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Hippie punk mod rocker

  1. Feb 9, 2008 #1

    wolram

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    Were you ever one? what are people nowadays or are there no more sub cultures.
     
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    mgb_phys

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    I was expecting a picture of a new combined sub-group!
     
  4. Feb 9, 2008 #3

    Kurdt

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    I'm all four. :biggrin:

    or so I've been called at least.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2008 #4

    Chi Meson

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    I bought "Bollocks" in 1979. It changed my life permanently. For me, U2 was an "Old" band in 1983, when "New Years Day" was released.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2008 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    What is Bollocks?
     
  7. Feb 9, 2008 #6

    mgb_phys

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Never_Mind_the_Bollocks%2C_Here's_the_Sex_Pistols
     
  8. Feb 9, 2008 #7
    The Sex pistels! Never mind the Bollocks, lol I bought it too. I was a cross between a hippy and a rocker.
     
  9. Feb 9, 2008 #8

    Kurdt

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    Well we know Ivan definitely isn't any of the above. :wink:
     
  10. Feb 9, 2008 #9

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    I don't know. I had long hair, played guitar and sang in rock/blues bands, and my idea of dressing up was putting on a T-shirt with no holes in it. 40 years later, my wardrobe hasn't changed much and my hair is getting longer again.
     
  11. Feb 9, 2008 #10

    Ivan Seeking

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    Huh? I never met a hippy who wasn't a rocker.

    As for the OP.

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=79875&page=2
     
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  12. Feb 9, 2008 #11

    wolram

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    Blimey Ivan that made my head spin.
     
  13. Feb 9, 2008 #12
    My punk collection is huge. I never really dressed like a punk though. Been to a ton of punk shows.
     
  14. Feb 9, 2008 #13
    Mosher! :devil:

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  15. Feb 9, 2008 #14
    There aren't as many clear divides these days, and you can be more than one.

    Basically, nobody knows what's "cool" anymore.
     
  16. Feb 9, 2008 #15
    Thats not true. People know what 'cool' is. I know what cool is.
     
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    There isn't one cool really, different sub cultures have different looks and therefor different looks for 'cool'
     
  18. Feb 9, 2008 #17
    There never was 'one cool'.
     
  19. Feb 9, 2008 #18

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    I was considered a hippie, but we preferred to be called freaks. It was a separation of the fake hippies that wore trendy clothes and said things like "groovy" and the more intellectual freaks that were into underground music and great sci-fi books. Some of my friends went to Woodstock, some moved to communes.

    Funny, recently my girls were here and they found a picture of me when I was 14 and both went "OMG!!! You really were a hippie!!

    I was on the official volunteer staff at Pacifica radio when our tower was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan. My name was on all of our Newsletters. I dated the former Vice-President of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDA) after Tom Hayden. I'm on video in the National Library of Congress on the PBS documentary "The Great American Dream Machine" about the KKK bombing.

    I was probably on an FBI watch list, by association, not by subversive actions.

    And all this by the age of 15. I guess you could say that I was a free range child. I had already finished highschool at age 14.
     
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  20. Feb 9, 2008 #19

    Ivan Seeking

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    Truthfully, I don't know how others might have seen me, but I never have considered myself to be a this or a that or part of any subculture. For as long as I can remember I have valued uniqueness far more than belonging.

    Over the years I have fit in with a number of subcultures ranging from nerds [geeks] to jocks to hippies, from born-again Christians to the crystal energy crowd, and from The Young Republicans to the most liberal of liberals, but I have never considered any one to be an identity.
     
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    We were considered "non-conformists". We didn't fit into any classification, freaks we were, at least by societal labels. My best friend back then is now an Oceanographer, one is a psychiatrist, one an MD, some took over their family businesses. Lost touch with a few others, not sure what they ended up doing, but in some field of science or math, my boyfriend at the time was a math major at Rice, and another was studying Nuclear Physics at Rice.
     
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