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they ask you who your favourite band is?
usually met with silence
Radiohead. Pavement. The Hold Steady.
Mark my words, one day The Hold Steady is going to be greeted with more than blank stares.
Granted, with the company I keep with, I say Pavement, they say what?
The Offspring rocks. Don't beat yourself up for it.
Which is usually responded with a "wha?" and a perplexed expression. Two years ago I'd have said Muse.
know that the Beatles are always up at the top, so at the moment I tend to answer with The Byrds.
Unless the person in question looks like they know something about music in which case i'll rattle off a few bands they've never heard of, making me look better than them!! Hahaha :D
my own band, then proceed to swagger out of the place and tip over some tables or two.
or Bob Dylan. Or the National. It changes depending on my mood, but it's more Dylan these days that the others.
If they stare at me blankly then I realise that the subject should be changed to something they understand. Or I spit on them an walk away.
I usually stutter and find it hard to say what I actually like. Then I try to change the conversation.
but i always manage to forget a few