Just read this amazing article and I'm feeling once again optimistic about the 2010s. I do believe that aggressive rock, not indie acoustic pop rock, is coming back and it's getting political again and I want to be a part of this. Not as a musician, I mean, but a part of contributing something to the general culture, something timely and unafraid. I do not want to look back on this time period and feel like I was under anaesthetic for all of it. I'm finally getting old enough to be alive, and this decade is very important, as it's my 16-25 decade, which is obviously of great personal importance. It kind of sucks that I was born in the middle of a decade, but I've heard that decades generally "start" in the middle. Like, 2007 was kind of the epitome of the 2000s in culture, and I was thirteen then, so by 2017 I'll be twenty-three, which is a good age to take things in.
As for the riot grrrl revival: I don't want this to be an aesthetic or style nostalgic thing. I want it to be transgressive, political, painful and new. I only want it to be a revival in the sense of being inspired by music with feminist themes, all-female bands and an anti-commercial, anti-style message. If you want to be a riot grrrl, but you play piano ballads in C-major, that's okay. It's not about wearing mini skirts with graphic tees and having lots of scratchy feedback. Honestly, we don't need another decade of apolitical mushy retro-sauce. That is really, really over.