What Emo Is

[embarrased]All this time, I actually didn’t know what the heck “emo” is. I knew intuitively, having read about emo music and emo bands and emo tunes, and I knew that it was an abbreviation for something. I also knew that bands early 90s bands like Minor Threat and the Pixies and Fugazi were important predecessors to the musical genre called “emo.” I thought that maybe it had something to do with an ironic reference to the weirdo Emo Phillips, who is and always was so average. It turns out “emo” is short for “emotional”, which is long for every band reviewed in Spin magazine these days.[/embarrased]