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My Big (Fat Gay) Punk Rock Prom

  Let me take you on a trip back to a much simpler time, when we didn’t have to worry about adult responsibilities and the complexities that come with them. So please, if you will, enter into my pseudo-TARDIS for a fun trip back in time to…   May 1990 After a long, cold winter, it was finally springtime in Northeast Ohio; the trees and flowers were bursting forth in all of their glory and the air was warm once again. I just turned eighteen and looked forward to graduating…

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Things Only Old School Punks Will Understand

Now that the second Punk Rock Flea Market in Lorain is in the history books, I can get back to writing on here! After seeing so many old school and newbie Punks at the show last week, I can’t get Punk out of my head, so I decided to write this piece…   I’ve noticed that the fashion gods have decided that the 1980’s are returning once again – and Punk is no longer looked at as subversive, but stylish. Hell, we knew this back in the late 70’s and…

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40 Years of Ramones!

  It seems like just yesterday I was playing my records (secretly) in my bedroom on my funky little disco light turntable. Little did I know then, I would soon find a music and a culture that would fuel intense creativity and passion inside me.  Punk is officially 40 years old this year and it (nor myself) shows no signs of slowing down.  One of the greatest Punk bands to ever hit the airwaves were the Ramones from Queens, NY. The band formed in 1974 and got their start playing a…

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Endship – Ain’t that a bitch?

  I saw a meme on Facebook the other day and shared it with my friends on my timeline. It read: “Why does no one talk about how friends can break your heart so devastatingly intimately sometimes a million times worse than romantic partners why does no one talk about friend break ups”   While the horrible grammar and lack of punctuation made me cringe, the sentiment was more than enough to justify my sharing the meme on my timeline. I cannot speak for men, but I do know when women have…

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Gen-X Meets Middle-Age

Gen-X, Blank Generation, Children of the 80’s – whatever you choose to categorize our generation, we are now middle-aged.   Gah! I never thought I’d make it this far, let alone say things like: “back in the day…”, “kids have no respect today!” or “I’m too old for this shit!” I find it quite amusing at times. Sure, some of us have it all figured out and are living comfortably in our 3 bedroom, 2 bath homes in the suburbs, making around $50k+/year with 3.5 children and driving mini-vans or SUV’s to kids soccer…

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