There’s a new King Tuff album coming out next week and Ty Segall plays in at least one of the songs and how did I not know about this until today
The short answer? Yes. And it goes beyond the scope of the article. Next time you’re at a 100+ employee tech company, ask the receptionists, data entry workers, and the ops/facilities people who their employer is, chances are that they’re a 1099 “independent contractor” who is using company equipment, has a schedule set by the company, and who is subject to the same rules and policies as regular employees, but does not get employee benefits.
What needs to happen is a repeat of the pushback against “for experience” internships. The companies using 1099 contract workers instead of paying the same workers employee-level wages and benefits know what they’re doing is morally reprehensible and, in many cases, straight-up illegal, but they continue because these practices are largely unregulated and allow companies to get away with it.
I think he might have some sort of complex.
I don’t think this is even a record store, this looks like one of those popup Halloween shops, so ??? How did he ‘send her home’ with an album?
Freakin’ creeps I hate when people do shit like this
And it’s (in my experience) only punk rock! Literally no other genre is going to care who is a “poser” and who isn’t
For the love of God
Douchebags like that is why punk has been declared dead at least once every year since 1976. “Punk” as both a social affectation and discourse is a conscious rebellion against mainstream culture (and cultural narratives) primarily fought on the the youth-accessible battlegrounds of pop culture and and aesthetics, that depends on openness, honesty, and respect (or at least those concepts configured for a social movement that responds to any voice of authority on any side with a hearty “fuck you”) that contemporary postindustrial intentionally eschews in order to rise above it. Maybe, just maybe the fact that buying a shirt for a band you haven’t listened to, and thus reversing the “traditional” narrative of musical discovery is, in fact, more punk than harassing and publicly shaming someone for not being “punk enough.”
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