I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby RollTide8756 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:39 pm

High on Fire, Pallbearer, and Mastodon

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby RedBirds2011 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:41 pm

OP, admit it. You like listening to music. You started this to begin a large music discussion thread lol

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby Cupidity » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:51 pm

Just be honest.


Explain to them that you only listen to theremin music.

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby PARTY » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:01 pm

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby Cupidity » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:08 pm

Baseball is like crack for math nerds. I can vouch to that.

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby TurtlesAllTheWayDown » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:18 pm

PARTY wrote:
TurtlesAllTheWayDown wrote:
PARTY wrote:
TurtlesAllTheWayDown wrote:Disregard my last post. I didn't realize OP also stated that watching sports is the opiate of the masses. Given this new information, I would say that you should just carry around an index card that says, "I'm socially inept, please don't try to talk to me" and silently present it to anyone friendly/foolish enough to try to ensnare you in a conversation. Problem solved.


does not watching sports and not liking shitty popular music make one socially inept?


No, but not listening to music at all and listing watching sports as an opiate for the masses (pretty hyperbolic, don't you think) smacks of social ineptness. Additionally, using TLS to figure out how to answer such a benign question as "who is your favorite band" doesnt really speak well to a person who can easily navigate most social situations.

Surely you are able to see the difference between what I stated and how you interpretted it, right?


not putting in effort to acquire, listen to, and categorize music does not make one socially inept.

sporting events (and everything that comes along with them) are opiates for the masses, as it were. (bread and circuses, anyone?)

and using the internet to crowd source questions that one is either curious about or attempting to troll through does not imply social ineptness, either.

OP may be irregular, but 'tis pretty strong to assume the 'bergers.


I retract my assumption that you are able to distinguish things. Any assumption of subtlety was incorrect on my part, and for that, I am truly apologetic.

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby beachbum » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:19 pm

PARTY wrote:
TurtlesAllTheWayDown wrote:
PARTY wrote:
TurtlesAllTheWayDown wrote:Disregard my last post. I didn't realize OP also stated that watching sports is the opiate of the masses. Given this new information, I would say that you should just carry around an index card that says, "I'm socially inept, please don't try to talk to me" and silently present it to anyone friendly/foolish enough to try to ensnare you in a conversation. Problem solved.


does not watching sports and not liking shitty popular music make one socially inept?


No, but not listening to music at all and listing watching sports as an opiate for the masses (pretty hyperbolic, don't you think) smacks of social ineptness. Additionally, using TLS to figure out how to answer such a benign question as "who is your favorite band" doesnt really speak well to a person who can easily navigate most social situations.

Surely you are able to see the difference between what I stated and how you interpretted it, right?


not putting in effort to acquire, listen to, and categorize music does not make one socially inept.

sporting events (and everything that comes along with them) are opiates for the masses, as it were. (bread and circuses, anyone?)

and using the internet to crowd source questions that one is either curious about or attempting to troll through does not imply social ineptness, either.

OP may be irregular, but 'tis pretty strong to assume the 'bergers.


lol, yes it does. Not having the slightest clue what bands are "acceptable" to a broad audience probably means one has been living under a rock. And asking an anonymous law school forum does nothing to dispel that assumption. I mean, there's some pretty huge fucking bands out there (The Beatles? The Rolling Stones?), that are big in both the music world and pop culture. You'd probably have to make an effort/live under a rock to avoid being exposed to these bands at some level.

The sports comment is also pretty bad. You can hate sports, and rail about how sports add nothing to society as you sip on your organic free-trade latte, but the fact is that sports are fucking everywhere. And they're a pretty common interview topic, not to mention a common topic in everyday discussion.

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby Dr. Filth » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:23 pm

Dany wrote:Eiffel 65.

o/

edit: scooped + 5 pages damn

There are plenty of people my age, 21, that don't like the Beatles. I'm not sure about olds.

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:26 pm

Dr. Filth wrote:
Dany wrote:Eiffel 65.

o/

edit: scooped + 5 pages damn

There are plenty of people my age, 21, that don't like the Beatles. I'm not sure about olds.

It is sick, isn't it?

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby Dr. Filth » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:30 pm

Tom Joad wrote:
Dr. Filth wrote:
Dany wrote:Eiffel 65.

o/

edit: scooped + 5 pages damn

There are plenty of people my age, 21, that don't like the Beatles. I'm not sure about olds.

It is sick, isn't it?

kids these days

At this point, I've accepted I listen to dad rock and hipster music and moved on

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby KellyFan2000 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:51 pm

In all seriousness, if you're uncomfortable referencing GWAR!!!, tell people you love Kraftwerk. Those who know who this is will think you're hip. Those who don't will later Google them and think you're hip. You can't lose.

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:53 pm

KellyFan2000 wrote:In all seriousness, if you're uncomfortable referencing GWAR!!!, tell people you love Kraftwerk. Those who know who this is will think you're hip. Those who don't will later Google them and think you're hip. You can't lose.

I would question if somebody is a robot.

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby Dr. Filth » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:56 pm

Tom Joad wrote:
KellyFan2000 wrote:In all seriousness, if you're uncomfortable referencing GWAR!!!, tell people you love Kraftwerk. Those who know who this is will think you're hip. Those who don't will later Google them and think you're hip. You can't lose.

I would question if somebody is a robot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn8c4N0_2e4

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby charliep » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:57 pm

ICP whoop whoop

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby TurtlesAllTheWayDown » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:00 pm

KellyFan2000 wrote:In all seriousness, if you're uncomfortable referencing GWAR!!!, tell people you love Kraftwerk. Those who know who this is will think you're hip. Those who don't will later Google them and think you're hip. You can't lose.


Or Autobaun. It's best practice to say your favorite band is a movie reference to a real band.

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby Ludo! » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:06 pm

I bonded with an interviewer at OCI talking about death metal and Ted Leo and I still didn't get a callback, so OP I don't think it matters much.

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby Ludo! » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:07 pm

TurtlesAllTheWayDown wrote:
KellyFan2000 wrote:In all seriousness, if you're uncomfortable referencing GWAR!!!, tell people you love Kraftwerk. Those who know who this is will think you're hip. Those who don't will later Google them and think you're hip. You can't lose.


Or Autobaun. It's best practice to say your favorite band is a movie reference to a real band.


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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby TurtlesAllTheWayDown » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:12 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:I bonded with an interviewer at OCI talking about death metal and Ted Leo and I still didn't get a callback, so OP I don't think it matters much.


Ted Leo FTW
or Titus Andronicus if you've got a touch of the ennui.

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby kalvano » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:22 pm

Mudhoney. Green River. Mookie Blaylock. Temple of the Dog.

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby TTTLS » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:32 pm

ITT: Chomsky-reading hipsters spittin' copious amount of derp.

Sounds like my kind of party. 8)

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby vpintz » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:33 pm

TTTLS wrote:ITT: Chomsky-reading hipsters spittin' copious amount of derp.

Sounds like my kind of party. 8)

ran here.

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby TurtlesAllTheWayDown » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:00 pm

TTTLS wrote:ITT: Chomsky-reading hipsters spittin' copious amount of derp.

Sounds like my kind of party. 8)


Tune-Yards, Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter, amirite?

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby sundance95 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:08 pm

NMH is a money suggestion. Other suggestions that are cool without being uber-hipster but not so pop as to get you mocked: State Radio, Spoon, Calexico.

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby KellyFan2000 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:09 pm

I think this is my favorite thread ever, because I can tell many of the posters are fellow NPR listeners and fans of The Big Lebowski. My kind of people.

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Re: I don't listen to music. What's a non-embarrassing band?

Postby Grond » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:16 pm

The Curfew. Hollis Henry FTW.




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