THERE’S A NEW site for your delectation, called Passion Ain’t A Fashion
This is the blurb …
THIS IS ‘PASSION AIN’T A FASHION’
It’s about how music should be. We cut the crap and slash the pap.
To paraphrase a slogan by a pioneering punk(ish) label: If it ain’t giving me a stiffie, it ain’t worth a floppy BJ.
Passion is everything in music, without it, the records, downloads, CDs etc we strum our ears to would be empty. Today’s music scene is how I envisage life would be in North Korea. Except that sex has replaced images of the Dear Murdering Leader. Good god what a thought.
Music should be more than just a commodity, it’s an outlet for our frustrations, anger and desires; it’s a way of reaching out to other like-minded people, and it can be a way of life.
How, in 1977, punk was an outpouring of anger and angst;
In the 50s, Bill Haley and the Comets signified the rise of the teen
Public Enemy ripped up the rule book
Kraftwerk used pocket calculators
The Redskins wanted a real revolution
The Beatles and The Stones made music culturally critical
And so on
Passion does not come in a bottle with a label in all languages; it can’t be quantified. But, you know it when you experience it.
Contributions are always welcome, ideas can be emailed at the address above, or you might even have an article at hand. I can only offer you my respect and love.
This blog remains at the bottle stage, except more changes and articles are being written at this very instant.