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As some of you already know, I’ve contributed to an anthology called PUNK ROCKER, the much anticipated sequel to “L.A. Punk Rocker”: top author Brenda Perlin’s best-selling punk anthology.

In the next few weeks, leading up to the release on May 15th, I will introduce the other authors who are in on the project. Today I have Jim Kavanagh. 

How did you get involved in the PUNK ROCKER project? —-12968774_1114008931972182_999130383_n

Punk Rocker’s author Brenda and I became fast friends after we had a long discussion about Punk Rock and the unrest of the late 70’s early 80’s. I spoke about Punk in NYC and Brenda spoke about Punk in LA. As it turns out we are both avid readers and Brenda shared with me some of her stories and of course her books.
Along the way, Brenda asked me if I ever gave thought to writing about some of my “Punk” experiences in NYC. Brenda was cool. She pushed me to take that chance to articulate and lay it down in my own words. What’s crazy is Brenda inadvertently helped me stare down a few demons I carried deep within me from that time. I’m grateful for her patience, friendship and wonderful soul.
I’m honored she allowed me to contribute to her work.

Can you explain what Punk means to you? —-

Not even a little bit..lol…if it can be fully defined it wouldn’t be Punk…. Hahahahaha
During a time of social and political unrest a movement was born. This movement had music. This music still survives and continues to influence artists like it has for the last 40 years. This movement had a look and an attitude that fashion designers and movie producers are still copying. This movement gave life to a generation that was lost and couldn’t fit into the social structure of the times…. Blah blah blah… That’s just the beginning.

What do you do when you don’t write? —

Writing is very new to me. But,..Conservation, the saving of the worlds Big cats. Tigerwold.us

Who would you like to invite for dinner?— image2

Right now? Today? The President of the United States, Congress and all the seating senators. The entire executive branch. Might as well bring the judicial Branch too.
I’m not so sure they would enjoy the dinner. A big fat helping of horseshit. Steaming and right in front of them. That’s what the American people have been served … So enjoy.

What would your friends say are your best and your oddest quality? —

I have no idea. I have never given it much thought. But I would hope that they see me as a good Father. A true renaissance man….hahaha that’s fucking funny ….

Oddest quality?

I despise cruelty on any level and I get real cruel to those that are cruel. I just can’t walk away or ignore it.

Who are your favourite authors?—

That is a tough Question… So many short story authors I adore.

What is your favourite book?—

I love Biographies and autobiographies. I just finIshed “By Any Means Necessary: Speeches by Malcolm X”
I save fiction for the movies…. When I need a bath for the brain… Lol

Jim Kavanagh owns a small Construction firm in New York City. When he is not working for Fortune 500 companies, he spends time with his sons. He is a stout conservationist who is dedicated to saving the Big Cats. Forever a punk, Jim ran in the streets of NYC from 1977-1981 and lived the “no future” political movement of the times.