The ad lib ad hoc punk rock post doc
on the legacy of Joey Ramone
No one gave Joey Ramone permission to rip the lace off underpants of rock and roll. Joey had his way. He went outside of what was expected. Joey and his brothers did it themselves.
Ever go to home despot to get materials to work on a project?
You can thank Joey Ramone. The DIY ethos is at the heart of punk rock culture. The Ramones, Hilly Kristal and CBGB’s didn’t set out to change the world. But by doing it themselves together, they set in motion the DIY forces that empower so may today.
Don’t wait for a university to pick you. Create a program of study for yourself. Find an advisor. Find a mentor. Find the books. Find the articles. Create a committee.
Skip the ‘ethical review’.
Create the time. Give it your attention. Change the world.
Do it yourself with others.
You merely need to find them.
And, in a world where we have the ability to connect with each other like no time before, finding the “right people” is easier than ever.