• Playlists

    Punk Rawk Covers!

    Yesterday, I gave you an essay about Punk Covers. I talked about how the genre of punk rock (or rawk, if you prefer), lends itself to the concept of a cover. I gave several examples of punk rawk covers as well! It only feels natural to take those examples, and give you, my readers, a punk rawk covers playlist.  This playlist will, of course, include the songs I mention in yesterdays article. This article will also explore other punk covers as well. Songs that follow the points I made yesterday, but for one reason or another, were not mentioned in the article even so. For the second time in a…

  • Musical criticism and commentary

    Punk Covers and Why They Rock.

    A couple years ago, I started to explore an interesting sub-genre – the punk cover.  The rules of the sub-genre are quite simple – it’s got to be a song, any song, covered by a punk band.  The sub-genre has a massive amount of songs. Some punk artists will do entire albums of nothing but punk covers! While the internet has certainly spread a good amount of light on the sub-genre, this is hardly a new phenomenon. MxPx did an entire “On the Cover” album in the mid 90s. Of course, Dead Kennedys did a couple amazing covers in the 80s – but we’re getting ahead of ourselves here. Sure,…

  • Playlists

    The super duper, these are my unemployed emotions playlist!

    About a month ago I was laid off from a job that I had been at for nearly ten years. This is the first time in eighteen years I have been unemployed. A cornucopia of emotions hit me from the moment my now former boss broke the news to me. Some of these emotions are, of course, negative. I have felt despair, grief, anger, and etc. There are also a few positive emotions. I felt free, and maybe even a little happy and hopeful. As I have begun to search for a new job, these unemployed emotions continue. How do I deal with these, or really with any emotion –…