Thursday, May 14, 2009


I was scanning my photos in my computer folder awhile ago and i saw my emo pics there. It was shot by my bf through ym. LOL. But i wondered when do the term started? What was its origin?

Emo is a style of rock music usually characterized by a melodic musicianship and expressive, often confessional lyrics. It originated in the mid-1980s hardcore punk movement of Washington D.C. where it was known as "emotional hardcore" or "emocore" and pioneered by bands such as Embrace and Rites of Spring. As the style was echoed by contemporary American punk bands, its sound and meaning shifted and changed, blending with pop punk and indie rock and encapsulated in the early 1990s by groups such as Jawbreak and Sunny Day Real Estate. By the mid 1990s numerous emo acts emerged from the Midwestern and Central Indie States and several independent record labels began to specialize in the style. Emo broke into mainstream culture in the early 2000s with the platinum-selling success of JImmy Eat World and Dashboard Confessional and the emergence of the more aggressive subgenre "screamo". In recent years the term "emo" has been applied by critics and journalists to a variety of artists, including multiplatinum acts such as Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance and disparate groups such as Coheed and Cambria and Panic at the Disco. In addition to music, "emo" is often used more generally to signify a particular relationship between fans and artists, and to describe related aspects of fashion, culture, and behavior. -wikipedia
Well, with that, i already knew when and how it started. =D
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BlackBerry said...

Hm. I honestly think emo is only for the weak, weepy, extremely sentimental guy who don't know how to overcome a broken heart...That's my opinion. But not that that's importan. I'm here to say hi to you. So, without further ado...."Hi!"

Anonymous said... layout? sort of like it though. haven't been here for quite some time now, i see.

all people have emo tendencies, whether they admit it or not. yes, that includes this guy up in your comments list who unabashedly thinks emo's equal weakness.


Marlon said...

Nyahahaay emo. lols! thanks for the info..para sa akin ang emo ay pagiging emotional (anlalim)

Future Mama said...

What a cute blog!

This is my first time visiting! I just voted for you on Blogger's Choice '09, that's what brought me over here. Good luck!

I have a blog in the Best Parenting Blog category and I'd love to have your vote!

Thanks so much!

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