Having Ian MacKaye show up as the surprise guest for your intro-to-punk-rock class is, as Will Spitz writes in this week's fishwrap, "sorta like Darwin showing up for your Biology 101 lecture." Except that Darwin would probably end up talking Biology. Not that Ian didn't talk punk when he showed up in Medford last week, a couple days before his bigger, public lecture at Brandeis. But the Conscience Of Punk Incarnate also threw down on all sorts of stuff: including how Ted Nugent is actually kind of an animal-rights activist, if you really, really, really think about it. Yes, it's true what they say: Ian always shows up to be interviewed in a hoodie and a black beanie. But we bet you never thought you'd hear the Elder Statesman of Hardcore earnestly, unironically, and unintentionally hilariously credit a fatally drunkaholic hippie woman with inspiring the singing style of America's foremost straightedge punkman. And that's not even the most interesting part of this lecture/Q&A. We tried to have a couple of interns transcribe this, but their fingers turned to bloody stubs. Maybe you can keep up with the mp3:
DOWNLOAD: Ian MacKaye Schools Tufts Students In Punk Rock (mp3) <-- Removed at the request of the legendary Mr. MacKaye. Ian Sez No Taping. Maybe go watch this instead.