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What is your opinion on punk rock saving lives

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Sarah;

I wonder if you mean figuratively or literally save someone's life? Anything could 'save somebody's life' if they let it...music has many special charms and powers, but it's up to how the person perceives something for it to have such a profound influence.  Punk can, and I'm sure has allowed some kid somewhere to realize that 'different' is not 'bad', and in fact can be a positive definition of oneself, and perhaps along those lines change their minds about 'ending it all because of their misery'.  But so could, on the right day, shoelaces, frog piss, Jesus, and discarded tissue.

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timothy sasscer

Expertise

I can answer question on the first generation of punk (1974-1981), both American (especially Cleveland and NYC) and English, post-punk bands of note from 1981 to present , and am quite knowledgable on reggae, especially 1971-1981

Experience

25 years as a musician/producer, avid concertgoer and inastiable reader/researcher on the subject

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perfect sound forever (online music zine), contributor to various other sites (Bob Marley, The Fall, Public Image, for example)

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