Hipster? Goth? Punk? Nerd?
When I talk about music with people, or they catch me listening to music in some way they can enjoy with me it is not uncommon for them to try to fit a label to my most… eclectic taste in music, and often tie it in to my dress and mannerisms and shove me into some subculture. Lately I’m hearing Hipster and Goth more often then any others; Hipster would be because of how little apparent effort I put into my dress and appearance and the fact that the people who label me with hipster never bother to listen to the artists I enjoy and decide it must be hipster music because they, in all their varied cultural experience, (Justin Bieber AND Paramore) have never heard of. I get Goth from people who know me better who actually try the music I like, this is because they know that I see beauty in dark places and they find the lyrics to the music I enjoy slightly depressing. I have no idea where punk came from and Nerd is clearly because of the fact I enjoy Broadway of ALL generations, jazz and classical music as much as the more “modern” tunes.
What I never understood was the NEED to put any label on anyone. But labels seem to be an inescapable social more, so I’ll label myself; I’m a Knightly hipster-goth with BAMFy tendencies and a flair for the dramatic.
And here is the music in question, or a small taste of it. While your listening why don’t you figure out how you define yourself and tell it to the world in the comment section below.
This one needs a warning; it’s lyrics, subject matter and video are on the “mature” side of things.
If you watched it and are now upset, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Yours in Queerness,
Posted on January 14, 2012, in Life, Music/Pop Culture, My Mind, My Past, Uncategorized and tagged Bieber, broadway, define, Gay, gender, goth, hipster, Justin, label, Love, me, music, nerd, Potter, punk, queer, reader response, respect, self, teen, tunes, you, youth. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.