They try and put you down / they’ll try to break your spirit / don’t just sit on your ass / fight back, man. get with it! / you’re always complaining you’re being put down/ people always making you look like a clown / you say your future is looking black / you tell me there’s no way back, well don’t give up! / get off your ass and get things done / you’re claiming victory but the war’s not won / there will always be someone there to fuck you up / don’t quit fighting / you can never stop / don’t give up
The title of this one is “First You Had To Procreate and Then You Thought It Was A Good Idea To Park Your Overpriced Stroller In This Space When An Entire Fucking Park Was Available, What Exactly Is Your Damage?”
“What is finished… is the idea that this great country is dedicated to the freedom and flourishing of every individual in it. It’s the individual that’s finished. It’s the single, solitary human being that’s finished. It’s every single one of you out there that’s finished, because this is no longer a nation of independent individuals. It’s a nation of some 200-odd million transistorized, deodorized, whiter-that-white, steel-belted bodies, totally unnecessary as human beings, and as replaceable as piston rods…
Well, the time has come to say, is dehumanization such a bad word. Because good or bad, that’s what is so. The whole world is becoming humanoid - creatures that look human but aren’t. The whole world not just us. We’re just the most advanced country, so we’re getting there first. The whole world’s people are becoming mass-produced, programmed, numbered, insensate things…
In this special Mother’s Day Episode, we treat the podcast like Jazz! That’s right, we hit the road to our local Bojangles restaurant and wing it! (Get it? CHICKEN!!!) We propose a Gotta Do Something KINDA GOTH PHOTO CONTEST, discuss mid 2000’s college bedroom jams, the latest episode of MAD MEN, the film adaptation of the Perks of Being a Wallflower, high school relationships, and the bastard child that that rock n’ roll unfortunately never saw. This is our longest episode yet, and you’re rewarded if you make it to the end with a TOM PETTY TRUTH BOMB and outro music from Josh. Enjoy, call your Mom, and tell a friend!
The Pita Pit you see in this photo used to be the location of Vinyl Solution records. Down the street, I saw my first all ages punk show on a Sunday afternoon that was then called The Ivory Tusk. There were other times that older friends snuck me into bars to see bands. It was the first place that I felt the thrill of discovering a subculture. It truly saddens me to see what this street has become no matter how many times I walk down it. This strip used to feel like a different universe to me, and now it looks just like everywhere else. I hope that the young people in this town (I’m talking jr high and high school) will still be able to find things to hold on to and call their own; ways to express themselves and places in which to do so freely.
We return after a week off with more awesome content such as further analysis of MAD MEN, encountering crust punks at Dunkin’ Donuts, the story of the creepy semi-nude photo you see on this page, the lost art of mooning, and more! The second half of the episode is an interview with Justin Ogden, frontman of hardcore band WRONG ANSWER. He talks about what the band is up to, his reading and listening habits, and gives us an awesome overview of his experiences working in the field of junk removal. No TOM PETTY TRUTH BOMB (trademark!) this week, but this interview more than makes up for it.