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Old 07-06-2005, 05:26 PM   #1
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People make fun of me :(

I am constantly being made fun of for my musical tastes. Not so much for liking U2, but for liking other less mainstream bands such as ; Ryan Adams, Bloc Party, Kasabian, the Bravery, etc.
The culprits are mainly my wife, brother, and cousin but even my friends at work bawk at my apparant "deviant" taste in music.

Ryan Adams is the perticular point of most of the ridicule. On their first listen, they instantly write it off as country music and give me dirty looks like I should be shot for listening to country.

But the good news is that I know I have great taste in music. The people who mock me are hypnotized by mainstream media. I actually feel sorry for them.

Do people you know make fun of your musical tastes? If so, what bands/artists do they mock?
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Old 07-06-2005, 05:33 PM   #2
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Recently a friend dismissed a music recommendation from me because "Bloc Party doesnt sound like they'd be a good band from the name". His loss.

In the past I've been made fun of for being a fan of electronica (dont remember the artist).
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Old 07-06-2005, 05:38 PM   #3
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What music do they like?
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Old 07-06-2005, 05:40 PM   #4
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I get made fun of for U2 all the time. Others I get made fun of for: Norah Jones, Bjork, Dave Matthews, Eisley and Keane, to name a few. Big deal. As long as you like what you're listening to, fuck everyone else.
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As long as you like what you're listening to, fuck everyone else.
This is why I like you.
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Old 07-06-2005, 05:46 PM   #6
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i get teased for likeing old music all the time, i love U2, Beatles John Lennon, Pauol McCartney and Wings, Bruce Springsteen, Cold Chisel,Hunters and Collectors & Crowded house just to name a few.

but i mean for crying out loud the people who tease me like Britney Spears ect. (sorry for any fans) U2 have been going on for 25 years! Britney wont!

But hey just don't take anything they say seriously!

you have a great taste in music
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I As long as you like what you're listening to, fuck everyone else.
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I've never really liked the same music as everyone around me, so odd looks and rolled eyes are quite the norm for me. Most people decided I must be a junkie listening to all that "weird stuff"

Even recently my sister asked me "How did you get mixed up with that stoner band?" (the stoner band is The Church -- well...it's pretty accurate ) I should have told her my dealer turned me on to them...
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Re: People make fun of me :(

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Ryan Adams is the perticular point of most of the ridicule. On their first listen, they instantly write it off as country music and give me dirty looks like I should be shot for listening to country.

Maybe they mishear you, and think you said (B)ryan Adams!
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Old 07-06-2005, 08:31 PM   #10
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Your musical choices - much like whether or not to utilize underwear - is a highly personal matter and should not be influenced, hampered, or otherwise deviated from based on the opinions of others.


(Besides, they have their own stupid bands - who are they to chastise you?!?!?)

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Old 07-06-2005, 08:44 PM   #11
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well my friends mock me of liking U2, DMB, Goo Goo Dolls, or just my taste in adult alternative/rock stuff.

then my family mocks me of liking hardcore/thrash metal bands like Misery Signals, Fear Before The March Of Flames, Dillinger Escape Plan, and stuff like that.

but I really just like so many genres that it's possible for anyone to say a band they don't like and I like, and they'll mock me.
I mean to criticize a band is all right because everyone has different tastes and opinions, but to tell you, "Ew, you like that band! They suck.." and try to attempt to change your opinion.

That bothers me.
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some bands that I like (the Allman Bros or the Who) are cool to like or at least respected, but I get picked on for liking U2, Arcade Fire, The Bravery, and The Cranberries in particular.

People that listen to pop and rap usually couldnt care less, but most of my friends are into rock, just crappy rock like emo that they've convinced theirselves is okay cos "they arent that big yet!" It's the emo/punk fans and the elitist classic rock fans that give you the most shit. (the ones that think all music is shit after Jim Morrison died).
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i'll admit, i'm pretty much the music snob in my circle of friends.

the most flak i get is for listening to U2.
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hmmmm ive been made fun of for msuical tastes since i can remember
ive never been a fan of pop, hip/hop or r&b and thats always whats been popular with classmates, so now im used to it.
currently all the rave where i live is on : gwen stefani, maroon 5, green day, killers, usher,
..none which i like

im ALWAYS being made fun of for being a u2 fan.. as well as springsteen, police and dylan

ive NEVER met a u2 fan in person

but im used to being made fun of music taste

we all know who has the better music taste
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Old 07-06-2005, 09:50 PM   #15
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we all know who has the better music taste
why, thank you for the compliment!
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