life 

Happy 60th Birthday John Lydon!

In honor of the 60th birthday of John Lydon AKA Johnny Rotten, lead singer of both the Sex Pistols and Public Image Limited (PiL), I’ve compiled some of his best quotes and a playlist of some of his best interviews and TV appearances. John’s cocky, outlandish and sometimes rude demeanor mark him as a fabulous wanker in the music world. Never afraid to speak his mind or throw around expletives like confetti at a parade, John is one of the most well-known Punk Rock icons of all-time.  You can always count…

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life music punk 

Punk Rock Freedom of Expression

“At its best New Wave/Punk represents a fundamental and age-old Utopian dream: that if you give people the license to be as outrageous as they want in absolutely any fashion they can dream up, they’ll be creative about it, and do something good besides.” – Lester Bangs   “Punk was defined by an attitude rather than a musical style.” – David Byrne   “The popularity of punk rock was, in effect, due to the fact that it made ugliness beautiful.” — Malcolm McLaren   “Punk is a state of mind…

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depression life 

Meteorites: Random thoughts of a troubled and artistic mind

Various notes, random thoughts, verse and more from my iPhone over the past few years. I like to call these tidbits Meteorites, after the song by Echo and The Bunnymen – it just fits.  Life take it’s toll… cursed by mortality… Life’s lost soldiers on the march Leaving their trenches now… Nights got cold as life got dark Freezing the senses now Can it be found… can it be found? Please be found, please be found, please be found     Screaming screaming screaming in my head but it never takes…

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classic alternative life music punk rock 

The Velvet Underground & David Bowie – The Forefathers of Punk

  I originally made this playlist about a month ago, after I put together my Peter Murphy and Gary Numan playlist, because I knew I needed to recognize the forefathers of Punk music. I had this post in my editorial calendar to post next month, but as David Bowie sadly passed away on January 10, I think this is a good time to post this instead of waiting. Both David Bowie and The Velvet Underground paved the way for the Punk explosion of the mid 1970’s, but I will get back to…

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classic alternative Depeche Mode Goth life music youth 

Black Wednesday, Teenage Punk and the Social Introvert

  Long before there was American Horror Story: Coven, my Punk friends in high school and I had a silly little ritual every week – Black Wednesday. When I say long before, I really mean this – I’m talking the late 1980’s. We were Goth way before it was trendy and there was such a thing as Hot Topic. The funny thing about this day was that, aside from Wednesday’s, we almost always wore black to school – every shade of black from pitch black to washed-too-much-faded-out black. Black concert…

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