Anyone else into it? For those who don't know, it's a whole subculture that has grown up over the last few decades around the concept of cheap, accessible and fun music. There are international connections all over the place built up through touring (playing gigs for no more than fuel costs, food and a place to sleep), trading records, zines and other publishing, travel, correspondence and so on. Professionalist attitudes and sense of entitlement are frowned upon, if not met with outright hostility! Everyone's equal, whether it's the founders of everyone's favourite band or a kid who's just been to see their first show. I could go on for ages and ages about this, it's so great... Here's a sample of my local: www.eirecore.cjb.net. Good week for me this week. Tonight I'm seeing Fag Enablerz in Dublin, then Friday going up to Belfast for the Lobotomies. Both are highly thought of in the local scene, and both are playing what will possibly be their last ever gigs! Waaaaa!
Joined: Dec 26, 2008
Location: Western WA,usda zone 6/7,80inches of rain,250feet elevation
DIY is as permi as it gets.As for punk..well its been awile since my Crass days but I often draw analogies to wild/feral plants.Difficult to commodify(cheap and accessible) and yucky to the highly domesticated palate!
There is nothing permanent in a culture dependent on such temporaries as civilization.