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post #9106 of 13306
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

You should see Mr G's country music posts on FB.

I participated in one of them. bounce2.gif
post #9107 of 13306
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

In my (limited) experience, the form this takes among punk fans is different, in at least two ways. First, I have found that punk fans treat these issues as Serious Business to a degree greater than comparable groups. I've certainly participated in communities of music fans (not punk, though) and have seen how committed people are to teasing out every little bit of meaning. But I haven't seen that kind of earnestness about it. And second, in my experience, punk fans are concerned with issues of boundary drawing to a greater degree than I see in similar groups: who's a member in good standing, who's not, and most prominently, who has betrayed the cause. Again, all these groups are concerned with boundaries, but the degree of concern just seems much greater to me.

EDIT: I think the community of Phish fans makes an interesting contrast. (I am not part of that community either, but I know people who are.)

Interesting. I wonder if it has something to do with the fact that punk is perceived, at least to the people having the conversations, as having some sort of intrinsic meaning beyond just being music. It means something to them to "be punk."
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

You should see Mr G's country music posts on FB.

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It's different when I talk about it. It's important.
post #9108 of 13306
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Interesting. I wonder if it has something to do with the fact that punk is perceived, at least to the people having the conversations, as having some sort of intrinsic meaning beyond just being music. It means something to them to "be punk."

Yeah, that's my sense. Punk isn't just the name of a genre of music, and that seems to be important. But the comparison to Phish fans is interesting here, I think. They are also about more than the music; there's a kind of lifestyle that goes along with being part of the community. (Of course, Phish is just one band and not a category of music, so some of the boundary issues couldn't take the same form as they do among punk fans.)
post #9109 of 13306
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I found out about it a little while after it happened and I hadn't seen some of his family members in a few years I was delaying getting in contact with them for a long time because of awkwardness and such. I logged onto Facebook for the first time in over a year and I saw messages from his one sister to me to get in touch with her ASAP from when it happened. I didn't know because I don't do Facebook. It took a lot of courage this weekend to send her a message.

That really sucks, sorry to hear that.

Was going to make some snarky remark about your purple spikey hair and now wearing suits, but I think I'll refrain.
post #9110 of 13306
No please, make the remark. I enjoy my pop-punk history.
post #9111 of 13306
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Originally Posted by zarathustra View Post

As an aside, I don't get Reddit Gone Wild and other similar subreddits. Are girls these days really that eager to take off their clothes and get down....

The rise of reality television and social media have imbued kids with the ideas that the worse thing in life is to be a nobody and that there's no such thing as bad publicity. I'm happy with my anonymity. Mo' attention, mo' problems.
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

The rise of reality television and social media have imbued kids with the ideas that the worse thing in life is to be a nobody and that there's no such thing as bad publicity. I'm happy with my anonymity. Mo' attention, mo' problems.

Well spoken like a Maffia don or a Drug Lord...icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #9113 of 13306
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I was into the Punk-as-fashion subculture in 8th-10th grade. I had huge purple spikes.

Sometimes I think you are future me. I had blue spikes in 8th grade and they were glorious.
post #9114 of 13306
me too!

Well...9th grade...and not always blue.
post #9115 of 13306
Punk died with GG Allin
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The whole idea of punk is inherently counter intuitive and ridiculous. Basically, it's a bunch of people assembling in a large group to celebrate individuality. 

post #9117 of 13306
When I was a youngster there was an episode of Quincy that portrayed the punks in an unflattering light. (I never liked the show at all, but my mother liked to watch it, and I was too young to control the tv.) But then a couple of years later, Punky Brewster was portrayed in a positive light. So I didn't know what to think about punks. (I didn't know any real-life punks.)
post #9118 of 13306
avril ftw you bitches

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Okay so you all know that I love the Kinks, but I don't get how numerous people signed off on this logo thought it was pretty good.

post #9120 of 13306
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

avril ftw you bitches


since when was she ever punk o.O
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