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 were the Blank Generation.
And then we had to grow up.”
Go read more at: Punk’s Not Dead: From Rebellion to Responsibility
If you’re an old school punk, please do me a favor and answer this: What did “anarchy” and “punk” mean to you growing up and what does it mean to you now?
2 Thoughts to “Punk – Then and Now [The Mid]”
Punk to me meant freedom!
I felt like I could do anything, so there was nothing I couldn’t do. I didn’t have to be full grown because I wasn’t quite. So, supernaturally navy blue or dark purple hair and multpile piercings, & shavings were my fashion statements of choice. I was an eclectic, athletic, nerdy mix. For some odd reason this combination worked for me and I was considered hot on campus.
Many adventures to be had. I’m just thankful I remained a shy over-thinker. There was soooooooo much trouble to be had if only I’d wanted to get into to it! I picked and chose somewhat carefully, and navigated to now..
I was a social introvert, so I get it! i could have been in hot water so many times now that I think back! I loved spiking my hair with whatever I could get to make it stand up – be it glue, Bold Hold, Studio Line or Jello! I had red hair that looked more purple and purple hair that looked more red lol