“It was people like Joe Strummer who became the news for a lot of young people.” – Henry Rollins

Good read on politics and punk below:

“It’s important to remember that the musicians within the punk movement — and any artist for that matter — are first and foremost a citizens of the world,” Antonino D’Ambrosio, who edited the book “Let Fury Have the Hour: Joe Strummer, Punk, and the Movement that Shook the World,” told ATTN:. “For this reason, they serve as a mirror reflecting back the issues that dominate the social, political, cultural landscape of their time (and open a window into a different world),” he said.

D’Ambrosio explained that many bands were dealing with the “fallout of industrialization and havoc post-industrialization” that created the income inequality and power inequality we see today. Some punk bands took on a more nihilistic “we’re all screwed” kind of attitude, but other artists like Joe Strummer of The Clash used music to promote resistance and change.

Source: How Punk Bred Generations of Political Thinking

Glen E. Friedman: ‘I’m Trying To Wake People Up’

Inspiring words from one of my favorite photographers:

I guess I live for just continuing to inspire people with things that I’ve learned. I have a particular lifestyle, I have a particular view of the world, and I would like to inspire more people to think for themselves — and maybe in the same direction that I do. Not to have copycats or something, but a way that I see we could all make the world a better place. Stop eating animals. Care about the environment. Do things from the heart, have some integrity. These are touchstones that I believe that people are lacking these days, unfortunately.I don’t think the word “integrity” is even in the vernacular anymore. It’s like, people don’t get it. They consider it a success if someone comes to them to sponsor their tour or if they have some brand behind them. To me, that’s the antithesis of what we want.

Source: Counterculture Photographer Glen E. Friedman: ‘I’m Trying To Wake People Up’ | Bandwidth