Ian MacKaye nails it on this one. Here’s a short excerpt from Ian speaking at the Library of Congress. The full speech is on the Library of Congress website. Check this part when he spoke about how skateboarding influenced his ways of thinking early in life.
As both performer and producer, MacKaye has documented music coming out of the Washington, D.C. underground for the past 30 years. MacKaye founded Dischord Records as a teenager in 1980 with partner Jeff Nelson. The label has since gone on to release music from more than 60 bands, with more than 160 albums during the past 25 years. In the process, the label performed a citizen-archivist role, documenting Washington-area music in many forms and catalyzing cultural activity and community-building in the nation’s capital and around the world.