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Pretty Broken Punks: Lipstick, Leather jeans, A death of New York Martin Belk

Pretty Broken Punks: Lipstick, Leather jeans, A death of New York

Martin Belk

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ISBN : 9780957435698
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475 pages
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No stranger to rancor, risks, or Rock n Roll — Martin Belk debuts with Pretty Broken Punks: lipstick, leather jeans, a death of New York - his narrative nonfiction / memoir observes the rise, fall & adulteration of a culture within a city andMoreNo stranger to rancor, risks, or Rock n Roll — Martin Belk debuts with Pretty Broken Punks: lipstick, leather jeans, a death of New York - his narrative nonfiction / memoir observes the rise, fall & adulteration of a culture within a city and scene that still rages in hearts around the world, but geographically is no more.Through the 90s to the turn of the century, Belk produced Squeezebox!, one of the most notorious downtown clubs in NYC history — successor to Warhols Maxs Kansas City. Relationships with legends like Deborah Harry & Joey Ramone, and encounters from John Waters to JFK Jr — alongside a cavalcade of other celebrities, political titans and rock stars fuel the fire. Within an AIDS die-off, denigration from a culture war ignited by one of the most hated mayors in NYC history, and a post 9/11 societal-seizure Pretty Broken Punks reveals a compelling personal journey and fight for survival in the creative jungles of Gotham.You rock, roll and wrestle with him as he documents the essence of this volatile place and time — and the battle between local New York City communities and a mayoral administration bent on selling out to the highest bidder, ...a city theyve whored-out to the masses, instead of appreciating the fine prostitute she once was.Pretty Broken Punks contains first-hand accounts of the dawn of new media, including very first NYC internet event, Live and InConcert, starring Deborah Harry & Joan Jett, as well as the first global online conference of the European Union.