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message 1: by James (last edited Jul 28, 2016 10:03PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

James Corprew Has anyone else felt similar?

Yea, ive been there and at times still feel the same. While im older than you i still dealt with alienation and lack of understanding from those around me. Except for those who were my friends and were in similiar situations.

Do you feel connected to Carrie's words and yet alienated from her world? If so, why?

I dont know if im connected to her being as i am a male i know she faced far different challenges than my own. While she and i grew up liking some of the very same bands early on my taste in music got heavier and angrier with extreme metal music. While her life has changed over the years i do not know if she still suffers from past demons like i do so i can really say right now if im alienated from her world but i certainly understand her world.

In reflecting on your generation's music culture, is it similar to Carrie's?

As i said above, she was influenced by a lot of stuff that i was into growing up. While she ended up branching out more into a punk direction i remained in a more hard rock/metal direction but i do believe that both cultures share a lot of similarities as heavy metal was influenced by a lot of early punk.

What would you say defines your generation's music culture?

Not quite sure what you mean by this question. Can you elaborate?

What music generation do you most fit into now?

Same as when i was a young kid. While some people i knew grew out of the metal scene i remained in it because i have a huge passion for music. Between friends in bands that i know and my radio station i continue to be just as passionate about music as i was as a kid. While my musical tastes have grown the roots are still embedded into metal because it was that music that allowed me to release a lot of my childhood angst as a young kid.

Good topic by the way.

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Hannah | 37 comments The emo scene looked pretty similar in the Midwest. I think some kids adopted it just to fit in with their friends, others ironically--having yet to realize they were budding hipsters, while some were truly acting out against something in their environment. I didn't sense the desperation that I feel in your writing, but then I wasn't really a part of the scene. I can tell you that my hometown has a real problem with heroin.

It seems like emo kids were often skater kids and didn't go for organized activities. They were usually poorer too. Was it like this elsewhere?

"Do you feel connected to Carrie's words and yet alienated from her world? If so, why?"

On the whole, I don't feel connected to it. The punk movements have always looked like another form of conformity that flies the banner of nonconformity. It was interesting, but I didn't relate. I grew up in a fairly functional traditional nuclear family.

On the other hand, I was an outgoing child who grew into and introverted adult with strange health issues--that I could relate to.

"Did every generation just say the same thing over and over again in different ways?"

I suppose it depends on if you're looking at the mainstream or sub-/counter-culture. Mainstream has changed drastically. There are cyclical tendencies in human behavior though.

"What music generation do you most fit into now?"
I don't think music is truly generational. Yes we associate music styles with their breakout decade but everything that came before doesn't cease to be. There is a classical music scene in America. There is a Jazz scene, a Bluegrass scene, a Folk scene, and each is its own community with young, old, and middle-aged. For instance, 90s punk bears striking resemblences (and owes much I'm sure) to late 70s English punk. Practically all the bands I listened to as a kid listed the Beatles and Radiohead as their top influences.

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