How to Look like a Punk (link to a hilarious PDF)
I do not have words to explain the influence that mainstream-media-filtered punk had on my rural South Dakota upbringing. It filtered in, with the knowledge that essential elements had been filtered out. Much the same way I became aware of “performance art.”
My own implementation of punk was probably more akin to a Cargo Cult practice, than anything “authentic.”
Then again, compared to Hot Topic isn’t a home-grown Cargo Cult Punk purely authentic?
- “Authenticity? What is that?” --Pontius Pilate (deliberately misquoted)