#6
You're not a punk and Im telling everyone.........


someone finish :p
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#8
nah im more of a peauxseure
#9
Dear Satan no!

Fawk that shit!
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#11
I love punk, my music's heavily influenced by it, but I don't go out of my way to "be punk." I just wanna be me. I'm not a big fan of "That's not punk!" discussions because...well, why does it matter? I acknowledge my influences, but when I record my own music, I don't want it to be called punk.
#12
I guess, yeah I am, but I'm not an elitist going around saying 'that's not Punk!', Punk is what ever you want it to be. To me punk is doing it your way, being responsible for your own morality, your own conscience, your own life. So yeah, I am, Anarcho-street-Punk and proud
#13
I don't look like a punk. I dress more like a Mod, really, but I think the Sex Pistols, and especially the Clash, have informed my outlook more than any other musical artists, other than maybe Bob Dylan. So yeah, I'm punk.

George Orwell, he was punk. Christopher Hitchens was punk. Noam Chomsky is punk.


""Punk-rock" means exemplary manners to your fellow human being" - Joe Strummer.
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#14
I consider myself punk in the sense that

A) I am a functioning alcoholic
B) I don't know anything about politics but I hold unpopular political opinions to the dismay of my parents
C) As a man who is 6'0" and 270 pounds I am large enough to intimidate anyone who makes me mad for whatever reason, no matter how trivial and unimportant.
D) My music collection is really loud and a large majority of it comes from Sweden, Germany, Japan, Brazil, USA, and the U.K. It is almost all guitar, bass, drums, and singer-based bands. Sometimes there are brass instruments, but only rarely.
E) I have a punk band tattoo on my left arm. It's cool though, you can't see it through a t-shirt sleeve so I'm cool to get minimum wage jobs. (It's the Dead Kennedys logo.)
F) I'm unemployed and irrepsonsible.
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#15
Funny how a movement that would mostly loathe the whole "is it punk/that'snotverypunk" attitude has largely become just that.

But no, I'm not punk. I'm swag.
#16
You guys aren't punk and I'm telling EVERYONE.

If you have to rattle off criteria, you're missing the fucking point. It's who you are and what you feel.It's the fire won't be drowned out. It's the primal scream that talks back to you in your head. It's the rage. The terror and the fury of cornered animals crying out at the world, demanding to be free.

Sometimes it's also about girls and stuff.
Live fast, die young.
#17
Quote by MrLucky77713

If you have to rattle off criteria, you're missing the fucking point.


Quote by MrLucky77713

It's who you are and what you feel.It's the fire won't be drowned out. It's the primal scream that talks back to you in your head. It's the rage. The terror and the fury of cornered animals crying out at the world, demanding to be free.


Hmmmmm
I'm an asshole.
#18
Haha, I'm not sure a feeling is really something that counts as a criteria, but that's a decent shot if you're down with being pedantic.

More precisely, if you have to rattle off [things you do], you're missing the point.
Live fast, die young.
#19
I love punk because everyone's all like "it's all about freedom **** definitions" but there are clearly things that are punk and things that are not punk.

It's a subculture, not a philosophy. Get over it kids.
Journalism is just a gun. It's only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that's all you need. Aim it right, and you can blow a kneecap off the world.
#20
Am I late to the Boxcar lyrics party?

Something something, watching COPS, killing Kerouac
My style is impetuous.
My defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious.
I want your heart.
I want to eat your children.

-Mike Tyson
#21
I think that I idealize & romanticize it a bit when I think that it can be a philosophy, but the root of it is simply a subculture. Every culture must have some sort of philosophy, and the main thing in this one is thinking however you want while disregarding the status quo. Rebellion, anti-authoritarian (not authoritative), and a certain simplicity. The Minutemen, Fugazi, the Dead Boys, Steve Albini, the Locust, - all punk as **** with different means.

I think it also means to largely do things using your own means. DIY. This is manifested in the vests and jackets, but can appear elsewhere. I like to do so without potentially hurting many in the process since I'm accustomed to this American life that seems to tread and exploit others, but alas, I live in Western society where true anarchism is not possible. Independent labels and making your own music are obviously important aspects. Sure, the Ramones and the Clash were all on big labels but that was early on in punk rock and it has evolved since then.
#22
Punk is dead.

Just look at this board!
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#23
Punk is playing power chords fast with a lot of substance abuse. And I LIKE it that way.
Journalism is just a gun. It's only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that's all you need. Aim it right, and you can blow a kneecap off the world.