tonight i’m going to see marathon/fire when ready/soul control/no trigger/bennie beyond. this is the only song i want to hear because i’ve outgrown pop-punk/melodic hardcore by two or three years now and i wouldn’t call myself a fan of upstate punk, but screamy covers of j. mascis songs are still in my repertoire of nostalgia-driven sentiments i’m willing to let myself experience at vague levels on an infrequent basis.
It took me until today to realize that “Melodic Hardcore” was a phrase used by kids who were into Pop-Punk but didnt want to admit that they were into Pop-Punk, because when I was seventeen I found no reason to think about it whatsoever, and when I got older and got into other music I had no reason to think about it whatsoever.
Tofugu posted these curious images from an Edo period (1603 to 1868) Japanese scroll depicting what is called he-gassen or “farting competition.” The images show people happily expelling their gasses at cats, horses and even at each other. Apparently no one is safe from he-gassen.
According to the website Naruhodo, “similar drawings were used to ridicule westerners towards the end of the Edo period, with images depicting the westerners blown away by Japanese farts.”