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August 21st, 2003


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10:13 pm - 'splain this to me...
What the hell does "emo" mean. As in "being emo" or "you're so emo"?

I've gotten a bunch of different answers so far, so it seems like its one of those terms everybody throws around and nobody knows what the hell it means.

PLEASE ENLIGHTEN ME!

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From:jon3
Date:August 22nd, 2003 02:28 am (UTC)

Re: EMOtional

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That does help.

But then how do you define that word when used to describe a person, or for a person to describe themelves?

I mean, who doesn't have emotions? robots?

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From:old_girl
Date:August 22nd, 2003 02:41 am (UTC)

Re: EMOtional

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Well, it tends to describe both a musical and cultural genre. Similarly, the punk music and punk (sub)-culture, which I guess grew out of the punk music social scene. Emo ends up defining a particular style; eg, the black square rimmed glasses, chuck taylors, tight wool sweaters, etc. How exactly all that got started I'm not sure, but I think Weezer had something to do with it. I'm not really sure, I listen to hip hop ;)
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From:slowsync
Date:August 22nd, 2003 03:13 am (UTC)

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Eh, that's basically right. Musically it defines a sort of pop-punk. Basically punk with more melody and usually with EMOtional lyrics. Think Dashboard Confessional, The Promise Ring, Sunndy Day Real Estate, some Weezer I suppose. If you go to www.allmusic.com and search for "emo" under the style option, it will give you a pretty spot-on breakdown.

Style wise adrianconte has it covered. It could probably be called the Weezer look and you wouldn't be too far off.
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From:old_girl
Date:August 22nd, 2003 03:19 am (UTC)

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re: allmusic.com

See my original comment. It's clickable!
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From:lame_carrot
Date:August 22nd, 2003 03:51 am (UTC)
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jeez man, keep up with the times. you're really dating yourself.

in my personal opinion, emo boys are the best. they've got their semi-bad boy image but they can also be sweet and share their emotions, unlike your average male.
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From:jon3
Date:August 22nd, 2003 03:57 am (UTC)
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Well, I feel a little bit less like a crusty old man, because I generally ignore most musical things, not really being able to appreciate them much!

You heading back to rochester soon? Shame we never got to hang out!
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