STAY PUNK NIGHT SWIMMER CLUB (Swampy at the beach) (4157)
THIS MIXTAPE DEDICATE FOR HUMAN RIGHT IN ACEH! On Saturday December 11th 2011, 64punks ranging in age from teenaged to mid 30’s were unfairly arrested at a show in Aceh on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Over 200 punks were at the show in support of a benefit for orphans. After arrest the punks were forced to watch as they and their friends were forcibly stripped of their haircuts. Men and boys had their heads shaved clean and women’s’ hair was cut short in the fashion of a female police officer. The police then forced everyone to take a communal bath in a lake. Indonesia is a predominantly moderate democratic country but Aceh is by far the strictest when it comes to enforcing morality laws. Shariah law is still allowed in Aceh and the deputy mayor Illiza Sa’aduddin Djamal has stated she thinks punk is a “social disease”. Many of the punks are not originally from Aceh and came to support the benefit for orphans. Many of the punks are working people and have families to support; some are now at risk of losing their jobs because of this illegal detainment. Not only is this a violation of individual freedoms but it is also an abhorrent and blatant violation of human rights. Currently we are organizing mixed tapes, zines, protests and gigs here in Indonesia in support and to benefit our punk brothers and sisters.
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No war but class war (and Australia might be late to everything, but the class war the rich are waging is intensifying.)
I can’t be punk because I believe government has a purpose. That could be the reason I always have that sinking feeling I have.
Sonny Rollins wore a Mohawk hairstyle long before punk rock co-opted the look as a fashion statement. Sonny first wore it in 1959, and intermittently in the 60s. Sonny wore the hairstyle to acknowledge the suffering of Native Americans, and drew parallels with the plight of African Americans.
Although he is rarely recognized for it, Sonny infused social commentary and American race relations into his music. It was why he wrote Freedom Suite. Many people don’t know the history or cultural significance of the song. It was the catalyst for albums like “We Insist! Freedom Now Suite” by Max Roach and other socially conscious jazz songs and albums. The message spread to other African American music genres.
(via jhnbrssndn) (via atane)
There are countless great punk bands. There always have been countless great punk bands. There always will be. Punk rock is in a constant state of renewal and reinvention. A hydra built on frustration and ineptitude and loathing and hope and love, both immutable and transitory, obsessed with sincerity and silliness, aping the Ramones, ripping apart The Germs, building up the Circle Jerks, shredding the Minutemen or Husker Du or The Dicks, leaping from Crimpshrine with a line wound tight in its heart and spit in its eye, screeching vindictive oblivion over riffs stolen from F.Y.P., throwing the best parts of The Clash into a huge giant clustering fuck of melody and power, poetry and bile and dumb fucking attitude. Punk rock is dying, dead, birthing, alive in every single 4-beat count-off and song sung like it was the last one. And the most interesting stuff to me will always be what’s going on right now because it’s fresh, fresh as a wound, and falling over itself because it doesn’t know where it’s going. It’s a van full of kids in the dark and there’s a show somewhere out there full of people who also know the words to Propagandhi songs.
Yes, yes, yes. Thank you.