S&L #63 Spring 2000
It’s an unacknowledged problem in punk rock today; the zines don't write about it, the bands don't sing about it, and the email lists don't mention it. But there it is, preventing punk from making a serious contribution toward the struggle for ecology and anarchism in this country: the urban punk. As long as the urban punk exists, punk will forever be stuck in a countercultural ghetto that screams about the ghetto and then refuses to leave because the squat is real close to the liquor store. What all cool punks must do, then, is abolish the urban punk.
I’ve been in this pissy funky mood for what seems like months now. I just can’t quite seem to shake the winter moodiness blues. Apparently I have a pattern of this funk and then coming around to a revelation in the spring time -- like coming out of a cloud and saying “gee, have I been completely not myself for the past 4 months”. And what makes it even more confusing is that in a lot of ways spring has already started to arrive. We’ve had these bouts of wonderful weather -- in fact just a week ago it was 80+ degrees fo
It seems strange now that I have been writing, albeit somewhat randomly at times, for Christine's zine for 2-3 years. In that time however, I have never had a letter from the columns I have submitted to ask, question, agree, disagree about the words that I have written or the suggestions put forth to the ideas expressed. I cannot, and do not, expect communication from the words and ideas that I write as my ideas are not by any means words to live by.
Last September, Esnaider & Jane from N.Y. came to visit us in Mexico. They were on vacation and they invited us to travel with them to some cities. It’s too expensive to travel in Mexico, and since they offered to pay our bus tickets Venus, Sunev & me decided to go with them. They decided to visit Guanajuato, Oaxaca and Mexico City, it was a great chance 'cause we never visited these cities, just Mexico city, so I could met in Oaxaca the guys who organized the gig to Former members of Alfonsin.
some thoughts on human culture.
There have been a lot of goings-on in the world of agriculture since my last column and since I'm going to try to keep these columns a little more brief and to the point from now on I'm going to get right to it.
PICK THE FRUIT BUT DON'T GET SNARED
This was inspired by Mike Antipathy and the anonymous contributor in Slug & Lettuce #61. Though Bert and I mostly agree with them, a few things bothered us.