...What do you listen to when you're not working?
I asked the barista.
- "Let's see...Twenty One Pilots. Have you heard them?"
Enthusiastic, he continued:
"They're out of Ohio and on the same label, Fueled by Ramen, as Fun. Who I also like. Twenty One Pilots is hip hop...but it's also got like an electronic thing, a little similar to Macklemore. Who I also like.
A CUSTOMER SEATED SEVERAL FEET AWAY JOINED THE CONVERSATION.
"Twenty One Pilots are good, but I can't stand Fun. They're just trying to sound like Queen.
Well it pretty much all comes back to Queen and the Beatles, doesn't it?
Queen's good too. Check out Twenty One Pilots though. They're so good.
I'll do that.
"Alt-J is really good too."
"Modest Mouse is great too," she said. "You know them?"
"You probably know Ugly Casanova too."
Not a big fan.
"And Tom Petty is really good. I saw him at the Gorge."
I love the Gorge Ampitheater.
I'd like to see Modest Mouse out there.
"Definitely check out Twenty One Pilots,"
the barista said.
I said cheerfully, and left.
Music is a Thing. A Thing to talk about and open up great little mini-conversations with strangers. Mini-conversations that will soon be forgotten by everyone.
Except me. I scribble notes furiously on the ubiquitous 4x6
notecards always hanging out in my back pocket.
Twenty One Pilots, here I come.
Thanks for the good convo, people.