HAPPY BIRTHDAY IAN MACKAYE!
i hate it when kickass punks turn 50. just serves to remind everyone of our mortality.
Minor Threat Birthday of the Day: Ferociously independent DIY champion Ian MacKaye turned 50 today. FIFTY. That’s pretty hardcore.
As the figurehead for hardcore heroes Minor Threat and post-hardcore prototype Fugazi, it’s difficult to make an Argument against MacKaye’s musical legacy. Strange to think he’s half a century old now, isn’t it?
Remember those 1,000-something $5 concerts Fugazi did? Well, you can watch 800 of them here. Consider it your Red Medicine for the day.
IMPORTANT QUESTION THOUGH: Does MacKaye still have the straight edge?