There it is.
The most tedious question in the history of the world ever.
And every guy who asks me out, new friend I make, person I meet who either wants to impress me or I want to impress them, they'll ask me. And another version of me makes extremely loud and overdone yawning noises while the real me mumbles something about eclectic.
Truth is, I like music. I always have. If I'm in the mood I'll have a little listen. I used to buy it, I now download it, it's all good. I have my favourites. I especially like to listen while drawing and running.
But good CHRIST, when am I going to be old enough to not be judged on the music I listen to. You know when you meet a hipster or derivative thereof, obviously they're always a DJ on the side. Always. And they'll always know more about music than annnnyone else in the room or possibly the world. And they'll bang on about genres and dubstep and drops and fucking I don't know what.
And I don't mind that. You know, each to their own. But it's when they get all uppity and smug when they know something about some wanky genre that their mate invented last Tuesday, urban dub hardcore step lite or some such shit, and you haven't heard of it. Like it makes them superior.
Sometimes I just bring up Coldplay and Adele, just to annoy them.
And besides I do like some Coldplay and Adele. I bloody love rock music, and cheesy 80s rock and goth bands. I still listen to Sisters of Mercy. I still like The Cure. I LIKE POISON. I'm 36 AND I LIKE POISON.
I don't like dubstep. Mostly because I still don't understand what it is. Why are there so many genres? Why? Who decided that was the thing to do? Maybe I do like dubstep and don't even realise it.
I don't understand how music is made or marketed anymore. DJs seem to have to be IT experts to even have a fecking chance of it. And all the zeitgeisty bands seem to last about two weeks before they disappear into whatever sweat stained ether they came from. And if this makes me sound middle aged it's because I AM MIDDLE AGED.
And I'm far too old to be patronised by 40 year old sad git 'DJs' or 'producers' who turn out to actually work in a kitchen and play a local club at the weekend. I'm not going to defend what you consider to be my parochial taste as if it matters in any way, shape or form. And if you're over 30 then for fuck's sake, stop trying to keep up with them. The kids'll over take you anyway. They've already got more tattoos and trainers than you ever managed.
So, music snobs, take your genre condescension else where because you're never going to shame me into giving a fuck.
Also, your hat looks ridiculous.
Small update: still no hot water