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An Original Punk Rock Scene Journalist… also a woman.

“Open your eyes. Open your eyes.
You watch tv to find out what’s right and wrong.
Open your eyes to what you respected.
Open your eyes and you can reject it.”

The Avengers

There is a rather new Facebook page called Original Women Of Punk. It is fun to be involved with as well as look back at the stories and histories of original punk women. Yet there are times when I see women posting things that are not accurate. I don’t want to cause a fuss, so I just let it be. Once in awhile on a off mood I challenge an individual with the truth. I realize it may not be taken the right way. I feel it is necessary.
I did document the original punk rock scene as a woman punk journalist via Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine. I loved the punk scene. I lived the life.
I don’t think I am better than anyone else that did not document the punk rock scene. Also, I do not think that the film Decline of Western Civilization is a true documentary source of the punk rock scene. It does have the correct bands from that place and time in punk rock history. Regardless, it is an interpretation or embellished film artwork imitating life. As a documentarian of the punk scene I did not imitate the punk scene. I was part of it and documented it as I experienced it. The complete punk rock culture. There were no actors playing characters in a film.
That is why I am selling the 10-year anniversary issue to share the punk scene of many punk rock voices with the global community. I am preserving the scene that I loved so dearly.

I don’t think I am better than another for what I have achieved but I will not ignore what I have done

I am not putting down another if I disagree with a post on the Original Women Of Punk page. It is just my experienced opinion.

I have worked with many staff people, bands, promoters and fans involved intimately in the punk rock scene.  When I found Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine it was on its last foot. It had not been published in about five mouths. Al Flipside and I got it back on its feet and went from there (1978 -1979). We documented the scene via a fanzine, Flipside Videos and records for 10 years. The original punk rock scene.
I am proud of my part in this process and I will not let anyone belittle me for sharing my truth.
Like I always say,

THERE ARE MANY STORIES FROM THE BIG PUNK ROCK, Mine is just one of them.



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Now Our Civil War

Civil War ~A war between opposing groups of citizens of the same country.


“As the smoke from many family fires rises tonight and spreads above the forest, let us remember,” he reminded the Iroquois, “that this smoke comes from many fires, and no one fire is better than another. Though one fire may burn brighter and another more faintly who is to say which is wiser? You know as well as I that there are times and seasons for both. Remember always that the truth springs from many hearts and takes many outer forms, no two ever the same. One in the Great Spirit, we shall have no one ruling shamans, for such traditions are warrior traditions and not the traditions of the Ongwhehonwhe. Let such customs be buried with our weapons. Let them lie forgotten beside the tree that is no more.” ~Hiawatha – Ruturn Of The Bird Trible.



“Can we possibly suppose that if governments had originated in a right principle, and had not an interest in pursuing a wrong one, the world could have been in the wretched and quarrelsome condition we have seen it? What inducement has the farmer, while following the plough, to lay aside his peaceful pursuit, and go to war with the farmer of another country? or what inducement has the manufacturer? What is dominion to them, or to any class of men in a nation? Does it add an acre to any man’s estate, or raise its value? Are not conquest and defeat each of the same price, and taxes the never-failing consequence? Though this reasoning may be good to a nation, it is not so to a government. War is the Pharo-table of governments, and nations the dupes of the game.” ~ pg. 178 Chapter II, Of the Origin of the Present Old Governments. ~ Thomas Paine



“That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”~ Abraham Lincoln


Hiawatha, Thomas Paine and Abraham Lincoln are examples of sensible leaders of humanity and bright governance. Which we lack now, and profoundly so. I must say that we are now in the mists of a civil war. Has anyone called it out yet? I will. At times like these I rest on the wisdom of leaders who are just and wise. A call to their spirit of wisdom is needed.


“Thus, it is our fate to manage within our nature the complexity and the competition of two opposing tendencies: that which stands with life and love (the Dionysian) and that which is greedy, power hungry, and ego-driven (the Titanic).” ~Aguilar, A. Marina. Alchemy of The Heart: The Sacred Marriage of Dionysus & Ariadne. Chiron Publications. Kindle Edition.


Will we stand aside and be enablers of this abuse on “we the people,” children, emigrants and the innocent? How can we do this? It is time to see this for what it is. A civil war.



Paperback: To Ride A Painted Pony Wild~ Now for Sale

In Paperback – July 19, 2019 To Ride A Painted Pony Wild: The Adventures Of Sony and Raubie

Sony and Holly Picture by brother Steve Hudson (rip)

“A novella is a text of written, fictional, narrative prose normally longer than a short story but shorter than a novel, somewhere between 17,500 and 40,000 words. The English word “novella” derives from the Italian novella, feminine of novello, which means “new”.[1] The novella is a common literary genre in several European languages. “ `Wikipedia

I decided to make this real-life story into a short novella. It is a bit off the beaten track because a novella tends to be fiction. Yet I have found many that aren’t.

This story is like capturing the essence of a wildflower while watercoloring or grasping a political expression for one of my Flopside comics. I tend to grasp and then get it out there before I lose the essence of what is coming forth.

This story may have taken time to materialize into a novella format. Which I feel protects its essence which I hope will come across.

It is set in the early 1970s.

As my two boys, my dancing John and the punk rock scene… Sony was one of my greatest gifts.



A Letter to Bernie Taupin, Alfred E. Newman and Gahan Wilson.

Dear Teachers,

These are the Benadryl days.

Too much listening to Elton John and remembering my crush on Bernie Taupin. Foggy dreams. Dreams where the threads of remembering can’t be pulled down into this world. A changing mixture of memories swirling around me that I have experienced in real time.

As sitting under the pool table in the boy’s room reading Mad Magazine and Playboy. Alfred E. Neuman or cartoonist Gahan Wilson went on to inspire me in my own fanzine. Where I created images or doodled between the pages.

Magazines are now becoming obsolete. Newspapers stands too except for the billionaires that do resurrect some. A fight that is not gonna win.

To my teachers that came from those awesome perverted magazines.

Love,

Holly


In the Pit: Experience found guilty via an individual’s fingerprints.

I see how the term Punk Rock is always trying to be defined by many. Yet the real-life definition it is not an out there term to read about in academic journals because it is based on the foundation of experience. It is viewed by the action of individuals. As shown by Pudd’nhead Wilson, (1894) the novel by American writer Mark Twain; Punk Rock is as unique as a person’s fingerprints. Mark Twain is the grand Punk Rocker.  Think about that.

Punk Rock is based on the foundation of experience and is unique as a person’s fingerprints. I think that is clear enough. It is not who you know, or what shows you go to, or if you wear the right clothes or sport the wildest haircuts. Maybe you are a punk rocker who likes to camp out in the wilderness. It is when your deep-down dreams affirm to you that you are a punk rocker, then you know. It does not matter what others think of you either. It is a happy curse of creativity and inward ambition.

W.P. Witcutt wrote a book on William Blake entitled Blake, A Psychological Study. He came up with a term that explains the artist and visionary William Blake but also what a punk rocker is. A punk rocker has “introverted intuition.” I believe Blake had introverted intuition. Blake took his deep-down creatively and brought it out upon the world in often wild, unique and creative ways. That is, it. Yes, I think he was a punk rocker too.

So, a beatnik identified themselves as:

Jane Doe, Beatnik, artist, writer, wife, mother.

I to can say that but in a different way.

Hudley Flipside, punk rocker, writer, artist, wife, mother.

Alison Braun is another and I would call her

Alison Braun, punk rocker, photographer, wife, mother (She may wish to add to the list).

When she took these pictures, being a female was not always the way of the land. Lots of guys in bands, as promoters and running records labels to communicate with and finding another female was not so easy. At least one who was a punk rocker living the life.

Creatively her photos show unique skills of capturing a time and place in our punk rock history (1981 to 1990). I feel this is very important for surviving punk rockers to preserve, document and tell our stories. It is a healthy natural flow of our collective unconscious experiences. To take that deep-down creatively and bring it out upon the world again is grand! I am very happy to see punk rock on an individual scale like this.


 

The Avengers, the Dils and the Alley Cats.

Sunday May 26 will be the time to join with punk comrades and celebrate our originators and characters of the early California punk scene. The Avengers, the Dils and the Alley Cats.

In memory of Jimmy Wilsey

I stumbled into the early punk scene. The Australian Saints and the San Franciscan Avengers gave me the courage to go and see any other alternative underground bands on my own. I found myself melting into a wild alchemy of youths that had something to say. We were finding our voices. All the unknown characters were there, nobodies creating a scene together. We were wild and knew all the songs by heart by The Dils, The Alley Cats and the Avengers.

I will be there handing out some badges joining in the event in memory of our youthful rebellion that is still the heart beat of this crazy continuity of punk rock that still drives our DNA onward,,,

The Avengers, The Dils and The Alley Cats + many special guests (A Celebration of the Life of Jimmy Wilsey) at Echoplex

https://www.facebook.com/events/623081094804740/


Images taken from various Flipside Fanzines.

You can see the whole deal and have it for your own…. below…



Live now… Los Angeles Flipside fanzine # 54 Ten Years…

For sale now !

Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine # 54 Ten Year Anniversary Issue [Print Replica] Kindle Edition

go to Amazon Kindle … have fun…

https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B07Q2JN6LY


 

1977 to around 1987…. from a tight print over maybe 4000 to now infinite global community… nice… “The proof is in the pudding….”

 

Hey, took some real love and effort to get the first one out. and this reprint too. I am happy as a Bumble Bee



so Happy….

some history….

https://hudleyflipside.com/flipside-fanzine-staph-those-who-worked-on-los-angeles-flipside-fanzine-1979-to-1989/


2016 Film 20TH CENTURY WOMEN

20TH CENTURY WOMEN

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Photo included in this Film 

Black Flag with Kieth Morris Singing. Last image of this band in their original lineup.1979 Photo taken by Hudley Flipside aka Holly D. Cornell

Nice to be acknowledged in closing credits.
Very honored to be a part of the film.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/20th_century_women/


My review of Film….

https://hudleyflipside.com/2017/01/02/we-call-life/


 

vast…


“Although we are typically in the habit of perceiving our world in terms of solid shapes and forms,  Taoism teaches that we can train ourselves to perceive in other ways, and a good place to start is with our own human body. Though we may now experience our body as being rather solid, at a molecular level it is comprised mostly of water–a very fluid substance! And at an atomic level, it is 99.99% space–a vast (and infinitely intelligent) emptiness.” Online source …




 

Kindle Direct Publishing release of Flipside # 54 The Ten-Year Anniversary Issue available NOW !

Be More Than A Witness

Some may say it is not a good time to release a project like this one. Yet as a Gemini it is the right time to let this jewel plunge into the enormous global WWW. What a better way to celebrate 30 years of the WWW. Amazingly free anarchistic voices stirred around the world from the past inspiring a new generation. One can just see all the punk documentaries popping up. Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine # 54 Ten Year Anniversary Issue was doing it as an original source of punk rock. The original punk rock HUB of the late 70s, 80s and 90s. With plenty of published issues to substantiate it. As they say… the proof is in the pudding.

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