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not so much a conversation starter more just something taht winds me up
as much to them.
if they don't specify what they like i doubt they care that much. if they sound really enthusiastic about what they like and it happens to be popular chart music, then fine.
It usually means there not into music whatsoever!
This guy knows, he's insane?
makes me sound really indier than thou
but on myspace and facebook and stuff in the music section they put
"anything as long as it's good"
"all the usual stuff except metal"
or even worse, just "rock"
the real question is..
if i asked You all what you like musically, how would you respond briefly..
i normally just reply with a few bands i have seen live recently or name some bands that i am pretty obsessed with.
it's just i'm exactly the same; i hate that whole 'oh a bit of everything' thing but then when you think about it it's not all that easy to put across your music taste to a stranger who knows nothing of you. interessant.
They have Scooter and Iron Maiden in them sometimes.
Your dismissal of 'the stuff in the charts' is as bad, if not worse, than their reading of the musical landscape.
that what they mean is 'urban' soul, sub par Ibiza dance, and kooks
maybe i'm a snobby prick that shouldn't worry about peoples tastes :-)
LET ME HERE IT I LOVE
one of my favourite bands, and they're huge, so even radio 1 loving idiots have at least heard of them.
sometimes people don't even know who they are, then i may as well give up.
to like the Beatles.
I always ask what their favourite metal album is?
"I don't like metal"
"So not everything then?"
"Well no, but within reason, like stuff Radio 1 plays"
"So chart music"
usually say this, but in my defense, when I tell ppl the bands I do like, they always respond with 'who are they?' So it just saves me the difficulty :/
she was a pretty girl, you'd indulge her though
that's usually the line of conversation, although i refrain from swearing because after all it is just a personal taste, i don't the ignorant i pity them (now i'm the ignorant cunt)
you come across as the cunt in that conversation really
death metal etc
"most stuff with guitars in"
except in 1/100th of cases probably.
"oh everything from *insert quirky indie band* to *insert underground rap/grime artist* and from *insert Norweigan hardcoreXband* to *insert classical composer*"
i worry about more important things than how people define their music taste.
when people ask me what music i'm 'into' because it's true, and i can't be arsed with listing a load of bands/artists and being met with a blank stare. it's boring. if i feel that i'm likely to like similar bands to someone else i'll go into more detail but otherwise i'd rather talk about something more interesting.
what are you trying to say!
we have an unspoken understanding of all things hardcore :D
im writing down ideas for lyrics at the moment.
mainly consists of everything is shit, you are a horrible person. thats the main themes im experimenting with at the moment.
we need something about hating the police as well. and maybe something about local norfolk 'issues'
SPROWSTON'S ALRIGHT IF YOU LIKE SAXOPHONES
keep a note of them
and no one will like you!
"I like fucking music. You know, music to fuck to."
And then I put one hand on their shoulder and sing a really long single note, preferably mid-scale, all the while sustaining direct eye contact and not blinking.
More importantly why the fuck do you care what other people listen to. Just want to prove how fucking awesome you are tapping away on the internet thinking that nobody understands the quality of taste that you have and that no one has as great a taste as you and that you're alone in this world apart from the people you meet on internet forums who just totally get you man, you odious snobby cunt.
Have a good weekend.
Oh by the way, I like everything.
I like the cut of your jib
be using this approach from now on. Give the man a biscuit.
someone asked me if I "liked the band Razorblade...or is it Laserlight ?"
This is true.
both are better band names.
Despite my earlier post, I couldn't really care what music people listen to, as long as it's not forced down my throat.
If they happen to have a good taste though, it's a bonus.
If all they listen to is Radio 1 and don't know much music outside of that then perhaps they genuinely believe that they like everything and have a varied music taste.
but some people might just have more important things to ponder than their fantasy supergroup/favourite B side/top 5 bands they saw that were 7th on the bill in 1999. My nan would say she likes a "bit of everything" and she's a fucking legend and truly has eclectic taste,probably wider than any of us little runts and would happily jive along to Little Richard whilst making the Sunday dinner as nod at some Arcade Fire and appreciate the vocals more readily than most &also hum along to some throaway pop without worrying if it ticked the right kewl boxes.
When questioned further he is known to say:
"well you know, proper music like blur and oasis, none of this Kaiser Cheifs rubbish."
So now you know, Oasis/Blur = sum of all music.
is the same as saying you love nothing
what kind of music do you hate then? I think when people say "I like a bit of everything" its because they don't really want to say the "wrong" thing and get condescending disapproval.
People don't mind telling you what music fucks them off and so you get a genuine answer and quite often get some common ground to start from.
hate your favourite band.
is it? Think about it.
are like that, although I've found they usually have at least one out of place band, for example this girl I overheard discuss her tastes and listed Oasis, The Kooks, Razorlight, all that stuff, paused and then said Aphex Twin.
IM JUST TOO INDIE FOR EVERYONE
end of thread ;)
and although I laughed at the guy at my work for getting Razorlight's name wrong, I then remembered he was doing medical research that may well one day save children's lives. And I mostly do boring office stuff.
have done previous post sneering at Xfm or whatever
was the type of music you were into - 'post-sneering'.
but at home I'm all about the nu-condescension shit coming out of Denmark
It's damn near impossible to sum up years of music listening in a few sentences.
Saying you like "a variety of things" isn't very helpful and just listing a few bands either risks being met with a blank stare or them thinking "pretentious cock" with the miniscule chance of that person actually having similar tastes.
Fuck it, it's only music.
i don't have boundaries man!
I don't listen to nobody!
i was talking to a friend of a friend, who we went to mbv with and who was in a cool band, so i know he likes good stuff, asked me what i liked and i did a huge pause then said "everything" then another huge pause and said "yeah yeah yeahs" and added "wu tang clan". this is probably an unfair reflection, and i love music, so people who don't like it a lot will most likely say "everything" meaning "anything, i don't mind"
they're not going to reel of an extensive answer consisting of bands and genres if they're not that bothered about music, cos i can't even do it when i love music a lot
you can never remember what you wanted.
similarly I cant easily recall shitloads of music I like when asked.
Though I did have fun reeling off a few ATP bands when someone asked me who was playing there.
everything does not mean you like pendulum arctic monkeys akon and leona lewis
are good, we need some variety. I love when people ask me what music I like, I really, really love it. It is one of the few questions that is regularly asked for which you can give a different answer every time. Use your imagination and have a fun answer ready next time. Happiness.
that just cos someone likes the same music as you doesn't suggest you can extend that to them being an ok person or that it tells you anything about what kind of person they may be by dint of liking music you rate. I digress but I am on strong medication at the moment. Eg at an Arcade Fire gig, I am making the assumption that if you are at a gig you like the band and you may extend that to "you like A, I like A, there may be similarities between us as suggested by our taste". Rubbish. That gig was full of cunts.
that you're being a snob by saying this. but they're just hiding from themselves.
the truth is, for some people music is just a distraction or background noise or something to dance to. some people just listen to it.
and then some people treat it as something a whole lot more, most of the people here probably fall into the latter category. people who explore and genuinely LOVE music. it is the main part of their life.
the 'i like everything' brigade are just most people, from the former category.
does this make sense? it does to me.
but it doesn't make them bad
just like if you said you don't support a football team to a football fan
it's not like that at all. it's actually like saying 'i like all music' when you totally don't. it's lying.
your football example is rubbish.
and say 'i'm a total music snob and will probably just offend you'
the therapy was expensive but now i can admit it i can move on
is there a way to answer without sounding like a cunt? if i answer truthfully then i sound like i'm just mentioning obscure bands to sound 'cool', otherwise I'll end up saying something like "i like INDIE".
like if you go up to someone and say "I HAVE A HUGE COCK" they'll think you're a twat
the laydeez go wild.
if it ain't metal, it aint music to me.
When people ask me what kind of music - I generally say "I like a bit of everything" For me most people's eyes glaze over when you talk about specific genres such as "Detroit Post Rock neo Blue Grass/Skiffle Gabbaesque Electronica" and and if people want to know more I give them a couple of examples of fave albums. No one here can accuse me not knowing my music or being passionate about it. So i vehemently disagree with the general feeling of this thread its just for people who dont like music or like Top 40 Chart music.
loves pap pop and he's great.