What We Talk About When We Talk About Punk
What We Talk About When We Talk About Punk is a collection of some of my writings about punk, spanning over twenty years. It’s a look at my little corner of the punk scene, and everything punk has meant to me. From love affairs to getting fucked up, from self-destruction to survival, from the death of old friends and heroes to hearing that one perfect song, from wanting to quit punk to realizing I never can—it’s all in here.
I’m not a band, and this isn’t a record, but you could consider these my songs. These are the anthems where I make fun of punk, and where I eulogize it. These are the stories of my punk rock’n’roll ghosts, and the ghost of my old self, back when I was much too young, and much too cool for words. Look at me now.