Sunday, March 23, 2014

Anonymous asked: I can't find your review of Gaslight Anthem's 'Handwritten' and need it to restore my sanity. Help?

Enjoy.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

relativesadness asked: that Lita Ford song blows and always gets in the way of hearing the FAR SUPERIOR Generation X song with the same title.

"I went to a party last Saturday night/I didn’t get laid, I got in a fight” is the greatest opening couplet ever apart from Apocalypse Hoboken’s Girl. 

Anonymous asked: How do you successfully parent a teenager in a punk rock manner?

I honestly have no fucking clue. Good luck though.

PS I bet Cock Sparrer’s Because You’re Young hits pretty fucking hard now, doesn’t it?

Anonymous asked: What is the most punk rock non-punk rock song?

There are a lot of great options to go with but the only true answer is Kiss Me Deadly by Lita Ford.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Anonymous asked: Iggy Pop?

Yes when he duets with Ke$ha. No when he sells insurance.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Anonymous asked: Rank all 8 of the Ramones in order from punkest to least punk.

1. Dee Dee
2. Joey
3. Tommy
4. Richie
5. CJ
6. Johnny 
7. Marky 
8. Elvis

Saturday, February 15, 2014

jimmoriartyslaughter-deactivate asked: What's your favorite (punk related) memory?

Playing guitar on stage with Guitar Wolf is the first amongst many.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Anonymous asked: You write a lot. Do you use any writing programs?

I use Notepad. And a notepad.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Anonymous asked: Is this blog dead?

Maybe. I haven’t really got too much to say on it right now. I answered most of the questions that I got repeatedly. It was supposed to be like a jokey warm-up exercise but I’d always get way too into it and then end up writing nothing else. There are 120000 words on this thing that I am at least reasonably happy with though, a bunch of shit I nailed down which I’d been meaning to nail down for a while. That is kind of a lot of words. That’s like two novels. Or one shit fantasy novel. I’m sure it would’ve done a lot better as a blog if Tumblr had not disallowed the reblogging of asks for the majority of the blog’s writing, but then again that probably would’ve attracted way way more people giving the “IF PUNK IS ABOUT NONCONFORMITY WHY DO ALL PUNKS CONFORM” blather over and over again which just drives me fuckin nuts after a while. I might come back to it at some point. Lately I’ve been writing a lot but almost exclusively record reviews. Check em out. They’re just as dumb and excitable as this blog.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Anonymous asked: I like your reviews but I think they could benefit from being more objective. You write that things are all amazing or terrible and you don't seem to have any justifications why beyond you liking it or not.

I have taken your criticism onboard and have written a review with this message in mind. Here it is.