Thursday, May 24, 2012
Any Facebook experts out there?
It's not just the internet that is forever. An old punk rocker friend from England from way back in the day found me on Facebook and posted a photo I took and apparently sent him. Way back in the day. At least 25 years ago. And somehow this photo that he scanned and posted comes up on my Facebook page. Now he's a nice guy and I'm glad he found me and I'm already feeling bad because I'm so crap at Facebook that it took me months to realize he'd sent me a message asking if it was me and he thought he was doing a nice thing posting the photo so I don't want to ask him to take it down. But I really don't want to see a photo of a bunch of dorky kids wearing 'Chicago Straight Edge' varsity letter jackets every time I open my Facebook nor do I really want to be associated with it. I took the photo to show the irony of so-called 'punk rockers' wearing the uniform of the conformist football jocks. The strict rules, rigid dress codes and thuggery/violence of many in the straight edge crowd in Chicago annoyed me and I certainly never identified with them either back then or now so to see that photo on my Facebook home page is both ironic and irritating. But I can't figure out how to get rid of it. Help??!!