Have you ever tried to get a family member or friend interested in your music? If so, what was their reaction?
>Made a copy of SAW 85-92
>Give CD to dad on his birthday
>"Thanks for the CD, anon. I listened to the whole thing going to work."
>I don't believe him
>Thinking he's just saying it to be nice
>"Cool, well I'm really glad you liked it. I wasn't sure if you would or not."
>"I really like the one that sounds like a video game."
>talking about Ageispolis
My step dad was really into psychedelic music so I gave him a copy of MPP.
>This isn't psychedelic Dave
>Now Jimi Hendrix that's some real shit
>After the 70s music lost all of its soul
>Let's just listen to Sgt. Pepper again
At least he liked My Girls alright even if he wouldn't admit it was psychedelic.
>Be me, a year ago
>Dad is cliche music-dad
>His favorite bands are Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, "the list goes on..."
>My recent order from The Flenser comes in the mail
>Have A Nice Life variants
>"Cool artwork. Is that something I would like, anon?"
>"I don't know. It's kinda sad. Maybe?"
>Listens to The Unnatural World
>It's his favorite album now
>Blast Guggenheim Wax Museum in his car constantly
What are good recs for someone who doesn't even listen to music? It's my dad. He has a couple old Genesis and The Police tapes but he never listens to anything.
I've showed him a lot of bands and artists spanning different genres. I showed him King Crimson because he liked Genesis (and a bit of Rush) but it's too "outlandish" for him. I also showed him newer stuff like Radiohead, Yo La Tengo and Porcupine Tree. He likes some of it but he doesn't care to listen to more of it.
Is he a hopeless cause?
>be at school during break
>friends are rapfags
>friend is playing music on his phone
>stops his music
>say "anon, play some of that oldschool shit you have"
>I say "which?"
>that beastie boys shit
>I play that beastie boys shit
>mfw I basically introduced my friends to beastie boys
But my friends are so retarded I introduced them to Vince Staples and Joye Bada$$
same guy, there is also this shit
>talking with friend on computer
>he introduces me to Kendrick Lamar
>says Kendrick is some hot shit that is going to blow up
>talk to him about To Pimp a Butterfly, say it's my favourite album of the year
>he says "I don't think I listened to a single track on that new album"
all my senpai love my band fpg lmao
Tried, but unfortunately neither my family or my friends are the kinds of people who care much about getting into bands. They'll just give a false little "oh yeah that's cool" and forget about it 5 minutes later.
>I've been listening to windowlicker the past 72hours
My mom can't stand Björk at all, but I got my older brother to love her with "Verspertine" and got my younger brother to like her with her stuff with the Sugarcubes
>Have you ever tried to get a family member or friend interested in your music? If so, what was their reaction?
My parents are more versed in Classical music than I am. They possess, and know, a huge collection of records, CDs and sheet music.
>In car with mom on way to visit grandparents (no underage b&, I stay with my family over the long winter breaks we get from uni)
>I ask my mom if I can put on some music
>She gives me the aux cable
>I put on Unknown Pleasures, I figure it's safe enough
>We listen to it about halfway through, she eventually says it's making her depressed
>I decide to put on something different
>For whatever reason I go full autism mode and think putting on Government Plates would be a good idea
>Maybe it's because she said she wanted something more energetic
>Well, You Might Think is sorta dubstep-y, and that's mainstream and popular now, right?
>I put it on
>GET SO FUCKING DARK IN HERE
>COME COME FUCK APART IN HERE
>I DIE IN THE PROCESS
>YOU DIE IN THE PROCESS
>She quickly hits the volume knob and turns it off
>"Mom, just wait..."
>I press to turn it back on
>KETTLE DRUM ROLL, HARD SHIT
>FUCK I SAID FUCKER DON'T START SHIT
>She angrily says "No." and hits the knob again
>She takes away the Aux cable and we sit in silence the rest of the way there
>On the way back I manage to convince her to let me play On Avery Island after promising her it doesn't have any yelling homeless people
My Roomate's ultra pleb friend who listens to the most normie-core pop, rap and indie rock likes Bones now because I played like 4 of his alums all the way through while she was in the room.
Also none of my friends like minimal techno, experimental electronic or noise, even accessible stuff like Ryoji Ikeda and Merzbow
>be me, 2012
>travelling around the country with my dad
>"anon, why don't you put some music?"
>can't find anyhting pleasant
>finally put on some Sufjan
>"anon, this sounds like a circus"
>put Grizzly Bear
>he begins to laugh
>"anon, don't be a sissy, this shit is a wannabe Beach Boys"
At least I got him into Nick Drake and Mercury Rev.
Funny, I put You Might Think on full blast just to piss off my mom
can anyone help me out? my dad loves music a lot, but I can't find too much modern stuff that really appeals to him. he's a huge Who fan, loves songs with a lot of drum fills where the drummer just destroys his kit, uptempo rocky stuff. Yes, Zeppelin, all that classic rock stuff. Any suggestions?
>play death grips, decently accessible songs like i want it i need it and i've seen footage
>friends know me as a memer, think i'm fucking around with them
>they laugh and tell me to change it
>tfw unironically like them and was hoping they would too
I got my dad into fleet foxes and some arcade fire and because I indoctrinated my little sister into being a lil hipster he's heard a lot of sufjan and vampire weekend too. I stuck to accessible indie shit after this one time I played Alberto balsalm in the car and he talked shit about it.
One time I was listening to Veckatimest in the car and my hispanic grandma got really into it, which I found pretty funny.
>me, literally an hour ago
>making pasta, blasting Coil's Backwards
>dad walks in
>FUCK ME FROM BEHIND, FUCK ME FROM BEHIND
>"what is this?" and gives me a rotten look
I got my mom into Klaus Nomi tho, heh.
"list could go on" is an indication of someone listening to the most entry level music of a genre (or what /mu/ considers to be so), so in jazz, that would be "Miles Davis, John Coltrane, the list could go on".
>Driving around with my dad
>Put on Dead Flag Blues
>"Sounds like the Michelin man from those old tire commercials, y'know like some big Canadian talking (word he uses to refer to black people)"
>Later says it reminds him of Pink Floyd
Not awful I guess
>playing Death Grips for your mother
Bad move, anon, but I tried playing Blank Banshee for my mom on a car ride once and after two tracks of her not saying anything I just turned it off and put on some Rolling Stones.
Sometimes you have to cut your losses.
I got my mom into Porcupine Tree after playing her Stupid Dream and In Absentia, she really liked the '60s rock influence since she grew up back then. She listened to her copy of In Absentia for months afterward.
>my turn to choose music
>start out with some stevie wonder
>everybody is into it, its safe
>try to play some joanna newsom milky-eyed mender
>my dad start rubbing his ear all irritated
>my sister is like "she sounds like lisa simpson lol"
>no one likes it
>from a non-English speaking country
>of all my family members only cousins speak proper English
>go to 60 yo stepfather
>he likes Dylan, Neil Young, Nick Drake etc. but can't understand a word
>doesn't listen to anything recent but he's quite open minded
>play John Wayne Gacy jr to him
>"I love this song, anon, but what is it about?"
>"oh, you know, usual stuff like love and..."
>"mmm, yeah, he sounds quite gay tho"
>we end up listening to Illinois during a road trip
>he also listens to Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Papa John and others now
>trying to force "better" taste in music on old people who already know what they like and probably couldn't care less about "liking good music"
If people ask me to burn CD's for them I usually leave an extra one in there of a different brand disc and pretend like I have no idea where it came from. Sometimes they ask me to figure out what it is and get more.
My mom likes Genesis but it seems she only likes Phil Collins stuff.
my dad heard me listening to no love and dug it, checked out the rest of the album and thought the cover was hilarious. he was always into cool intense-y stuff like that on top of usual dad rock stuff
I took my dad to a Death Grips concert and he absolutely loved the show, I'm not sure if he listens to them any more though, he's a bit of a cliche dad rocker. On the way to the show I tried showing him NOTM because he's actually a huge Bjork fan. He saw her twice in the mid nineties and used to be on a mailing list and shit when those were still a thing. I think NOTM was still a little too out there for him tho.
>my mum sings along to nmh, sufjan, early weezer etc
>she enjoyed the seer
>dad refuses to listen to anything glitchy or potentially abrasive noises, not even radiohead
>he took me to a free-jazz concert
>both are into classical, like me
could be far worse
>have cool parents
>they invite me to go see Boris
>I didn't even know they were playing
>they come and see me play my shows (I make electronic music), excitedly tell audience members that they're my parents
>took me to a festival when I was 13
>always curious about what I am listening to, ask for mixtapes a lot
>they listen to bands like LCD Soundsystem, The Mars Volta, !!!, MIA, Slayer, Radiohead, etc.
dadrockers are fags desu
shit why doesn't stuff like this happen to me
beautiful job anon
wine and sleeping pills
Lost cause anon
this is what you get for liking joy division faggot
both are pretty meh to be h
show him In the Court of the Crimson King already, that album has GOAT drum fills
IN YOUR AREA
DO IT NOW
dude gays lmao
should have played LYSF, instant winner with normies
god damn that's some pretty good taste
i wish my dad would bring me to free jazz concerts
what the fuck nigger jelly af
Sometimes I think my dad lurks this board, it's really weird.
>Loves King Crimson
>Loves Neutral Milk Hotel
> Ask him if he's heard Tame Impala's "Currents"
>"That's such a meme album, pure pop garbage. Innerspeaker's his crown jewel."
>discover WYWH as a 14 year old
>show it to my dad because i always knew he liked pink floyd
>i never liked wywh it's garbage
>dad i thought you liked pink floyd
>plays his atom heart mother cd and forces me to listen to it in its entirety then makes me watch the whole live at pompeii movie
Sucks to have a contarian dad
>make sister listen to aegatis byrjun
>she likes it so much that she cries during that crescendo in vidrar vel
>show it to mom
>what the fuck is this pretentious shit
>do you listen to this crap? What the fuck is the singer even doing saying this is annoying as fuck
Oh my god so much this
>help my mum fill her iPod
>still has same iPod
>hear her singing along to Avenged Sevenfold and Paramore every so often
I cringe everytime
>tfw no cool hip dad that browses /mu/
>implying joy division is bad
i dont understand these people. why not just outright say you dont care for music?
my parents were never interested in anything i was interested in
my dad cant even show any affection if i ever try to show him something best he says its ok listens once and throws it aside forever
>i dont understand these people. why not just outright say you dont care for music?
Shitty human tendency for false sincerity. Incredibly frustrating to experience in everyone you see.
>living at home at 18 because poorfag
>mum knocks on my door
>asks what i'm listening to
>tell her it's Gucci Mane
>asks me to burn some CDs
>she bumps Gucci in the whip now
To be fair, my family have excellent and varied taste in music
>parents took me to a festival when I was 8
>took me to see Faithless when I was 13
>Myself and my dad often share our favourite hardcore punk albums
>older brother is a junglist and metalhead
>whole family was involved in the free party (rave) scene in the 90s
>uncle used to let me go through his collection and pick out stuff for hime to copy for me
>he also gave me a 2pac greatest hits when I was around 10
>be listening to some BoC
>dad walks in the room
>"What's this anon?"
>"Boards of canada"
>"It's pretty good"
>Used to drive around with my mom when in high school
>She had to endure my shitty metal phase, liked Melvins & Megadeth though
>She liked punk stuff I moved over to
>Now actively listens to Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
>Showed Dad vinyl copy of Trout Mask Replica
>Mentioned that Frank Zappa Produced it
>Played 5 sec of album
>He dismissed Frank Zappa as a "One hit wonder" and walked out of the room
>mom keeps prying to hear my music every time I call
>she's an advanced level pleb, favorite artists are my chemical romance, taylor swift, you get the idea
all she knows is I make electronic music
I make dark ambient with heavy noise and idm influences
I really don't want to show her but should I cave? she's incredibly judge-y and i'm really sure it won't go well
>Listening to Animal Lover
>Mom walks in
>"Hey anon what is this its pretty good"
Once I was driving my mom somewhere in our car and I put on OKC, she switched it off because she "didn't trust my being able to concentrate on driving with that violent and agressive music on"
>In a moody mood
>Decides to put on Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Skinny Fist album
>On speaker, because that's how to listen to them
>Sit outside of my room and do homework and listen to them
>Mom says "oh my I love this! It's night music. It's really hypnotizing, I love these violins."
Same thing with Pink Floyd, feels good guys
>put on boards of canada in the car with my dad
>start with aquarius
>"anon what is with this woman counting"
>decide to put on geogaddi instead because i'm an autist
>"why are we listening to a lawnmower anon"
>he turns it off before the intro even ends