Friday, September 17, 2010

Things were better in the old days

The scary thing is that thousands will read this and not have the faintest idea that it's all about them.

Thanks to Tim Napalm Stegall for the heads-up.

3 comments:

Marshall-Stacks said...

I read it and thought Tolbert was also an arriviste.

"I was there man, in '94 man"

oh for godssakes.

Yes of course, as he said- 'punk' is an attitude not a costume - but maybe the people he is slagging just like The Costume?

Costume and music not necessarily connected, ie., I can love and understand old blues guys like Furry Lewis and Elmore James without going blackface, wearing overalls, and pickin cotton.

Except for 3 acts going before 1976, I don't think the Septics ever pulled off Punk anyhow.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this link, but unfortunately it seems to be offline... Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please reply to my post if you do!

I would appreciate if a staff member here at thebarmansrant.blogspot.com could post it.

Thanks,
John

Marshall-Stacks said...

Dear John, the barman has clearly slumped off the stool and onto the floor, but I can assure you the link is good on Oct 19, but the guy's an idiot:
"Nineties punk Drew Tolbert, 29, expressed scorn Monday for the punks of today, denouncing them as "phony poseurs unworthy of the word 'punk.'"
"These kids today have no idea what real punk is," said Tolbert, who called himself "Steve Spew" from 1992 until May 1999, when he was forced to revert to his real name to take a job at Roberto's Custom Auto Upholstery. "Those so-called punk bands they listen to today? Sum 41? Good Charlotte? The Ataris? They're not punk. Back in the day, man, we used to listen to the real deal: Rancid, The Offspring, NOFX, Green Day. Those guys were what true punk rock was all about."

so don't bother.