Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Emoology is not a Be-Bop Standard

I was in a store today when I saw a young girl run up to a table. "OH MY GOD, THAT'S SO EMO!!!" She said while holding up an ice tray that turns water into cubes shaped like skull and bones.........Is this what those Emoites in Mexico were after...? What is EMO?

This evening at the Boston Independent Film festival showed the latest Herzog doc.....I went out for dim sum with my mother.....I let you down Sarcamus.....I'm sorry


sarcasmus said...

I don't know what's up with the whole emo thing. It's been around for more than a decade. Supposedly, apocryphally, when hardcore punkster Ian MacKaye was playing a show with his post-Minor Threat band Embrace someone in the audience shouted out "You're Emo-core!" This stemmed from the style of hardcore punk mixed with emotional scream-singing. This style was codified in Guy Piccioto's band Rites of Spring, which MacKaye produced. Emotional Hardcore was born. Later, it became just emo with bands like Dashboard Confessional, Bright Eyes, and other mewly stuff. Screamo was born in the aftermath of At the Drive-in (half of whose members went go on to found Mars Volta--which I would say is definitely past the whole emo thing, or, possibly, in hipster speak, post-emo.) The emo phenom in the mass culture is something from the last five years, I think. I could not claim to understand it. But if it doesn't destroy Mexico, I believe Mexican youth could only improve it.

sarcasmus said...

oh yeah, we want to see pictures from the Dominican Republic, if possible, subhino.