Can anyone tell me what emo is? I can quickly conjure a picture of an 'emo kid'. In fact, I like to think I would enjoy the company of an emo kid, and I have enjoyed bands dubbed as emo. But what's at the root of it?
Is emo 'emotive hardcore' and punk rock? Or more emo as in mopey, introverted and seeing the world as desolate? Early emo, a term dubbed in the 1980's was associated with punk rock and emotion the band showed on the stage.
Emo of the 2000's is more associated with the kid who is so humble that it even makes Jesus puke. (And Jesus almost never pukes, being immortal and not requiring an act of puke to dispell toxins from his corporeal manifestation.)
Emo lyrics tend to be a little more depressing, here's an example:
Man, if you are emo and reading this I probably made you cry, didn't I?
Frickin' Emo Kid.
But really, despite my pokes I think emo kids can be very cool, but they're the ones who won't admit to being emo. If you call yourself emo, see the picture above. (In all seriousness to that pic, according to my very in-depth research on the topic emo is considered gay-friendly, which is cool.)
I think I might be a little bit emo. Or not. Maybe I just want to be. Tony Cooper is definitely emo, but mostly just for the gay part. What, or who else we know is emo?