View Full Version : What do you say when someone asks you....


Injektilo
08-13-2003, 02:01 AM
... what kind of music you like/listen to?

it confuses me. Someone asked me tonight, and I just sorta muttered some stuff and listed a few bands.

I hate giving specific genres because if you say "alternative" (something that they recognize) they'll think you like Collective Soul or something.....

anyway. I never know how to answer that.

skram
08-13-2003, 02:30 AM
i say 'alternative' and swiftly change the subject. i really dont enjoy talking about music.

Mason R Butler
08-13-2003, 02:35 AM
Lots of stuff.

Which is followed by "Well, what's your favorite band?"

Which is then followed by me stalling and maybe saying "Flaming Lips."

Then they say, "Oh...."

The end.

HailS8n
08-13-2003, 04:29 AM
I say, "Death Metal". They give me a "You fucking freak" look, and say, "Oh, okay".

That's all there is to that.

Esty
08-13-2003, 04:36 AM
I tell them I like a little bit of everything. As long as I think it sounds good. Then I say, but mostly alternative.

Boycott Graceland
08-13-2003, 04:47 AM
i hate that question, because music is basically my life. it's like someone walking up to you and point blank asking, "sum up your life."

bonsor
08-13-2003, 04:49 AM
i habitually reply with "smashing pumpkins".

and then i list bands that i've never listened to.

The Gaddrow
08-13-2003, 06:54 AM
I either say "good music," or "music that does not suck."

I was telling a coworker tonight about going to see Bjork, and he asked what kind of music it was. I could only say "good."

strange_one
08-13-2003, 09:06 AM
<font color=33FFFF> "probably not what you listen to"</font>

smashingjj
08-13-2003, 09:30 AM
"all kinds of music, mostly rock" blahblahblah

Lie
08-13-2003, 10:24 AM
I think I'm going to start saying "Death metal."

NegativeSleep
08-13-2003, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by The Gaddrow
I either say "good music,"

likewise.

scouse_dave
08-13-2003, 12:25 PM
i was asked this question on monday. i replied with "mostly guitar stuff from the 60s and 70s". hardly summed up my tastes, but whatever....it's a hard question to answer in less than half an hour.

strange_one
08-13-2003, 12:27 PM
Originally posted by Graveflower


You should have said "guitar stuff and piano men"

GlassDreams
08-13-2003, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by strange_one
<font color=33FFFF> "probably not what you listen to"</font>

Eulogy
08-13-2003, 02:10 PM
I say Smashing Pumpkins.

oui henri
08-13-2003, 02:10 PM
I'll say rock, alternative and a bit of new wave.

or i'll just list a few bands

Injektilo
08-13-2003, 04:09 PM
Originally posted by Mason R Butler
Lots of stuff.

Which is followed by "Well, what's your favorite band?"

Which is then followed by me stalling and maybe saying "Flaming Lips."

Then they say, "Oh...."

The end.

yeah, i do that too sometimes. I list of five of my favourite bands, and invariably the only ones they recognize are SP and Radiohead, so they shut up and leave me alone.

I like talking about music with people, but only with people who actually care about it and aren't asking me just to make conversation or anything.

scouse_dave
08-13-2003, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by Graveflower
You should have said "guitar stuff and piano men" maybe next time!

D.
08-13-2003, 06:04 PM
when i feel elusive, i say "weird shit" or "weird music".
when i feel sarcastic, i say "shitty music".
when i feel elitist, i say "good music" or "music that doesn't suck".

each one is followed up with me stalling and saying a few bands, which is usually followed by "never heard them" or "yeah, i have no idea who that is.":erm

Mayfuck
08-13-2003, 06:09 PM
Originally posted by David
when i feel elusive, i say "weird shit" or "weird music".
when i feel sarcastic, i say "shitty music".
when i feel elitist, i say "good music" or "music that doesn't suck".

each one is followed up with me stalling and saying a few bands, which is usually followed by "never heard them" or "yeah, i have no idea who that is.":erm

Yeah you're really indie.

D.
08-13-2003, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by Mayfuck


Yeah you're really indie.
actually, compared to people around here, yeah.

i don't act it like i'm sure you do.
they automatically assume that because i like kill hannah and the yeah yeah yeahs, that i'm "so indie".

Oblivious
08-13-2003, 11:19 PM
stranger - "what do you listen to?"

me - "stuff."

mewl
08-14-2003, 02:04 AM
I always say, "I like everything," which is true. If they ask me what I like I usually say Sleater-Kinney...

ZackZ
08-14-2003, 02:42 AM
Prog rock, classic rock, Smashing Pumpkins, and sometimes Zwan.

In that order. Then people ask me what progressive rock is and I tell them to fuck off.

sawdust restaurants
08-14-2003, 02:44 AM
Most people who meet me never ask me that question, or they find out that I'm a WXYC DJ first, which on campus is loaded with all sorts of assumptions.

D.
08-14-2003, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by ZackZ

In that order. Then people ask me what progressive rock is and I tell them to fuck off. :D

mirrar
08-14-2003, 04:27 PM
music you've never heard of (because nobody who asks me has heard of most of the bands i currently like) or alternative mixed with a bunch of whatever happens to appeal to me.