05.17.2014 08:27 AM

The punk rock torch passes from one generation to the next

[The Dead Kennedy’s ‘Let’s Lynch the Landlord’ comes through the truck’s speakers.]

Son Three: I like Jello Biafra’s voice.

Me [astonished he knows who the Dead Kennedys are, let alone who Jello Biafra is]: You know about Jello Biafra?

Son Three: I think ‘Holiday In Cambodia’ is still their best song.

Me: I think I have to pull over, because it’s dangerous to drive while this happy.

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4 Comments

  1. Andy says:

    I had a similar conversation with my middle kid on the subject of the Ramones.

  2. Mike Adamson says:

    The only enthusiasm I see generated among my younger set is by Social Distortion. I’m jealous.

  3. Sezme says:

    But does he know the recipe for the Tricky Dickie screwdriver?
    (it’s got 1 part Jack Daniels, 2 parts purple Koolaide, and a jigger of formaldehyde
    from a jar with Hitlers brain in it we got in the back store room.)

  4. Peter Mumford says:

    “Nine-year-old Nathan Muir confirmed that he would much rather have Now 86 on a loop during car journeys than any music his dad thinks is good. Muir said, ‘I know it makes daddy happy to say how much I love the primal energy of The Pixies, but I’ve very little interest in a fat sweaty man who is really cross…”

    http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/we-hate-your-music-say-children-2014022183904

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