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(Belfast Telegraph)   Aging punk rockers get together for fundraising Christmas single. "Most of us may be celebrating our 50th birthdays these days, but there's no doubt about it - we've still got it." In related news, punk's not dead, it's just turned into your dad   (belfasttelegraph.co.uk) divider line 67
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2013-12-11 09:12:38 AM  
Hmmm...

www.badreligion.com
 
2013-12-11 09:12:44 AM  
Twentytwentytwentyfour hours agooooo

I lost my car keys.
 
2013-12-11 09:12:59 AM  
50 year old punk here, flipping you all off with his arthritic middle fingers.
 
2013-12-11 09:14:23 AM  
Kill everyone now.
 
2013-12-11 09:14:43 AM  
Too bad there aren't any good punk bands in this story
 
2013-12-11 09:15:02 AM  
imgace.com
 
2013-12-11 09:16:01 AM  
Only posers die.
 
2013-12-11 09:17:03 AM  
"Most of us may be celebrating our 50th birthdays these days, but there's no doubt about it - we've still got it."

No.

No, you don't, grandpa.  Nothing sadder than old people continuing to try and play the music of youth.
 
2013-12-11 09:18:25 AM  
Also, Henry Rollins is one of the sexiest people alive.
 
2013-12-11 09:20:21 AM  

frepnog: "Most of us may be celebrating our 50th birthdays these days, but there's no doubt about it - we've still got it."

No.

No, you don't, grandpa.  Nothing sadder than old people continuing to try and play the music of youth.


lh6.ggpht.com
 
2013-12-11 09:24:15 AM  

SpdrJay: 50 year old punk here, flipping you all off with his arthritic middle fingers.


I'm the same age and was also a fan of punk.  In hindsight, we were listening mostly to oldies, and it was a bit embarrassing when my parents wouldn't let me get a spiky mohawk.

Time to dig out my Sex Pistols albums CDs.  Some things you just have to enjoy on the moment, and then keep moving on.
 
2013-12-11 09:25:59 AM  

frepnog: "Most of us may be celebrating our 50th birthdays these days, but there's no doubt about it - we've still got it."

No.

No, you don't, grandpa.  Nothing sadder than old people continuing to try and play the music of youth.


Does a music style that peaked decades ago really qualify as "music of youth"?
 
2013-12-11 09:27:05 AM  

MightyPez: Hmmm...


I just discovered that album this year! It and Christmas With Weezer are the most straightforward holiday albums I've ever heard and the honesty is refreshing.
 
2013-12-11 09:29:19 AM  

TelemonianAjax: MightyPez: Hmmm...

I just discovered that album this year! It and Christmas With Weezer are the most straightforward holiday albums I've ever heard and the honesty is refreshing.


I should hope so! It was released in October. I haven't had a chance to grab it yet. I'm split on my love of Bad Religion and my disdain for Christmas music
 
2013-12-11 09:29:59 AM  
It seems like metal guys age better
 
2013-12-11 09:30:21 AM  

frepnog: "Most of us may be celebrating our 50th birthdays these days, but there's no doubt about it - we've still got it."

No.

No, you don't, grandpa.  Nothing sadder than old people continuing to try and play the music of youth.


Music styles age with the generation that produce it.  To assume that punk was always going to stay the 'music of youth' is absurd.
 
2013-12-11 09:31:54 AM  
Don't trust anyone over 70.

Also, male pattern baldness plays hell with your Mohawk.
 
2013-12-11 09:34:43 AM  

cgraves67: Don't trust anyone over 70.

Also, male pattern baldness plays hell with your Mohawk.


I'm the only guy my age I know who can still grow a real Mohawk.
 
2013-12-11 09:35:36 AM  
www.blogcdn.com

Where else have I seen rebellious counterculture turn into mainstream???

Oh Yeah, Microsoft!
 
2013-12-11 09:36:42 AM  

frepnog: "Most of us may be celebrating our 50th birthdays these days, but there's no doubt about it - we've still got it."

No.

No, you don't, grandpa.  Nothing sadder than old people continuing to try and play the music of youth.


It's sad that the thought of other people having fun makes you sad.
 
2013-12-11 09:38:27 AM  

Ker_Thwap: SpdrJay: 50 year old punk here, flipping you all off with his arthritic middle fingers.

I'm the same age and was also a fan of punk.  In hindsight, we were listening mostly to oldies, and it was a bit embarrassing when my parents wouldn't let me get a spiky mohawk.

Time to dig out my Sex Pistols albums CDs.  Some things you just have to enjoy on the moment, and then keep moving on.


Yup. If I'm in the gym, I'll likely have some Bad Brains on the headphones, but if I'm just putzing around on the computer it's probably something definitely not punk.

/ex-punk
//you're not allowed to call yourself a punk if you're no longer pissed off
///Henry is still a punk
 
2013-12-11 09:41:30 AM  

GRCooper: //you're not allowed to call yourself a punk if you're no longer pissed off


coretexrecords.com
 
2013-12-11 09:42:52 AM  

frepnog: "Most of us may be celebrating our 50th birthdays these days, but there's no doubt about it - we've still got it."

No.

No, you don't, grandpa.  Nothing sadder than old people continuing to try and play the music of youth.


How about a young person who thinks life ends at 40? You can pry my guitar neck from my cold dead fingers, junior. ;b

/49( jk on the jr. part)
 
2013-12-11 09:45:55 AM  
Always on my holiday playlist:

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-12-11 09:47:33 AM  
I just attended the release party for a new novel by an aging punk rocker last night, so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

/Called Clamor
 
rpl
2013-12-11 09:48:26 AM  
 
2013-12-11 09:54:31 AM  

Driedsponge: frepnog: "Most of us may be celebrating our 50th birthdays these days, but there's no doubt about it - we've still got it."

No.

No, you don't, grandpa.  Nothing sadder than old people continuing to try and play the music of youth.

Music styles age with the generation that produce it.  To assume that punk was always going to stay the 'music of youth' is absurd.


I think he meant, nothing sadder than old people continuing to play the music of THEIR youth. Like The Who, still claiming to "hope I die before I get old."
 
2013-12-11 09:58:19 AM  

frepnog: "Most of us may be celebrating our 50th birthdays these days, but there's no doubt about it - we've still got it."

No.

No, you don't, grandpa.  Nothing sadder than old people continuing to try and play the music of youth.


I have to agree. Not only is it sad and depressing watch people who made their names by capturing the ferocious intensity of youth in music, but then inexplicably, they stopped growing and just stayed there. The whole thing about punk rock is honesty, which incidentally is why so many great musicians start by playing punk. But you grow up. Making the same music you did 30 years ago just tells me you stopped growing as an artist.

But what do they care about my opinion? I still have to work a boring job and here I am biatching about them online. So really, I'm the loser in this.

Guess I need to think about whether my internet ranting is actually worth it.
 
2013-12-11 09:59:23 AM  

SonOfSpam: Driedsponge: frepnog: "Most of us may be celebrating our 50th birthdays these days, but there's no doubt about it - we've still got it."

No.

No, you don't, grandpa.  Nothing sadder than old people continuing to try and play the music of youth.

Music styles age with the generation that produce it.  To assume that punk was always going to stay the 'music of youth' is absurd.

I think he meant, nothing sadder than old people continuing to play the music of THEIR youth. Like The Who, still claiming to "hope I die before I get old."


static.music.cbc.ca
 
2013-12-11 10:03:59 AM  
"I didn't sell out, son, I bought in!"
 
2013-12-11 10:10:44 AM  

MightyPez: TelemonianAjax: MightyPez: Hmmm...

I just discovered that album this year! It and Christmas With Weezer are the most straightforward holiday albums I've ever heard and the honesty is refreshing.

I should hope so! It was released in October. I haven't had a chance to grab it yet. I'm split on my love of Bad Religion and my disdain for Christmas music


If you describe yourself that way, you'll love it. Ya gotta play Christmas songs sometimes, why not play them in a genre you enjoy?

/its already on TPB if you want to check it out.
//and if I say 'imagine Weezer playing 'O Come all Ye Faithfull', you'll hear it exactly as they recorded it, no music required.
 
2013-12-11 10:23:39 AM  
Speaking as a 50-year-old punk myself, I LOVE these guys...

img.fark.net
The Toy Dolls formed in 1979, and they're STILL making music! Granted, "Olga" (Michael Algar in the yellow sunglasses) is the only original member, but still. They're fun punks.
 
2013-12-11 10:40:11 AM  
Hai guyz, what's going on in this thread?

www.billboard.com

/runs away
 
2013-12-11 10:43:42 AM  

SonOfSpam: Driedsponge: frepnog: "Most of us may be celebrating our 50th birthdays these days, but there's no doubt about it - we've still got it."

No.

No, you don't, grandpa.  Nothing sadder than old people continuing to try and play the music of youth.

Music styles age with the generation that produce it.  To assume that punk was always going to stay the 'music of youth' is absurd.

I think he meant, nothing sadder than old people continuing to play the music of THEIR youth. Like The Who, still claiming to "hope I die before I get old."


pretty much.  I am in my early 40s.  I am a die hard metal head, and will be until I die, but the days of slam dancing and moshing at small clubs while full of rage and power and music are over.  There is nothing wrong with continuing to enjoy the music of one's youth, but being in your 50's and thinking you "still have it" when rocking out is sort of sad.  I like the Rolling Stones, Metallica, lots of other big name, old-time bands, but watching these old dudes out there still thinking that they are in any way comparable to their early days, the young hungry days, is laughable.

Punk, rock, metal, these are the musical genres of youth.  When you are young, hungry, pissed off and eager to show the world what you got.

In your 50's, it just looks kinda sad - mostly because by then you are neither pissed off, young, or hungry any longer.  You don't care so much that the government sucks - you need good heath care.  You don't really care as much about the injustices done globally - you need the poo to move thru your colon.  Looking "evil" or "hardcore" doesn't matter as much when you have 2 ex wives fighting for a cut of your royalty checks.
 
2013-12-11 10:46:13 AM  

pinchpoint: Hai guyz, what's going on in this thread?

[www.billboard.com image 617x409]

/runs away


rarwriter.com
 
2013-12-11 10:55:03 AM  

frepnog: SonOfSpam: Driedsponge: frepnog: "Most of us may be celebrating our 50th birthdays these days, but there's no doubt about it - we've still got it."

No.

No, you don't, grandpa.  Nothing sadder than old people continuing to try and play the music of youth.

Music styles age with the generation that produce it.  To assume that punk was always going to stay the 'music of youth' is absurd.

I think he meant, nothing sadder than old people continuing to play the music of THEIR youth. Like The Who, still claiming to "hope I die before I get old."

pretty much.  I am in my early 40s.  I am a die hard metal head, and will be until I die, but the days of slam dancing and moshing at small clubs while full of rage and power and music are over.  There is nothing wrong with continuing to enjoy the music of one's youth, but being in your 50's and thinking you "still have it" when rocking out is sort of sad.  I like the Rolling Stones, Metallica, lots of other big name, old-time bands, but watching these old dudes out there still thinking that they are in any way comparable to their early days, the young hungry days, is laughable.

Punk, rock, metal, these are the musical genres of youth.  When you are young, hungry, pissed off and eager to show the world what you got.

In your 50's, it just looks kinda sad - mostly because by then you are neither pissed off, young, or hungry any longer.  You don't care so much that the government sucks - you need good heath care.  You don't really care as much about the injustices done globally - you need the poo to move thru your colon.  Looking "evil" or "hardcore" doesn't matter as much when you have 2 ex wives fighting for a cut of your royalty checks.


www.bcscene.ca
 
2013-12-11 10:55:38 AM  

frepnog: SonOfSpam: Driedsponge: frepnog: "Most of us may be celebrating our 50th birthdays these days, but there's no doubt about it - we've still got it."

No.

No, you don't, grandpa.  Nothing sadder than old people continuing to try and play the music of youth.

Music styles age with the generation that produce it.  To assume that punk was always going to stay the 'music of youth' is absurd.

I think he meant, nothing sadder than old people continuing to play the music of THEIR youth. Like The Who, still claiming to "hope I die before I get old."

pretty much.  I am in my early 40s.  I am a die hard metal head, and will be until I die, but the days of slam dancing and moshing at small clubs while full of rage and power and music are over.  There is nothing wrong with continuing to enjoy the music of one's youth, but being in your 50's and thinking you "still have it" when rocking out is sort of sad.  I like the Rolling Stones, Metallica, lots of other big name, old-time bands, but watching these old dudes out there still thinking that they are in any way comparable to their early days, the young hungry days, is laughable.

Punk, rock, metal, these are the musical genres of youth.  When you are young, hungry, pissed off and eager to show the world what you got.

In your 50's, it just looks kinda sad - mostly because by then you are neither pissed off, young, or hungry any longer.  You don't care so much that the government sucks - you need good heath care.  You don't really care as much about the injustices done globally - you need the poo to move thru your colon.  Looking "evil" or "hardcore" doesn't matter as much when you have 2 ex wives fighting for a cut of your royalty checks.


Dammit, all reasonable now. Gotta go. I thought I saw a kid on my lawn.

/grabs onion, five bees
 
2013-12-11 11:03:05 AM  

megarian: Also, Henry Rollins is one of the sexiest people alive.


I would break a hip hitting that.

/not really that old yet, but getting there
 
2013-12-11 11:18:58 AM  

megarian: Also, Henry Rollins is one of the sexiest people alive.


Amen, and Hallelujah!
 
2013-12-11 11:41:10 AM  

frepnog: "Most of us may be celebrating our 50th birthdays these days, but there's no doubt about it - we've still got it."

No.

No, you don't, grandpa.  Nothing sadder than old people continuing to try and play the music of youth.


Except when they don't.
 
2013-12-11 11:59:43 AM  

Driedsponge: frepnog: "Most of us may be celebrating our 50th birthdays these days, but there's no doubt about it - we've still got it."

No.

No, you don't, grandpa.  Nothing sadder than old people continuing to try and play the music of youth.

Music styles age with the generation that produce it.  To assume that punk was always going to stay the 'music of youth' is absurd.


The"music of youth" is now terrible dub step or that stuff they make with their Gameboys.
 
2013-12-11 12:36:09 PM  

PunkTiger: Speaking as a 50-year-old punk myself, I LOVE these guys...

[img.fark.net image 452x321]
The Toy Dolls formed in 1979, and they're STILL making music! Granted, "Olga" (Michael Algar in the yellow sunglasses) is the only original member, but still. They're fun punks.


Points and laughs at those youngsters.

www.seclusiasis.com
 
2013-12-11 01:09:11 PM  
 
2013-12-11 01:15:21 PM  
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
 
2013-12-11 01:30:51 PM  
onetwothreefouronetwothreefour
Still got it.
 
2013-12-11 01:50:52 PM  

pinchpoint: Hai guyz, what's going on in this thread?

[www.billboard.com image 617x409]

/runs away


OK, hate to be that guy, but who is she?
 
2013-12-11 01:59:34 PM  

Wolfmanjames: pinchpoint: Hai guyz, what's going on in this thread?

[www.billboard.com image 617x409]

/runs away

OK, hate to be that guy, but who is she?


avril lavigne.  recently married that douchebag from Nickleback.

//don't care what you guys say.  would kill you all to hit avril.
 
2013-12-11 03:30:09 PM  
Is Ian Rubbish participating?
 
2013-12-11 04:08:41 PM  

mrwhippy: [wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net image 625x417]


One more chrysalis, and I think he'll emerge as Willem Dafoe.

Which is fitting. After watching Out of the Furnace last night, a friend remarked that Dafoe is on his way to turning into Bukowski.
 
2013-12-11 04:31:05 PM  
The next time you think you're walking through a world of dull, suburban normality remember...

img.fark.net This what the little old librarian lady used to look like (before she gave up tripping on peyote)

img.fark.net This is what your uncle used to look like

img.fark.net This is the grade school teacher used to look like

img.fark.net This is what your housewife cousin (who now has two of the most adorable pre-schoolers you've ever seen) used to look like

img.fark.net This is what your co-worker's kids used to look like (and still do a little bit)

The world is a very abnormal place, just below the surface.
 
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