i am a dead boy.
ive been a greaser for just about 10 years now. why? what do i do? do i bite?
the vintage look that a greaser carries is from a set time period but is timeless(if that makes any sence). what i mean by that is simple; fashion trends and fads come and go, but the "greaser look" has been around for many years. some people will argue that greasers are from the 50s. others say that the look originated as early as the 30s. but it has to be the oldest music culture (and make no mistake, it is a music culture).
rock-a-billy and psycho-billy is the rhythm a greasers heart beats to. the first of the two sounds like something that your grandpa might have listened to (johnny cash-esk). it has a steady rhythm usually with 3 instruments, very simple; a guitar, a drum set, and a bass...but instead of a bass guitar, you have an upright bass (looks like your third grade violins daddy on steroids). now psycho-billy is the same instrument setup but a heck of a lot faster. more yelling, talks about death, zombies, sex(things that make the world go round). this type of music is usually only available for download on whatever limewire substitute you currently have, or (my personal favorite) you might have to go out to whatever back yard, bar, small venue, or event your favorite bands are playing. there are widely known bands with huge international fan base, but the majority of the music on my ipod is local bands that ive watched, bumped in to, and had conversations with. long beach has such a great music scene for greasers, and its all underground.
Why Am I A Dead Boy?
i am a dead boy because i roll with a bunch of guys known across southern california as the dead boyz. we all live fairly close to each other and roam the streets of north long beach. we arent like the crew of vandals you might see spray painting letters everywhere. we keep our neighborhoods free of those guys and look out for eachother. and its who we usually hang out with after school and/or work.
there are other groups of greasers scattered all around. some worthy of mention are the black kats, the royal cats, and the montegues. those are just a few that reside in long beach. now...we all may be greasers, but we dont all get along. the reasons as to why may vary from one crew to another. that is to be tackled in a different blog.
if there are any questions, comments, ideas, or disturbances, fell free to let me know.
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