This Friday... / by D.M. Jerman

...the band that I've been in for nearly a year plays their first gig. Our first gig. Crazy, I know. Too long to wait for such a thing to come to fruition. Humans are baked and born in less time. But music is, however, more than human. Even if, perhaps especially if, it is punk rock music. So much is riding on it these days, punk rock. The vitality and exuberant necessity of its direct-action option becomes more and more relevant as capitalism and social conservatism rot basic infrastructures and poison consensus.

Not sure yet what we'll do with our "manifesto." But if sharing it here means YOU, whomever you are, feel included, desired, remembered and empowered by what punk is and can do, then you are the reason. You are the RESULT...

WE ARE ALL RESULTS

RESULTS OF BOREDOM

OF DISCONNECT

OF OUTSIDERSHIP

OF SETTLING FOR SOMETHING NOT WHOLLY DESIRED

THE RESULTS OF WHICH BECOME MORE RESULTS

NEVERTHELESS

WITHIN THESE CONSTRUCTS

A BIZARRE FREEDOM EXISTS

WHICH DICTATES SPACE

THIS SPACE BEING THE RAW FOUNDATION

OF CHANGE AND DEAR CHAOS

NEVER FORGET THIS SPACE

IN IT IS A POWER

IT IS THE TRUTH OF YOU

YOU ARE IN IT RIGHT NOW

AND IT IS YOURS

WE ARE YOURS

WE ARE RESULTS