Last post I took a look at the first ten on the list of things that annoy you if you're really into music, or whatever the author called it. So far 5 out of 10 on the list I had to answer with a "Yes, that bothers me." Let's see how I do with the final 11 . . .
11. "When you can't talk about a band without saying everything about the band."
Yes. I catch myself doing this. I need to work on just dropping that one anecdote and just stop. Just get in, get out. But I always get on tangents that could potentially be bothering those around me, and certainly bothering the female I'm with at the time.
12. "Only being able to start things when you've found the perfect playlist."
Yes. I can't do any work around the house until I have a good record picked out, and I certainly can't exercise in any way whatsoever without assembling a bomb playlist. In fact, I'm more likely to end up going to the gym if I know that a good playlist is waiting for me on the shuffle in my gym bag.
13. When you play a song for someone and it's not as awesome as you remember.
Yes. I just recently downloaded the theme from "The Lost Boys," and while it sounds so cool in the movie with all the vampire visuals, just hearing it on your iPod sound incredibly dumb.
14. "When someone refers to 'your music' so dismissively."
Yes. I was playing some Yo La Tengo at work a long time ago, and a bitchy coworker of mine at the time said, "Does your girlfriend like your music?" She said "your music" just as the author of this list intended.
15. "When you can't stop yourself from ranking everything."
Yes. Anyone who has been around this blog page for a while knows that I have made a lot of lists over the years, right down to the funniest douche commercials of all time, so yeah, I rank stuff too much.
16. "When you can't stop planning the songs they will play at your wedding."
No. But it's close. I don't care too much about making a list like that until it's getting close to take the time to take the plunge. However, I do think it's important for every couple to know what their first dance will be because that's their song. Mr and Mrs Noisewater's song is "The Air That I Breathe" by The Hollies, incidentally, and we will slow dance any damn place immediately upon hearing those soothing sounds . . .
17. "Or Your Funeral"
No. Not even I do that. This one might be the one you need to ask yourself to see if your music snobbery has gone slightly over the edge. Well, if I had to pick a song, I guess it would be "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion. Just kidding.
18. "When you need to keep a running list on your phone of songs you need to sing on karaoke."
Yes. I'm afraid to say yes. This one embarrasses me a little, but yes, I will make a mental note of a song I need to try out the next time I grab the mic. When next I sing, I was thinking I need to do some Phil Collins, but if I'm too hammered, then I always sing the "go to" songs that I can do on drunk autopilot.
19. "Then you never end up using it."
Yes. Or I try it once and it's way harder than I thought it would be. I thought one time it would be good to sing "Nickleback" because it's so bad, but because it's such a bad song, it's really hard to sing. It's a very awkward melody.
20. "When a song comes on that you just can't not sing along to."
Yes. But more I would say that I just can't sing one line or phrase that I think is particularly good.
21. "When people think they're super fans but only know the latest record."
No. This one would have been a definite yes for me a few years back, but I have really changed my ways. I'm a recovering music snob.
However, music snobbery is like herpes. It will go away for long stretches of time and then will rear its ugly head when something flares it up, like reading this list. Once you have it, you never entirely lose it.
Totals: 13 out of 21