I’ve got the Straight Edge!
Happy Edge Day, I will ALWAYS be Straight Edge and I will ALWAYS love it.
COULDN’T AGREE MORE
To be honest I didn’t relate to sXe bands until I claimed edge. I knew bands that were edge, Minor Threat, Earth Crisis and so on… but it was edge individuals I met (and zines I read) what drew me to sXe more than the bands and the lyrics.
sXe bands are just preaching to the choir most of the time, it’s the nature of the beast. People you know have a much bigger impact, that’s why I cant stress enough why we should all try to be as educated, as open, as welcoming, as nice, as positive and as respectful as we possibly can. The way you behave yourself will profoundly affect other people’s perceptions of sXe all around the world, and whether or not they consider sXe as something good for them.
Being a militant asshole rubbing sXe in other people’s face and acting as if you were the fucking shit helps NO ONE.
And to answer your question, I couldn’t care less if you listen to pop, jazz or polka instead of hxc. What matters is the message, not the soundtrack.