Sitting here listening to Music For Men, I can’t help but think of how far they’ve come and am proud to say they’ve stayed true to themeselves throughout. I was reading this really old interview with their guitarist (you can tell it’s old because he’s billed and Nathan, and not Brace Payne) and it’s cool to go back and see him holding on to their punk roots. I mean, today punk is for sale at Hot Topic, and while I fucking love Hot Topic, there is nothing radical about punk. What is radical is being yourself in the face of $$, and resisting the urge to change just to make a little extra. Beth Ditto is out, she’s def making headway for the trans community and women of size and while their sound is more polished, thier lyrics are still based in empowering our yoof. Anyhow, check out the interview where Nathan talks about making sure their sound never got to clean, and not using bass. It’s cute.