Sunday, October 19, 2008

MORE EMO PICTURES

It is not difficult to find more pictures. Its difficult to find ones worth posting without you getting bored!
Here are a few I found this week:



















Tuesday, October 14, 2008

SLIDE SHOW

Here a simple slide show, the next one you will find will be created by myself, with some good music added as well.




emo boys

Sunday, October 12, 2008

More music insight and opinions

The Emo genre and subculture has become something that is very hard to define. Because of this it is difficult to trace its ancestry. Most people who claim to be “in the know” cite the D.C. hardcore/punk scene and more specifically the band Rites Of Spring (below) as the founders of emo.



However, history has shown that it is rash to attribute the formation of a musical genre to one band. By looking at the musical scenes of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s we can better determine the roots and influences that started and continue to affect the emo genre and subculture.


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Before one can understand where “emo” comes from one must first understand what it is today. “I prefer to think of it [emo] as punk rock that’s more melodic and introspective/depressing than hardcore, but still tapping into that primal energy and anger”. This style of music has spawned a subculture of and scene that has been continually growing since the early nineties.

It is pretty easy to stereotype an “emo” kid, which is ironic because no one seems to be able to define “emo” music.

The best way to describe “emo” music is by soft arpeggiated guitars overtop soft airy vocals that build up and release into an orchestra of heavy distorted guitars and then brought back down to the original quiet part.
Emo lyrics are generally very poetic and range from topics of lost love to religious beliefs or other emotional subjects.
Yet “emo” covers a wide variety of bands these days, from the soft melodic pines of American Football to the hard driving sounds of At the Drive In. How can a genre so large be traced to anything?
The problem is that what one person defines as “emo” is not to the next, it all depends on your point of view.




The prevailing perception of emo usually comes from the band Sunny Day Real Estate (above). Started in Seattle in 1992, Sunny Day Real Estate combined their roots in hardcore with melodic vocals and a “pop” feel. Their 1994 release of “Diary” changed the emo scene forever. “Sunny Day came out of nowhere and changed a lot of peoples lives.

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Conflicting opinions about origins of emo music

Music available in the world today is as diverse as the population itself.

No one likes to be boxed or categorised and I am not going to do that now either.

Although not all emo boys and girls listen to emo music and emo music is not only for emos, there are a few bands more closely followed by them.

Below a small summary found on the internet of some music and bands associated with early emo.

Nowadays you have the situation that a lot of kids listen to third- and fourth-generation emo styles without even knowing it.

Phase one: "emocore"

Phase two: "emo" Moss Icon, the Hated, Silver Bearings, Native Nod, Merel, Hoover, Current, Indian Summer, Evergreen, Navio Forge, Still Life, Shotmaker, Policy of Three, Clikatat Ikatowi, Maximillian Colby, Sleepytime Trio, Noneleftstanding, Embassy, Ordination of Aaron, Floodgate, Four Hundred Years, Frail, Lincoln, Julia, Shroomunion, some early Unwound, etc.

-Started in the DC area in 1987/88 with bands inspired by that area's post-hardcore acceptance of new, diverse sounds within the punk scene.

-Musically there's a lot dynamics between ultra-soft / whispered vocals / twinkly guitar bits and full-bore crashing / twin Gibson SG guitar roaring / screaming vocals.

-The vocal style is usually much more intense than emocore, ranging from normal singing in the quiet parts to a kind of pleading howl to gut-wrenching screams to actual sobbing and crying.

-Lyrics tend toward somewhat abstract poetry, and are usually low in the mix and hard to decipher. Another trait of really emo records is to have no information whatsoever about song titles.

-Artwork, too, tends toward abstract black-and-white photographs of rusted/broken things (especially machinery), drawings of flowers, and pictures of old men, little boys, and little girls.

-Live emo bands tend to play with backs to the audience during the quiet parts. During the loud exploding parts, the musicans have a tendancy to jump and shake unpredicatable and knock things over - especially mike stands.

-There is a particular emo dance sometimes seen in the audience at emo shows. It's known as "the emo tremble." The trembler clasps his/her hands together (wringing them from time to time), leans forward, bounces quickly on the balls of the feet, and shakes the upper torso in time to the music.

-Commercialism is very much repressed in this emo scene. Few bands make t-shirts. Most records are put out on very small, home-run labels or on the band's private label.

-There is also a bias against digital technology within most bands. Emo recordings tend to be analog only, cheaply done, with a tendency toward mostly live tracking with few overdubs.

-Lastly, emo bands tend not to last long. It was not uncommon an emo band's only recording to come out posthumously and much delayed.

These are what Andy considers to be the essential early records that define what this genre "emo" is about.


Embrace self-titled LP/CD 1985


Listen: http://strenghtcrew.blogspot.com/2007/11/embrace-self-titled-lp.html


New Embrace: A 5 piece band from Leeds, England - Also filed under indie - emo
Listen: http://www.last.fm/music/embrace


Rites of Spring - "End on End" LP/CD 1985
Listen: http://www.last.fm/music/Rites+of+Spring



Dag Nasty - Can I Say LP/CD 1985
Listen: http://www.last.fm/music/Dag+Nasty


Fugazi - self-titled 12" EP, "Margin Walker" 12" EP / "13 Songs" CD
Listen: http://www.last.fm/music/fugazi

Fuel 7" and LP, or discography CD
Jawbreaker - Unfun and Bivouac LP/CDs.
Samiam - untitled LP/CD 1990

By Andy Radin
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Emo Music now "Fall Out Boy"

Not considered by everyone to be a typical "emo" band though, here follows some info of this hugely successful band:
For a free short listen to some of their tracks go to: http://www.last.fm/music/Fall+Out+Boy (More than 804.640 Listeners!)
http://www.7digital.com/artists/fall-out-boy/thnks-fr-th-mmrs-uk-maxi/01-Thnks-fr-th-Mmrs/



"Fall Out Boy" is an American Pop punk band from Wilmette, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), that formed in 2001. The band consists of Patrick Stump (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, primary composer), Pete Wentz (bass guitar, backing vocals, primary lyricist), Joe Trohman (lead guitar), and Andy Hurley (drums, percussion).
Fall Out Boy has won several awards for its album From Under the Cork Tree. Released in 2005, the album has achieved double platinum status after selling more than 2.5 million albums in the United States. In support of the album, Fall Out Boy headlined tours in 2005 and the year before 2007 in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Europe.




In February 2007, the band released Infinity on High to major chart success, reaching #1 on the Billboard 200 and selling 260,000 copies in its first week. The first single, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race", reached #1 on the Pop 100 and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. To promote the album, the band performed at the Live Earth concerts July 7, headlined the Honda Civic Tour through mid-2007, and the band performed at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 9. The band has toured numerous times, most recently on the Young Wild Things Tour with the Plain White T's, Gym Class Heroes, and Cute Is What We Aim For.

Check YouTube for this 30 second commercial for their tour:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQLizqXKmzo

Info: Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_Out_Boy

Folie a Deux (Colored Vinyl) (2LP Set)
This title will be released on November 4, 2008.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Indie Undies (part 1)

briefs, shorts and boxers
























OK then, one without undies being naughty!



briefs, shorts and boxers