9.26.2006

banned in dc... a year book for the kids who did not want to be in the year book

banned in dc
banned in dc official site
banned in dc at myspace

this is a great collection of images telling an amazing story

or at least part of an amazing story

it is a limited perspective
it is a bit of a clique
altering importance by perspective
punk rock was sort of the clique-ish anti-clique
sadly... dc punk rock may have been more of a clique than the cliques in high school


which is fine
as most of the people at this time were teen agers
and well
adults tend to be as surface as children
so, why should I expect more from teen agers?

why should the punk rock kids be any different than the jocks or the advance placement students?

the cliqueishness may have molded the growth of the scene
and
it may mold the historic presentation as well

perhaps Cynthia Connelly will come out with a re-issue DAD IN DC
taking pictures of the punk culture 20 years later... some married with kids
some of them still very active
some still very punk
some of them moms and dads


wikipedia DC HARDCORE
quiz:
what high school clique would you be in?
quiz:
what dc hardcore band are you?

1 comment:

gwadzilla said...

a few weeks ago I was headed home after a post work ride

I rolled up behind a mother with a kid in a kid seat and a small child riding sans training wheels up ahead

it was the wife and children of the then boy now man who is on the cover in Banned in DC

as I listen around
I think that the DAD IN DC (which would have to include moms as well) would be a great little photo project
better for Cynthia Connolly than myself
as it should stay in the family