ps. have you seen him lately?
Rancid; one of the first punk bands my friend, Mike, and I got into at fourteen-ish. Uploading the music videos on our slow as fuck kittie comps, we felt good knowing other people (apparently older than us) wore shitty clothes and wondered what the hell was going on in those minds of the rich. They had something to say, backed by a tough, raspy voice, and a lock n key.
Anti-flag, Bad Religion, Black Flag ("one of these things is not like the others")....being grimy, 40 ounces, flipping off teachers. Yeah, fifiteen. But, I suppose that's all the outsider sees, right? Yeah, we were fuck-offs, but for a damned good reason. We had nothing to believe in but ourselves.
We couldn't rock our leather jackets covered in painted band names and symbols, wallet chains, an attitude, or even (gasp) our Own Opinions. To us lowlifes, the flag and the pledge was just another highly effective way of brainwashing us into forgetting what we were really pledgeing to; a nation found on killing, slavery, and rich white ideas. NO FREE HEALTH CARE! So of course, we didn't stand, a silent form of protest responded to by segregation. The authority wouldn't let us in classrooms or school assemblies that included the plegde and flag, as to not contaminate the influential young minds at highschool pep rallies.
Home life wasn't too far off. Our parents would remind us everyday of their wishes for a "normal" kid between their working class gripes and failed dreams. They tried to engrave our brains with messages like, "You can't change the world!". Oh, how we laughed.
TO BE CONTINUED....
ps. have you seen him lately?
I'm not quite sure whether this is permited or not, but I'd like to promote my community wardrobehelp
But What's wardrobehelp ?
It is a community in which people can help each other when picking their clothes concerning about what clothes matches with what and the like. Moreover this community is also to encourage DIY, e.g. let's say you have some clothes that are already old but you're just to sad to give away, well then you can post what you've got and ask other people what can you do with them, like sewing it with some other fabric and make cute clothes.
Thank you very much for the attention, everyone is invited to join, and if promoting isn't allowed please delete my entry.
The essence of anti-culture.
What does punk mean to you?
We don't make boot cut jeans.
We don't do straight leg.
We don't make halloween costumes.
We don't make anything that sparkles.
We aren't here to cash in the trendy dollar.
We don't sell to Hot Topic.
We back our scene.
Support The Independent.
The PVC Maria micro-mini skirt
The Molotov Mini
The Disaster Mini
I only wish they had a bigger selection in girls' sizes (XS dammit!) aside from the skirts, but my complaints stop there. Everything I own by them is 100% cotton and extremely comfy. I've had several pieces for years, and they're set to last a lot longer!