I was ecstatic to find that my new next door neighbor has fantastic taste in music, but it got me thinking about music on campus. Why is it that bands like The xx are only getting played on headphones by audiophiles, while the sonic refuse played at weekend parties seems to only come with the volume set to 11? Just because the beer is ordered in bulk, I don’t see why the music has to be of similar quality.
My strategy is to continue ignoring the fact that music taste is a matter of opinion, continue considering my loud music as a form of public service, and continue raising the volume until I get some serious complaints from the neighbors. It’s worked out well so far, except for the fact that everyone else has the same strategy.
On a related note, kudos to Stern Dining who have recently switched up their music for a huge improvement. It was the worst freshman year, when it was impossible to fully cook a waffle without hearing “Soulja Boy.”