Saturday, November 28, 2009

We flow where the wind blows.

Long coarse grass as the background. Why am I talking about grass? Malay proverb associates long coarse grass (lalang) as someone that follows new things around them. So the group of Pure people will start to label them as trend follower, poser, etc.

Did you know? We all start as grass. We follow things before we can find our own identity. Our place in the world. No one was born with the knowledge of what they want to do or who the will be in their life. When were younger and the teacher asked "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Doctor, police, soldiers and more. Why? Because that is what we see around us. When we do grow up, we no longer feel like being all of those. So then the term anti-policisme, anti-protocol, anti-corporat cause there are so many factors that affects us daily at that time.

To me, I became a so called grass to find the best of friends. In other words, to find the meaning of 'Brotherhood' that benefits me. I'm trying to find my identity. It's not wrong if you're trying to find yourself. Or in way to find who we are by the music we listen to that suits ourselves. Maybe back then I was I appealed by the grunge sub-culture and at the same time, thrash metal. Cromok became my daily listening pleasure. The Strokes changed my world in 1998. That made almost everyone wants to go back to the 60's and also Arctic Monkeys. Post-punk revival and they listen to Black Sabbath, Cream, Jimi Hendrix as the basis and inspiration.

So is it right to call me trend follower? Poser? Scene? Grass? Only The Pure can judge. All I know is I don't like being labeled as die hard metal or hardcore kids and I don't like being called a straight edge. Sometimes there's nothing wrong with culture changing who we are. As long as I remember my roots. Return to who I was a long time ago. Cause back then I was my very own pioneer.

I'm comfortable with the way I am now. This is not a stab to anyone. It's just my own thoughts about where I stand today.