Originally Posted by acecow
Yup. No one really cares about dressing nice. I've long admitted to myself that I do it only as a hobby, to add extra meaning to my life, extra bit of fun and something to care about. Otherwise, nobody gives a damn, even if you draw compliments.
Oh, and classical music > rap.
So wrong on both counts. Lots of people care about dressing nicely, you just haven't met them yet.
And no one gets to make blanket statements about genres until they are exhaustively familiar with both genres. Especially with classical music, I don't listen to people's opinions on a given composer unless they have experience with composition themselves... it's easy to write big swells of strings and make people feel swept away, it's much harder to do it in an interesting way a la Samuel Barber's Agnus Dei. It's easy to talk shit on rap until you've spent time in the actual scene, gone to battles (or been in one yourself), and experienced the genre from multiple angles.
I should stop getting so worked up about music, but people should also stop saying stupid shit.