Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Punk isn't Dead

Caitlin (Cupcake Sprinkles) had put out a FTU kit called "Punk isn't Dead", which she says was inspired by her daughter. Punk my not be dead, but all of the pioneers of the so called Second British Invasion are all middle-aged and balding, and probably spreading out a bit around the middle as well.

So "punk" reunion tours kind of scare me.

However, I had great fun with the kit! Much thanks to Caitlin for putting it out (not to mention all the wonderful word art I've gotten from her site.) The Punk Poser is (c) by Lacy Clagg and is available at the LC Tube Store. She had two Punk packs, I need to buy the other one to, as well as a pair of Hippy packs. Lacy really needs to have another sale. ::sigh::

The Clash

I was rather disturbed to find out that there is a Glasgow School of Rock where they will teach you to smash guitars. I'm sure The Clash never had the benefit of such schooling, but my they were a fun bunch of guys.

The lamp post is from Soxsational Scraps, part of her Victorian Street element pack.

David Bowie

Bowie was not punk, but was certainly the driving force behind most of the bands from that era. Of course his work is still considered some of the most influential in modern rock.

The Glitter Bracket was a blog freebie from Farrah's Creations. If the copyrights look weird, I apologize, but I was fighting with the text tool again on all these tags. Some days we get along fine and other days....

The Ramones

No outside goodies on this one, except for the Ramones. I was working for WOZN down in the Keys and was playing some Ramones towards the end of my shift when the station manager jumped into the sound booth and started playing air guitar -- try to open the mic and NOT giggle after some thing like that.

The Sex Pistols

I snagged the safety pin from Bluedream Designs. I get paper clips but no safety pins? I don't think Punk would have survived it's early evolution without safety pins!

One of the things I remember best about that whole era was all these bands having releases on indy labels that they we then hunted down through various record stores in the import section so we could take them home and "read" them. Not the liner notes. The actual records.

They'd engrave little messages in to the plates before the records was pressed and it would end up on the inner run off track just before you got to the label. An example, as found on an Elvis Costello 45 RPM was the message "Elvis is king!" on side A. Flip it over, and on the back, you'd find "Elvis is king on this side too!" Not the most profound stuff, but occasionally you run into something really interesting.

See what the kids are missing out on these days? You can't hide messages on an IPod.

1 comment:

Cupcake Sprinkles by Caitlin said...

Dianna thanks so much for the wonderful comments about the kit. The tags you came up with are quite brill and I think they're absolutely amazing!