LISTEN HERE: Martin Wong / Save the Music in Chinatown Interview MP3
Born from necessity,
maintained by enjoyment. When punk works, it works in levels. Multi-leveled
tiers of participation and abstract, often unnoticed stipends. If you thought
the stock market was convoluted, just think about the “dividends” one receives
from their involvement in DIY punk. All the benefits are fringe benefits.
When Martin Wong started
organizing the Save the
Music in Chinatown
show series he did it on all the right levels: a love
for his family, a love for education, a love for music, and a love for fun punk
shows. When a good excuse is a good cause, you know you’re on the right track,
and that’s why he’s still at it. It’s also why so many people from so many
different backgrounds have rallied behind the cause and helped be part of the
This may be one of the best
interviews I’ve been a part of because, at a certain point, I realized that
just letting Martin talk was so much more interesting than any of the questions
I had prepared. He was coming from decades of involvement and still dedicated
to the ideas that made him excited as a teenager.
Punk with a purpose is having
realistic expectations and the enthusiasm to actually make it happen. See some
mind-blowing bands, raise a couple bucks for the kids, eat some delicious cookies,
and get home at a reasonable hour. Levels.
This podcast also features
live tracks from Mike Watt And The Secondmen and The Adolescents, recorded at
Save the Music in Chinatown #5 on 01/11/15.
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