October 14, 2008


For the record, I like and love (loke) Los Angeles, it's people, it's scene, my friends here more than ever. Doing this story, and talking to all these kids and post-kids about The Smell, Smell bands, friendship and community, and how it all makes them proud and feel good and inclusive--it really makes me believe that if punk ever did one thing right, one thing quietly perfect--it is this thing. Whatelse in punk was good for it's whole life cycle (like good meaning unassailable)--Fugazi made The Argument, so that's a strike. Riot Girl was like everything else, fraught with good intentions and trouble. Sam McPheeters four issues of ERROR might have been perfect. But I think that might be it.

Posted by jessica hopper at October 14, 2008 03:41 PM | TrackBack