December 28, 2006



Tim writes: "this is what happens when you're a punk rock fan in Mississippi, where no band has ever come and where no one else likes what you like."

Posted by Dr. Frank at December 28, 2006 04:40 PM | TrackBack

Ironically, Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane crashed in McComb, Mississippi in the woods nearby. So hey, don't so NO band ever came to ole miss...

Posted by: nurvy at December 29, 2006 07:08 AM

say, rather.

Posted by: nurvy at December 29, 2006 07:09 AM

There's probably a monument to it now, like the reconstructed tail of the plane is sticking out of the ground.

I think my favorite thing about that band (other than being omnipresent here, it's like they have those little 1940s Germany style radios on every street corner playing Freebird) is that their most popular song here is not only about Alabama but also written by a Canadian guy.

Posted by: Tim at December 29, 2006 05:20 PM

Well, Sweet home alabama was actually written by van zant/king but contains a line about said canadian guy, mr. young. ("heard ole neil put 'er down")

Posted by: nurvy at December 31, 2006 10:42 PM

Were it not for the a considerable number of people who were originally born in Mississippi, we perhaps wouldn't have rock and roll or punk rock as we know it now...Elvis, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Muddy Waters, Sam Cooke, Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, Robert Johnson, Ike Turner, Willie Dixon,..and those are names off the top of my mind. Mississippi is like the birthplace of blues and early rock and roll. Too bad the only thing that people remember about Ole Miss now is that some awful seventies band crashed their plane there.

Posted by: David at January 1, 2007 01:38 AM

irrelevant Happy New Year post

Posted by: Eric at January 1, 2007 05:31 AM

Happy New Year as well. The guy who started Peavey is from MS too. Whoooooo.

Posted by: Tim at January 1, 2007 06:18 AM

Clean that room and get a hair cut, hippy.

Posted by: lucky409 at January 2, 2007 09:04 AM

Awful? I think the most hardened punk rocker would have to acknowledge the brilliance of the guitar onslaught that is Lynyrd Skynyrd. Take a listen to "That Smell" or "Workin for MCA" or any other kick ass song. These guys were dirt poor and self taught and are the fruition of all those artists you mention, much more than any thrift store nerd glass wearing hipster band i'm sure you would drool over, davey.

Posted by: nurvy at January 3, 2007 05:39 AM

Dirt poor? I heard that they got together while attending a private boarding school when they were younger.

I also heard that they were more influenced by the Yardbirds/Eric Clapton rather than artists in their own geographic area. But whatever floats your boat, chief.

Posted by: David at January 3, 2007 02:36 PM

But doesn't the punkiest punkosity often come from the least punky of places? Be patient, my friend, your day will come. Mississippi will be the newest front in the Great Punk Wars.

Posted by: Slimbolala at January 4, 2007 03:54 PM

dude, if nobody likes the same music that you do, that's because you're not trying hard enough. none of my friends liked the good stuff, but i eventually got them to see the error of their ways.

Posted by: k. at January 4, 2007 04:36 PM

How does that kid even read with that hair blocking his view?

Posted by: Scott at January 5, 2007 01:51 PM

i think the kids nowadays are lucky with internet and all, so even if they don't have a local scene, they aren't totally missing out. but i honestly don't know what i would've done as a young teen without pop punk shows.

Posted by: Mary Jane at January 5, 2007 02:48 PM

Man I was wondering when someone was gonna ask how I read with my hair like that. Took long enough. It's not like that anymore and I read the book way before that picture was taken anyway.

Posted by: Tim at January 6, 2007 12:02 AM