papa punx is high school

And school is back in session! For the many tens of readers out there, my apologies for the lack of posts this summer. As lamented in this Die Kreuzen standard: "it's been so loooonnnggg" Where did the summer go? Endless sunny days filled with debates about whether Dave Lombardo should…

slam dancin' babe

Slam dancing and stage diving are pretty mainstream these days. Most everyone has seen it and maybe experienced it. Indeed, I would not be in the least bit surprised to find footage of thrashing and crowd-surfing at a Dave Matthews Band concert somewhere on the you-tubes. And yet I still…

on punk t-shirts

Let's face it. The discovery of obscure bands with hard-to-get records and titles that ran the gamut from irreverent to profane was personally gratifying. But nothing proclaimed punk rock credibility as much as wearing a t-shirt with one of those bands on display for the world to see. It signaled…

welcome to the show

I might've mentioned that when I was coming up there was no World Wide Web that we know and hold dear in these here modern times, right? I'll likely say this in every other post because 1) I have no memory and 2) I'm a surly old punk and 3)…

a tale of tapes and vinyl

Warning geezer comment alert... It may be difficult for kids these days to imagine it, but there was a time in the not-so-distant past that you couldn't find and listen to the most obscure music at the touch of a few buttons, anytime, anywhere. There weren't any computerized recommendations agents…