Thursday, June 24, 2010

some quick thoughts about the RUNAWAYS movie

So just saw The Runaways. As far as rock biopics go it’s enjoyable enough. They gloss over a lot of the Runaways history and mostly focus on Cherie Currie’s family life and Joan Jett’s sexuality. The rest of the band are an afterthought. Dakota and Kristen give pretty solid performances. The soundtrack is awesome with lots of 70s glam, The Stooges, and some early punk. The movie looks fucking awesome and reminded me a lot of Boogie Nights in the way it was shot. The best thing about the film is the dude who plays Kim Fowley in all his insane scumbaggish glory. I would’ve liked for them to actually focus more about the band and acknowledge their influence on the LA punk scene but that’s probably cuz I just read We Got the Neutron Bomb. Anyways it’s worth watching and if you are a dirty old man like me it’s full of eye candy.

Random Ramones

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Teenage Micheal Stipe, Rocky Horror Picture Show fan

The Kids Of Today Should Defend Themselves Against the 1990s

Mike Watt & Eddie Vedder "Kids Against the '70s"
"The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70s". It’s a sentiment that I def share with Mike Watt now that I’m older and I see kids obsessed with the early 90s that they really don’t know anything about and weren’t a part of. Which I understand, it’s much harder to create your own culture than it is to latch onto to someone else’s nostalgia. (Says the guy who only listens to 70s/80s punk & post-punk bands)

This post comes out of conversation last night regarding the fact music is dead. Which is a bullshit thing to say...but also happens to be true.

basically I’m an aging hypocritical bastard and you should just ignore me and be young.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010