Posts Tagged ‘scrunk’

June 29th, 2010 - 2:13 am § in True/Slant

Giving 'bad music' another chance

Back in May, “Best Worst Movie” director Michael Paul Stephenson wrote an editorial about loving bad movies. It was titled: Bad Books Are Bad, and Bad Food Is Bad. But Bad Movies Are Not Always Bad What’s missing from the title? Music. Specifically bad music. Perhaps Stephenson lef[...]

January 15th, 2010 - 1:42 am § in True/Slant

Terrible band thinks racism is OK

There are a few warning signs of what can make or break a band and tend to set off alarms. Any combination of the following three signs found in any band should be considered worrisome: Third-rate, watered down electronic pop-punk/scrunk with little thought put into the music and lyrics. More band t[...]

December 31st, 2009 - 2:55 am § in True/Slant

Music In 2009: A Review

It’s hard to sum up an entire year of pop music in one concise “best of” list. Instead, here’s a tidy little look at some of the highs and lows in pop music over the past year: Hip-Huh?: The New Yorker‘s Sasha Frere-Jones declared that hip-hop was dead and upset a lot o[...]

November 28th, 2009 - 4:38 am § in Perfect Lines

The more and more I agree with Christopher R. Weingarten

Eye Weekly has a pretty great interview with Christopher R. Weingarten, formerly of good ole’ Parts & Labor, now known most prominently for his Twitter account, 1000TimesYes. Anyway, Weingarten has some pretty stellar things to say about the omnipresence of emo and indie in the early part [...]

October 29th, 2009 - 9:36 pm § in Perfect Lines

Kids Today

What is happening to the youth of today/tomorrow? [youtube=] They say drugs have a negative impact on children; that video games and TV brainwash them; that violent movies desensitize them; that sexually explicit music cause them to do bad things. But does a[...]

October 27th, 2009 - 1:26 am § in True/Slant

Weezer featuring Lil Wayne – 'Can't Stop Partying'

Uncle! Can I give up? I’ve kept a pretty upbeat attitude when it comes to Weezer as of lately. I always hope for the best, and if I’m disappointed I’ll just say “maybe next year” and move on. But, “Can’t Stop Partying” is, well not quite the Weezer fol[...]

August 31st, 2009 - 1:55 am § in Perfect Lines


It seems that the Seattle Times‘ Andrew Matson has stumbled upon the formula that came to fruition in popular culture a bit over half a decade ago: “random genre/culture/thing/idea/word” + “emo” = combination of the former two concepts! Back when emo first really hit it[...]

August 24th, 2009 - 11:56 am § in Perfect Lines

brokeNCYDE leave Warped

I’m not one to usually recycle news without some sort of comment/insight (errr… at least, not on a consistent basis and based on reporting from other sites), but the following news (as reported by Aversion) certainly speaks for itself: Much to the delight of uptight moms and punk kids al[...]

August 14th, 2009 - 12:03 pm § in Perfect Lines

Say What?

I stumbled upon this on the net: my article on scrunk. Though it wasn’t the one the Boston Phoenix published, but Oakland’s East Bay Express. Which is all a bit odd. I don’t necessarily mind that the paper is using my article – in fact, I’m flattered that they would cho[...]

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