The term 'sellout' has been around for a few generations. Often used as a negative term used to describe somebody that conforms to a particular way of doing something such a dress, vernacular, or type of work.
Recently it has been used in the indy music scene to a large extent since the explosion of ska, punk, hardcore, and indy rock.
One earns the label of sellout by alienating their core fans that have supported the band by changing their style to be more appealing to a broader audience, often become what they were rebeling against in the very beginning. While some may call this "evolution of the artist/music" one has to remember that evolution is a gradual change and not sudden and drastic, the losing of edge, and doesn't accompany a bigger record label.
While many bands out there refuse to be labeled as sellouts, they are often putting out records and being quoted as saying "This is more true to our core sound, where we started".
"The (fictional band name) use to be hardcore, but they totally changed styles and now they play them on Mtv"
first of all, there are basically two types of preppy. while both date back to the original root of the preppy style. there is an east coast prep, and a west coast prep.more...
both of these types of preppy go back to the original polo shirts like lacoste, lilly pulitzer, ralph lauren, jcrew and other brands.
l.l. bean, lands end and patagonia are also preppy favorites.
while some west coast preps do shop at baercrombie, it's not for any tight or revealing clothing. it's for basic slimt fit chinos, nice skirts and oxfords. preppy does not mean snobby, and rich although most preps are from well off families.
preps are not mean, condescending people.
we often play sports like lacrosse, golf and tennis.
and while most of us do drive nice cars, and do pop our collars (without a crease, of course) we are not mean and rude to people.
a true prep respects everyone and is well mannered.
many times we volunteer our time to charity and helping the less fortunate.
more importantly we must always look collected and neat, have good manners and NEVER reduce ourselves to making fun of others.
most preps go to a private school, like myself, and stay with the classic preppy looking never trading it in, but sometimes it's nice to add something to the classic look.
anyway, people need to stop saying preps ONLY wear abercrombie and that stuff because actually, most of us don't.
we are not snobby as MANY of you have tried to say, if you get to know a prep we're actually really nice.
similar to emo in that it was invented by Ian Mackaye but got out of hand and now totally sucks.
Also completley misunderstood, nearly from Day 1.
1)Edge kids blieve in "rules" of no smoking, drinking, drugs or casual sex, with variations of veganism pro-life, etc.
2) Some of these variations are ridiculous and fascist.
But edge wasn't supposed to be rules, it was just supposed to be what you thought was right, and what was good for your health (ahem, getting in fights with smokers may not be too healthy).
1) Edge: STAY TRUE!
Normal Kid: Are you always this uptight?
2) Guy in the mall: (lights up)
Hardline Kid: (beats the shit out of the smoker)
1: A term used to describe a warrior class during Japan's pre-feudal and feudal periods. Few true bushi exist today. Also see samurai
2: Someone you don't want to fuck with.
Shit! That guy is totally bushi, I mean man that really hurt.
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The best Led Zeppelin song next to Stairway to Heaven. This song has amazing drumming by John Bonham, a good bass performance by John Paul Jones, fantastic vocals by Robert Plant, and of course awesome guitar by the famous Jimmy Page. The song is nearly flawless and the lyrics are good too. The middle of the song totally changes pace and then it blends right back into the main song.
Been dazed and confused for so long its not true
Shit music that is being labeled "punk" when its just as hard and fast as country. A true pop punk band is The Buzzcocks. Most of the brainwashed youth that listen to this "pop punk" shit started out at hot topic one day looking to fit in. So they bought some random shirts of random bands that they have never heard of for outrageous prices, went home, felt all "punk", went on lime wire, and stole worthless music from the bands on there shitty shirts. Then from there these teeny boppers went around sharing their findings to other clueless people, and the cycle goes on and on. Thank you very much hot topic and mtv for ruining what once was an ok genre.
"OMLFG!!!Oh My Like Fucking (non-existant)God!!! Look at this rad Gc shirt. OMLFG joel is like so totally hot. He is so punk wih his hair. I wonder is he gets it done at great clips?... Like i think i am going to buy every fucking good charlotte item there is in this fuckong store, put it on my once preppy slut body, and be PUNK.. not to mention an individual!!!
An individual, usually a man, committed to a specific life philosophy--a dedication to achieving true Sweetness in all of its manifestations. One who forsakes the common pursuits of study, work, ethics, and all other distractions in an attempt to channel his efforts into attaining the truly sweet.
What's up man. It's dodus. What? Totally sweet!!!!!