Indie is indie. Indie is mainstream. Indie is emo.

by Josh Kimball

An evergreen. What does mean indie today? The Guardian explores the idea, saying of indie music and culture (as so many have said before): “It is no longer independent of anything: indie has become the mainstream.”

Wikipedia actually has a fairly involved entry on “indie (cultural),” as well, including a link to a hilarious (and old) indie/emo Xanga debate.

Bonus materials: Indie Schmindie!

Extra bonus: “I listen to bands that don’t even exist yet.” t-shirt from Threadless. [via]