Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Where to Foist the Emo-ing

Maybe it’s because I’m not from this generation that I don’t appreciate emo at all. Frankly, I don’t really understand it all the much. People and music are highly emotive? All dark and angst-ridden, but not enough to be Goth? I know the territory goes with being a teenager, but I don’t know why this brand comes off to me as kind of funny and rather lame – like the anger isn’t real and all the eyeliner and black clothing just lend themselves to the poseur. With the technology these days too, it’s just everywhere and I have to say I’m losing patience. For instance, I have a few teenage friends on Facebook and I just cringe sometimes at the emo-ing on the status fields. I want to tell them to make tracks for the Emo chat rooms and bring their “I’m too sensitive for this world” posturing with them, lol. Just a harsh knee-jerk reaction from my more intolerant self. I get over it right away. Whatever. Maybe it’s because I’m already “old”. For all I know, this was exactly how the older ones looked at the grunge generation – kinda comical and exasperating. The thing is we were emerging from such a “chemical” era (great music – if you like New Wave – but such unnatural trends in fashion and beauty, lol) that grunge just seemed so raw and sincere. Then again, it was probably being 15.


bingkee said...

Just like you, I can't appreciate emo music, emo fashion, emo culture, everything that is emo--I don't like it.
It's not about age---it's about it's "angst" that I hate the most.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Haha- and we flower children/baby boomers just want to change the world and think that ALL of you are such frivolous youngsters.

spinninglovelydays said...

@bingkee: Somehow some people have come to equate angst with the artistic temperament, hence the abundance of angst in creative expression. It gets tiring.

@Sharkbytes: The flower children will always be the coolest, lol