“I think what we took away from first hearing about the punk stuff in England and then the early American punk stuff was a sense of self-definition and also sort of playing music for music’s sake and being part of a family for family’s sake.” —Ian MacKaye (via socialistscum)
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez just completely killed it
- Interviewer: What do you like about music?
- Omar Rodriguez-Lopez: I like that it doesn't need an explanation, I like that it has its own language, I like that the only visual it has is the visual you create in your own mind. I like that it has no beginning and no end, no history and no future. I like that it can be done by anyone at any moment, without anyone, and I like that it can be done completely without any instrument, it can be done solely with the body, and with the spirit, and with the mind. And I like that it's so free; and it's sad that so many people try to make it.... not free, and so little, and so inside of a box.