i kinda half agree with you there spencer, straight edge is a lot like christianity. there are people who are just chill and are straight edge for personal reasons, and there are extremists who try to shove it down everyone's throats. there's also people who think it's cool to be something to follow a trend.
i don't think it's important to know the "figures" of straight edge though, as long as people are following the 'guidelines' and doing something good and healthy for themselves.
i did not know that the queen and the pope were the heads of different churches and i go to a catholic school in which it's apparently necessary to have been baptized, oops.
I wouldn’t expect people to have a complete history knowledge, It doesn’t matter if people know all about the Youth Crew scene and Gorilla Biscuits. I don’t think you need all that shit to be into it. But I just get annoyed when people who are straight edge don’t know who Minor Threat & Ian Mackaye are, because he coined the term and brought it to life. I would be equally annoyed if someone who said they were punk didn’t know who The Ramones were. It’s just kind of about knowing where what you believe in came from and respecting that. Know what I mean?
Also, thank you for a intelligent response, it was nice! ahaha
Straight Edge people who know nothing about the roots annoy me. I’m sorry, but you wouldn’t go and get baptized without reading up on The Bible. Why do you follow the Straight Edge movement and not know who Minor Threat are? You don’t have to like them, but at least know who Ian McKaye is.
“Hardcore includes an ex-
hibitionist element that slamming and moshing do not. The center of the
dance floor remains relatively open, allowing a few individuals at a time
take the floor, demonstrate their skills, and exit, permitting the next
group to participate. (Breakdancing in hip-hop scenes follows similar pat-
terns of “exhibition dancing.”) Meanwhile, other kids crawl over one an-
other to scream along with the singer.
As the band approaches a song’s bridge, called a “breakdown” in hard-
core music, the kids wait in anticipation. Hardcore bands, particularly
those with a heavy metal influence such as Unearth, put slow, crunching
riffs in the bridge. The kids reserve their most outstanding dance moves
for the breakdown, windmilling, floor punching, and kung-fu kicking
their way from one side of the pit to the other. Others practice “head-
walking,” stepping on the heads and shoulders of their fellows as they
carve a precarious path to the stage.”—Ross Haenfler
How would you like it if somebody mocked your wedding?
This argument, postulated by noted Herald-Sun Chaser fan Colin Vickery, is absurd for the simple reason that the bride and groom have chosen to make these nuptials a massive public spectacle. There is no absolute rule that says royal weddings have to be broadcast to a billion people and involve parades and military flyovers. Plenty of celebrities go to extreme lengths to keep their weddings private. Whereas this is such a public event that everyone in Britain is getting a holiday.
It’s somewhat fitting that the royal family make their weddings so public, though, for the very reason that the ceremony involves someone who will one day be the physical and legal embodiment of the state - it is the wedding of our future ruler, and likely to produce his successor. Someday, to adopt Angela Bishop’s potent argument from last night’s Q&A, William’s face will be on our money. This is someone in whom we will literally all have an investment.
Furthermore, this wedding is an exercise in public relations, designed to preserve the notion of royal exceptionalism on which the monarchy rests - to promote the sense of ‘fairytale’ that has become such a cliché in describing these events. Because the royals have seen, following Princess Diana’s death for instance, that public goodwill can be quickly leached away if they get their PR wrong. Nowadays, rather than democracy existing at the monarch’s pleasure, the monarchy can only now survive with public support. So it needs to keep its brand strong through favourable publicity.
I wish I could write a decent melody, I wish I could write a song that doesn’t involve me cramming as many syllables as I can in a line, I can’t write a decent lyric in my life. I wish I was a decent songwriter and didn’t have to do average covers to get by.