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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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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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Punk – Then and Now [The Mid]

  My first piece went live today on The Mid! The Mid is a great site for reads about life in the messy middle age, 80’s and 90’s pop culture, family life and more!  This piece is about the Punk subculture then and now. Punk holds a special place in my heart, and will always be a big part of my life – both the music and the attitude.   “Young and without a care in the world, disobedience and anarchy were our anthems of discontent. Nothing could stop us. We…

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Summer of Anarchy – 1988

If I had to choose a summer from my youth to describe as the best summer ever, hands down it was the summer of 1988.   That summer was the best three months of fun, teenage rebellion, music, and transformation for me; I shaped and formed my future character. I lived every day as if it were my last. It was my “Summer of Anarchy!” and I was a Punk Rock Girl!     The eighties were filled with amazing music, no matter what genre you listened to. My musical tastes…

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