PUNK 45 IS A GOOD BOOK INSTRUCTIVE ABOUT PUNK ROCK---THE PAST GIVES THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE EVEN MORE VALUE
A book I've been reading and looking at recently is Punk 45--The Singles Cover Art of Punk 1976-80.
My punk rock credentials are solid. Here are my greatest punk rocks moments as listed on my previous blog.
I wonder sometimes if my ongoing identification as a punk is a form of not wanting to grow up at age 46.
While this might be the case, I read a series of articles about friendship in a May 2014 edition of New Scientist magazine that said the following---"The strongest and most enduring friendships are forged in our late teens and early twenties, possibly via intense, shared emotional experiences." and "...close friendships forged in your late teens/early twenties – you can often pick these relationships up exactly where you left off, even after decades." And then finally---"the best predictor of how well you will get on with a stranger is whether you like the same music."
This made sense as my punk days in the 80's meet the qualifications specified above of youth and an affinity for the same music. I still have a number of friends from the early 80's
I'd say you can be stuck in the past a bit by the nature of how we all are, without at all being a prisoner of the past.
Punk 45 is just what the title says. It is the collected art and style of punk rock vinyl 45 singles from the early days of punk.
This book has clued me in to bands I should have known about a long time ago.
First among such bands at the moment is the Mekons.
Here is a link to the video of the Mekons song Millionaire.
The past is fun and is instructive to recall.
The present is fun and every moment has value.
The future is hopeful.
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