If someone tells you that they love Snow Patrol do you let it lie or do your mock to your heart’s content? (Christ, that was a bit of a Carrie Bradshaw sentence formation!)
I chose the latter at the weekend . . . I think the consequences are still playing out. We got to this point by the person in question wondering why the audience at a Snow Patrol gig was such a middle aged anorak wearing (literally) bunch. I ventured that this was because Snow Patrol were the quintessential modern middle of the road outfit. Grumpiness ensued.
And was only countered by a shared appreciation of Tunng. Which still begs the question of how you can like Tunng and Snow Patrol simultaneously. Inevitably conversation then got turned around to a question of “what music do you listen to then?” Which of course requires a balanced and thought through response. How to balance muso obscure with good popular music? Throw in a few curveballs to display a taste for classic pop? Try to not appear too white indie fey.
This one’s for you Sarah!
And this one is just for the hell of it.