the clock-- seems like I might be doing
another drive-by posting!]
Yeah, the anger is still there, and things still suck, but the x'ers are just old and will stroke out if we don't do our calming exercises... "punk"
is a weird term with several meanings (that maybe I should Wiki but just no)... I tend to define the meaning as anyone on the periphery who likes
weird, alternative art/music/experience really, and is unsatisfied, rather than in the London Punk circa '76/or hardcore sense... and most of the
hardcore thrash punk was fun to mosh to, but the music itself was hoooorrrible, which was the point, but really... and labels suck anyway, but come in
handy when attempting communication... here's some punk-lite
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I probably should not get on a soapbox...
It is about the music. The music we know and love but not everybody is aware of, right?
One of the best "new" punk bands that was around in the early 90's in the PacNW that I had the pleasure to see was The Gits. Their energy was
awesome, the music was pretty good, the fact they were not some glossed up band contributed to their authenticity. If you ever watch the movie
Hype! you will get a good overview of the "Seattle scene" at the time. The movie was going to go with the whole "Nirvana is the cause" but
ended up with something more. I won't spoil it for anybody who has not viewed it because if you don't know... well, you'll see. Here is the big
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The Gits??... she. I went to the bar they were going to play at to buy a ticket. I just missed the sound check and the barkeep had to see to
something. Got a beer for my troubles and I am just sitting there spacing out while the bartender is talking to the manager and getting me a ticket.
Out of the bathroom walks this tall blonde with spikey hair, dressed in black, piercings, studded wrist band, combat boots, and heavy eye makeup. Not
expecting this I was like "whoa" then our eyes met and I got a slight smile and "hello" out of it. She walks by and I put it all together, that is
the lead singer Mia Zapata! I am glad about that story!!
Elastica! I love playing Waking Up on my guitar! It reminds me of learning how to play The Ventures so long ago.
Listen to Tsunami Bomb? I like this song in particular but I only have them on a live DVD so not sure what album it is on. The nice thing is I can
turn on 'Close Captioning' to see the lyrics! (hehe)
This is a little out of left field. The editors at Guitar Player (???) magazine voted this band's album Bright New Day as the sleeper hit of
1993 (or '94, not sure of mag or year because it was so long ago). On that recommendation alone when I saw a CD in the store I picked it up. If you
like funky, slinky, smooth, jazzy even, music with great guitar playing (his voice is perfectly suited too) this is for you.
I've listened to this quite often (hehe, just noticed that I am album centric and prefer whole albums than just a track or two!) and continue till
Inclined - Somewhere in the Middle
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Yeah, heard OF The Gits, and now actually heard them... thanks for the solidified memory.
And punk being ALL about the music? That's not totally true (or culturally inclusive from an anthro standpoint), heh, but I "hear ya."
The music is the one thing linking people's definitions, so yeah... and jeepers, I love the music... but it's hard to split off the driving riffs and
unpolished sloppiness of punk from some of the alt stuff, which used to be called "punk" too, until the sub divisions came... and the subdivisions of
the punk movement itself (straight edge, surf punks, hardcore, skinhead nazi punks, heh)... ah, the simplicity of yesteryear!
CVB - Take the skinheads bowling
dead milkmen - punk rock girl
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Dead Milkmen! Kevin Smith was doing a speaking engagement here. He asked the audience if they could sing a Dead Milkmen song and it was all crickets.
Except for me. I nudged my buddy and whispered
And someone played a Beach Boy's song
On the juke box
It was 'California Dreaming'
And so we started screaming
"On such a winter's day!"
But doing it acapella with no reverb in front of an auditorium... "uh, no thanks"
Saw Cracker! They ended up (well, the sound guy did) borrowing my Marshall when they went south to do a couple shows. I sold it to my buddy when I
was hard up. I got a job and before I could buy it back he sold it out from under me. They had signed it too!! Grrrrr!
And yes, I agree, the niche market carp that management dreamt up to distinguish "their" band from others ruined it. Heck, I saw Pansy Division not
because of some "cause" but because they happened to be playing!
What about bands that defy the pigeon hole? Like these guys:
Lord ...picked a bad Sunday to play with the ol' neurochemistry like I was twenty again ... that thing is now going to run through my brain for
...what ...eight or so hours? ... or eternally if especially unlucky.
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