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When Musical Tastes Collide

I went to see Britney Spears last night! I love her, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Den didn’t come, of course. Britney is definitely not his thing. But, bless him, he’s tolerating it right now as I play her entire back catalogue through his precious Bose speakers and into the apartment.

When Musical Tastes Collide

And sometimes, I tolerate his dance music as he pumps it through the house. I do like his brand of trance/house but only really when I’m out… during the day? Repetitive and mindless. Particularly repetitive when he attaches himself to a specific track or particular 20 minutes of music and plays it… oh, say 10 times in a row.

Or sometimes, he likes to revisit his high school roots and we get Tool’s ├ćnima album pumping through the speakers. Again, I don’t mind it but it’s not my ideal choice of music.

In the car, it’s a constant struggle between playing a favorite CD (him) and listening to cheesy pop on the radio (me).

Lately, when I simply can’t stand it anymore I banish Den to listen to his music on his headphones. And usually when I’m cleaning or cooking and feel like some music, I’ll just pop it through my iPod and dance around the house silently.

Do you have the same musical tastes as your sweetie? Have you changed your musical tastes to accommodate a relationship? Do you have set custody hours of the sound system in your house? Or do you just stick your iPod in and be done with it?

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2 comments for “When Musical Tastes Collide”

  1. Posted by Scott Fisher | November 25, 2009, 6:14 pm

    you could always compromise and listen to Britney trance remixes, a similar argument is with tv/movie tastes I always find myself watching something that doesn’t interest me just to keep the peace.

  2. Posted by Kate | November 23, 2015, 3:02 am

    Ok, Ed. Next time have a spot of yolk-coloured superglue on the spoon. Alternatively, evyoerne has to put blue dye on their thumb(s) and if they make a print on the egg they are shoved off the podium.

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