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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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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  I originally made this playlist about a month ago, after I put together my Peter Murphy and Gary Numan playlist, because I knew I needed to recognize the forefathers of Punk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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I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right

rise /rīz/   verb 1. move from a lower position to a higher one; come or go up. “the tiny aircraft rose from the ground”   noun 1. an upward movement; an instance of becoming higher. “the bird has a display flight of steep flapping rises”     I’m officially on vacation from work until January 4th. I’m still waiting for that fact to connect in my brain. All I keep thinking of are the deadlines approaching the week I return to work, causing me to stress and wonder if I should work…

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classic alternative mix tape music new wave punk 

A New Wave Punk Rock Christmas!

‘Tis the holiday season. Radio stations and stores have played Christmas and Holiday music since before Thanksgiving. The stores have had their merchandise out since the end of July and sales started earlier this year. This is a happy and joyous time of year. Most people seem a little happier and more willing to help others out.  Excited children can’t wait for Santa to bring them lots of presents – and they are on winter break from school, much to the chagrin of some parents.  For many, this is a very…

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I Miss My MTV! – Nighttime Music & Variety Shows of the 80’s

  When I was a teenager, I always looked forward to my weekends – that’s when I got to watch the totally awesome programming of the early to mid-1980’s on cable. My parents didn’t believe in cable TV, so if I wanted to watch MTV, USA or TBS, I had to go over my brother’s house. My brother got free babysitting and I got to watch cable shows. Looking back, I still think I got the better end of the deal. I got to spend time with my young nephews and watch cool cable shows and MTV….

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