LISTEN NOW – Some Candy Talking Podcast. Josef Oscar Weinstein for MoJo Edinburgh interviews Nina Antonia.
Josef Oscar Weinstein knows a thing or two about Pop Culture so it was a pleasure chatting to him for the ‘Some Candy Talking’ Podcast. An hour flew by in reminiscences and anecdotes about the usual suspects, Johnny Thunders, the New York Dolls, Peter Perrett and The Only Ones. And the generation gap which proliferated between children and their parents in the 1970’s. Whilst its all very cosy for dad to buy his son or daughter’s first guitar or for Ma and Pa to take the kids to Glasto, it can blunt the fangs of self discovery. A stormy rite of passage can be exhilarating, it teaches you to stand on your own two feet, not walk in the footsteps of those that have gone before you. It was thought provoking talking to Josef about how much my father detested the New York Dolls because his reaction deepened my passion for the band, who really flew the flag for disenfranchised delinquents. Although it’s almost half a century ago, they still remain one of the most influential bands of the last 50 years. And my father never changed his mind. Does it matter? For the kids who became punks, it surely did.