Sunday, June 17, 2012

Because its Father's Day . . .

I'm watching this thing on cable the other night titled "The other F word" and it is about punk bands that rose up in the late 80s and 90s and how they've hung on through the years.

The documentary, I suppose, focused mostly on a band named Pennywise and their lead singer Jim Lindberg.  Along with other guys from the Vandals, Blink 182, Black Flag and so on.  It was the usual bit about how tough it is to tour constantly and how their lives have changed growing up and having children of their own, etc.

At the end of the show, Lindberg decides he's going to quit the band to spend time with his wife and their three positively adorable daughters.  In the final voice over scene on the beach, we hear Lindberg saying how when he was in his twenties he thought that he could change the world by writing a punk song.  But now he thinks the best way to change the world is ". . . to raise better children."

I almost stood up and clapped!  Finally, a light comes on in at least one person from that self-absorbed nihilistic generation!

Happy Father's Day Jim and all you other fathers out there.

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