Two Tune Tuesday: Drugs

Posted by – June 1, 2010

I was recently explaining having been straightedge in the mid 80s to friends who’d never heard of it, and heard tell that these days, straightedge kids drink but don’t do any illegal drugs, & to that I say: feh. The whole idea was to be raw to the universe, with no pain-bearing barriers. & For the record, some of us weren’t self-righteous or judgmental; we just got tired of being asked if we wanted a beer.

FWIW, I never did like most of the music made by straightedge bands, but preferred music by guys like Mark E. Smith, who “took some of these.”

2 Comments on Two Tune Tuesday: Drugs

  1. Leah B says:

    Word. Straightedge is STRAIGHTEDGE. Alcohol is cheating. Like a vegetarian who eats fish.

    How do you feel about caffeine?

  2. helenboyd says:

    i’m not so hardcore anymore about anything – as a vegetarian who eats fish, ha – but i gave up coffee 12 years ago. just tea for me (which yes, is still caffeine, but i don’t have more than a cup a day now).

    i’m more of the “life is hard – reserve drugs for when you really need them” philosophy than thinking of any of this in terms of morality.

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