I’m trying really hard to come up with a suitable intro for this and failing. I wrote around 4600 words about professional wrestling, its counter-culture, one of its biggest stars, and the ambiguity surrounding his departure from WWE and titled it “The Ballad of CM Punk.” I made parallels between professional wrestling and the music industry, fairly extensively explained the notions of ring psychology and wrestling territories, and compared Punk’s famed WWE “pipe bomb” promo to Kurt Cobain rhapsodizing about Sonic Youth and the Raincoats. If you’ve ever wondered why I think professional wrestling is cool, this piece explains all of that in not-very-short order.
Profuse thanks to The Media for allowing me the space and freedom to do this subject justice. I can’t believe somebody actually let me get away with this.
Bia Wouk - ‘Los Angeles, Sun’, color pencil on paper, 2014.
If a girl wore the outfit I’m wearing right now, I’d ask her out.
I have an article coming out tomorrow which I can easily qualify as one of the best things I’ve ever written. Like, if I’m only known for “The Only Black Kid at the Indie-Rock Show” and this thing that’s coming out tomorrow, I will be very satisfied with the way my life has turned out.