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are teens still going straightedge these days or is that a thing of the past?
seeing as I live in the emo capital of the world
the suburbs thereof? Actually, I don't know if it's the capital anymore, but it's definitely the epicenter.
next time I see them hanging around in the park/streets/behind the city hall I will be sure to check if they are drinking or not.
I still stand by my statement
There are still straight edge kids around, I know a few in Bournemouth and there appear to be a fair number in Southampton, but, in relative terms the numbers are tiny.
You're far more likely to encounter people who don't drink/smoke/take drugs through choice, but, would think of 'Homebase' rather than Minor Threat if you mentioned sXe or hardcore to them.
There are still a number of straight edge hardcore bands like Good Clean Fun and Set Your Goals about, but, traditionally the real test of straight edge is what happens when they turn 18 or 21 in the US.
It's like that old adage about being 'Edge til' 21' or 'Coll-edge'....it's easy to talk the talk when you have no hope of getting served alcohol.
haha don't worry, i'm not going sXe but i just am feeling rather nostalgic.
i didn't know Good Clean Fun were still around, i never hear anything about this stuff anymore..
one girl i quite like is. But shes not all hardcore into it as she works in a bar, she just chooses not to do it which is cool.
and so I couldn't try my underage luck at the bar they wrote a big black 'x' on my hand. Two separate people asked if I was 'sXe', disaster.
because it filtered out "sex"
This is indicative of the type of person who goes on about being straightedge
i went around telling everyone i was sXe. but then i got REALLY drunk at the weekend. basically, i was really saying "i haven't had alcohol for two weeks!"
this doesn't count
at my college claim to be straight edge, and talk about being straight edge. its realy embarrassing to listen to, especially since facebook exists to prove them otherwise.
you cant smoke or drink or take drugs.
when you're underage! so it's still something cause everyone starts drinking/drugs when they're teens, so there's a lot of pressure to do so too.
but im just saying its not particularly morally principled to just follow the law
Not particularly because I'm a huge fan of hardcore of anything - although I do love MT and Black Flag - but because I've never had any interest in getting drugs/taking drugs.
Does this make me sXe, or a bit weird?
but i understand having no interest in drugs. i would never take any drugs other than weed and prescription stuff..
... so I suppose I fit the criteria?
and casual sex? Or at least was originally.
... meat and promiscuity are optional, along with caffeine and 'psychiatric medication'.
that's why i'm asking :)
i don't do drugs, but i don't need to turn my sobriety into something i can belong to.
but then, on the other hand, maybe it's just a term like "vegetarian," just to describe someone who doesn't drink or do drugs. but i've always found it to be more of a social grouping with straight-edge kids i've known.
i do imbibe though, to clarify.
then you can't help but turn into a social group of sXedgers..
anyone else catch this? it made my eyes bleed at the time.
HC windmilling and kung-fu moves are pretty much the worst thing ever. Can't they just cross their arms and nod their heads?
I haven't seen that in (all)AGES!
The chick in the On Thin Ice tee used to work at the Virgin in Bromley.
It's bollocks anyway, trying to make out that there's an organised sXe scene of any substance in the UK.
Certainly when I was 21/22 there were never more than 7 or 8 sXe hardcore bands in the country.
If you were booking a sXe all-dayer you used to have to literally get EVERY sXe band in the UK to turn up!!
'Windmilling' is so lame too. I like a pit as much as the next guy, but, that stuff is just inconsiderate jock bullshit.
Tough guy hardcore kids should go lift weights...'This is not your soundtrack to violence' indeed.
without looking like an utter prick.
Judy had heard the word before though. Finger on the pulse and that.
...I was rather viciously attacked over the interweb by someone because they had seen a picture of me in my band with a big black X on my hand, deriding me because I wasn't truesXeCORE and that you could clearly see my pint behind me and that I was a disgrace to music and sXe and a poser.
We carefully informed him that the X was there to mark that I was in one of the bands and if he'd looked carefully enough to see that everyone in all the bands had big Xs on their hands. Bet he felt a bit of a wally...
you tell him to fuck off and drink his soya milk?
as we sipped our frosty beers.
I've just been informed that my guitarist did actually send him this message.
"Yeah mate, you should delete that comment, now please go windmill sober in a corner and think about what you have done. Prick"
but they don't go on about it and get stupid tattoos and preach at anything that moves (or anything that doesn't until it does) so i'm not sure they're doing it right
the treatments are really good nowadays though
then i'm totally fine with it. such peole are probably healthier than the lot of us anyway.
I was straight edge for about five years from 22-27.
I wouldn't preach about it and when when people asked me why i didn't drink it was hard to explain something which, to most people, is a totally alien concept.
it might jsut be that you dont think drinking etc. is for you.
I was just fed up of drinking. I've never smoked or done drugs but i was getting a bit out of control with the drinking and had a tendancy to turn pretty violent towards people.
Even now i only drink a couple of times a year. It bores me.
and I don't really take drugs, plus I'm pretty anti one night stand. So I guess right now, I'm pretty sXe or something.
I have been thinkign about keeping this up for a few years. I like the discipline and the idea of having control over a certain part of my life. Means you save a shitload of money as a student as well. I have more important things to buy with my loan, like good food and music.
Im rubbish at paint!
yah over msn :)