you can’t break only one heart. yours will always crack too.
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i’d like to take a moment to point out that “learning to dance” is not about dancing “well”. it’s not about certain moves or gracefulness. it’s about moving your body in ways that feel good, without hitting people. why that is considered crazy by so many punks, i don’t know. but i’ve managed to dance exuberantly at punk shows for 20 years...
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i understand the argument (punks are no more obligated than any other people to combat oppression) but i fail to see the point in arguing it. who fucking cares? i mean, seriously? that is a big fucking deal to you? ”omg, i can’t believe you think i need to care about sexism and shit just because i am part of a scene that has had a large number of people who care about that stuff in...
lugjabask asked: I disagree that everything transcendent about moshing is also transcendent about dancing. And while all dancing is beautiful (except maybe Rick Astley) and I have had great times at ska shows and jazz shows, there is something particularly special for me and many others about the proximity to other people and the sense of community that moshing fosters with its catharsis and slapped backs and its...
Interview: Attica! Attica!
broadway core, totally! pmpdblog: Aaron Scott has been making his own style of punk rock in bands like De La Hoya and Marathon for over 10 years. His latest project is a solo outfit dubbed Attica! Attica! His latest album Napalm & Nitrogen was released on Black Numbers records back in 2009. PMPDblog was lucky enough to catch up with Aaron and talk about the band’s future plans. Read...
kveerkvlt asked: I feel like there are two sides of the same coin. I'm not trying to bash your viewpoint, but moshers also get annoyed by those who just stand in the way. When a band playing wants you to mosh, I think it's safe to say that it is appropriate if you like the music. Technically, a person only observing is taking up the space someone could mosh or dance in.
I could be wrong though.
I could be wrong though.
i hate fun
will hating moshing be my legacy? apparently it is a very contentious issue. i thought it was just a pet peeve! i guess it makes sense since the first time i complained about it in print was 20 years ago (highschool newspaper point/counterpoint) and my first song was about hating crowd surfers. i guess that -is- a long time to hold a peeve.
kveerkvlt asked: So is ballroom dancing selfish too? I just don't think you have to be stagnant in a rooted spot to dance. That is a tad ridiculous.
ilivesweat reposted my blog about moshing, and people don’t seem to understand what i was saying. what’s weird is that i expected that some folks who think moshing is sexist would disagree with me, but people keep interpreting what i said as saying moshing is sexist. moshing isn’t sexist. i was saying that moshing, the ‘dance’ is not sexist. participating in a...
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i just read patrick kindlon’s thinger on punk news. i think it’s crazy that people would think to keep him from playing a show because he paid someone to have sex with him. i mean, seriously, that is crazy. i don’t know what happens in his videos and i don’t really care. they are probably fine, but playing the ‘i’ve got feminist friends’ hand seems...
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good stuff in here. i am glad to have been a teenager in the 90’s for a few reasons, not the least of which is detailed here. i remember how disappointing it was when the rock videos (the first offender was offspring’s pretty fly for a white guy, which was also a terrible terrible song, holy shit) starting featuring scantilly clad ‘hot’ women again. honestly, i’d...