Maybe you live in Milwaukee...or maybe you are a dirty hipster.
This article is pretty good, though the quiz is very illadelphia focused.
... 99.9 percent of mainstream music is vapid, unlistenable dross, but duh! Tell me something I don't know. And yes, the general public are, by and large, subhuman pond scum with no taste, and populism for populism's sake is obviously not a good thing.
But please. Just because a band is on an ultra-obscure indie label doesn't give it instant credibility and/or superior talent. There's a simple reason why a huge number of supposed indie acts ... remain obscure: because they're mind-numbingly tedious and deadly, deadly dull.
Also, about Philly, I guess Gilmore Girls had an episode on recently that dealt with a character living in "cool" Philadelphia. People never think of this city, but for the time I have lived here, I have seen it develop and become a better place to live. However, the "better" it gets, the more people from Philly get pissed off, which makes me laugh.
For some reason, a lot of people here prefer the city to suck, be dirty, and have sports teams that they can turn on at the drop of a hat. Maybe that's because all the people I hang out with are hipsters.
Hah, that is a great article. Sadly I can relate to so much of that, sans the stupid trucker hats and beards. Although, I do have a scruffy mini-beard most days (including today) but that is due to my laziness in shaving, not due to any allegiance to Architecture in Helsinki.
I also love the timeframe illustrating the development of the hipster. It rings so true for so many reasons:
*1980-Hipster Johnny is born to middle-class parents in Bridesburg. *1993-Rejects the commercialism of the grunge arena rock scene and decides he's never going to buy a CD from a major label again. *2000-An emo kid for two weeks. Still has a white belt. *2001-First legal Pabst Blue Ribbon!