All middle-aged people carry around inside them a bit of who they were at 18. There's a big part of me that thinks punk's not dead, and that somehow it matters. Sorry, that's just the way it is.

I also love 1950s rock'n'roll, the right sort of country music, and lots of other stuff. And I think Keith Moon was a genius.

Here are some of my favourite posts about music.

The Ramones, My Back Pages and why vinyl is better than Spotify
Vinyl records will never die.

Punk's not dead - discuss
Why we fought the punk wars.

That'll be the day
Why I love 1950s rock'n'roll - and it's not just because I was born in 1958.

Silence is...difficult
Why we need No Music Day.

Elvis Presley has left the building
Why (and how) we should remember Elvis Presley.

The spirit of 76
A review of Frank Cottrell Boyce’s Radio 4 series ‘One chord wonders’ , and some thoughts on what punk really means.

The new rock'n'roll is... rock'n'roll
About those moments when music makes you feel alive. You never grow out of it.

Culture Show
Bad haircuts, and the next big thing.

More posts about music.