I think if you palm mute your guitar while you are playing it, I’m approximately 17% more likely to enjoy your song. If you do a pick slide, I’m intrigued. Strum above the nut with a boatload of overdrive? I’m down, especially if you also integrate some squealing feedback. I wish pick harmonics were a sign of quality, but just as often they mean men in spandex pants and make-up singing songs like “Every Rose Has It’s Thorns.” That song makes me want to spit up, or laugh, depending on the day.
If you’re from the U.K., you’re statistically more likely to be in my music library. This can be partly explained by the population difference between the USA and the U.K. There are many, many more people here, so we are more likely to produce crap bands, and we do (see Creed, Nickelback, Korn, etc.). Sure, the U.K. has it’s share of crap bands, but they can more easily slip through the cracks. I’ve mentioned this before, but I don’t like Coldplay. I wouldn’t go so far as to call them a crap band, but I don’t have to sweat it because there are so many other U.K. bands I love. Recently that has included Foals, Bloc Party, Arctic Monkeys, Lady Sovereign, Scroobius Pip, Radiohead, and so on.
If you’ve been featured in the game Rock Band or headlined an arena rock show, I’m probably going to need some convincing. The music I tend to gravitate to seems to not get too far beyond the club venues. There are exceptions, of course. Muse, for example. The Beatles, for example. Metallica, for example.
I enjoy country music, but not automatically. My brain needs some convincing. The same goes for worship, jazz and blues. These are all styles I’m a big fan of…if it’s the right song, the right sound, etc.
I like some hair bands (Motley Crue).
I have an AFI tattoo.
I like 1940s Hawaiian music a lot.
I like tons of other stuff. I like listening to songs and well, just liking them. I shouldn’t like drivel like Ocean Avenue, but I do.
What kinds of music do you like? Why?
I ask myself every day, and I can’t really say. I just know that if I didn’t have it, I don’t think you’d like me.