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IM NOT EMO!

 
 
Reply Fri 10 Apr, 2009 03:25 pm
I'm constantly pestered by my friends about listening to 'Emo' music. and its seriously pissing me off, im not going to lie.

EMO is when people sing about slitting wrists and death. EMO is when bands play dreary guitar music and cry.

Has anyone else been called emo because they listen tobands like Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age or anything that has a guitar riff in it? People now are obsessed with popular, mainstream music, and anything that isnt in the charts isnt good.

Its bloody annoying!
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Fri 10 Apr, 2009 03:42 pm
Just to be on the same page, what does "EMO" mean today?
ebrown p
 
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Reply Fri 10 Apr, 2009 03:43 pm
Isn't EMO a little red monster puppet?
Green Witch
 
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Reply Fri 10 Apr, 2009 03:44 pm
@ebrown p,
No, it's big bird people sometimes mistake for an ostrich.
aidan
 
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Reply Fri 10 Apr, 2009 04:20 pm
@Nowandagain,
My son makes fun of my daughter all the time because she listens to Evanescence and Good Charlotte - and he says she's so EMO - and I do think those bands fit that bill - but not Nirvana - no way.
I listen to Nivana - and I'm not Emo.
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Fri 10 Apr, 2009 04:22 pm
@Green Witch,
Isn't that the bird who fired from his radio show for making some comment about a woman's basketball team?
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Nowandagain
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2009 06:29 am
@InfraBlue,
I'm not really sure.
depressing, balck hair over the eyes
other peoples opinions vary on what emo is.
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taytails
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2009 04:53 am
I have the same problem! but different music. I'm into something with a beat, a good techno mix.. i don't like all hearty and meaningful. And i get called emo for it! All my friends listen to mainstream and bands like secondhand Serenade, and i get called "emo" all the time because i listen to techno. It's crap.
dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2009 05:26 am
@taytails,
and why do you care if you yourself know it's crap? laugh about it and move on, or perhaps find friends who don't seek to insult you for choice of music?
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2009 06:02 am
Is "Emo" the new "Gay"?
dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2009 06:09 am
@Green Witch,
yeah, i think that's pretty much what it is.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2009 06:17 am
when it comes to musical classification i believe andy partridge said it best



This is Pop?
XTC

In a milk bar and feeling lost
Drinking sodas as cold as frost
Someone leans in my direction
Quizzing on my juke-box selection
What do you call that noise
That you put on?

This is pop
Yeah Yeah

This is!

On a walkway and moving fast
All I get is transistor blast
Someone leans in my direction
Quizzing on my station selection
What do you call that noise
That you put on?

This is pop
Yeah yeah

This is!

We come the wrong way
We come the long way
We play the songs much too loud

This is pop
Yeah yeah

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ebrown p
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2009 07:07 am
@Green Witch,
Quote:
Is "Emo" the new "Gay"?


I don't know. Is Emo something you are born with, or is it a lifestyle choice?

(Next thing you know, they will want to get married).
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BarbieQPickle
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2009 02:21 pm
Emo guys here where those tight skinny jeans and have girlie haircuts and listen to crappy music. Nirvana isn't emo, I don't even know what bands actually are emo. I think it's more of a style, just a new dumb word for people to use. I think emo, is short for emotional.
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JustLeSha
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2009 07:52 am
you guys obviously dont know what emo is do you?
im emo, and i can say this much, its not necessarily about cutting yourself, or listening to sad music, its a lifestyle choice, where you say "i dont care what everyone thinks, im gonna be me, and thats all that matters" so basically, you could call it the new gay, because gay people are proud of what they are, and they have no shame, and they just be themselves. i dont think Good Charlotte and Evanscene are emo, they dont have that legendary quality. and neither do Paramore or Linkin Park, which is how i know that i dont listen to emo music.
um, some emos do have black hair, either that or blond, and usually its really big hair like the 5os, and it kinda drapes in your face to tell people to f-off.
most emos wear tight skinny jeans, converses, glasses, studded items, and etc.
pretty much, that sums up that emo isnt about being like everyone else, its about being yourself, and not caring what everyone thinks about that
your welcome
Gargamel
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2009 08:54 am
@JustLeSha,
No, actually, it is about being like everyone else, at least everyone else emo. Hence your restrictions on emo attire: "tight skinny jeans, converses, glasses, studded items."
Green Witch
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2009 10:07 am
I see little difference in these groups of people. None of them are original, nor do they want to be:

http://holamun2.com/files/images/attachments/2008/03/avella-ink.jpg

http://www2.gpmd.com/image/i/imxs0002.jpg

http://img1.photographersdirect.com/img/20791/wm/pd1215046.jpg
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JustLeSha
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2009 10:34 am
@Gargamel,
well...thats the BASIS for it, i think that its best to be a SLIGHT bit different from everyone, maybe you have something...i dunno, thats just me, i cannot stand to be like everyone else, and sometimes it makes me appear scene
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JustLeSha
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2009 01:32 pm
@Gargamel,
wait a sec, i mean like not being what the other "popular" people want you to be, sometimes emos look like other emos, but thats just their choice, so long as they dont look preppy (most emos hate preppy people)
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