From Writhe’s journal:
It’s crazy what people assume about me sometimes.
Just because I spin goth/industrial/whatever at the club and run a store that sells that type of music does not mean that’s all I listen to. I mean, c’mon! How boring and repetitive would my life be if that’s all I used to bombard my ear drums? How dull of a person would that make me?
To tell the absolute truth, I listen to classical music as well as rap & hip hop, classic rock, pop, electronic, and sometimes even old country. I seriously draw the line at experimental, noise, and contemporary country, though. I don’t listen to commercial radio because they only play Top 40 or Same 40 besides having too many commercials. I hate commercials.
In any case, I am NOT a one-trick-pony and I find it very upsetting that people think that. I don’t know if it’s their problem for not getting to know me better, or my problem for giving off that impression. I mean, yeah, I only play a certain type of music at The Bastille every week, but that’s what the night is about. People come to the club to drink, dance, and hopefully go home with someone they’re not afraid to look at in the morning. They don’t want to hear what I like, they want to hear what they know well enough to dance to. There is very little room for experimentation, and when you do experiment, you end up clearing the floor and having to start over. I only play that type of music at the store because I wan’t people to hear it and ask, “Who is this playing?” Then I can hand them the CD and let them listen to the rest of the disc at the listening station.
After hearing Decay think that I would shun her because she plays classical cello (which is extremely hot by the way… the cello, not the shunning), I wonder what other people think of me. It’s hard to know. I can’t go around asking everyone what their opinions are because they’ll lie to my face, I’m sure. They won’t tell me the truth because they don’t want to hurt my feelings. Not many people are that confrontational. The only people I can rely on to tell me what they’re actually thinking are the trolls who are safe behind their screen names. Yep, anonymity and venom, that’s the truth… and a whole different topic for discussion.
Oh shit! I still have to tell Decay that I’m going to Europe! OK. Take a deep breath, Writhe, and just let it out…