What? Exactly. I missed the punk scene the first time around, on account of I was about 4 and not really clued in to anything yet. A friend introduced me to Jello Biafra's spoken word albums when I first started college, which lead me to the Dead Kennedys and started the long slow burn that led me here. To be honest, Even though I listened to the music I don't think I ever really got the message until I went back to college in my 30s to give "playing the game" one last shot. Suffice to say I'm here now and not there. For the best. Never had much luck with bureaucracies and I was never made to fit in anyway. Funny how long it can take to figure that out. Power of indoctrination I guess. Now I'm doing my best to make up for lost time and get a feel for the music, culture, and philosophy that I missed out on growing up. Wife and I are working on starting a band, though it's slow going since honestly we can't play worth shit right now. Tempted to scrap the instruments and go a cappella, but our only good mic crapped out on us so all that's kind of on pause right now. In the meantime I'm working on a couple books with a definite punk/anarchist bent. Fiction's always been a good way to get people to think about ideas they wouldn't ordinarily consider, and if you can't tell from this post I've always had an easier time organizing and expressing my thoughts via long, rambling stories than any other method. At any rate, this is the first online community I've come across that really seems to share my outlook. I'm looking forward to seeing what I can learn, and maybe even add.