Punk Theory

A culture theory blog about punk and all of it's permutations.

Greetings from the middle of the woods in a state park in North West Florida….

#wanderlust

Merry Christmas, tumblr!  For my money, this is my favorite Christmas song.

The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl, “Fairytale of New York”.

Our other fallen hero…D. Boon of the Minutemen…died two and a half decades ago this day.  With six simple words, he encapsulated the most important part of the punk ethic…”our band could be your life”…yes, you can do this too, no one is stopping you but yourself.  It was a life changing moment for me, hearing those words and grasping their meaning.  I took it to heart and I still live it as best I can.  Thanks, D.

"We aren’t going to go quietly to our deaths in some retirement home eating prozac, but that’s what they have planned for you if you don’t do something about it."

-Joe Strummer, lost on this day…you are missed.

Here is the answer if you ever wondered where the name for “Jinx Removing” by Jawbreaker came from…its vadoun candle magic.  The last verse is also a reference to the superstition of “rabbit rabbit” being the first thing you say to someone on the first day of a new month.

Here is the answer if you ever wondered where the name for “Jinx Removing” by Jawbreaker came from…its vadoun candle magic.  The last verse is also a reference to the superstition of “rabbit rabbit” being the first thing you say to someone on the first day of a new month.

Drum head used for Jawbreaker’s 1993-1994 tour after recording 24 Hour Revenge Therapy.

Drum head used for Jawbreaker’s 1993-1994 tour after recording 24 Hour Revenge Therapy.