Ok, to be honest, I do not have great taste in music. In fact, almost everyone here feels pained listening to my playlists. That does raise the question my roommate asked though, how do you decide what bad music is? Well, I'll tell you how I know that my listening tastes are lacking; no one else lets me pick the music. I continue to listen to my melodies on iTunes and hope one day to be blessed with a musical ear like others, but honestly I don't understand the problem with my music.
I mean, I listen to what has been big on my radio stations back home for a while now. My favorite bands have been Cake and Metallica for as long as I can remember. I'm just a product of my environment. So, do I need to break out of this? Do I need to acquire what my classmates call "taste"? I just don't know.
My roommate does play a good amount of music I've never heard before, and I do enjoy most of it, so maybe it is time I put away the bands I've liked since middle school (but not all of them and Cake is definitely staying or the deal's off) and pick up some of this other music.
I don't think I'm ever going to be a connoisseur like many Shimerians, but maybe I'll at least be able to follow along when they start discussing music.