In 1977,these guys detonated my 14 year old world.Things,for me,would never be the same again.Just the idea of leather jackets & ripped jeans was so dangerous-seems crazy now-but it was a very straight world back then.
I heard ‘Sheena is A Punk Rocker’ on Radio Luxembourg and it started me down a road(to ruin!)that I still walk to this day.
They had a reputation for being D-U-M-B but listen to those early records and they’re conceptual art,at its finest!A clash of boredom,bubblegum,cleaning fluid,Tod Brownings Freaks and ‘Nam nightmares,all delivered in under 2 minute blasts that would blow your ears clean off.
i discovered whole new worlds through the Ramones-they led me to punk and all its glories-the Clash,the Pistols,the Adverts,the Banshees,Joy Division & on & on,right up to today.
Death & loss bring one’s own mortality,selfishly,front-and-centre but its hard not to feel the hands of time when those that shaped your world have left the stage for the last time.
Sad To See You Go Go!
“The creative impulse comes from the dark side of the personality.”
‘Can you count,Suckahs?’
Cyrus was gonna change it all..Can U Dig it?Thanks,Roger Hill.Sleep well.
Manhatten Center,New York City.January 7,2014.
’..the end of everything?….the beginning…the beginning of everything..’
Happy New Year to you all!
Merry Christmas to everyone who is alone this year,to everyone who is struggling,to everyone who feels too much and thinks too hard…as Tiny Tim says…
“A Merry Christmas to us all;God bless us,everyone!”
It looks like its me and you,Noah…#Christmas2013
Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.