>talking with this guy who works in mental health services
>I end up mentioning I really like music and I stupidly say that I feel like a lot of people I know are not "on the same level" as me and I can't have good conversation with them
>he asks me if I like hip-hop
>I say "Yeah, I've heard a ton, I really like it"
>he says "Have you heard of the Christian rap group [name I can't remember]?" and then goes on about how brilliant their lyrics and instrumentation are
>I reluctantly say "No, I've never heard of them"
>he smiles and says "I didn't think you would have" (I'm not joking, he literally said this)
>also he wears cowboy boots, has a weird name and I think he's gay
>mfw I got out-patrician'd by this guy
>huge pink floyd fan in highschool
>phone background is DSOTM album art
>8/10 qt says "hey anon, why's your background the spectrum of light?"
>guy who works in mental health services
Just say it. It's your counselor, right? You're trying to get treatment for your autism but you can't help the spaghetti pouring out your pockets in every social interaction, right?
He's not exactly what you'd call a counselor. He's more like a person who can just help me get involved more with the community and get me a job. And I don't have autism but I do have moderate asperger's and some other shit, but I didn't want to make that the point of this thread.
>be me today in first class
>people getting me riled up about music
>i finally come out and tell them they all have bad taste
>talk about how I think my opinion should carry more weight than theirs because I invest more time into my music than they do
>they find this to be absurd
>the one bitch in particular who ive talked to before gets super irritated
>" just because you listen to a lot of music doesn't make your opinion better than everyone else's Cry about it"
>I hit her with the "if someone puts more time and effort into something, is it unfair to say their opinion carries more weight than someone else's?"
>"Music is based on opinion not time"
>try and convince the bitch the more time you put in, the more you will understand what defines different genres and music as a whole
>she is having none of it
>I ask her to name for me her top 5 favorite albums
>she wont do it
Like fucking hell, if you dont even listen to albums why would you try and debate music like you know what the fuck you are talking about?
Though this guy was being an ass, I feel he does have a point too. Like I can't say shit about rap as a genre apart from the fact that I find N.W.A. fun to listen to because they say "nigga" a lot.
When talking to people about rap, would you trust my opinion?
>Few years ago
>Have friend who claims Beach Boys is his favorite band of all time and that they are far better than The Beatles
>Think he must be pretty cool and ask him if he had heard the then new Smile Sessions release
>Feel a bit irritated that he claims to be such a huge Beach Boys fan but isn't aware of Smile so I start to explain to him the history behind it and how Brian tried so hard to outdo both Pet Sounds and The Beatles but it resulted in him having a breakdown and the album got cancelled and turned into Smiley Smile
>Er, I don't think I've ever heard Pet Sounds
>Wait, how the fuck?
>Well... I don't really listen to their original albums because I just want to listen to their good tracks, that's why I have all their greatest hits compilations instead
Haven't been as mad at anything or anyone since.
>new classmates. Meets a cool guy with a Pink Floyd shirt.
>Asks him after a while what's his favourite PF album
>Oyeah, definitely The Wall. And the movie, whoah, we had like a party with this movie projected while the party was going on.
>The back of his PF shirt is the prism and a photo of the band including both Gilmour and Barrett.
>tfw all my friends listen to is deep house
>not even kidding
>just deep house & future house
>try showing them some similar, less pleb house music that isn't comprised of 909 drums
>One kid that brags about being into heaps of different shit: "this is so wierd anon wtf XD"
Yeah, I get what you mean too, though that particular viewpoint may take the fun out of listening to music. On a professional review level you're more qualified than most, including probably people at most major publications. But that's not the same as enjoying it. Everyone is equally qualified to enjoy music, but few are qualified to review it.
>Greentext stories are fucking dumb
>Get your butts ready for prose
So on the Open Day of the university I now go to, we all had to be interviewed by a member of the faculty. This was after being shown round the department in groups of about 15.
So I was kind of nervous, and it didn't help that the staff were essentially picking off applicants one-by-one and I was the last to get picked. However it was this American guy with long hair and a black t-shirt with some intense metal-style art on it, so he seemed pretty cool from the beginning.
The interview was short and quite casual, so I was pretty relieved by it. Don't know why though but I wanted to get on good (better?) terms with the guy, so at the end, when he asked "Any other questions?", I say, "Hey, what's that on your shirt?"
Guy explains it's some Nordic grindcore band which I've never heard of, nor do I have an interest in. Damn.
He says: "So what sort of stuff do you listen to?"
And I tell him progressive rock. He basically says "I respect that stuff, but it's not really for me".
>tfw prog isn't even your favourite musical genre (it's closer to drone or doom metal) but it's the only thing you could think of and you blurt it out
All in all this wasn't too bad of an "interactuions" with someone else. But being the autist I am I come back to this memory now and again thinking "That could have gone better".
I haven't even seen the guy ever working here.
>at lollapalooza this year
>go with hottie who i've messed around with before
>tell her "we are going to see outkast and we're staying the whole set"
>after hey ya! she wants to go see calvin harris
straight up told her fuck no and we stayed for the whole set. she also wanted to skip all of spoon's set for some other bullshit
good fucking call. it's easy to say "tell her no lol" on the internet. but you actually did it in the moment, instead being beta'd out. you're gonna remember those shows for the rest of your life. i see too many unhappy boyfriends/fuckbuddies/whatever at shows. nice fucking job.
Eh, actually even that stuff is alright by me, formulaic though it may be, just because I love the deep house sound so much. And it's the least noxious brand of current EDM by far, you could get much much worse. I can understand how you might get pissed off if that's ALL they play though.
>omg you were at lollapalooza, did you see calvin harris
>no because i was with this nerd and he wanted to see all of outkast, like they did hey ya already what's the point
>what a loser
>i know right, he didn't even ask me to fuck him afterwards
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You were right.
Myself (and I think a lot of people here) on /mu/ have 800+ hours of music listened to this year, don't fucking tell us we don't know more about music than people who just listen to the radio or whatever is popular on YouTube occasionally.
It can be your subjective opinion that McDonald's is the greatest restaurant either but that doesn't mean people who actually try lots of different food as a hobby aren't more likely to have a better subjective opinion then.
>go on a blind date a friend set up because they're worried I'm still a virgin
>meet her at a local restaurant, 7/10 pretty good looking
>we start small talk, where do you work, how to do you know [mutual friend], etc. etc.
>the topic of music comes up and she asks me what music I listen to
>brace myself for pleb and tell her "lately I've been making field recordings of car mufflers, recording them onto a reel-to-reel, then cutting them up and performing lowercase improvisations with a hose clamp and a mixer"
>she stares at me for a second and starts to snigger
>ask her what she's laughing about
>"anon, (she actually calls me "anon") lowercase is for pseudointellectual plebeians who are unable to appreciate true silence"
>ask her what music she listens to
>"I don't anon"
>she gets up and leaves, performing a free improv solo on her heels
The problem is claiming that someone's subjective opinion can be "better" than anyone else's.
You know, because it's subjective. And an opinion.
Again, if you have more experience with something your opinion is benefits from that. But it doesn't give you the right to say that other people are "wrong" if they don't have the same level of experience.
thank you dude, its so refreshing to hear this
this is what i tried to tell them. i told them i ONLY think this way with music because i invest so much time into it. they invest minimal time and effort into it and expect me to value their opinions
This was actually just yesterday
>friend takes one of my earbuds
>"You're just gonna make fun of the music I listen to"
>"HIS VOICE IS TERRIBLE"
>"IT'S LITERALLY JUST HIM SINGING, I CAN'T HEAR ANY INSTRUMENTS"
>Just laugh it off and say "He's playing guitar"
>"I CAN'T LISTEN TO THIS GARBAGE ANYMORE"
Wow, that guy's just an autist, but you actually don't understand there are more important things than being right. This isn't a critical situation, no one's going to die, don't be an asshole and antagonize everyone around you for the sake of your own ego. Let them believe what they want to believe.
>it's literally just him singing, I can't hear any instruments!
This is like a bizarro pleb story. Next thing you know, someone will get mad the chorus starts in 20secs or less, or even there is a chorus.
Aw. Sorry bud. To be fair, it's hard to be able to see every set you want to see at festivals as large as lolla. I've had to live mid-set so I could see someone on the other side of the park.
The mentality of leaving after a single is kind of a waste of money, imo. I don't listen to Outkast all that much anymore, but I'd stay around longer than for one song.
>chilling with hallmates in hall
>they're playing music
>one friend ask what music i like
>"u-usually punk and indie stuff"
>he wants me to play something
>thought title fight would be accessible enough
>play secret society
>oh god i was wrong
>cringey looks all around
>i just say they can change it
>play bass in band with friends
>drummer has similar taste, we talk about music sometimes
>guitar players/vocalists are good but utter plebs
>they do 90% of the songwriting
>our music is shit
>worst fucking lyrics I've read in my life
>drummer doesn't really give a fuck as long as he gets to have fun
>I say the songs are alright and limit myself to make simple suggestions on how to improve them
>mfw they most often get turned down or misunderstood
>mfw I just play along but it hurts deep down inside
>pretty much talk to no one at uni
>do however make a small group of "friends" in one class
>they seem pretty basic, but nice people overall
>conversation shifts towards music
>"hey anon have you ever heard of this band Neutral Milk Hotel?"
>turns out we all pretty much listen to the same stuff
>this one basic looking bitch in yoga pants listens to fucking swans
I didn't even know how to react.
> tfw i refuse to talk about my taste in music because i don't think being a consumer is anything to be proud of in comparison to being any sort of creator
this post gave me the worst secondhand embarrassment sweet jesus
>be 18yo me
>live in shithole, demographics don't really fit /mu/'s so don't expect fellow countrymen to be /mu/tants in general
>get on bus
>it's crowded as always, but see free seat in the distance
>manage to sit down somehow
>2/10comfy. this gon be a bad ride
>see pic related
>get ipod out of pocket, take pic
>start wondering what kind of person would write that
>has to be a girl, for the handwriting and the flowers
>get home, post pic on /mu/
>no replies, what was i thinking?
>but, what if i could actually find her?
>post the picture every now and then for a few months hoping she'd browse /mu/ as well
>sometimes feel like i'm wasting my time but it seems almost fateful that i ran into what she wrote so keep posting every now and then
>a year goes by
>one day get reply from someone who claims to be her
>gives me skype adress, we talk
>she's a qt3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749
>"wow, anon, i can't believe you ran into what i wrote! NMH are like, my life"
>talk to her everyday for a week about mostly music related stuff, she's really into nmh, antlers, anco, radiohead, the list goes on
>learn a couple things about her; she's 17, collects records (she shows me her copy of ITAOTS) and plays acoustic guitar (covers king of carrot flowers p.1 for me on skype)
>turns out she lives 5 minutes away
>she wants to meet
>finally the time comes
>tell her to meet at a cafe half way between our homes, she asks if we could go check out some records later
>"yeah sure why not"
>we arrive at the same time so meet her in the street
>she says "hi anon" with a smile in her face, "how are --"
>slap that bitch across the face
>she screams and freaks out
>face is red
>cries/screams "WHAT THE FUCK ANON WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT"
>"that's for listening to entry level hipster grabage"
>calmly walk back home
>get back to posting on /mu/
Hours listening to music doesn't mean you actually know anything about it. I could listen to radio shit for 10 times longer than that and not know shit. What matters is knowledge of music theory, music history, etc, not your tastes or time spent listening.
Well one may have greater knowledge, appreciation of, and understanding of music just by listening to a lot
It depends on how much, what they listened to, and how much attention they paid to it
It's a different skill set from music theory (not to say there isn't overlap)
if it makes you feel better, they did ask me for my opinion on this. i left that part out though. they know i am a big music guy and they wanted my opinion, not my fault they didnt like it. i also admitted to them multiple times that i realize my views on this are to some degree, incorrect because music is subjective, i however still believe because i put more effort into music than they do that it should carry more weigh
>26 years old now
>have a friend who only listens to his ipod in his car and refuses to put anything else on
>he often tells me to put something on from it
>it's the same ~200 tracks he has had on it since highschool, not a single addition made
I can't be the only one with a friend like this
I can't be the only one who thinks it's depressing.
>at a small gathering
>some guy starts talking about mogwai
>don't currently give a shit, but try following up with...I guess fugazi
>he just kind of nods, gives a cold stare and keeps talking about post rock
>I decide I don't give a shit and bring up smashing pumpkins
>this girl says "wow, it's like freshman year again"
A story where you're the pleb
Very brave anon
I got a couple friends into music (kinda, not really). Now I hate everything I've ever shown them because it's literally all they listen to. They could not care less about finding good music themselves
Fucking meme rap and NMH
Ragged off-tune vocals and delivery with little musical accompaniment? Yeah, that'll get weird looks for sure.
Title Fight is one of my favourite current bands, for what it's worth.
You should be happy that your friends respect your opinion like that. Have you ever tried to show them how to find new music?
Trust me, you could be worse off. I have a buddy who completely unironically put in his old limp bizkit cd and said "I forgot how sick this was"
>be playing guitar at my sister's
>she's in a band, band members are there chillin
>just goofing off, play bob marley "redemption song"
>bassist walks up to me
>says we're best friends, i'm cool, he loves that song.
>asks me if i heard it off of the end of i am legend too (as he had done)
>qt best friend stays over one night
>chilling and playing some music
>throw on a couple Trout Mask Replica songs
>she starts grooving to it
>after like 3 songs, ask if she liked it
>she says yes
>explain it's notoriety
>she says she doesnt understand why people find it hard to listen to
>says its not nearly weird enough to be unlistenable
>that said, she has pretty good music taste and is open to lots of different music
I had a roommate who listened to the same 20 pop songs over and over again. I counted, it was literally 20. He'd only replace them when I started singing along
>WHEN I WAS--
>tfw way more into music than most friends but still have some concept of music to introduce them to that they will like
Fuck you asshole, music is one of the most important things in my life besides my family. I would call it more of a passion than a hobby. I mainly use /mu/ as a place to find music I've never heard of and discuss it. Yes it's mostly shitposting but sometimes there's some really good stuff. I'm probably going to college to study music theory next year. I don't know why anyone would care about fitting in here when the majority of us are anonymous.
You're right, I don't care much about money, or at least more money. I'm mostly comfortable financially, I have what I need and most of what I want. I want to go to learn and have the experience, not get rich. I don't see how money is relevant to my interest in music.
>riding in a car with a few friends who are p4k drones
>my turn for the aux cable comes up
>"what are you going to play [s4s] cultural ambassador? (they call me this btw)"
>tell them "I'm going to play some Animal Collective"
>they get all excited because they love My Girls
>play Untitled from STGSTV
>total silence for entire song length
Yeah I guess I'm lucky
If my only options were Limp Bizkit fans I would have no friends
Still, they know very well how to find new music, they just don't care and have shitty taste anyways
I dont know if you guys know dead obies, but basically they are the asap mob/odd future meme rap group of montreal (they rap in french and english).
Every person my age (18) (especially qt girls) is riding their dick so hard... And I think they suck, its just joke lyrics just like what you'd find in today's meme rap. They fucking copied it and made it bilingual.
Anyway here's the story of every girl I meet, when we inevitably talk about music:
>starting to talk to this girl
>so any music you really into?
>dead obies omg my favorite soooo good haha you'd like them
>haha no actually i'm not into that sort of hip-hop
>how can you omg fuck their so good
>no if you want i can show you some more interesting hip-hop tho, ive got a ton on my phone
>plays shabazz palaces or whatever
>(after 20 sec) ok nice put dead obies on
>no its shit
>she goes full bitchly and goes away
>start talking to another girl, seems nice
>the first girl comes over
>hey your that dumbass who doesnt like dead obies
>other girl goes: omg how can you?
>cry in bed because I cant find a girl that has great taste in music
Replace dead obies with whatever generic bullshit that comes and goes and you have yourself the reason most girl are boring.
>"ppl aren't on the same level as me"
>hanging with some friends
>"Yo anon did you hear the new drake?"
>Nah fam, I don't fuck with him
>Aight anon, what do you listen to then
>Play some MF DOOM
>He got bars. He's aight. He's no drake
>be at home
>mom is a die hard christian maniac
>she has this annual dinner party at our house for the holidays where she invited her church friends and this one coworker she has
>party starts and like 30 people show up
>nothing but middle aged suburban christian families show up
>decide i don't want to deal with awkward small talk and stay in my room
>2 or so hours in, dinner ends
>it's kind of late now, so like half the people leave
>mom brings out this big ass cake
>everyone is now walking around, eating cake and chatting
>they all relocate to the living room, where my turntable, speakers, and records are
>everyone starts looking at it and asking my mom whose they are
>she says they are mine and makes me come out of my room to go talk to the people looking through my records
>by the time I get there, my mom's kinda hot coworker is looking through them
>i am feeling kinda nervous and embarrassed
>she then looks at me and tells me I have good taste
>she claims that she used to be a punk rocker back when it wasn't lame
>says she used to hang at CBGB and all that
>she is still looking through and gets to my copy of Never Mind the Bollocks
>says she loves the Sex Pistols
>she then, I shit you not, takes it out of the sleeve and plays it on the turntable
>my turntable was set weirdly from earlier so it skips the first track and goes straight to "Bodies"
>she starts singing along to the song while my mom and the other church families are eating cake and silently staring at us
>i never saw that coworker ever again after that night
I know that is kind of a lame story, but I thought it was pretty funny when it happened.
You're probably right, but its like I have to pretend to like some shit so they dont go full retard on me. If a girl puts her music on at a party you better like it or pretend to if you wanna get with her.
>see qt girl with shopping bag by her feet
>can see through bag it's an LP
>it's The Wall
>say nothing because beta af
on the one hand, I love pink floyd, on the other, the wall isn't even a top 5 pf album, on the other other hand, the odds of a qt liking pink floyd and listening to lps is low
>Couple of weeks ago
>One-on-one with professor on what to write my paper on.
>While I wait for the other person, listening to vaporwave on my tablet
>Calls me in, sees my background is vaporwave
>He's a media studies professor so everything is 3deep5me to him because he reaches so far
>Listen to it because of the dank vibes
>Forced to make bullshit up and pretends it's some hypermeta thing
>He's so fucking enthralled by Tim and Eric: The Genre that he outright forces me to write about it
14 page paper on vaporwave due tomorrow.
Yep, my friend has an old iPod classic in his car filled with shit from when he was in highschool. 21 now and it's still the same shit.
It's also almost exclusively filled with pop punk shit like Blink 182.
> work at local comic shop on weekends for a few months
> have to quit. Interfering with school/personal life
>Some girl replaces me
> Go on weekends to get stuff and see old coworkers
> Tattoo on her arm
> That's totally Colors
> Point it out
> She's ecstatic that someone finally knew
> talk about BTBAM a good bit. I got to go
> Next week back again
> Talking about music again. Animals as Leaders show coming up.
> She finds it in the city paper.
> Look for the Dope Body release show (city paper had someone take pictures)
> Can't find but I mention I went to the show
> She had friends go but didn't end up herself
> Ask if she listened to Lifer yet
> Get cd from car and let her borrow
> Add her on FB and head home
> She messages later that night about how much she loves the album.
> Real in depth conversation about the album.
> Spend the next few hours talking about music.
> Totally have the same taste but we have listened to a lot of different things.
> Get number and talk a lot. Music mostly.
> One night pick her up.
> Drive around just listening to cds
> Brought up before about our love for ITAOTS
> She has it burnt on cd
> Burnt cds don't work in my car anymore.
> Fuck it lets give it a try.
> After a few tries it finally works.
> 1:30 driving around and we both sing the whole album together.
> mfw life is good
Seriously. It's too awesome when you have someone irl to geek out about music with.
>Go to on a 3 hour trip to see black metal band Wolves in the Throne Room.
>take girlfriend who invites her fiend who invites her friend.
>let's call the friend of the friend blondie
>dumbest cunt I have ever met.
>playing WitTR to get me pumped
>blondie on phone to her equally dumb boyfriend
>"yeah I'm in the car with anon, he listens to emo music, and he drives like a grandma"
I knew a girl once who had Selkies on her phone. She was fat though and is only getting fatter.
I got Desert of Song on my driving playlist and if any gril doesn't like it she can eat shit
>she basically called you out for listening to forest rock
>in real life
>talk to friends about music sometimes
>they like music I don't care for
>I like music they don't care for
>No one gets in an absurd dick measuring contest about taste
>we move on and talk about other things
>occasionally someone has some interest in the music I have on and I put the song on their music player
>tfw not in highschool anymore
>tfw musical preferences aren't a competition
great feelings all around.
>that DsO album is shit. you need to step it up
>in freshmen week
>all new people there
>drink a lot
>ask everyone if they listen to hardcore techno
>no one listens to it
>start singing Army Of Hardcore
>too drunk to realize its awkward
>nobody cares because I'm a funny as fuck dude and I drank a lot
germany is great
Whenever I'm listening to music on my speakers/computer and my roommate comes home he asks "what are you watching?"
Whenever a friend of mine and I listen to classical music together he'll use theory to justify liking or disliking everything he likes/dislikes
>he still think they're laughing with him and not at him
>Bring up the Knife in a presentation about gender bending in music
>Guy I want to fuck comes up to me he loves the Knife and wants to hear more of the music
>Agree to make him a playlist and email it to him
>Next time we're in class
>Tells me he really hated it and says he only likes one song from them
>It's a song by Knife Party
>hear some guy singing "[something something] on a tuesday"
>didn't know it was an actual song
>start singing "i think it's cause i ate too much food, hey!" in cal chuchesta's voice
>gives me a look like i killed his dog
He gave you that look because he knew you were a fantano-core plebian faggot anon. I don't feel sorry for you, you filthy degenrate. :^)
I'm not sure how this happened exactly, but our workplace turned metal as fuck. Well, I ended up being the guy that listens to the cheesy Japanese metal shit and other general nonsense. Couple other guys do death metal and grindcore all day. It's an interesting mix. Most people seem to respect my music tastes although I do kind of miss the days where I could freak out people by simply playing avant-garde stuff.
Not really. Black metal and death metal kind of went in opposite directions from thrash. Anything they share, they share with thrash as well.
Anyways, it's funny to me that "death metal" is such a well-known phrase despite the genre itself remaining relatively obscure (compared to say, thrash or metalcore).
>listening to Mr. Oizo's new album at work
Coworker: "cool this sounds like Caravan Palaces"
>I just don't even what
>working in com lab
>overhear two kids talking
"Have you heard of this band, Deerhunter?"
>at this point get interested
"They're pretty obscure. You probably haven't heard of them."
"I mean, they'd be lucky to get like 1000 youtube views on one of their videos."
>open up deerhunter video
>almost 1 million views
I actually had a similar experience a few days ago. A guy in my program mentioned that song and I looked at him really weird because I wasn't sure if he was a Cal Chuchesta fan or if there was actually another song called this.