No genre should ever be defined by the worst of it, or its most overplayed. Doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense to me. I don’t think it makes a whole lot of sense to Tom Mullen either, as he’s devoted the last 13 years to giving us the facts on Emo with his blog/podcast, Washed Up Emo.
Keeping it in the Punk state of mine today. Jason Hall is a veteran of the Punk scene and record business. After working at Fat Wreck Chords, he decided to start his own band (Western Addiction) with three other veteran Punk rockers.