"I've thought about us for a long long time, maybe I think too much but something's wrong...maybe I shouldn't think of you as mine..." Todd Rundgren --Hello It's Me*
I know I've been gone for awhile but BUT YA'ARE MINE -- YA'ARE!! (Please watch this for reference as to my delivery.)
Now that we've gotten that out of the way, I've missed you & I'm sorry I disappeared for awhile but I was feeling like I had nothing cool to share with you gentle reader. But now, I think I've got the fever again.
Now let me attempt to prove that to you.
I just finished reading the awesome Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain. Highly recommended -- definitely VERY NYC-oriented (but then again, so am I). Here's a great interview with Legs from October 2005 over at Gothamist that you might enjoy.
Next up: Rip it Up & Start Again: Postpunk 1978 - 1984 by Simon Reynolds. I'll be sure to letcha know how that goes.
*Todd Rundgren's also in Please Kill Me! Just thought I should tie that in there since there was really no rhyme or reason for me posting his song other than to use in my apology. But look -- I tied it in!
In other news, I'm really getting into the garage rockin' stuff lately & an excellent example of this genre is The Sonics of course.
I like this bit from their Wikipedia page: "The Sonics are often-cited contenders for the title of "the first punk band" due to their wild and unconventional style. The band also have a clearly marked influence on American punk bands such as The Dead Boys in their brash, masculine style and posturing..." Lookie -- they have a MySpace page even though they are 200 years old!
Check out their MySpace page. Shit is wicked sexy, no? Just look at that lead singer AND they sing about Jacques Dutronc who (as you know, smarty pants you) is the king of wicked sexy!