Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Shotgun.

You might think the most urgent issue in human affairs is, perhaps, the imminent collapse of the global economy. You might, on the other hand, consider the environment to be the most pressing state of affairs.

You are of course wrong. The most worrying trend in human history of the past few years in the substitution of anti-establishment punk rock for synth pop in extreme sport videos.

You know the sort, the skate vids, the BMX vids, where young kids do rad shit, to sweet tunes. Once upon a time you would have found Venom, Gorilla Biscuits, Metallica, Black Flag, Slayer, Minor Threat (to name a few) as the soundtrack to these vids.

Now, on the other hand, we are faced with variations of indie pop, synth, dance, dub step etc. I refuse to accept this.

Given the situation, we can acknowledge there being two potential reasons for the above:

Firstly, different kinds of kids are doing these sports. Secondly, extreme sports have evolved to be part of the mainstream. Or both.

I don't much care to find out which one is true, because both prospects are as horrifying as the other. If different kids are getting into it, what are the other kids doing now? If extreme sports are being accepted, which sports are extreme?

As far as I'm concerned this is all bullshit and will be settled once double denim is taken back by those who it belongs to.


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