Did anyone read the letters section in the Observer music monthly yesterday? They published some self-congratulatory letters in response to their dire (and heavily criticised by Prole) teen music supplement last month. These two particularly stood out:
It was a refreshing change to see the Teen Issue, which finally portrayed teenagers as they really are, broken down into groups including scene kids and scranners/chavs. Not all teenagers are as bad as everyone thinks. It might sound stereotypical, but I believe that what people imagine as the 'Asbo generation' is in fact chavs and these are the ones who cause the most trouble. Adults of Britain need to learn this - as you have - because perhaps then the rest of us will respect them when they respect us.
Tom Carstairs, by email
Your Teen Issue failed to recognise the importance of grime. There are just as many of us as there are indie kids. Maybe we are ignored because we are too dangerous for a society that is afraid of a teen culture revolving around coming to terms with your own mortality. We live our lives far more dangerously than other teen groups as we know our time to bow out in a pool of blood may soon come.
Alex Johl, by email