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ive tried to get in touch with WWE superstar CM Punk. what do you think the chances of me succeeding are?
he's a straight edge hardcore fan and was in the last H2O video!
back in the independant circuit he used to play up to it so much more... he's got straight edge tattooed on his stomach and 'drug free' on his hands. and he used to come into AFI, and like i said, is in the H2O video. according to wiki as well he is well into minor threat.
have you got the network to guarantee a return?
I thought kik was going to do one on his own, like a memoirs zine.
i'd trade with him
yeah, i think you stand a fair chance
but i've only been able to get any contact info through wwe itself, so it'll just go in with the fan mail crap. i think i might send him a copy of the 'zine and a letter, that may be a better approach.
good on ya fella
yeah, like let him know whats it like. thing is he mightnt even read it tho, busy man, them wrestlers
whereas with rollins much of his time now is spent talking to people and doing interviews and stuff, punk is probably on tour most days
but i cant wait! i saw him at reading last year and he was great
but they're more willing to help in the DIY punk zine scene. Despite being straight edge and stuff, Punk might be tougher to get a hole of, and might even expect payment. idk. Good luck Jack!
Remind tomorrow or something and I'll upload it for you.
but i think given his background/musical tastes he might be fairly willing to help me out.. idk. might as well try!
Or let me interview Milo Aukerman, my punk rock hero <3
but hes pretty hard to track down i believe
why is it such a big deal in the punk/ hardcore fraternity? I'm not saying it's wrong or anything, it just seems a strange thing to glamourise.
but i mean the whole essence of having that as a deliberate lifestyle and in turn rejecting societys 'norms' of drinking, promiscous sex, drugs etc. was still a way of rebelling and was pretty much linked in with hardcore from the start.
straight edge comes from the minor threat song, but it wasnt a movement that we know of today directly as a result of that, it sort of (many believe wrongly) became a set of standards to live by, when the point of that song was that ian mackaye was rejecting that idea.
so basically its rootes are in hardcore and its remained linked throughout the years through bands adhering to the lifestyle and promoting its ideals.
the essence of it is a fairly positive one really, so theres nothing wrong with essentially 'glamourising' living a healthy lifestyle, especially when the idea of taking drugs and drinking until you puke is glamourised to a far greater extent pretty much everywhere you look.
im not straight edge btw, i drink and stuff, but i've got a few friends who are, or adhere to the principles at least.
I'm just always surprised that so many young people get into it as it were, when like you say drink and drugs are glamourised to such a great extent.
and within the hardcore scene the bands that are straightedge glamourise their own lifetsyle, albeit in a different way, so for a lot of kids they see them as role models etc.
which is fair enough and often leads people to criticising the straight edge think, but essentially if it means people are kept on the straight and narrow rather than loosing it on drugs, i dont really see the problem.
incidentally many of the most outspoken people end up drinking/taking drugs, but thats the way it goes.
for many people its a youthful thing which was relevant at the time, but then they get older and learn moderation etc.
Even though I glamourise heroin and stuff, but whatever.
its just society gives a warped idea of what is cool which means actually living a healthy lifestyle and actually NOT doing something becomes the strange way to be. its a bit silly when you think about it