Thursday, January 14, 2010

part-time punks part 2

You would imagine I'd be on board with this 'social media is just like punk rock' piece.

I am, kinda, however, as a purist (!), the use of stereotype 'punk' images and cliches - and seeming dismissal of the stuff that came along in the same wave as punk (Costello, Blondie, Cheap Trick etc) - is a slight cause for concern.

Like those 80's retrospective TV shows that would have you believe it was all shoulderpads, Duran Duran and Boy George rather than overcoats, the Smiths then smiley t-shirts and converse.

Attention to detail..AND the big picture, please.

Nice try but another one to file under 'close...but no cigar'.

Further impetus for me to write the definitive article, I suppose.

Watch this space...

HT to Sebastien Kiel

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