Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
Humid and a belly filled with coffee on a Sunday while kids are playing their games; I find that I am OK! I look to see that the cats are OK too. Youngest is silent as oldest is screaming at his friends as he games online. An easy Sunday in my cave, then all of a sudden like a flash of lightning from yesterdays storm, my imagined sharp arm reaches through the air pulling me, with eyes-closed, to the books on the brown shelf. I know, I just saw the cult classic Equinox* last night. All about a book and a Demon…Yes a book can change ones perspective about life. Here this reading of some random video promotion… moves us to something musical…
“To the Minutemen, the world was divided between two things-gigs and flyers. Everything was playing shows or getting people to the shows. The rest was not reality.”
~ A History Lesson Part One Synopsis by Dave Travis
This small paragraph can’t be the motif of Punk Rock… but it is…, riding the wave with many guys who were at that place from “one note to the next,” I am glad that this random pick helped me to let go of my grieving process. What I feel for my punk-rock-youthful days, and when life really was only “gigs and flyers!”
Until next Sunday….
Random Book Day By Hudley
*Equinox 1970 Film
Posted in Book Reading of the Day, it's Sunday !!
Tagged 1970, 1980, A History Lesson Part One Synopsis by Dave Travis, Alternative music, Equinox, Minutemen, Oral Tradition, PUNK NO-stalgia :Punk Rock, punk rock music, Subculture, Underground, Women
When I think of music and the late 70’s and early 80’s, I think of crashing rogue waves against me of all types of music. There were the discotheques and rock clubs to dance at. Most importantly there were the punk clubs to pogo at… the moving levels of sounds and adventure filled my every cell and heartbeat. The changing styles and then the big watery push to Hollywood High School to see Elvis Costello and then the Clash at the Santa Monica Civic. Donna Summers is part of this experience. I can still taste the sound of her music as a teenager during the 70’s when I engaged in the fright of local and east coast born serial killers, and films such as Looking For Mr. Good Bar.
Posted in "In the beginning there was a void except for the written word." The Avengers (Band), 1970s
Tagged 1970, 1980, Alternative music, discotheque, Donna Summers, Elvis Costello, Hudley Flipside, Looking For Mr. Good Bar., Los Angeles Clubs, Oral Tradition, pogo dance, PUNK NO-stalgia :Punk Rock, Subculture, The Clash, the written word, Underground, Women