What does it mean to be punk rock?
4/11/2013 2:52:00 PM
I guess, if you get to the root of it all, it's very subjective...the meaning of "Punk Rock" or "Rock n Roll". A lot of people throw the words around to describe clothing, music, or sometimes a lifestyle. But, in my head, it's almost ALWYAYS abused. There is something more to the meaning. It's the dedication. But, this dedication CAN NOT be contrived. You see, for me, it HAS to be hapless. An accident. Unintentional. Unfortunate, even. A moth to the flame. Something that you would not necessarily wish upon your worst enemy. It's a love and passion for something that may decide to NEVER return the love and adoration you give it. But, it's that unconditional love you have for something (no matter how it treats you) that elevates you to the "punk rock" or "rock n roll" status. In our lifetime, we would be LUCKY to find something so rare. I am fortunate to have a hand full of true "Punk Rock" and or "Rock n Roll" friends that don't just talk the talk, but walk the walk.
A lot of local musician always come to me and say, "Toby, you gotta help us man. Help us get to that next level. It's hard out here trying to make it in Rock n Roll.". To which, I reply, "NO SH!T, IT'S HARD! If it were easy, EVERYONE would do it. Hell, my mom would do it and NO ONE wants to see that!"
So, with that said, allow me to introduce my buddy Dustin. By the way, He is truly, "Punk Rock" in my book.