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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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Kick-Your-Ass Punk Rock Motivation

    My mother, like a lot of other mothers back in the ’80s and ’90s, thought that punk music was a bunch of senseless noise that encouraged rebellion and bad behavior.   While certain groups like the Sex Pistols were all about rebellion and giving the middle finger to the powers that be, if our mothers would have dug a little deeper, they would have found some pretty empowering and motivational lyrics. Sure there were the senseless and nonsensical songs, like “Bitchin’ Camaro” by The Dead Milkmen, but sprinkled…

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Punk Rock Summer of 88

  Yesterday, I took a drive early evening with the windows down and music up. It was such a beautiful night; warm air with all the wonderful smells of summer combining into a swirl of memories for me. Isn’t it funny how scents have the power to transport you to another time? I drove to the spot I used to go and sit alone, and sometimes with you, to think and be at peace. I parked my car and made my way to the steps. I sat and watched the sun…

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