Today's so called punk bands are a joke and a far cry from the Sex Pistols:
'Anarchy in the UK'
Right! NOW! ha ha ha ha ha
I am an anti-christ
I am an anarchist
Don't know what I want but
I know how to get it!!
I wanna destroy? Possibly!
cos I wanna BE anarchy!
No dogs body!
'God save the queen!'
God save the Queen
A fascist regime
They made you a moron
God save the Queen
She ain't no human being
There is no future In England's dreaming
Don't be told about what you want!
Don't be told about what you need!
No future, no future, no future for you!
Now, they were real punks... Today's are only a poser shadow of the past.
Great empirical post. Joey Ramone was actually a conservative Republican. No, really. Colonel Neville.
Jello Biafra (formerly of the Dead Kennedys) sings "Love Me, I'm a Liberal" - a song mocking current liberals.
Some might remember what happened when Maureen Tucker, drummer for the Velvet Underground, was "caught" at a Tea Party, and spoke about her (literally) "anti-establishment" views.
In short: most of the artsy and creative types didn't appreciate it.
You want Rock-N-Roll? I'll give you Rock-n-Roll.
Black kids even had fathers back then.
Ahhhh Rage...and they laid down this line as they illegally played on the steps of the Los Angeles Convention Center outside of the Democratic National Convention in 2000
More for Gore? Or the son of a drug lord.
None of the above
Cut the chord
I see a lot of this. So-called rebels who are really big government statists. Look at how many Hollywood "rebels" are actually pushing for bigger, more powerful government with the authority to control nearly every aspect of our lives. These people don't oppose the "establishment," they're slaves to it.
I was a punk rock fan going back to the '70s (no, I never did the weird hair), but like so many other things, too many of punkers have become what punkers once held in contempt. They've become a joke.
Real Rock and Roll died years ago.
The current Congress of the United States is a true mosh pit.
Just two thoughts that flashed in my mind listening to this clip.
Rock on I will Debby, always have and always will. But why is it that my CD player has a Led Zep disc in it right now? Nothing new and exciting being produced in a long, long time. While on the subject of music, one of the all time greats passed away today, Dave Brubeck. If you know Jazz you know Brubeck.
You could make it more interesting to the folks by using lots of pictures and just give a synopsis of his service. Maybe a timeline of the major events by date.
Wolfie, this is a special day, Dec. 7th. A reminder of what happens when we sit around on our butts thinking that we can 'negotiate' with everybody.
You (and others) may enjoy this presentation, this is where I work.
It's a small museum. Created by Vets, run by Vets, for Vets. There was a (liberal) Democrat in the White House at the beginning of 4 out of the 5 wars in the 20th century and anybody who doesn't think we're heading down that same path once again with Obama, is incredibly naive.
Wow! You should get their stories and publish a book of them. First hand accounts like that are rarer and rarer to find these days. If you don't feel comfortable doing it for profit, you could always donate profits to charity. My main point is to get those stories recorded before they are lost to time.
Thank you and the mrs for your dedication and hard work!
Hoop, I've been working on a display to honor this man in the Museum for years now but the space available to me is limitted and I still can't figure out what to put in and what to leave out? I could post the story just as you read it but few would take the time to read it, among all the other more visaully impressive displays. :-(
Lucky? The Mrs. (a Viet Nam era Vet) and I do it free and it's a 60 mile round trip to get there. It's not luck my friend, it's duty, honor, and obligation. In the process, I've had the honor of meeting and talking with the surviving Tuskegee Airmen, the Navajo Code Talkers, the Doolittle Raiders, the Flying Tigers, Pearl Harbor survivors, Viet Nam POW's and a whole bunch of lesser known heroes. One of the guys I work with is 92, he earned a Bronze Star in the first wave of GI's to hit Omaha Beach on D Day.
Bullard was working as a elevator operator in in NY when Charles DeGaulle, then the President of France sought him out to honor him.
I did read it! Thank you for your post again... I only wish more so called -african Americans (read blacks) would read about such heroes! To learn about REAL heroes not that moron Sharpton and think "this is heroic".. You are so lucky to work in a military history museum... that's one of my dreams come true in life! :-)
Reminds me of Joe Louis, The boxer, When he fell out of fame, he resumed being "colored". Max Schmeling. a German, saw the injustice and helped Joe out.
I hope you (and others) took the time to red the whole story of Eugene Bullard. He lived quite a life and died in relative obscurity. Never for a moment, considering himself to be 'a victim'.
His life ought to be a movie but right off the top of my head, I can't think of an actor fit to shine this man's shoes.
I'm a military historian, I work part time in a military museum. The history of our wars you read, were written by the 'politically correct'. ;-)
That was a most excellent, thoughtful and informative post! TY!!! I learned a lot from you today! :-)
You want to now what really twists my crank (Model T Ford owners say things like that), I'm a WW2 baby we loved the music of Chuck Berry, 'Fats' Domino, 'Lil' Richard, The Coasters, The Platters and all that 'race music' of the 50's. We asked questions like 'why can't I play with the Black kids?' and most of our father's didn't have a decent answer. They had come home from the war with the realization that there's no such thing as 'a racist' in a fox hole.
Rosa Parks and ML King didn't start the civil rights movement, the brave young Black guys who went to war for a country that considered them 2/3 of a citizen did. Everybody's heard of the Tuskeege Airmen, how about the Red Ball Express? How about the Harlem Hellfighters from WW1? How about Eugene Bullard, the first Black Fighter Pilot? You won't see as anything about him in the Black studies classes.
Click on this story if you want to see what one little Black kid can do all by himself, without 'government assistance'.
Punk rock hasn't changed much since the Sex pistols and the Clash days. Oy I just dated myself big time there. These are just like the flower children of the 60s whose great pleadings, don't trust the establishment man, never trust anyone over 30! are now all over 30 and are the establishment.
Punk rockers are a hypocrisy just like so many others. They made their money off their messages of confusion and anarchy, and now support those who promote what they rebelled against. Pitiful.
Way to go Zo. I love this guy.
I hear ya ABC it kinda reminds me of Bruce Springsteen this year. Still trying to pretend that's a blue color kid on the streets of New Jersey and attacking Mitt Romney when in fact he's a rich and successful businessman just like Mitt Romney. He even has the exact same net worth, $250 million and Mitt Romney is only two years older than he is.
Hey ABC! You know you also just described Michael Moore! As a matter of fact, you've just described most liberals. (you have no idea how much I hate that word)
Wash your mouth out with soap NY!! And recite 5 Hail Marys. OY I cringe lol. I know I'm late getting back to you- had church tonight. Excellent study on Hebrews right now. Very hope filled is the Word, and I so needed it tonight. I hope you're doing OK my dearNY. I'm glad to see you again once in a while- but I hope to see you when I'm on at the same time. Miss being silly. xoxoxo Have a blessed evening and tomorrow my friend.
You're late? LOL! ON my screen now it says NYGino's post is 17 hours old and your reply 12 hours old and you think you were late to this thread? ;-)
Exactly, Zo! But many of these punk rockers are influenced by illegal chemicals which has a tendency to cause one's judgement to be slightly distorted or altered. I can't wait until Obama care fully kicks in because those who are under the influence of illegal drugs will be the first to not get treatment under the complete lives system.
It has long seemed to me that the "arts community" has completely confused excessive nihilistic behavior with edgy intellectual sophistication.
People forget where and why the punk rock movement started. It actually begsn in the 70's in Great Britain in response to high taxes, high unemployment, rampant inflation, and no future because it was screwed up by too much government. That same wave voted in Margaret Thatcher.
Those that Zo is talking about are poseurs and frauds.
Remember when it was campy chic and stylish to be an anti-establishment liberal musician?