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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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Love Kills – Sid & Nancy

It was during the glorious summer of 1988 when I saw the movie that remains as one of my favorite movies of all-time.   Sid & Nancy (1986), directed by Alex Cox, was a tortured love story about Sid Vicious of Sex Pistols fame and his groupie and junkie girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. The movie was loosely based on Deborah Spungen’s book “And I Don’t Want to Live This Life”, a biography about her daughter, and Sid’s true love and partner in crime, Nancy. I highly recommend reading Spungeon’s book if you…

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