Today, the writers of this blog, Polly Pop and Ruth PO! are asked to imagine their lives if punk hadn’t happened……
If punk hadn’t happened, I don’t think I would have got interested in politics. It would have taken me longer to get my head around anti-racism and feminism. I would probably have tried to make it in some kind of corporate job and I’d probably be going enthusiastically to folk festivals. So punk really did change my life.
I think I would have gone mad. Worst fear is that maybe I’d still be sitting in my childhood bedroom listening to the Partridge Family! Without punk I’m pretty certain I’d have never picked up a guitar or joined a band.
Over to you, dear reader. How do you imagine your life would have been if punk never happened?