Hardcore – 80s

Though punk rock ‘s first wave was a strictly ’70s phenomenon, the form most certainly bled into the ’80s, primarily on America’s West Coast, where scores of bands forged a more concentrated, speedy and aggressive form of punk called hardcore.        
I never got into punk rock when I was in high-school back in the 80s.  I liked a wide variety of music but I was more of a bubblegum pop kind of girl.  I also did not enjoy metal.  I think that’s why I find it interesting that I currently am surprised by all of the music that I now really like.  What sounded like metal to me in the 80s, is now classic rock!! What was punk, is now, well still punk.. but I enjoy quite a bit of it.  Though I am still a bit of a bubblegum pop kind of girl..
(I really searched long and hard for a slang phrase to end my thoughts on the subject of punk… as you can imagine… there were not a lot of counter-culture words or phrases associated with that genre and era.  Likely that is largely due to slang for groups would have sort of been the anti-thing to create for the punk groups.)
I was walking through the neighborhood today and ran into the below window display.  Despite not being into that genre for sound, I have always loved the style.
“My eyes burn with tears, and I’m so tired. So tired of holding back everything I feel and want to say. So tired of being someone I’m not and making mistakes that I didn’t have any fun making.”  ― Penelope Douglas

“She smashes her knuckles into winter
As autumn’s wind fades into black
She is the saint of all the sinners,
the one whose fallen through the cracks…  ~~~(iViva la Gloria!)” ~  Billie Joe Armstrong

“Dont test me,
Second guess me,
Protest me,
You will DISAPEAR!

(East Jesus of Nowhere)” ~~~ Billie Joe Armstrong

“Punk rock should mean freedom, liking and excepting anything that you like. Playing whatever you want. As sloppy as you want. As long as it’s good and it has passion.”
― Kurt Cobain

a sort of spirit.; The Smug Pistols: Posh Anarchy From the Upper Class Punk Band; Wheels!; Favourite of the month #75; Various – Johnny Hanson Presents… Puck Rock Vol. 1 Alternative Rock, Garage Rock, Punk Music Album Compilation; The Blue-Haired Lady; THE WHO: Hooligans (1981); London’s Lost Music Venues; Fischer & Forde : It’s Just Business; Rebellion 2022 – Friday;  End of the Road 2022

punk  [pəNGk]  ~~ NOUN ~ punk rock (noun)

  1. a loud, fast-moving, and aggressive form of rock music, popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s:    “punk had turned pop music and its attendant culture on its head”
    • an admirer or player of punk rock, typically characterized by colored spiked hair and clothing decorated with safety pins or zippers.

diurnal course

The period of light between sunrise and sunset
daylight ~~ daytime ~~ aurora ~~ cockcrow ~~ dawn ~~ daybreak ~~ morn ~~ sunup ~~ bright ~~ waking day ~~ broad daylight ~~ light of day ~~ hours of light ~~ mean solar day ~~ hours of sunlight ~~ dawn-to-dark ~~ early bright ~~ dusk to dawn ~~ first light ~~ crack of dawn ~~ break of day ~~ dayspring ~~ day peep ~~ first blush ~~ peep of day ~~break of dawn ~~ wee hours ~~chasma ~~forenoon ~~ half-light ~~ flush of the morning ~~dawnlight ~~ cockcrowing ~~ broad day ~~ the crack of dawn ~~ polar light ~~ morningtide ~~ cocklight ~~sparrow-fart ~~ reveille ~~first brightening
“And yet day and night meet fleetingly at twilight and dawn,” he said, lowering his voice again and narrowing his eyes and moving his head a quarter of an inch closer to hers. “And their merging sometimes affords the beholder the most enchanted moments of all the twenty four hours. A sunrise or sunset can be ablaze with brilliance and arouse all the passion, all the yearning, in the soul of the beholder.”
― Mary Balogh

Each day is born with a sunrise
and ends in a sunset, the same way we
open our eyes to see the light,
and close them to hear the dark.
You have no control over
how your story begins or ends.
But by now, you should know that
all things have an ending.
Every spark returns to darkness.
Every sound returns to silence.
And every flower returns to sleep
with the earth.
The journey of the sun
and moon is predictable.
But yours,
is your ultimate
― Suzy Kassem

zzzzz ~


fantastical ~  adjective – – US    /fænˈtæs.tɪ.kəl/ UK 
Strange and wonderful, like something out of a story:
Fantastical Buddhisttemples and medievalcastlescling to Bhutan’s mistyvalleys.
So strange or extreme that it does not seem to be true or reasonable:
Nobody knew what to make of the fantastical claims she had made to police.
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss
Every place I go is more interesting than the last. Every place I leave makes me long to just go back.  So many people, places, cultures.  It’s all so fantastical.  Never in my wildest, childest dreams could I have imagined my life as it is today.  Here I am and here I go.  Oh the wonderful places.  All of the wonderful places.  With so many more in front of me.
Every day presents to me a new and delightful surprise.
“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
fantastical worlds: