Monday, April 16, 2012

Happy 50th Ian MacKaye

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I know Frank Sinatra famously sang about how he did it his way, but did he really? If there's an American musician who's truly blazed his own trail, it's Mr. MacKaye. You can debate what "authenticity" means in the context of music ... to some extent everything is a remix ... I don't think you can dismiss this man (as a scold or a pedant), this music (as just noise, or "not punk"), or this ethos (as rigid, joyless) without losing something essential.





2 comments:

  1. Agree. Cool that you linked Waiting Room. One of my favorites along with Give me the Cure unless I feel redundant and then I listen to Repeater.

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  2. There aren't many Fugazi songs I don't like, and none of them are on Repeater or 13 Songs.

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate it.

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