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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.
 
2013-12-11 05:29:37 PM
At least the punks are still rebelling and going against the grain. In my day, musicians did their Christmas stuff when they were still on the way UP, not when they need a pill to GET it up.

Johnny and Edgar Winter - 1969

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nrkvfKKCmY
 
2013-12-11 06:10:44 PM
While I really liked the music of The Clash and Sex Pistols (my first exposure to punk), I just laughed at the idea they were "rebellious" in any way shape or form. The Clash were signed to CBS (their subsidiary Epic in the US), the Pistols to Virgin (Warners in the US), the idea that a huge multinational record company was a source of rebellion of any kind was ludicrous. Rebellion had been packaged and sold in rock music since at least 1965 (OMG! The Rolling Stones will rape your daughters and make your sons a hoodlum!!!!), it was as boring a marketing trope as "sensitive singer-songwriter" or "drugged-out heavy metal musician".

/Burton suits, you think it's funny
//Turning rebellion in to money
 
2013-12-11 08:35:23 PM
userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-12-11 08:36:23 PM
1000words1000days.com
 
2013-12-11 08:40:26 PM
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
 
2013-12-11 08:45:15 PM
img.emol.com
 
2013-12-11 08:53:56 PM
 
2013-12-11 09:21:26 PM
Killing Joke is laughing at you guys. Formed in '78. I saw them at the Irving in Manhattan twice in the last 4 years. They are louder and harder than ever, political, angry, and a massive crushing juggernaut live. Did material from throughout their career and have been releasing new albums regularly. Wire is still at it with new material. Pere Ubu. These are all bands that pioneered early punk, evolved into post punk, and stayed true to their creative ethic and original energy throughout their endevors. Swans are another, though not part of the late 70's original punk wave. All of these guys are old now. Tell Micheal Gira or Jaz Coleman they are an old washed up parody of their former selves... Say it to their face and make sure someone is recording the aftermath for youtube.
 
2013-12-11 10:02:42 PM

adder1: Always on my holiday playlist:

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]


upload.wikimedia.org is on mine.

MightyPez: Hmmm...

[www.badreligion.com image 300x300]


And Graffin's vocals on Hark the Herald Angels Sing are farking fantastic
 
2013-12-11 10:19:28 PM
Gunny Highway, I thought I was the only one that likes those guys. Neato!

I dragged a friend of mine to their show in Tucson (99/00?). She didn't like it. I was elated all night.
 
2013-12-11 11:02:57 PM
I am pretty sure Lou Reed could still be considered Punk on the day of his death.
 
2013-12-11 11:08:12 PM

Henry Holland: While I really liked the music of The Clash and Sex Pistols (my first exposure to punk), I just laughed at the idea they were "rebellious" in any way shape or form. The Clash were signed to CBS (their subsidiary Epic in the US), the Pistols to Virgin (Warners in the US), the idea that a huge multinational record company was a source of rebellion of any kind was ludicrous. Rebellion had been packaged and sold in rock music since at least 1965 (OMG! The Rolling Stones will rape your daughters and make your sons a hoodlum!!!!), it was as boring a marketing trope as "sensitive singer-songwriter" or "drugged-out heavy metal musician".

/Burton suits, you think it's funny
//Turning rebellion in to money


Uhm, you do not really listen to music do you.  Since 1965 lol.... my my my

Are you a rock historian?

/sry but your post really put me off, it is just balderdash, balleyhoo, broohaha... only talk.
 
2013-12-11 11:46:36 PM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

And still going strong!
 
2013-12-12 12:21:03 AM
Given this current generation, the parents are more hardcore than the kids, sadly.
 
2013-12-12 09:04:50 AM

Clint_Torres: Gunny Highway, I thought I was the only one that likes those guys. Neato!

I dragged a friend of mine to their show in Tucson (99/00?). She didn't like it. I was elated all night.


They are, by far, my favorite band.  Everything they do sounds perfect to me.
 
2013-12-12 06:06:20 PM
Paleorific: Uhm, you do not really listen to music do you.

That's a perfect example of why the FARK music tab died.

I bought my first album (Monkees Headquarters) in early 1967, I'm pretty certain I've heard more music across a wider spectrum of styles than you have. Guess what, it really is possible to listen to music AND think about too. I know, that's crazy talk, but it's true!

Since 1965 lol.... my my my

Again, why the FARK music tab died a lonely, sad, unlamented death.

Are you a rock historian?

No, I just play one on the Internet.

/sry but your post really put me off, it is just balderdash, balleyhoo, broohaha... only talk.

And yours is just cheap talk. That's a word starting with the letter C.

/Oh, and fark you
//I know, I know King Crimson's song didn't go up to the letter F
 
2013-12-12 06:20:18 PM

Gunny Highway: Clint_Torres: Gunny Highway, I thought I was the only one that likes those guys. Neato!

I dragged a friend of mine to their show in Tucson (99/00?). She didn't like it. I was elated all night.

They are, by far, my favorite band.  Everything they do sounds perfect to me.


i was lucky enough to see them right around the time 0+2=1 came out, maybe a little before, at a shelterhouse of a public park in jefferson city, MO. awesome show, and they were getting a little long in the tooth for punkers even then. they still play circles around folks 1/3 their age.
 
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