there's this little place called athens. it's about an hour east of atlanta. it's a college town.
i hate it.
it's full of youngish upper middle class white kids smoking themselves retarded and sitting around being "intellectual" and listening to bands that no one's heard of just because no one knows who they are.
it's so fucking scene it makes me sick, and it always has.
smoking (anything) does not make you enlightened. it doesn't make your opinions worth anything. it earns you nothing at all actually. seriously, stop being so fucking self righteous. i don't give a fuck how cool you think it makes you. i know what you're doing to yourself, and i laugh because you're going to be stuck where you are for the rest of your life.
and oooh.... you listen to bands i don't know about. who gives a fuck? music is about liking music. not about these retarded games of "oh well i heard them 4 years ago".
fuck you rich little white boys who have never had to deal with anything on your own who rely on mommy and daddy for drug / cd / concert money who think you're so much better than everyone else. fuck your little indie scene. you fuckers are just as bad as emo kids, but without the amusing self mutilation.
it occured to me after i finished this post that i was still ragey. so, i will continue:
you're not fucking original if you do the same shit everyone else does. living a stereotype isn't originality, even if it's a stereotype of people who think they're original.
and this is gonna come as a shock, but listening to original music does not make you original. you are not what you listen to, you are what you do with what you acclimate in your head. i just want to shake you fuckers like infants until you vomit out something remotely indicative that you have free thought.
...and that is why i never go to athens.
there were a bunch of little upper-class posers (the same type you described) in the english program at the first college i graduated from.
i know exactly what you're talking about and agree with you 110 percent.
i say we round up a group of folks who actually have an iota of originality, go down to athens and give them hell.
that would work if i didn't avoid athens like the plague.
i dunno... i have all this rage built up towards these stupid trendy fucks, but i can't bring myself to expend my energy trying to get them to change, because they won't.
i suppose some people just need a scene to cling to.
..... er, i have to admit to feeling a little cool when bands that i've been listening to for a few years start to make it into the limelight. but i certainly don't listen to them just cuz they're relative unknowns.
and, while i agree alot of the scenester-types are posers/sheep/losers, there are almost always, in my experience, at least a few that stick out... independent, genuinely unique... and these few are always truly remarkable people. unfortunately, you have to wade through the sea of indies to get to them.
i'm not saying everyone who likes unknown bands disgusts me... because i listen to a few bands that aren't very well known. it's the people that listen because they're unknown, who are the same people usually that will abandon the band as soon as they actually start making it. it's just retarded.
i have yet to find anyone who is a scenster who was worth knowing. there are a few people i know who look like they are, but definitely have something deeper to them, so i don't really consider them scene.
but, meh. i hate scensters for the same reason i hate organized religion.