>guy i went to high school with
>his two favorite bands are nirvana and the doors, so not horrible
>says he needs three elements to consider a band good
>he hates 80's music
>especially billy joel
>he claimed that nirvana's first ever song was titled "i hate billy joel"
>he is also a compulsive liar
>says that radiohead are horrible
>used karma police as evidence of this
>instead cites bush as "the only good british band of that era"
>says that the song turning japanese is about "a guy who just got out of jail, so he buys a lottery ticket. Then when he gets him he starts jacking off, and they call his lottery numbers on tv, but he's too busy jacking off to notice. He didn't find out he won until like ten minutes later, so he couldn't get the riches."
>where the fuck did he get this interpretation
>one of us calls him out
>says something like "if you won the lottery, and didn't find out until ten minutes later, you'd still get the money"
>he pauses and then says "no, i said ten years later"
>one day in english class our teacher gives us a project
>do a presentation on whatever you like, as long as it's american
>guess he had just given up for the rest of the year
>nirvana kid decides to make a presentation about the 90s and its music
>says he intends to play songs by nirvana, pearl jam, sublime, and beck
>his big day finally comes
>presentation starts with nirvana
>talks about nothing but nirvana for a good 45 minutes
>highlight is when he says that all rock music was punk before nirvana
>and all punk was was just gg allin rubbing feces all over himself
>points at teacher and says "you know what i'm talking about"
>bad time to say that
>eventually the teacher makes him stop talking about nirvana
>only has time to play one sublime song before the teacher cuts him off completely
>didn't even play smells like teen spirit
>in a presentation on the 90s
Got any stories about people with inaccurate views of music history?
>guy thinks smells like teen spirit defines the 90s
I've shared this (ongoing) story twice now so i'll make it short
>Friend listens to awful EDM bullshit (shit of the Proximity Youtube channel
>Only likes feel good shit
>More pleb than the top 40 warriors in a way
>Show him tons of music - Squarepusher, 808 State, Luke Vibert
>"what is this hipster shit?"
>Think he might like Feed Me
>Show him Mac Demarco randomly
>He literally only plays Mac Demarco everysingle day (plays 2 and Salad Days religiously)
>I's been about 3 months since I introduced him to Mac
>He said to me a while ago "I never thought I'd be a hipster"
>He's a complete fucking retard incase you're not convinced but he's good company
It sort of does though. I know being contrary is fun and all that, but you can't deny the impact it had. Perhaps saying it "defined" the 90s is too strong, but if you're going to do a presentation about 90s music it would make sense to have in there.
>Talking with friend
>Music comes up
>He makes fun of me because I don't like 80's music that much
>Try discussing why
>Won't fucking listen to anything
>He really likes Queen, and thought Queen was an 80's band
Thinks The Who is an 80's band
makes fun of me for liking Doors, The Who, Bowie, Nirvana, etc
>His favorite bands are Aerosmith, Boston, Guns N' Roses, Fall Out Boy, Poison, Ratt
I can't hear most of my friends talk about music. they mostly love 80's glam metal
Good god what.
That's just painful.
How about a pleb story about headphones?
>know a qt
>she's really into music (though sadly it's tumblrcore trash, i let it go since shes a qt)
>calls me one day about getting some headphones
>asks me what i think the best pair for under $50
>she just wants some simple in ear ones
>i say Sennheiser since I have just a cheap pair of those and they sound alright
>she asks about Skullcandy and Beats
>"no those are trash, you can do better for cheaper"
>she says "but i want the brand"
>try to nicely and subtly say she can do better and they'll break easy
>she wants the brand and buys it
>they fuck up two weeks later
>now she just uses shitty iPod ones
>teacher let him stand there for 45 minutes rattling on
when we had a thing like that in english class, the class autist got in 8 minutes explaining his headcanon for his fantasy novel before the teacher had to lead him back to his seat. there's no way that guy was allowed to stand there for 45 minutes going on about memegrunge
how does it feel that the first wave of skullcandy scene kids are now 18-20 and browsing /mu/? i was one once. i was never convinced that they sounded good, although i was for some reason convinced that the gold-and-black went nicely with my silver hoodie and green jeggings
You wouldn't believe what happens in some high schools. I had this school shooter personality kid in my spanish class who did a 30 minute spanish presentation about how much he liked Dragon Ball Z. The kid was like 5 feet tall and got suspended for a long time because he had a death note thing with names in it that they thought was a hit list.
nah now i don't really give a shit about fashion, just plain tshirts or band tshirts and jeans, /fa/ fashion is mad expensive and way too much effort for me. also it was the "it's just who i am!!" scene phase; my scene kid friends were actually way worse. one of them had 24 oral piercings.
How in the fuck can you fit that many piercings in your mouth?
We had this scene kid who went complete hick and has huge gauged ears that he doesn't wear anything in so they just droop and it looks stupid as fuck.
you can easily fit that many piercings in your mouth, you just gotta believe in the power of dahvie vanity's angelic presence
and yeah i see lots of those stretched ears now.. mostly on former scene kids who became "TRUE HARDCORE!! HATEMOSH" types and pushed their ears to like 40mm but with no jewellery. also tons of them who got their plugs torn out in one of those limp-wristed hardcore kid moshpits so now they just have two huge lobe-flaps slapping them in the cheek as they walk
I always found that scene shit hilarious. They were all trying to flaunt how unique and different they were but all had the exact same music taste and fashion. And every scene girl did the whole p3nguin of le doom thing too.
>death note thing
this seems to be a staple of autist internet stories but I just have trouble believing it. What compels these edgy kids to write all these names in fucking notebooks when nothing actually comes of it?
>tfw dating all those emotionally damaged qt's with daddy issues and shit in highschool
It was the ultimate time for getting laid bro. Scene girls were always the easiest because od the special snowflake shit and the whole YOLO thing (even though YOLO wasn't a thing yet).
same except for the fact that i had an infected tongue piercing. do you know what that feels like? hint: it's not fun
bc it's the main plot point of the manga/anime. kid picks up a note that lets him kill people by writing a name in it because some death god follows him round i think.. it's been years since i read that though
Rock mag lists always list Cobain as one of the best guitarists ever just because Nirvana are super popular and he's the one who played guitar, but Cobain really did have a distinctive style of playing. I ALWAYS know when I'm listening to Kurt Cobain play guitar, like Tony Iommi or David Gilmour. He wasn't a great guitarist, and there's a thousand metal guitarists who can technically play better than him, but he had his own style.
quad 0s the binary apocalypse is upon us.
But seriously, how can someone be sheltered that much. Like I get if you aren't into the culture or anything but references are everywhere, and there was a movie recently that was heavily promoted.
Look I have no fucking idea. The kid was beyond weird. To give an example, he stole my friends pencil every day. My friend never spoke to him, never made a friendly gesture at him, no contact at all. Eventually he called him out on it and he said "You got me!" and dumped a bag of penicls out on his desk. it was going on for months.
Not really. After highschool things slow down and you just end up dating and not really caring about sex at all. I honestly don't even fap or watch porn as much as I used to, I maybe only do once a week or less.
I'd honestly pick listening to music over sex or fapping any day.
I'm aware of the plot of death note. My point is, if anyone ever asked these kids about them, their only choices would be to say "my death note doesn't work" or "yeah I pretend to have a death note because that's cool." It seems stupid to do it all in the first place.
he was pretending because folk-punkers are annoying as shit (according to my experience with like two of them)
My dad bought me them when I was in highschool. They broke after a few months, but you get full credit for their online store when it happens. For this reason I have been cycling through sets of them for years and am still a semi-proud owner of skullcandy headphones for emergenciesq
On the subject of overlong/strange presentations, we had to do presentations for a literature class once; basically just writing an essay in the form of a powerpoint or whatever. Anyway, this girl did hers on The Stranger, right? But she brought a boombox to play a loop of "Wake Me Up Inside" throughout. Her presentation was easily 45 minutes long.
I went to highschool with a guy who thought that Star Trek 09 was the only ST, hadn't seen it because he assumed it was a Star Wars ripoff, and hadn't heard of any of its characters.
somehow i don't think that weeaboos operate based on what does and doesn't work in real life
Another good story.
We were doing this assignment and the weird kid sat across from us, because the desks were divided all weird. Anyway he wasn't in our group or anything, in fact he was sitting alone. He just starts giggling under his breath. A really attractive girl sparts freaking out because her phone that was on her desk was gone. I see a pink iphone poking out of his pocket. Eventually he places it back where he found it without anyone noticing. but when she opened it her selfie gallery was open.
The weird thing is he just kinda disappeared one day. Nothing was said and he just kinda never showed up again. Nobody knows what happened to him.
Good fucking god that Dragon Ball Z powerpoint in spanish set to dragonball z soundtrack though. I still don't understand what that was.
why's it so surprising to you guys that someone wouldn't know how many star trek series there are? if you've never looked into that stuff then you obviously wouldn't know. i couldn't tell you when the original star trek came out or how many episodes or movies or whatever there are.. bc i've never been interested in it
Shit like this blows my mind. I'm an oldfag (33) and when I was in high school, everyone was familiar with all major aspects of pop culture at least relating to the 20th century. Even if you hadn't seen a Humphrey Bogart movie, you still knew who he was.
We got this new 19 year old girl at work who never heard of Mick Jagger. Is it a millennial thing?
I don't really know shit about Star Trek but I know there are a tonne of movies from the 70s and then the 90s and the recent ones. And of course the old TV show from the 60s.
They didn't even find out through pop culture references? Even the second episode of Family Guy's first season did a Star Trek reference heavily.
>Yep. I get that sex is easy but I'm more interested in actual long term relationships and actually having someone rather than just banging a lot of different women.
Same situation p. much. Don't have a strong sex drive and sleeping with someone who I don't like just isn't appealing anymore.
ehh maybe, honestly i only know of it because my dad watched/watches it. if he didn't, i'd probably only know that something by the name star trek existed at some point in time, but nothing else.
probably, there's a lot of media out there. if you're just not into tv shows/films/etc (like me) you would have no way of really knowing these things. i could act equally surprised that my friends haven't heard aphex twin or something
Those kids still piss me off though.
>have one in 12th grade english class
>he starts humming an AJJ song
>I ask him which of their albums it's from
>"It's a song by Andrew Jackson Jihad buddy"
>I'm aware of that
>he looks at me like he doesn't believe me
>couple of weeks later, he's talking to some other kids about music
>comes up to me and asks if I've ever heard of "crust punk"
>tell him yes
>He says he likes it because "It's like folk-punk except the songwriter never showers and he gets all crusty. It's definitely the most fun kind of punk"
>Just say "yeah definitely, it's great"
>Later hear him talking shit about the Ramones for not being punk enough
Fuck that guy.
I'm pretty sure I'm a total weeb but ok
My implication is that this guy had not heard of Star Trek at all until 2009. That should not be believable.
Same feel bro. Just a little while ago I spent the night with my qt gf just listening to music and watching an old TV show we love.
Not to say we don't still bang like crazy though, we've broken my bed twice, but I'm just saying it's nice to have a closeness like that with someone. Love is pretty fucking great and in no way overrated.
I don't like saying friend with benefits cause that sounds sleazy, but honestly it's working out well. She's into somewhat kinky but not weird stuff so it's usually pretty fulfilling.
Any chance of a real relationship there though bro? It can take a damaging turn if you stop doing it or one of you finds somebody. I'm not trying to discourage you, I'm just saying becareful.
I honestly wish I knew how to have a relationship. I can't click with anyone because I can't get over shallow appearance issues, but I want someone who is deep and interesting, and I have no idea where to begin to fix it. I'd say I'm reasonably attractive, like a 7, but I don't seem to be able to relate with most people on a relationship level. idk any suggestions?
We have flirted with the idea, but I honestly it's like she doesn't want the commitment, but she's with me if that makes sense? We aren't really dating, because neither of us want to say it, for whatever fucking reason, but we kinda are in a relationship.
>If you can't fall in love with its sincerity than it can be cringe worthy.
yeah that's my problem with it
it just feels like I'm listening to some guy I dont know ramble on about his life and it feels awkward
>I like pop music on a music board
You guys might as well go to a nightclub and order milk, coming to a music board to discuss pop music is essentially that, or going to /lit/ and talking about your favourite Teenage novel
Primarily stuff such as these.
They disregard entire genres because they fit the definition of "pop music," and it's not even necessarily disregard because they fit the wikipedia definition of "pop music" in a non-derogatory way
"pop music" for you just means "bands I don't like" because you are THAT committed to not liking "pop" without having to listen to classical
Pop music to me are bands that are popular, and it so happens that most pop music is simple with catchy melodies and generally upbeat sounds.
There's plenty of stuff I don't like that I don't consider pop music.
>be a few days ago
>younger sisters birthday
>mum got her a new laptop
>it has Beats Audio™
>because it has Beats Audio™ my sister thinks she can play music through the speakers
>sounds fucking horrible
>go to check the name of the song thats playing (it was Duran Duran or something)
>every other song in the library is the same
>singing Big Pun's classic "Still Not a Player"
>negro coworker says "nigga whatcho white ass know bout fat joe"
>room mate, who is another black coworker, plays the same Maroon 5 song, the new one where they're covering NIN's "I want to fug u like and animaln" over and over for the whole hour commute to and from work.
>just that song and nothing else
wow anon, you seem to have a really informed opinion that is clearly founded upon a profound interest in the compositional value of a piece of music which you clearly understand deeply.
Yep, you're clearly a real knowledgeable guy who both knows a lot about music history, theory and culture.
Why are black people so pleb? Even when it's good hip hop, they hate it and want awful shit. And lawdy lawdy forbid you play any other black music besides hip hop, because it's white music.
Jazz? White music. Blues? White music. Ragtime? White music. Soul? White music. Funk? White music.
Seriously, I don't get it. Even the non-ghetto, college blacks do this shit.
> was riding in a golf cart with my coworker
> he says that I should be listening to talking heads through my headphones
> said I was listening to a band named after a talking head song
> he asks what it is and I say radiohead
> " thought that's what you were gonna say. "
> uses a very high and sour note "this one's optimistic! .. yeah I know them. Bunch of fegs."
> couple days later hanging out
> sings "everythiiiing. ."
> we harmonize "in its right plaaace"
>"Yeah jj gave me that album last night great album"
I always wanted this to happen
>25 years old
>Have my own apartment, along with a pretty decent record collection
>Mother visits for the holidays
>Brings her new husband, he brings his 12 year old kid
>He's autistic, has ADHD, and basically acts like a retarded 5 year old
>Whatever, I can ignore him
>He comes into my bedroom one day
>"WOW, RECORDS! I WANT TO LISTEN TO YOUR RECORDS!"
>"Not right now, maybe in a little bit"
>(I never planned on letting him listen to them)
>He yells at the top of his lungs in a high-pitched scream, "RECORDS RECORDS RECORDS! WAAAAH! RECORDS RECORDS RECORDS!"
>This goes on for a good 2 minutes
>Mother comes in
>"Just let him listen to the records, anon. And come out here and help me cook"
>Not worth it to argue, I tell him to be careful
>Go out to kitchen to help cook
>Come back in my room 15 minutes later
>At least 15 records are scattered across the (hardwood) floor
>Not the albums or the sleeves, the individual vinyl records
>He's sliding them across the floor
>His snot and spit is on at least half of them
>"Get out of my room right now"
>He does his annoying high-pitched scream again
>"Get out of my room and stop screaming"
>He gets on his hands and knees and crawls out of the room
>Steps on half of the records in the process
Maybe not a pleb story, but it's still infuriating nonetheless
I was like 13 - 14 at the time. I remember back then some kid in my class was telling me about them. I didn't really care for music back then so i didn't even bother checking them out
Captcha: oadynati scene
> hanging out with some friends
> this kid i didn't know shows up
> i offer him a hit off my crack pipe
> "nah that shits sketchy i only smoke weed"
>In the car with my dad
>Put on Mojo Pin by Jeff Buckley
>"Is this that Radio-birdman band or something again?"
>Playing music in the car with family
>Play Untitled II from Un peu de Neige Salie
>"Anon there's no music playing"
>Wake up dad and tell him to make me eggs
>Tells me he's too tired
>Get angry and start stomping my feet on the floor real loud so as to wake up my mom and younger brother
>He caves in
>Tell him to cook them over easy
>One of the yolks break after flipping
>Gives the fucking broken egg to me
>Ask him if he expects me to eat this shit
>Throw plate with egg on it at wall and watch it shatter
>Tell him I'm not hungry anymore
>Hear him sulking in his bedroom
>I could make out the words "where did I go wrong" in between wimpers
>Wake up next morning to perfectly cooked eggs and bacon cooked by dad with a note saying "I love you, see you after work" on it