Whenever someone says, "It's a fact.", two things happen in my head. The first is the Vandals song It's a Fact begins playing in my head. Secondly I mentally begin to pull on my hip waders cause I know that the bullshit is going to get deep. It's instinctive for me to question said facts especially if it comes from a source that I don't trust.
Think about what it would be like if on every level you seemed to be a completely normal person but there was a genetic difference that caused you to stand out. Often you are labeled as lazy, slow, slothful, without discipline and at time just plain stupid. Not because you were less intelligent or were mentally deficient but because you see written language differently and in some cases your mind interprets differently.
What if you never had to work again, what would you do with all the free time? Think about about that for a minute. Now I'm not talking about being independently wealthy but a safe net with enough income to cover your basic needs like shelter, utilities, clothing, food, etc... How would you define your life and spend your time?
A while back I was watched a Ted Talk with Chris Thomas King and he reminded me of something I thought was a given but may need additional pointing out. Blues the music style isn't named after an emotion but the French uses of the word Blue as something being Risque. Somehow in popular 21st century American culture we have flipped a good time with a little danger involved into something that means depression.
Oh yes the Punk Rock the curse and the joy of my life. That evil mistress that first called me many bad ideas ago and still makes the hair on my neck stand on end. Though my musical taste may have branched out over the years, it's still the bench mark and maybe that was what is was always meant to be. It wasn't so much a movement as much of a standard to which everything that came after should be held to. Maybe I'm prejudicial because though Punk might not have not been my first musical love interest, it's been my longest.
I'm excited to announce that I've been hired as a Talent Buyer at Lefty's Live Music. As many of you know I have a long history of bring bands to that room that dates back to 1996. As Axiom Promotion I worked both as a independent promoter and talent buyer when it was Safari Nite Club and then Hairy Mary's. It has been a joy to see Erik and Anne bring live music back to the venue at 2307 University Ave here in Des Moines and I'm greatly looking forward to working with both of them and their staff. This will not effect the Axiom Body Piercing Studio or me piercing professionally.