|Apr 16, 12.
It’s almost impossible to overstate the importance of DC music legend Ian MacKaye, who today celebrates his 50th birthday. MacKaye’s contributions to the world of music are myriad, from his days with Minor Threat and Fugazi, to his work with Dischord Records, the music scene has never been the same.
When I was in middle school a friend played “Red Medicine” for me and told me that the guys in the band were the ones who put the record out. It blew my mind that people could do that, and immediately changed my outlook on life.
Yesterday I got a new record player and the first thing the needle touched was “The Argument.” It only made sense.
Happy birthday, Ian.