I talk incessantly. I talk sometimes to fill space, or to think of new ways to put words together, or even just to hear the sound of my voice inflecting up and down and think about how it resonates. In a way, it might be my most narcissistic quality (hopefully I don’t have too many of those). But last night, I watched David Bello play six songs with nothing other than his voice, a reverb...
My friend Neo, on hipsterdom and how it doesn't make sense to him. This rant actually makes him post-hipster (post-alt?), but I can't tell him that because his head will explode with self-hatred. Facebook chat redeemed itself by allowing this conversation to happen, if you can call it a conversation seeing as I basically just let him go.
Neo: there is about a 50% chance I will be coming out tonight. We'll see what happens, and how much I want to deal with goddamn hipsters.
Me: haha, ok
Neo: ah, that makes me sound really old
Neo: "damn kids and their damn music"
Neo: "back in my day, we listened to grunge, and by god, we liked it"
Neo: "I got this angst back in the war"
Neo: listen son
Neo: when I was your age
Neo: we walked twelve miles
Neo: both ways
Neo: in july
Neo: with 12 feet of snow
Neo: and only napkins for shoes
Neo: to go see
Neo: limp bizkit
Neo: and by god
Neo: if we didn't like it
Neo: we pretended to
Neo: so our friends wouldn't make fun of us
Neo: and so we could seem hip
Neo: is that even a word from our generation?
Neo: I don't think swell is
Neo: I feel like keen was a 50s word.
Neo: whatever. I'm making it modern slang again.
Me: "happening" perhaps
Neo: a bunch of nuns got hit by a bus? keen!
Neo: you just saw a squirrel? keen!
Neo: hipster? USE WORDS
Neo: kinda keen.
Neo: hot means cool and whatever.
Neo: none of this post-fuckall bullshit
Neo: by god
Neo: when you fit into a clique,
Neo: it was something like
Neo: the alternative group
Neo: the goths
Neo: but then
Neo: the emos fucked it allllll up.
Neo: get off my lawn.
Neo: that's what I meant.
Me: I approve of this entire stream of consciousness
Neo: I am so glad this conversation didn't take place on twitter.
Me: I think it's going to now take place on Tumblr
Neo: I hate you in the face.
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