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Subject: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: Donnie Darko on 04/11/06 at 6:01 pm

Ever notice how some terms we often use here, such as "cheesy", "emo", "punk", whatever, have no formal definition?  That is, you can just sort of tell if something is "_" or not?

For instance, Panic! at the Disco and Dashboard Confessional are both very emo, but are they similar bands?  Not really.  What makes them emo?  The guitar chords? The voice? The makeup? 


Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: velvetoneo on 04/11/06 at 7:14 pm

Other terms like this:

Indie or alt
New wave
Prog
Disco (disco is sort of loose, it's a combo of super-dramatic funk and proto-techno, but it's not that defined)
Soul

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: shadowy_starr on 04/11/06 at 7:37 pm

I personally define emo by what the lyrics say, the melody and how they look, because I've heard people say to other people "you have an 'emo' haircut". There's also another catagory called screamo which is emo but w/ screaming. but anyway, i don't get why people have to lable bands though, i think the lables are ridiculous sometimes. I mean who's to say who's emo and who's not or who's punk and who's not.  I think the bands should only get a lable if the band themselves say that they're emo, punk or whatever.

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: Trimac20 on 04/11/06 at 10:06 pm

Because they're not very defined terms themselves. 'Punk' is a term that's often used wrongly. It can refer to both 'true' punk; strictly three-cord songs played at a pretty fast rate with a high-level of distortion. But modern day whiney 'emo' is also referred to as punk. I think music on the whole is pretty subjective and abstract; just like art, and doesn't take to categorisation very well. What musical genre can really be set in stone? I think almost every song in existence takes elements from a whole mileau of genres and influences. That's the beauty of music.

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: Donnie Darko on 04/11/06 at 10:32 pm


I personally define emo by what the lyrics say, the melody and how they look, because I've heard people say to other people "you have an 'emo' haircut". There's also another catagory called screamo which is emo but w/ screaming. but anyway, i don't get why people have to lable bands though, i think the lables are ridiculous sometimes. I mean who's to say who's emo and who's not or who's punk and who's not.  I think the bands should only get a lable if the band themselves say that they're emo, punk or whatever.


I agree.  Labels are dumb, but they're kind of fun, at least to me.

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: Dominic L. on 04/11/06 at 11:01 pm

Emo's not a real word...

It's just used on bands that are sad.

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: CeeKay on 04/12/06 at 12:33 am


I personally define emo by what the lyrics say, the melody and how they look, because I've heard people say to other people "you have an 'emo' haircut". There's also another catagory called screamo which is emo but w/ screaming.


My son, Alex, just explained this to me today.  And he told me that his brother, Nick, is almost Emo, but not quite (something about clothes styles).  ????

I remember when my dad asked me, back in the 70s, "What does it mean to be a 'Nerd'?"  He hated that people were categorized like that and argued with every attempt I made at defining the term.

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: KKay on 04/12/06 at 8:50 am


My son, Alex, just explained this to me today.  And he told me that his brother, Nick, is almost Emo, but not quite (something about clothes styles).  ????

It's music too...but he's right...Nick is very EMo. lol ;D


I remember when my dad asked me, back in the 70s, "What does it mean to be a 'Nerd'?"  He hated that people were categorized like that and argued with every attempt I made at defining the term.

He hated it because he didn't want their fellings to be hurt, I bet.  ("why can't peple just love each other!") ???

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: CeeKay on 04/12/06 at 9:02 am


He hated it because he didn't want their fellings to be hurt, I bet.  ("why can't peple just love each other!") ???


Exactly!  That's what he said!  (Applause -- for knowing Dad that well and just because this is the first time I see the little button)

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: La Roche on 04/12/06 at 9:05 am

So I wanna know what I am?

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: shadowy_starr on 04/12/06 at 5:59 pm


My son, Alex, just explained this to me today.  And he told me that his brother, Nick, is almost Emo, but not quite (something about clothes styles).  ????


yeah, about the clothing styles, at my school skaters and emos wear girl pants (yes the guys).  it is quite funny when u see them shopping in the girl's department. ;D



Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: Donnie Darko on 04/12/06 at 6:08 pm


yeah, about the clothing styles, at my school skaters and emos wear girl pants (yes the guys).  it is quite funny when u see them shopping in the girl's department. ;D






Losers  ;D

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: CeeKay on 04/12/06 at 6:21 pm


yeah, about the clothing styles, at my school skaters and emos wear girl pants (yes the guys).  it is quite funny when u see them shopping in the girl's department. ;D



My boys buy their girl pants from the thrift shop.  (Except for the very expensive pair I bought them each for their birthday from the skate shop).

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: La Roche on 04/12/06 at 9:33 pm


My boys buy their girl pants from the thrift shop.  (Except for the very expensive pair I bought them each for their birthday from the skate shop).


I think they really do need a chat with their Uncle Rockmister.

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: velvetoneo on 04/12/06 at 9:36 pm

I don't wear girl pants and I'm as gay as a f*cking football bat.

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: Donnie Darko on 04/12/06 at 9:37 pm


I don't wear girl pants and I'm as gay as a f*cking football bat.


;D

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: velvetoneo on 04/12/06 at 9:37 pm

I believe wearing girl pants will be seen as one of those stupid '00s cheesy pretensions that will be ridiculed as much as '80s big hair was in the '90s in the 2010s.

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: La Roche on 04/12/06 at 9:38 pm


I don't wear girl pants and I'm as gay as a f*cking football bat.


I'm as straight as.. .. errmm. An Arizona Highway and I've worn and own girls pants.

(although I don't tend to wear them as part of my every day wardrobe)

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: KKay on 04/12/06 at 10:05 pm


I'm as straight as.. .. errmm. An Arizona Highway and I've worn and own girls pants.

(although I don't tend to wear them as part of my every day wardrobe)


hey. can i have my pants back?

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: La Roche on 04/12/06 at 10:07 pm


hey. can i have my pants back?



How good is your washing machine

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: Donnie Darko on 04/12/06 at 10:26 pm


I'm as straight as.. .. errmm. An Arizona Highway and I've worn and own girls pants.

(although I don't tend to wear them as part of my every day wardrobe)


you're my freaking hero.  ;D

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: La Roche on 04/12/06 at 10:29 pm


you're my freaking hero.  ;D


The world needs a hero.

You've made a good choice.

May I suggest you start drinking heavily.

signed, your pal, Lem.

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: CeeKay on 04/12/06 at 11:06 pm


I think they really do need a chat with their Uncle Rockmister.



I'll send them over on summer break.  Good Luck.  We'll see who runs screaming first.

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: CeeKay on 04/12/06 at 11:08 pm


I believe wearing girl pants will be seen as one of those stupid '00s cheesy pretensions that will be ridiculed as much as '80s big hair was in the '90s in the 2010s.


It's really not so bad.  So the pants are tight.  It's better than those huge baggies that sit under your butt w/ the boxers hanging out.  That's a style that could fade any time now imo.

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: La Roche on 04/12/06 at 11:16 pm


It's really not so bad.  So the pants are tight.  It's better than those huge baggies that sit under your butt w/ the boxers hanging out.  That's a style that could fade any time now imo.


AGREED!

I find it hilarious that people wear belts so their pants will stay.. 6 inches below their dicks.
I'm sorry, why do we want to see your underwear?

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: Dominic L. on 04/12/06 at 11:23 pm

Yay, is probably not a real word.

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: velvetoneo on 04/13/06 at 6:07 am


AGREED!

I find it hilarious that people wear belts so their pants will stay.. 6 inches below their dicks.
I'm sorry, why do we want to see your underwear?




Well...SOME people want to see it sometimes, if what the underwear's holding is nice  ;) .

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: Howard on 04/13/06 at 7:36 am


So I wanna know what I am?




What are you?

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: La Roche on 04/13/06 at 8:12 am


Well...SOME people want to see it sometimes, if what the underwear's holding is nice  ;) .


..

Alright, for a moment let's assume I like Cock... how do I see it?

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: Howard on 04/13/06 at 8:29 am


..

Alright, for a moment let's assume I like Cock... how do I see it?



I don't believe this.  ::)

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: Trimac20 on 04/13/06 at 8:35 am

What if they're not wearing any underwear?

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: Howard on 04/13/06 at 8:44 am


What if they're not wearing any underwear?


Who's not wearing underwear?

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 04/13/06 at 10:57 am


..

Alright, for a moment let's assume I like Cock... how do I see it?


OK. I'm beginning to wonder about you mate, you've mentioned that on quite a few occasions now.   ;D

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: Dominic L. on 04/13/06 at 11:12 am


..

Alright, for a moment let's assume I like Cock... how do I see it?


You'd be a hypocrite.

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: KKay on 04/13/06 at 12:19 pm


How good is your washing machine


I'll take them to the river and pound them on a rock. 

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: velvetoneo on 04/13/06 at 12:44 pm


..

Alright, for a moment let's assume I like Cock... how do I see it?


The ass looks nice. And it's suggestive.

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: La Roche on 04/13/06 at 12:53 pm


The ass looks nice. And it's suggestive.


You've obviously never seen my ass.

Truely.. if you find my ass attractive, I will in fact, buy you a beer.

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: velvetoneo on 04/13/06 at 12:59 pm


You've obviously never seen my ass.

Truely.. if you find my ass attractive, I will in fact, buy you a beer.


Well, you shouldn't wear it if you don't have the ass.

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: La Roche on 04/13/06 at 1:00 pm


Well, you shouldn't wear it if you don't have the ass.


I have the ass..

.. 2 of them in fact.

Subject: Re: Abstract Pop Cultural Terms

Written By: Howard on 04/14/06 at 3:21 pm


I have the ass..

.. 2 of them in fact.




2 Asses? ;D

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