You know I remember when I first came to this site and was one of those people that hated on pop music and bitched about mainstream artists being being covered on this site. Thank goodness I'm not that kid anymore. While I still visit this site for news I barely post anymore just because I feel like somehow 20 is pretty old on this site. I also come here for the laughs. I mean come on a kid who lists Miss May I and A Day to Remember as their favorite bands giving crap to people who like Lady GaGa and Taylor Swift, I mean really? Not to say I am judging at all, it's just odd.
Maybe since I was never socially awkward I don't understand some of the people on this site and their choices of favorite bands. Don't take that as a dig at anybody.
I am 20 years old and seriously when I see a kid in college these days with an Attack!!! Attack!! shirt on, I literally think that kid is trying to ostracize himself.
This realization just came to me when a friend and I went to Lydia's farewell concert. I was probably the second oldest guy there. The crowd was full of 12-17 year old boys all draped in black. To say I didn't fit in with this crowd of people was an understatement. The oldest guy there was probably a good 3-5 years older than me and looked like he just walked out of his mom's basement. He had the typical emo look: long swooping black hair, jeans that were ripped and that had the stupid chain coming out of the pockets, nose ring, and gauges in his ear. Now if I ever looked like that, how would I expect myself to get a job. Is it a phase, do people actually take music as a sort of lifestyle and fit into those standards? Walking away from that concert I asked myself, "Are these kids for real?"
Now I am all for self-expression but is there a certain way I should dress just because I listen to punk/indie/rap music? Of course not, so why the hell do people deliberately do that? It really does befuddle me.
Does music mean a lot to me, kind of but as I grow up I realize music isn't as important to me as it used to be. It was nice that my friends back in the day would listen to one song on my IPOD before putting in the Kenny Chesney CD. So thanks guys. I'm pretty proud I was never that EMO kid in the corner of class that bragged about how he found the coolest band in the world, only to denounce them once they got famous.
Sorry I do this more for me than I do for the people that read this.
Listen to how catchy this song is:
Now tell me how this doesn't sound like something that could've been on Nothing Personal ? (except for the obvious girl singing). The melody and lyrics would be strikingly similar.