Punk Rock, Baby
I think I have mentioned before that my husband Mike is a fabulous guitar player. His current band, The Big Guns, are playing as we speak at a cool club near downtown Dallas called Lee Harvey’s. I was more in the work mode rather than the play mode and decided to stay home. I have been busy in my studio for almost the entire day working on a Plushteam group project I will share with you when complete. When I’m done with this little break, it is back to the studio to finish my creation. If you have checked the Big Guns link, you know that they are an instrumental band. Really great instrumental band. Yes, I’m biased. So go to their MySpace page here and listen to their music and decide for yourself.
So what does this have to do with punk rock, you ask? When Mike and I first met in Houston many, many years ago, he was in a punk rock band, the Nervebreakers. I laughed when he told me. He didn’t look like any punk rockers I had ever seen. He looked normal. I went to a club and experienced the Nervebreakers for myself. Punk rock, baby. He still looked normal to me, but the rest of the band….
The Nervebreakers released records, toured and had quite the reputation here in Texas. They even had the opening act gigs for big time rock “stars” including The Police, Ramones, Clash and The Sex Pistols. This was the seventies, mind you. Things were different then. Music came on vinyl and there were lots of radio stations that weren’t owned by Clear Channel.
The other day he decided to join me in Flickr fun and upload the pictures from his punk rock days and earlier. The local free paper has already noticed and posted about Mike’s pictures Friday. The writer called it “Haskins’ recently uploaded memories”. You may view them as well, just click here. Enjoy.