Punk in 2013 is obsessed with nostalgia perpetuated by festivals where if you pay enough for a 6 day all inclusive pass and book your flights and hotel rooms in time you can see any punk band that ever existed, albeit older and uglier and with their “classic hits” funneled through a fancy sound system manned by the shitty sound guy employee of whatever club or productions company is “making punk happen” at the moment. Way too many current bands exist mostly in the hopes of playing these festivals, or of “taking the next step” and putting out records on a larger “indie” label. (…) We are happy when we hear about punks playing generator shows and blowing up abandoned cars at abandoned strip malls in New Orleans or flipping cars and shooting fireworks at cops in Boston.
Gas Rag is one of my favorite current Chicago bands.
This is also extremely relevant because this years RIOT FEST line up was just announced and like every other year it’s a pile of garbage with old washed up has bens trying to re-live the glory days or cash in. It is also a fest that has taken extreme action to stop DIY punk from “competing” with them. It’s bullshit. DIY for life. Gas Rag gets it
Kevin on Courtney: Yeah, I liked her a lot. Very complex. She was very happy to have her picture taken as well. We got on well, and we got a lot of pictures in a short burst. I arranged to meet her at 4pm and it was 2am when she eventually turned up.
So today Angelina Jolie had double mastectomy, which is the removal of one’s breasts, to prevent Breast cancer. So instead of praising Angelina on her bravery, men on Twitter decided to ridicule her, even calling her stupid for removing her breasts. For those of you on Tumblr that are attacking Feminists about being delusional about sexism against women and misogyny here’s your fucking proof that sexism and misogyny exists.
TW: MENTIONS BREAST CANCER (MASTECTOMY)
This is rape culture. When someone’s sexualized body parts are valued above their health and quality of life, you know many things are wrong with the world.