Strait edge...eh, that term has been blurred through and re-arranged so many times does anyone have any fucking idea what it means anymore? , does anyone remember why that mongrel of term was started? But by the bases that I have no fucking idea as to what I'm talking about half the time, I'll use the strait edge I am constantly surrounded by due to the surplus of post-Nick Lowe fans. By no means do I follow a strait edge guideline, I used to think, follow that shit, live it, HARDcore man, eh.
Times change, with it, people. I realized soon into my freshman year that, stemming from music, strait edge was just some fucking term invented by that one mother fucker who felt left out at a Madball concert. The next Rivers Cumo, a deadly mother-fucker, who affected every single pre-wave mind. So...why follow Rivers Cumo's young prodigy on his effort to starve fans from their music? It's simple, he labeled it a "scene", "If you want to be HARDcore man, you got live that shit, devote your life to it, Strait Edge, drug free ,sex free, free from the poison that accompanies your body when you take a drag."
And so, the select few remained un-scathed,maybe even more put on to do what they do. But OH how the masses followed this term, accompanied it to their music. "Shit yo, did you hear that new sXe band yo, we gotta get up in dat shit, HARDcore" Heh.
How does whether you're thrashed or not, have anything to do with how you enjoy the music...ah...IT DOSEN'T.
I like to get shit-faced, this is true, mostly based on the fact that it helps me forget, and what's better than forgetting painfully memories? Getting thrashed some more!
It's about the music, not whether or not you bring your peace pipe. Fuck off you D.A.R.E wankers