August 22nd, 2003

blood simple

Wierdness In Punk

Honey Bane

Ever heard of her? She was a rising star in the punk world in the 70's and even was know in the early 80's. Her EP 'Girl On The Run' was a critical and commercial (for punk) success. Basically she was as famous as a punk gets while still being a punk. And you know what?

My dad gave her her name.

He used to know her (as did my mother) and he gave her the name when she was trying to work out a name with attitude that still had that sugar factor. Honey Bane it was. Its kind of wierd.

I remember that she came around my house about.. seven years ago or so. I didn't really pay much attention at the time, I was in my mid-teens, I had better things to do. Which is my loss I guess. I'd quite like to find some mp3's of hers if I could.. see if she's any good, I guess she was ok. My mother hated the music.. so really thats a good sign.

She was more famous than most of the bands she was in, often they would be marketed as Honey Bane, even if there was a different name to the band. Records's of hers go from $4-30 to collectors, depending on the issue and title. It's amazing what you can find if you google someone.

There's a really cool image from the back of her 'You can Be You' single that I'd quite like to get on a t-shirt, its just standard punk style ransom letters, but the text is pretty cool, it actually means something - even to todays 'punks' - and I like the look of it.

You think you know your parents and then they pull something like this out.
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Waffle for the digital age...

I have created a second journal.

Don't worry, I'm still keeping this one. In fact it may help me develop this one more.
I'll explain...

Since I've got back form the states, and in act a bit before then, I've had a bit of a posting drought. I'm sure you've noticed this. I never wanted this journal to be a diary anyhow, but its been a bit off anyhow. Also there are some things that I don't think belong in this journal. Opinion pieces that don't really have any relevance here, or that serve no purpose being posted in my personal journal.

Specifically things that are geeky pseudo informative things. I have a very low geek quotient in my friends on here, and I think that is probably a good thing. I can get geeky enough by myself. So this new journal is designed to inform and provoke discussion on these kind of issues. Like design issues, or web code issues. Photoshop musings perhaps. Things that have no real place here.

I tend to think of these things on and off, and invariably they interrupt posts I was going to make, like the fabled religion post that I keep saying I'm going to write for example. So the new journal is a place to think about these things, and act as a discussion resource for people.

You see while I will be posting most of the articles I'd like people to contribute, be it an idea, or a whole article. I'd act as a kind of editor in that case I guess. Its not a community, as it's supposed to be centred around things that are on my mind in that area, but its open to input. I know that most of you may not be interested, but maybe people you know might be.

Anyhow.. the new journal is called digitalwaffle. Hopefully it will work out.
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    David Holmes - Wooden Heart