CBGB: Punk is Dead.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jul 11, 2011
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Iconic CBGB brand to be sold to highest bidder.

Village Voice:

“The brand still resonates worldwide and could be used for new opportunities in live clubs, apparel and interactive media, Streambank said.”

We’re certain that is what some fancy pants businessman is thinking as he gazes at his classic American timepiece right this very minute. The brand is expected to fetch at least a couple million. Somewhere in heaven, Joey Ramone is weeping.

Thanks for the tip to Daily What.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


7 Responses to “CBGB: Punk is Dead.”

  1. Russ says:

    Joey Ramone was a republican, so perhaps not?

    Punk didn't really die though, it moved on 🙂

  2. Russ says:

    I was mistaken about Joey, Joey wrote songs taking the piss out of Reagan ( "Bonzo Goes to Bitburg." ), it was Johnny Ramone who was republican. Sorry :/

  3. JoeyBaer says:

    Wasn't it he that wrote he wanted to be sedated?

  4. I saw an interview with Paul Simonon, bass player for the Clash, who talked about how people said London Calling "wasn't punk" because it had horns on it, to which he replied "I thought punk meant do whatever you want." Punk died as soon as it no longer meant "do whatever you want." (Similar to what happened when hippies and beatniks decided they all had to have long hair, beards, peasant dresses, etc.).

  5. LasaraAllen says:

    On the money, so to speak! ;-0

  6. LasaraAllen says:

    Oops. My bad, too. I shoulda done my research. 🙂

  7. Tiz says:

    Recently hung with a member of Bunnydrums…CBGB's at its punkest.

    Thanks for my most recent article here on elephant… http://bit.ly/p1ooYw