adult-crashThere are lots of punk books coming out these days, and I am all for it. Not just because I’m working on one of my own, but because I firmly believe that we must be the documentarians of our scene. There is no “museum of punk rock” (yet) and even if there were, there’d be no way of including everything and everyone. We have to tell our stories and write this history ourselves. DIY is an ethic I carried with me from adolescence into adulthood–probably the most valuable one I have. My friend Dave Brown is adding his bit to the conversation with the lovely new book, Adult Crash. It’s stuffed with over 400 of his photos along with commentary by the likes of Walter Schreifels, Taylor Steele, John Joseph, Rick Ta Life and me (among others), AND a limited- edition colored-vinyl 7″ with newer punk bands doing covers of older bands’ songs. Many of the photos were taken in Washington, DC at the Safari Club, where I booked and promoted shows in ’88/’89. Featured bands include: Killing Time, 4 Walls Falling, Gorilla Biscuits, Sheer Terror, 108, H2O, Murphy’s Law, the Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front, the Descendents and tons more. Pre-orders are going fast, so get ’em while they’re hot here.