• Colorado Springs is definitely not punk

As Miles Raymer explains in his smart Bleader post Punk isn’t quite punk,” navigating punk before the Internet was something of a vision quest. It basically consisted of blindly diving into an already dodgy culture and building from whatever limited resources your small town or obscure suburb had to offer. He writes, “You might have some zines if you were lucky, or get tips and mix tapes from an older punk if you were very lucky, but more likely you’d have to settle for things like making note of the band shirts that the cooler members of Guns n’ Roses wore in videos and photo shoots, or just blindly buying records that looked even vaguely ‘punk.'”