Trendy New Fashion Statement By Leanna Wiedman         The Alternative Kids

1067 words - 4 pages

Trendy New Fashion Statement By Leanna Wiedman The alternative kids have found something new with which to be trendy. Throw out the gothic clothes and the raver pants and dive into something unknown. What else could possibly be left for experimentation? That?s right, there is a new genre in the process of being created. It?s called Emo - a random, cool-sounding word. No one knows what it means, but it sounds good. Five phases have been created in order to help the less ?culturally hip? youngsters out there. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this new-found lifestyle.Phase One: The beginning. Let?s start with the clothing. Discard all of the Pacific Sunwear clothing. I suggest the replacement item be thin, tight, solid colored v-neck sweaters. Or better yet, small fitting t-shirts with random slogans on them. They should appear as though they are ?vintage.? Purchase horn-rimmed glasses with no prescription lenses, and claim they are needed in order to ?see.? And as for music, throw out all records from the labels Epitaph, Nitro, and Lookout. Proceed to the nearest music store and purchase all of the following musical bands: The Get Up Kids, The Promise Ring, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Weezer. Begin going to shows at the local music venue, regardless of who is playing. It is a building block for the Emo reputation. Join all the bands? fan clubs and wear all the t-shirts made by them on occasion.Phase Two: The music phase. Realize that actually liking the bands whose CD?s have been purchased are no longer considered ?cool? because they are ?sellouts.? Throw all those newly purchased CD?s out. Once again, proceed to the nearest music store and purchase the CD?s of the following ?Underground? bands: Death Cab for Cutie, Jets to Brazil, Built to Spill, and Alkaline Trio. With this new insight to music, start a band. The name must be at least three words long and must play music that ?cannot be classified.? That means that everyone who knows the band labels the music produced as Indie Rock. The last step to this phase is denying one ever listened to any of the bands from Phase One.Phase Three: A stage for growth. Once again, realize that the bands from Phase Two are not ?Underground.? This time, search the Internet in a panicked attempt to find real ?Underground? bands. Search on end until 7? albums are found by these bands: Mineral, Orchid, Moss Icon, and The Locust. Be different and start and on-line diary. Allow the world to experience the profound thoughts and ideas that race through an Emo kid?s head. Earn extra points for a domain with a name like, ? While experiencing a writing frenzy, start a ?zine. Berate Phase One people for liking ?sellout? music and never knowing who the bands are that are written about in the magazine. Make many copies and hand them out at all the shows that are being attended. With all the popularity attained with the magazine, quit the band. Bands are lame. Stick to writing.Phase Four: A valid change. Define...

Find Another Essay On Trendy New Fashion Statement By Leanna Wiedman         The alternative kids

Effect of Divorce on Children: What About The Kids? by Judith S. Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee

1051 words - 4 pages While divorce gives parents a novel opportunity to begin a new life, it leads to an unfortunate twist in lifestyle for the children. In “What About The Kids? Raising Your Children Before, During, and After Divorce” Judith S. Wallerstein, Ph.D., a psychologist who spent 25 years of her life studying the effects of divorce on children, and Sandra Blakeslee, a scientist writer who has spent nearly all of her profession writing for New York Times

"The movie swing kids provided me with an invaluable insight into the world of young people in Nazi Germany" Comment on the merit of this statement taking care to use relevant examples from the movie.

659 words - 3 pages 1933 to 1939 can be miss lead by the story line. The reason why they are misled is because a lot of issues in the text are not directly addressed but implied in some supposedly irrelevant scenes.Throughout the feature film the kids didn't seem extremely political. However, at the beginning it is seen that the kids are urinating on an anti-swing, pro Nazi poster. This alone can be overlooked by us as viewers. In modern context this act of

The Colonies by 1763--A New Society

852 words - 3 pages colonies. The South was influenced by Anglicanism while the New England colonies were influenced by the Puritan Congregation. Although there were tax-supported churches in the colonies, there was still a degree of separation between church and state. However, in England, many aspects of society were still dominated by the powerful Anglican society. This religious disparity between old England and the new colonies served as a key in creating a new

New Challenges faced by the Music Industry.

2725 words - 11 pages New Challenges faced by the Music Industry David Brine The music industry faces new challenges, both technological and legal, and must learn to embrace, or work with these, while protecting their rights as producers. The new phenomenon of the MPEG Layer 3 encoding (MP3) and the peer-to-peer networks present a challenge to the traditional recording and distribution methods. Before now, there has never been a large-scale piracy network such as

Literature review of the articles "What kids (really) NEED?" by Nancy Gibbs and "A Quest For a Super Kid" by Jeffrey Kluger with Alice Park.

849 words - 3 pages teach them a little so the rest has to be done by the family. According to research, kids who listen to music when they work, they perform better on paper-and-pencil but it doesn't improve brain power or artistic skills. Without these products, the kids have a less chance of learning new skills, where eighty percent of parents with high school or less than high school education use flash cards, TV and computer games to get the child (ren)'s mind

Do you agree with the statement: 'The Colour Purple' by Alice Walker is a heroic failure?

1223 words - 5 pages time Walker has been linked to racial and gender controversy relating to the black male characters portrayed in her novels. Walker, in her own defense, has stated several times that women all too often are abused by the men they love. She adds that all of the characters in her novels, male and female, represent people that she has known throughout her life.Alice Walker grew up during the fifties in Georgia, within a community caught up in racist

The Crucible and the New Neanderthals         The Crucible by Arthur

1197 words - 5 pages The Crucible and the New Neanderthals The Crucible by Arthur Miller relates to many topics other than what would seemingly be the prevailing topic; that being the Salem witch trials. One should know that Miller wrote the classic play to not only show what happened in those times, but also to show his anger towards the United States and their blind finger pointing due to the McCarthy trials taking place around that time (1952). Of course


1226 words - 5 pages THE NATURE OF THE NEW MIND BY,J. KRISHNAMURITI         The first thing I learned was about the religious mind and scientific mind. The scientific mind is more of a mind, which focuses on the directive paths. The scientific will find all the reasons with something have taken place or will take place. The scientific mind will see life situations through a textbook point of view. Like a policeman or a detective they both will focus on

'The Japanese Occupation marked 'a new dawn for Southeast Asia'. Can this statement be justified with regards to the development of nationalism in Southeast Asia?

3016 words - 12 pages Western element in the local society and culture. In Indonesia, young Indonesians were mobilized to support the Japanese war effort and joined military and paramilitary units founded by the Japanese. As such, a new generation of potential leaders were trained and exposed to anti- Western and anti- democratic political indoctrination. The Japanese also formed PETA (Pembela Tanah Air, Defenders of the Fatherland). PETA had few weapons but they had

"The New Pearl Harbor" by Dr. David R. Griffin

3554 words - 14 pages the World Trade Center's twin towers and at least one building that were not hit by planes? How could the president "dawdle" at the school with the country under attack? How could he stay on schedule and give a scheduled press report in a scheduled place and not fear being a target of attack unless he knew he was not in any danger? Cheney and Rice were being rushed to an underground bunker and Bush joked about the reading level of the kids

Corruption in "the Gangs of New" York by Herbert Asbury

868 words - 3 pages Corruption in the Gangs of New YorkThe Gilded Age, or as it is commonly referred to as, the era of corruption, took place in 1877 to 1900. This time period was most effectively portrayed in the novel and movie, The Gangs of New York, which was written by Herbert Asbury. The Gangs of New York focused on a time of political corruption during a period of massive increase in immigration in New York. In this essay I will discuss three themes

Similar Essays

Nuclear Energy: The New Green Energy Alternative?

1043 words - 4 pages radioactive waste at reactor sites. With the progress being made to advance waste disposal methods and increase public participation in countries that need storage for accumulating waste and developing countries considering nuclear energy, nuclear energy could be the new "green" energy alternative. For nuclear energy to be accepted by politicians of developed and developing countries and individuals that will live near reactors, the planning stages for

"The Cocaine Kids" By Terry Williams

687 words - 3 pages In the excerpt from the afterward (p.132) to "The Cocaine Kids" by Terry Williams he seems to be expressing the Subcultural Theories. Simply because the excerpt is mainly concerned with the way they were raised, opportunities and lifestyle.In my opinion I agree strongly that these Subcultural Theories play a major roll in why the cocaine kids be come drug dealers. The "crew" all lived in a poor part of Manhattan called Washington Heights; it's

"The Kids Are Not All Right" By Jonathan Valania

846 words - 3 pages The article "The Kids Are Not All Right", by Jonathan Valania of the Philadelphia Weekly newspaper, informs us about a teenager, Matthew Lovett, who together with two other friends plotted a killing spree in the city of Oaklyn. The situation was similar to the Columbine shootings; However, in the Oaklyn case, there were no victims. Violence demonstrated by teenagers has increased dramatically in the recent years. The video game industry, the

How Does Fashion Matter To The Garment District And The Economic Development Of New York City?

2841 words - 12 pages The fashion industry is a prime example of the changes to the United States urban economy. Cities can be defined by their density and scale, and New York has one of the highest population, employment, and density levels in the country. New York City is home to the nation’s largest “fashion cluster”, which is due to New York’s historical role as a center for apparel design, production, distribution and marketing. Fashion is strongly aligned with