Besides, you're Kurt Mitchell. I couldn't, & wouldn't, look down my nose at you for any reason. (Well, I guess I could ... I seem to have my Jewish grandfather's nose, & my eyes are deep-set enough that it's always in my field of vision, not that I ever really notice it).
Now ... The Confessor I'll be happy to look down my nose at. *ahem*
Also, I own both Titanic soundtrack CDs because I like the Celine Dion song "My Heart Will Go On." (I also like Whitney Houston's earlier "I Will Always Love You.") How in hell could I look down on anybody for the music he or she likes or doesn't?
[i]Really, the only kinds of Western music I don't care for are opera, heavy metal, rap/hip-hop and (sorry, dan) punk but even so, I bet I could name at least one act or song in each genre that I do dig.[/quote]
If you can think of a palatable example of opera, you're one up on me. With heavy metal, sounds like we're pretty much in agreement -- with the exception of a couple of old Black Sabbath songs, I'd as soon listen to static. (Unless the late Type O Negative are considered heavy metal; I liked those guys a lot.)
Rap/hip-hop I liked a fair amount of through about, oh, 1987. Then, I guess, I got old; other than Public Enemy & a bit of A Tribe Called Quest, I lost all interest.
As for punk, I actually tired of 99 percent of hardcore around 1983, at which point it started all sounding pretty much alike.
I'm not familiar with the TV series, but I'll note that for whatever reasons, close to 100 percent of my reading (other than comics) these days is nonfiction, as fueled by the local library.This year, I have a list of 34 books I hope to finish by Labor Day. All of them have two things in common: they're non-fiction and their authors were featured in Continuing The Conversation, a collection of interviews from the PBS series Bill Moyers' Journal.