Tag: grunge

culture

Fashion Let-Down

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I love that Nineties fashion is back. I don’t love that the heart didn’t come with it. Example:  This morning, as I was scraping my car, a man in his early twenties, late teens walked toward me.  He looked like something out of a Stone Temple Pilots or …

culture

Faux Grunge

Grunge is back.  Or at least, the fashion seems to be.  Everywhere I look, I see plaid flannel sweaters tied around someone’s waist, atop ripped jeans and dark t-shirts, with wallet chains and Doc Martens. On one hand, thank god.  I love this style, and we’ve wallowed in Eighties excess for far too long.  There’s …

freedom

Freedom Through Destruction

I’m a firm believer in freedom through destruction. Maybe it’s the punk rock roots of my musical inclinations or the hopeless freedom generated by my love of grunge, but I truly believe that in order to grow, we must destroy that which restricts us and keeps us in place. The part I’m trying to learn …

culture

Absurdism

I love the absurd.  The irreverent, the tongue-in-cheek offensive, the situations where things go just a totally different way than you thought, or went the way you thought it would to some insane extreme. Comics like I Hate Fairyland, Sex Criminals or Fanboys Vs. Zombies make my day. And the best part is that you don’t really …