The Austerity Program, Ph.D.

So this here is a photo of Thad Calaleibniz celebrating in a bar after successfully defending his PhD dissertation on Monday. Hey, rock kids, buy this man a drink next time you see his Dr behind because he did a metric double TON of work to enjoy this moment. The next time some snarky Thanksgiving table relative or fey-pop intellectual tells you punk music is for for the safety pin chewing chromosome deficient, feel free to let them know that the tattooed bassist for the Austerity Program handily carries this advanced degree with him to every show before he sets up that 400 watt amp and starts the pounding.

A goddam doctorate. Makes the Talking Heads seem not quite so impressive, eh?