Friday, July 22, 2011

The First Time I Cried While Wearing Contact Lenses

I had forgotten
there was nothing before my
eyes my tears could stain.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

With God on Our Side and Guns in Our Hands

I know that it's technically the fifth of July right now, but before I go to sleep on Independence Day, I have to commemorate the occasion with a patriotic punk rock playlist. Youtube videos provided for your listening convenience.

Oh, and FYI...
Just a fair warning.

Perfect Government - NOFX

America - Agent Orange

I'm So Bored With the U.S.A. - The Clash

'Merican - The Descendents

Know Your Enemy - Rage Against the Machine

System of a Down - A.D.D.

American Jesus - Bad Religion

Blood Red, White, and Blue - Rise Against

Okay, so a few of those songs aren't technically "punk" (musically, Rage and System are closer to metal, but this isn't a genre fight). However, they still fit the theme here, a theme best described by song number four. Sure, the United States is a country of great things and great people, but it was also a place where "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave" was a joke--and in some ways, it still is today. So celebrate whatever comforts and freedoms you have as an American citizen, but think long about where you pledge your allegiances.