A Poet’s Handy Guide To Top Tunes|Part One

Speaking of never growing up, this can transition quite nicely into Emo. Now, I have been an avid Taking Back Sunday fan since I was fourteen, all those years ago. But as a genre defining song, I would really have to go with My Chemical Romance’s ‘Helena’. A song off of their first popular album, this song changed the way music was interpreted by people that dress entirely in black and wear makeup. No longer Goth, this was something else.

Bonus fact #1: Gerard Way’s hair sparked a marked increase in hair spray sales worldwide!

OK, strictly speaking, that might not be entirely true…

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Alex Vellis is a poet, performer, playwright, journalist, and person. His mum still tells him he is handsome.

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