||"wouldn't it be more of an act of
rebellion if you didn't spend so much time buying blue hair dye and going out to get punky
clothes? it seems so petty. stop me if I'm being offensive. you wanna be an individual,
right? you look like you're wearing a uniform. you look like a punk. that's not rebellion.
- slc punk
i guess that line pretty much sums up everything.
2001, i released a site called "how to dress emo." the site had relatively
simple instructions on how to fit the role in what i assumed would be a passing
trend. boy, was i wrong- the emo explosion is still in full force now, years later,
and the fashion just keeps getting sillier and sillier. not only that, you can now
instantly tell what music someone listens to by their clothing and vice versa.
someone recently wrote me and complained that my old
"how to dress emo" site was incorrect because "that is how normal people
dress." for the most part, they are right. the term "emo" has become a
thing of the past, now replaced by its the new term, "scene." gone
are the days of thick-rimmed glasses, sweaters, and jeans that actually fit.
everything is completely androgynous in the myspace age; boys are playing dress up with
mommy's makeup; girls are attempting to look more and more like glam rock monsters.
everyone seems to be involved in some sort of strange
contest where the winner wears the tightest jeans, puts on the silliest looking makeup,
and sports the worst haircut. in the end, everyone loses. you all end up looking the
referring to the kids involved with today's music scene,
my good friend dave mcwane once said, "it's not a fucking fashion
show." truer words have never been spoken.
- rob dobi