For this New York Times piece - which appeared in the print + paper edition yesterday - I looked at Pistol as a punk fan turned parent and pedagogue. What, I wondered, could my sons or my students find inspirational, or relatable, or even comprehensible, about the Sex Pistols saga? Are there any "teachable moments" to be gleaned from punk in the year 2022?
(Interviewed: my 16-year-old).
(Here also is the missus's take for Vanity Fair).
'ere we go now
a sociology lecture
with a bit of psychology
a bit of neurology
a bit of fuckology
Rotten mocking and taunting in advance all professional analysts and understanders of punk as "valid expression of working class youth energy"!