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Hey Salami,

Don’t sweat it. People like that are just projecting their insecurities onto others. Don’t let it pull ya back into junior high mode.

Lots of people are elitist like that when it comes to music. They want to define themselves by latching on to a clique that already exists, rather than following their own unique gut instincts. People tend to confuse "identity" with "image", which is unfortunate.

Personally, I see no reason to limit my own tastes, even though it occasionally makes me a target of other so-called fans. I love rockabilly, but sometimes the girls give me looks because I’m not covered with tattoos, and I don’t wear my hair in a Betty Page. And the indie kids will give me shit because I like, say Dinosaur Jr, but not Sebadoh, as if that were somehow a requirement and the two did not sound completely different. The list goes on and on.

But try not to let it get to you. YOU know what you like and don’t like, and you’re secure about that, so that gives you the upper hand in the long run. Just remember that these people don’t know you, and even if they did, they would probably still be pricks because of their obstinance. Also remember that, by being so snobbish, they’re missing out on lots of great music. And they’ll meet less girls than you because of it <img>

take care