Folks make assumptions on what songs you listen to determined by your clothing and earphones   Leave a comment

Whilst many of my visitors might be keen on some of my own articles, here is one i found surfing around blog that is far better written than I might ever dream to achieve. Maybe at some point Iíll get to this level, you never know.

These days, it appears every person strolling on the streets listening to tunes on their earpieces, what sound? We donít get. We assume we realize. Is the punk rocker at the back of that coach secretly rocking to Britney Spears? Or may be the tracksuit-bottomed, highlight-headed young woman awaiting her friends, in reality moshing out with Black Flag? The pinstripe power outfit on the train could possibly be a tremendous Public Enemy enthusiast or the local ASBO could be a jazz fan with a soft spot for Coltraneís sax performance.

Those that do not dress in any music-themed outfits design can linger safely indistinctive to the world at large as music customers. Or can they? Below are two manufacturers and what they are saying about you:

Skullcandy are a brand new-ish brand (founded 2003) and intended squarely at the postpunk/goth/emo/whatever crowd. The clue is in the name along with the kid-friendly Stencilled graphitti skull logo. Designed to accompany bullet belts, Atticus shirts and skinny fit jeans, (the final remnants of authentic subculture now comfortably distant and changed by mere expenditure of impression and merchandise in 1. Punkís original image, i.e, the flaunting of poverty has been overtaken by a age bracket prepared to spend ready-ripped jeans and spraypaint-effect t shirts, I, uh, mean whatever, guy). Skullcandy headphones are available in a spread of bright colors, also as the stark black and white for maximum demand. Given the markup in worth, it appears highly unlikely that a consumer would acquire these earphones unless it is to produce a statement about the music itself. This being (even when they are an eighty year old woman) is way more likely to be playing My Chemical Romance than they may be Mozart.

Sennheiser headphones, distinctive by their smaller, specialized design tend to be more the realm of that audiophile, the music nut and the gadget freak. This one, though they might be attired in similar style to that Skullcandy child, is far more likely to be taking note of Charles Mingus, a vintage Delta Blues or folk piece, appreciating it the way one might a fine wine, in addition to all subtle cultural nuances therein. This one is serious about music, and his/her contempt for bands of the minute could be equally important. Expect a lecture at any 2nd on the genius of Belgian techno or a quantity of obscure Japanese arse-band (NOTE: arse-music isnít an actual style…yet)

So, the peripherals we use within the 21st century say as much about us as our album collections might. Even when we donít wish for them to? That definitely seems being possible, anyway. Next: How come we iPod users so bloody smug?


Posted July 12, 1977 by ferdinandpuckett in Uncategorized

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