In high school, what music did you enjoy?
I can answer this one for #2 too since she traumatized me with the NIN cd by letting me know she played it whenever she was feeling sexually frustrated. On the other hand, she’s also responsible for my love of They Might Be Giants, which is a good thing. And we both loved the spectacular girl bands of the time, with a special love for Salt n Pepa.
More seriously, like most kids growing up in the 1990s we were really into alternative. #1 also really liked heavy metal because of an ex-boyfriend and musicals because she grew up with them and monty python from another ex-boyfriend, and opera from growing up, especially from the Romantic period. Also classical music from the Romantic period more generally.
Most of #1’s music likes come from other people, either a roommate or an ex-boyfriend. Seriously, I honestly disliked 70s music until I got a crush on a guy who loved it in college. (He ended up dating one of my friends who shared his love from her own interests rather than his transferred interests. He’s also the guy whose glass I accidentally broke with my wrist.)
Ugh, now I have the worst song from Pretty Hate Machine stuck in my head. Why? Why? And it keeps interlacing with Wonderwall which one of my other high school roommates would play on repeat until I had no choice but to hate it. All we need now is the base from Under the Bridge by RHCP which the upstairs people would blast every morning at some UNGODLY hour and we’ll have all my least favorite high school music associations combined. Oh, except the next door neighbors one year who would crank up the base at like 6am on Saturday and Sunday mornings with their boombox next to our beds so the beds would shake us awake, but it wasn’t the same stuff each time. We were the ones who got in trouble for retaliating when they didn’t stop after we’d asked them to politely multiple times (I believe we left a note under their door saying something to the effect of, “Jesus wouldn’t play His boombox so loud that it made his neighbors’ beds shake a 7am on a Sunday after repeatedly being asked not to”). I hate fake Christians who are too selfish to be considerate of others’ sleep needs. /end rant from being 17 years old Man, I did not need that memory. I’m *still* angry about it! I bet she voted for Trump.
Here’s #2’s actual answer:
Music I liked in hs that I still like now:
Pretty Hate Machine by NIN
music from the Renaissance era
Music from hs that I now can’t stand:
most of Red Hot Chili Peppers
Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
I was actually going to mention a whole album here that used to plague me, but to my delight, I have totally forgotten what it was. (#1 suspects it was wonderwall) (it actually wasn’t)