what do you say?
Whatever will squash the convo instantly
or Klaus Wunderlich
ps. Not really. I HATE HATE HATE it when people say that.
then I pull up my shirt to reveal the massive Dick Valentine tattoo on my chest
last time someone asked me i said american music
But I like American music best
Depends on who's asking really.
(I'm not saying I have really weird tastes.....)
......Murcof, Monolake, James Blackshaw. I've loved the Flying Lotus, Pantha du Prince and Gonjasufi from this year....
....but my circle of "friends" wouldn't even have heard of Low, Grizzly Bear, Mogwai etc. etc.
Its tiresome to explain that there is life outside of Mumford and Sons and Florence and the Machine...
...sometimes friendship has to be based on more than musical taste....
.....thats why I come to DiS if I want to air my views on music or amuse myself on peoples inflated opinion of These New Puritans (for example)
...the exact same thread appeared. I salute your consistency sir. As with last time EITS and Friday Night Lights immediately popped to mind. I too appear consistent.
I mean it too. EITS, Brand New, Bright Eyes, folky stuff, noisy stuff (maybe). I think it's a fairly broad church.
Not that I've ever actually used that line in a real conversation.
I said 'Shangaan Electro. And only Shangaan Electro.' That shut 'em up. 'Dubstep' used to be an instant conversation killer but the term is too well known now.
And a laminated catalogue of pictures of the front covers of stuff I've only got on vinyl.
I had this conversation reversed with my then MP, who had read my Facebook profile. His wife said
'we also like Fanfarlo, we've known Leon since he was a child'
and then commence shouting his lyrics until everyone leaves
Then start talking about something we have in common, like sports.
...but pretty much anything seasonal.
...was the first thing that popped into my head when some guy asked me last saturday in a mistaken attempt to find some common ground between us. I steered the convo away from music as soon as possible.
"Oh, you mean like Mumford & Sons?"
"Yeah, they're ok I suppose."
I tend to avoid talking to people about music until they bring up something I know I can talk about, just cos I feel like a bit of a dick otherwise.
fuck it, i don't remember the last time i actually got asked this question.
probably because first they ask 'what do you do' and my answer has been 'music student'... thus they ask what i player (trombone) and then i end up talking about my degree, which i spent mostly doing world music. even tho i actually spend most of my time listening to Million Dead and Andrew WK
I only listen to audio recordings of bukkake"
"Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me
I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed"
Never been asked
if I think they've got a shit music taste or someone who doesn't really care for music too much I actually will fire back straight away with "well what do you listen to?" and in my experience no one has ever insisted on me answering first. Then I'll answer accordingly to what they say, for example "Oh you like Florence and The Machine? I like Kate Bush who you may well know, also this old band called the Cocteau Twins who you might not have heard of and you should check out Zola Jesus who are really good, give them a go".
If they know a thing or two about things I'll tell them what I've been listening to recently and if they seem to be a bit of a geek I'll be really specific in terms of bands and particular albums I love. In all honesty it's a rarity for that to happen with someone I would talk to in work or in a club.
because I don't listen to radio favorites, it's all over the place. Library music, reggae, rockabilly, doo-wop, soul, funk, electronica, garage, weird oddball wfmu-type stuff (check out dave the spazz or rex) - guests will say "do you have any fleetwood mac or billy joel?" and I wanna send them home.
The Hold Steady
'music you can drive to' :D
To date, apart from people I've met at shows, I've only ever met someone who shares my tastes, at random, once. I find a lot of people who haven't been opened up to the mainstream are only privy to a handful of genre tags (i.e. rock, pop, rap, country, et cetera) whereas people like, say, you and I are a little more varied with those tags (chillwave, dubstep, neo-folk, twee, grime, et cetera). So, trying to explain to some guy you just met that you're really into trip-hop right now proves difficult when all you can say to "what's that?" is "Oh, you know, like Portishead or Massive Attack," and are forced to say "...you know the theme song for House? That's trip-hop..."
That, or I just let the confusion take hold and just list a handful of bands that I'm really into at that moment.
The incorrect answer to the question is "everything," because the people who say that always seem to feel like listening to Kenny Chesney AND Slipknot makes you "eclectic." Ya know what I mean?
glad you cleared that "House" thing up. I don't know glitchcore from pukewave from poopgroove. What would be a good example of "speed-dirge"?
The best response for me is to name three or four of my favourite bands and then then musical attitude I like the most - "usually art-rock, avant-garde stuff, bands or acts with a strong individualistic streak, a sense of musical narrative" and then see if they connect. Not that hard.
and then epending on their reaction depends on how our relationship will go from there.
although, whatever I say I make sure they know that I consider myself to be better than them.
I only enjoy contemporary puppet theatre.
PLEASE KEEP THEM UP WE'RE LEARNING A LOT
this is no lauging matter. No! this is at best a matter! for to make too light a serious matter such as this, well, it is a crime beyond compare. ah, but how to answer such a question? a dilemma, to be sure, to be sure; let us take a moment to consider the perfect, acoleuthic-approved response.
1) "well my favourite band is probably Sonic Youth... Kim Gordan, man, she's the lissotrichous blonde all 50 year old women should aspire to be..."
RESPONSE DEEEMED UNACCEPTABLE: though the usage of lissotrichous was good (as is the usage of all unnessecary, lengthy words) it falls upon the slippery slope of referring to a woman's appearance. this is not acceptable, not in all seriousness, nay! nor in jest, lest ye be a misogynist.
2)"I mainly listen to punk and jazz"
RESPONSE ACCEPTABLE: it is straight and to the point, which works here (though usually, this is naturlich, a faux-pas of the highest order -- needlessly obfuscating is the entire raison d'etre of any form of communice of any self-respecting left-leaning intellectual). it would also be vastly improved with the addition of a smattering of self-deprecating wit.
"this is at best a matter!"
please insert any word you choose here
wayyyyyyyyyy too many typos
what do you think of hammill's solo albums? any of them worth getting?
I'll start the thread this evening, when I'm not at work and can Spotify and Youtube the fuck outta y'all. Hammill solo is a big blind spot for me but I plan to graduate slowly. It's enough of a task comprehending his band...
consider 'lissotrichous' added to the lexicon, even if its meaning is somewhat jejune
it sounds good and stuff.... then again, there is something to be said about long words with boring meanings
Once I Player A Trombone
Tins 'O Tuna
ALAN'S HOUSE! 5:30am start, doors close at 5:33am.
ps see you there, I'll bring Alan's keys.
I am grinning, and a dove just flew by bearing an olive branch
Are you one of these two people?
"Oh, I was just about to ask you the same thing! What sort of music have YOU been listening to lately?"
And then start to slag off or compliment their music taste.
then headbutt them.
Is what I usually say. It's worked out great so far...it's sensible...it's understandable...not too annoying...
I'll start screaming, flailing my arms around making a scene
Firstly I mumble and then I go, "erm, everything y'know" and usually it goes onto "well, what's everything then?".
Again I mumble and look confused before I say "Obscure music you know, the shit radio 1 doesn't play." and then it's usually "Ohhhh so stuff like 3oh!3 and All Time Low then". *awkward silence*
It's happened to me once or twice I just laugh to myself at what morons they are. But most times it's like "ohh so you mean underground stuff then", "sort of". Bonus Points for trying.
Stuff, you know? Stuff..
Country AND Weste..oh wait, already been done.
uhhh. I'm Catriona and I'm an Indie.
Mostly Classic rock and Indie
either that or 'Iggy Pop and stuff'.
'He's on that car insurance ad now.'
'That's him yeah.'
Then you have to do some cringeworthy brief explanation of it, like calling it college rock or comparing it to 90s alternative.
You could just say "stuff that people with mustaches listen too"
*point to my stubbly facial hair*
"What do you think I listen to?"
but all kinds of dudes have facial stubble, its not near as revealing as a dude with a 'stache.