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.
IAN MACKAYE GRANDMA SEND IAN $50 CHECK FOR BIRTHDAY TODAY. IAN NOT ACCEPT ANYTHING MORE THAN $7.— JADEDPUNKHULK (@JADEDPUNKHULK) April 16, 2012