Season 2 Episode 2 – The Spirit of Punk



First came the hair cut – off with the curly locks, never to return, even today.

Then taking the scissors to the jeans. Slash, slash, slash.

And, of course, boots, Doc Martens. Black, sixteen holes – what else?


The Spirit of Punk by Nicolas Brasch

Originally wrote this piece for an open mic event I host for emerging writers called The Spirit of Punk, in which writers are encouraged to read their work without fear of judgement or failure or criticism – in the spirit of punk.

Nicolas is a writer and teacher of writing; Chair of Writers Victoria and former host of The Garret podcast on which he interviews leading writers on the craft of writing.

You can find Nicolas on his website, Twitter, and Instagram.  



Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Nicolas Brasch’s short story, The Spirit of Punk is written and performed by Nicolas. The story is edited by Jen Farrow.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “Stale Case”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

Sound effects used in this episode by:

Lowdown By Boz Scaggs CC0 1.0


Led Zeppelin II and BBC Sessions CC0 1.0

Anarchy In The UK by sex pistols CC0 1.0

Landing Bomb By djfroyd CC BY 3.0

Star Wars Proximity Bomb By Paul368 CC BY 3.0

MatchBox – Strike and Light 03 By JarredGibb CC0 1.0

Cutting hair By Nomfundo_k CC BY-NC 3.0

Scissors Cutting Denim By RICHERlandTV CC BY 3.0

Scissors, A By InspectorJ CC BY 3.0

Cloth_ripping By reg7783 CC0 1.0

2012-05-08 Extremalautre-Tribute to somebody in Paradise (R.I.P. mom) By Gilbert Lachance CC0 1.0

Suburban Kitchen Ambience.wav By ksesoko CC BY-NC 3.0

Door-open-close By Amholma CC0 1.0

Opening Door Handle Amholma CC0 1.0

Radio, putkiradio / Old radio, switch on, humming, warming up, noise, switch off, 1950s, 1960s By YleArkisto CC BY 3.0

Medium Wind By Kangaroovindaloo CC BY 3.0

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