One day, someone asked me about my taste in music. He asked what is my
genre and what scene am i belong to. Then i said “i don’t know”. He then
asked “You’re straight edge, no?”. I said “I am”. Then you’re hardcore? Well,
NO, i don’t think that i’m that related to the scene.
I often being criticized for being less-idealistic about my taste in music. And those
of the anti-mainstream scene keep telling me not to listen to the music in hype.
I was once very idealistic. I listened to punk rock and denies any other kind of mu-
sic. And there are times i’d become a hater. I hate people who dislike my music, I
hate people who listen to pop songs, moreover, I hate any other bands playing
But there always a good music came out off my own scene. And there are times i
have to fight my own taste. It doesn’t feel good, really. And for them who are still
in question, let’s say the music God came to me and put a pair of hearing aid on my
Now what music are you actually listen to? Now there’s this question i really hate
to be asked about. Not because I don’t know the answer, it’s because i don’t think
such question needs to be answered. And I hate being judged by what i listened
to. Why do you bother telling me to like this or that, when you don’t even want to
know how other music sounds like?
I listened to any kind of music that suites my hearing. I can tell you that i like hard
rock and metal more than others, but there are times when the kinds of music
don’t suite my mood or simply don’t suite the occasion. Then what should I do?
Turn off my stereo? Hell, no.
I like post-rock, experimental, and noise, that it suites me best when i’m in a very,
very bad mood. I listed to pop, britpop, and even emo when i feel like it, especially
when it’s about love situation :D. Hardcore, punk and pure rock in my standard
mood. Grindcore, mathcore, drone for bad traffic day. And country and classic and
jazz when i need to ease my mind. I also listen to hiphop, blues, mellodic and any
other occasionally. Though in some condition it could be different, but basically, I
listen to almost any kind of music. Say that I really love Metallica, can’t I like Mew
and Weezer, too? Or the Felice Brothers when I feel like to? Music is one of the
God’s best gift to humans, but the genres and scenes are man-made. Why being
stubborn and listen to only one kind of music when you can listen to them all?
I really don’t care of people calling me shallow or having no taste and attitude.
Well, it’s unlike I badmouthed someone behind their back or committing crime, isn’t
it? It’s not the “you are in no position to tell me what’s right” line but simply “not
worth arguing”. I pay attention to the scene that is going on, but to judge a
person based only on his/her playlist would be sad, wouldn’t it?
I said I am straight edge. I am proud of saying that I’m a non-smoker, non-
alcoholic, and don’t do drugs. But, if to be straight edge then one’s have to be
hardcore-holic, then I’ll put it away, call me anything you want. Because my pride
is being healthy, not hardcore.
What is your favorite genre? it’s music, nuff said.