I dont really post much in there, but I'll say I'm a bit like Graeme - my tastes are all over the place. I don't really care about liking a particular genre, it's just got to appeal to me. So I like a wide variety from metal to symphony.
The only two types of music I just can't find something to like in is country and western and jazz.
Hmmm... maybe if the 2 were mixed together.. :thinking:
Certainly not, BlueDays, quite the opposite, I'd be more curious to listen to a kind of music that very few listen to because I'd deem it original, unlike something famous and well known that is usually posted.
If you have noticed the kind of music I post, it's either pokémon instrumental music, Finnish / Russian pop music, and I am not the least embarrassed of my tastes.
In the forum I have never had that issue, but IRL I have, especially when I was younger.
I remember when I was in high school I was very self-conscious about the music I listened to, because while it was very meaningful and important to me, I felt it wasn't the type of music I was "supposed" to be listening to. As I'm older now it seems silly to me, but as a teenage boy I worried deeply what people would think of me for listening to Fiona Apple and Paramore, and not exclusively alternative, classic, and modern rock music. For the most part, I never shared my musical interests with anyone, and whenever I was in a situation where I had to choose music (like in my car) I would pick 'safe' choices, the things I felt like the other people would like, or that they would expect a person like me was supposed to like.
Now I embrace being different rather than shy away from it. Frankly, if someone is going to judge me for the type of music I listen to, I don't give a flying hoot anymore
I was a huge fan of 'Yothu Yindi' back in the 90s/2000 in highschool. They were an Australian Aboriginal band that shot to fame in the 80s.
My friends laughed at me for liking them, but they meant something to me. I remember going to this battle of the bands type concert that had huge acts each year like Red hot Chilli Peppers and even Nirvana back in the day, but one year I went just to see Yothu Yindi play- and I was like dancing right at the front - to my horror when I turned around and saw the whole audience sitting down looking at me as I was the only one jumping up and down and singing etc lol. Later I overheard people say how good that band was and that they were going to listen to them later lol...
Yothu Yindi became an important voice for the indigenous people of Australia and reconciliation and that is why I really liked them.
Like what you like, it becomes cool because you like it