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Nobody, I mean nobody, on the planet, has ever, ever, described themselves as "mainstream." Thankyou xxx
Mostly pubescent Goths, but nothing against them, let them enjoy their teens. The problem comes if you're 25 and still describing yourself as that.
you're getting angry about a non existent problem
With a straight face do exist. I've met them, in Lancashire.
Usually those who think their home town is a scally-infested hellhole, but have no imagination to live anywhere else so they use being "alternative" as a pathetic defence mechanism. Grow up, children.
the Everett reference was a clever pun re: Everett True
So did I. Was talking to a big Nirvana fan the other week who dismissed True as a geek
The beat poets
I walk down high streets and go into shops and stuff
You don't need anyone to declare themselves as 'mainstream'.
I think iTunes defines 'Alternative' as setting your guitar amp to 'hmmm I wanna sound clean but best to add a little crunch to it...you know...to give the ladies something.'
or worst troll on here. You're the worst something though. You're to be congratulated on achieving that so quickly.
you cannot deny I speak some truth on aspects of musical culture!
Partly because of the amount of threads and partly because I don't want to believe that there's a real 26 year-old human being like this in the world.
not true... I love all the music talked about on here...plus The Zimmers, Kylie, Aqua, Brian Jonestown and The Fall.
But I did by a Kasabian album off iTunes once and it was seen as 'Alternative' even though they've appeared on the Brits since 04 and have achieved considerable mainstream success.
dude, on DiS, assume all replies are to the OP unless they're indented, even if they are immediately after yours
meat, fish and alternatives.
Kasabian are not recommended as part of a calorie controlled diet.
I see your wit, it's glowing bright but I'll accept your mistake.
its pretty regularly that I meet people who describe their own musical tastes as 'fairly mainstream', 'middle of the road', 'whatever's on the radio' etc.
I don't think it should seriously be considered as a genre and so I agree with the OP
and can't wait to see where it goes.
Oh and the OP is very silly.
Am I talking bollocks if I reply in the affirmative? Usually they ask me after I've had a moan about how awful Oxford is for nightlife.