" I said, "Well, it keeps you from being Mormon ..." · I'm not Catholic, but I gave up picking my belly button for lint.
· When I was a kid my dad would say, "Emo, do you believe in the Lord?
Flicking through the autumn glossy fashion magazines, I noticed that some of the models did not look very well. This is because one of the key looks, especially at the younger end of the fashion spectrum, is Goth. You can wear any colour you like so long as it's black.
It even nods to a working population, permitting Corporate Goths, who wear black trouser suits.
There is a also a term which is new to me and amounts to a much more dangerous teenage cult.
" Northern Conservative†Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912? I told it not once but twice on British television.
" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region." I said, "Me, too! Everywhere I played, in the largest of British theatres, the audiences clamoured for it!
I play guitar and write suicide notes, I must be an Emo.'The courting of misery and death is a long-established teenage tradition.
How many bedroom walls have been plastered with posters of drippy pre-Raphaelite heroines, or Marc Bolan or Kurt Curbain?The internet has many sites dedicated to Emo fashion (dyed black hair brushed over your face, layering, black, black, black), Emo bands (Green Day, My Chemical Romance), Emo conversation (sighing, wailing, poetry). Wear a child's T-shirt with a slogan such as 'Unhappy Chick' and drive a Vespa.Above all, 'show your inner despair by looking like you are too sad to eat.The Emos - short for Emotional - regard themselves as a cool, young sub-set of the Goths.Although the look is similar, the point of distinction, frightening for schools and parents, is a celebration of self harm.For those of us who have lived through Siouxsie And The Banshees and the Rocky Horror Show, the look is depressingly retro.