This month's playlist is playlists. I'd originally planned to just have a generic "punk" playlist, but it morphed into a "these are the songs and bands that got me into music" playlist. Instead of trying to whittle it down to just 12, I decided to go the other route, and just make two entire lists.
These are not the best songs I've ever heard, or the best punk songs ever, or even my favorite songs by some of these bands, they are just the songs/bands that introduced me to music, counter-culture, and critical thinking, at a very formative age. They helped define the person I would become, and began a lifelong journey of questioning, creating, and exploring new themes and ideas.
If you ever wanted to know what made me me, a hell of a lot of it is in what I learned from these 24 songs. Enjoy! If you never wondered any of these things, feel free to ignore me, just like all the girls in high school did.