Thursday, January 31, 2008

Punk Pioneer...

At left, very likely the next candidate to be immortalized in pen and ink as a "point punk" for a certain annual underground race that is on the horizon. Figured I'd go obscure and dip into the void a bit for inspiration.

Just have to visualize the proper perspective and layout, obtain the proper beer (to lure the muse), grab the pencils and a blank sheet of paper, and find the time to sit my ass down to draw. Then hope that the muse takes over.

In the meantime (and until I have something a little more substantial to write about), a box of safety pins goes to the lucky punk who can tell me in the comments just who the hell this guy is (Butch, our recent discussions render you INELIGIBLE for this contest).

Of course, this very post is replete with clues...

13 comments:

Dkeg said...

Just one more hint please. Is this dude local (D.C.)?

BG said...

you might find the answer on television prior to '75

Dkeg said...

Richard Hell

I was thinking of John Weiffenbach of the D.C. band Void. Because the use of the word "Void". But I guess void can be used for voidiods also. Thanks for the hint Butch.

Icon O. Classt said...

Uh, that's not Butch. Well, not Butch Ramsey.

Absent an unmasking of the mysterious bg, I guess I owe you a box of safety pins, dkeg.

Of course, you should have been ineligible up front, too, because of this little clue to which you were all too privy. Not a lot of detective work required there, my friend. Shame on you. ;)

Icon O. Classt said...

Oh, and the clues (besides the pic and the "punk pioneer" reference) in the post, which RH fans might know, are:

*underground ("Velvet Underground" as influence, the early underground punk music scene in NYC)
*void ("Voidoids")
*blank ("Blank Generation")
*hell ("Richard Hell")

Dkeg said...

Well if I would not have gotten stuck on the "void" clue. I may have thought outside the D.C. hardcore box that I am stuck in.

Icon O. Classt said...

The shame in my comment referred to your cheating, ha.

Rob said...

Icon-O, let's hear about the "certain annual underground race that is on the horizon." We're still working on the Richmond thing here on this end.

Anna said...

Could it be Punk Bike...isn't that usually in late fall?

Icon O. Classt said...

Mums the word for now...after all, any more details and the thing wouldn't be underground, would it? ; )

Anna said...

Can you write it on a piece of paper and tape it to the inside of the women's bathroom door at The Raven in Mount Pleasant? Upon reading it I will immediately flush it down the toilet.

Icon O. Classt said...

Anna, I did that already, but it's at The Reef, not The Raven. I knew it had an "r" in it...my bad!

Anna said...

Damn, so close!