“What Your Taste In Music Says About You On A Date” & “What ELSE Your Taste In Music Says About You On A Date”

Ah, good old Facebook, always good for a laugh. If not from the first post, certainly from the new site’s related “articles.” This is one of those related articles, two of them actually.

What Your Taste In Music Says About You On A Date” and “What ELSE Your Taste In Music Says About You On A Date,” both by Scott Alden, published back in 2011.

My extractions below are far from the complete list. Honestly, I don’t like most of the bands listed in the original articles, and more then a few I’d never heard of at all, ever. But I did find the highlights below to be rather amusing. So pop over to the originals if you like, and see how it stands up to your personal scrutiny.

So here are my lifts and my reactions:

The Ramones: Unless you’re over 40, you’re trying to be cool.

Damn, missed that one by a couple of years.

Rush: You’re a man. And a nerdy one at that.

What, because I like good music that actually has meaning and merit in the lyrics? Oh right, ‘…doth protest too much.’

R.E.M.: You’ve got a big heart.

Give us a break love. See above.

Tori Amos: You cry during sex and get real quiet after.

Should have added “If your a chick,” but yeah. Mind you, “chick” doesn’t just mean female. It’s like “dude,” means more than male.

Bob Dylan: You’re an asshole, but you don’t know it.

Pardon me, but I do know it, thank you.

Ani Difranco: You’re a good communicator. Maybe too good.

Yeah, I do tend to go on a bit, don’t I?

The Cure: You fall in love WAY too easily.

That’s fair.

Britney Spears: If you’re a gay guy or a woman, you’re normal. If you’re a straight guy, you’re trying to get laid.

That might have worked in the ’80s, in middle school. Bit dated these days.

Fleetwood Mac: You’re reasonably well adjusted. Considering.

Considering what!?!

Jewel: Um… are you sure this is a date?

Snorted coffee on this one. And just to test it out, I tried “Absence of Fear” out on Number Two Son, 17 months, jazz free stylist on the piano and original disco dancer reincarnated. He gave Jewel a two yawns down reaction.

The Smiths: It’s doomed every time, but it always takes a beautiful, long while to figure that out.

Working on our 8th year, thank you.

Depeche Mode: You’re screwed up, but you know it, which actually does help.

Okay, that’s fair. But I should mentioned, for a lot of people in the States in the ’80s, being a D.M. fan also meant you were gay. Not the most PC take on it, nor true, but Martin Gore in leathers did sort of make the association easy for the bampotss

Aerosmith: Your wild days are behind you.

Considering I get really happy when Number Two Son sleeps in til 8:00 AM, this is most likely true too.

Paul Simon: You’re sincerely insightful about your relationship issues, but in the end you decide that it’s not your fault.

HA! No comment.

Bob Seger: It’s not your first time around the block.

Which block? Oh, that block, right. Sorry.

Billy Joel: You know exactly what you’re doing.

Oh yes, that is true. I’m ussally making a total fizzer out of whatever I’m doing. Sometimes this comes off to the common good, sometimes not, but as my wife says; “It’s never dull around here. Damn shame, I would use some dull for a change.”

Prince: You’re a little weird, but you make up for it by being a total sex machine.

“In my MIND!” —Eddie Izzard.

Cat Stevens: You had a glorious youth.

Yeah? Where? I think I misplaced it somewhere.

Red Hot Chili Peppers: You’re not super-interesting, but you’re nice enough and you’re certainly not going anywhere, so…

Ouch. That was mean. And don’t counter with “It’s true.” That’s just being spiteful.

U2: You’re very loving, but prone to fits of irritating self-righteousness.

I’ll sue damn it!

The Who: You’re a generally open, curious person, but you get really riled up when people cut you in line and stuff.

Not really. I’m supper layed back about shopping. Thing is, I expect to be annoyed before I ever go, which is why I tend to avoid it and out-source it whenever possible. So when it does happen, I’m just like “Oh, well, carry on them ya twat.” “In my MIND!”

Lady Gaga: You’re sort of obnoxious, but people can’t help but like you.

Oh yes we can help it. Yuck.

Miles Davis: Introspective.

Oh that’s where it came from…

John Coltrane: Deeply introspective.

…silly me, I thought it was all those years being a Quaker that did it.

Charles Mingus: You’re cool as hell.

Who? Can ya hum a few bars?

Thelonious Monk: You’re cool as hell. Even though you’re wearing mismatched socks.

Ya read that Number Two Son? You’re cool as Hell mate. Well done.

Stravinsky: You’re romantic. Sometimes aggressively so.

I don’t care what she said- I wasn’t there- wasn’t even born yet- what, the dishes? No, I didn’t do those either.

Mozart: Smartypants.

A Little Night Music – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart”

Aye, that’s right. But we know it.

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