both via the American Punk 78-91 archive at Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/punkarchive/
via miss_geek, this pass-it-on-thing-not-meme: the ten bands that got me through high school. which were, roughly, those below. Please note that I’m not convinced I actually got through high school.
1. The Clash
2. Joy Division
3. Gang of Four
4. The Dream Syndicate
5. Pere Ubu
9. The Adolescents
10. Public Image, Ltd.
…i forgot what 8 was for
Another college guy showed up at the door with the exact same spiel.
ME: You guys already hit me up.
HIM: It’s not what you think, we’re not selling magazines.
ME: Right, you’re selling books!
HIM: …yes. Did he have something like… ::shows brochure::
ME: Right, exactly. Books for kids, in the hospital.
HIM: Well, crap. I’m just around the corner on Francisco. No one around here is in my class! What the heck?
There’s a pause and the poor guy looks genuinely lost.
ME: I’m not sure he was at UCLA like you. Maybe he is at a different school that’s doing the fundraiser.
HIM: Oh man, yeah. Crap. Yeah.
ME: So, anyway, this area has had the pitch already. Sorry.
HIM: Thanks, man. ::wanders off sadly::