The new book is a collection of pieces of writing from musicians, writers, actors and music fans. They were asked to write about a record (or a gig) that was significant to them and includes over 200 contributions
Book of the week, well I’ll be Damned
Like some of the bands records this is more for completists but if you have any interest in punk rock then you’d be well advised to pick this up.
Book of the week who is punk rock’s most famous anarchist sellout
Altogether a fascinating expose into the tortured conflicted mind of a punk rocker who deep down cares.
Book of the week sees the Rich crying for Momma
Did punk rock become a stale imitation of itself when people ceased being controversial? Is the swastika and rudeness of the pistols really what punk is it is the politics and inspiration of others. I prefer the latter and I’ve no doubt Minsker does. At times the pages reflect the former which really could just be part of the ruse
Book of the week – work without the worker
This book details the future of some work. When I’m not getting bogged down in the language of the future of work this is a hugely informative piece of work. Zero hour contracts, mechanical Turk and micro work are all titles we must come to terms with and work to counteract against.
Book of the week is an emergency read
This book is a reminder of how in 2 short years of a pandemic we roll from one crisis to the next, always feeling that the current one is the last. I’m part of a group that gets sent a weekly questionnaire and one recurring answer is “I cant put up with this pandemic much longer”
Book of the week the games of our life
penalties I felt like I had kicked. Thankfully most of these games are victories, many of them coming after a lot of defeats. What’s good about these stories is that some background is given.
Book of the week remembering that glorious NYHC scene
I loved looking at the line ups for some of these gigs. Bands who have released many records and reached a lot further than the Lower East Side of New York where most of these gigs happened. I could only dream of such events but it's great to read this
Book of the week takes us to the road to California
This is a tale of bullying, loneliness, struggle, heartbreak and love. A book I couldn’t put down wanting to know what was going to happen through each printed page
Book of the week – the prodigal Rogerson
A perfect concise piece of punk rock history about one time Circle Jerk Roger Rogerson