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Ongoing History Daily: What your musical preferences say about you

There’s a study from the psychology department at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.  They studied the personalities of 36,000 music fans and came up with some interesting profiles.  And before I get into this, I’m just the messenger, so don’t get mad at me. 

If you’re into indie music, you are very creative BUT you have low self-esteem, aren’t very hard-working and tend not to be kind nor generous.  Reggae fans, meanwhile, have very high self-esteem, work hard and are very kind and generous. Keep in mind that all of these 36,000 music fans were in the UK, so your mileage–and self-esteem-–may vary.

[Source: Independent 5 Sept 2008.  “Classical to Rap: Music Loves have much more in common than you would think.”]

Yesterday’s Ongoing History Daily post was about Metal vs. classical music

Alan Cross

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  • To my knowledge you haven’t done a 90s Canadian rock feature yet. Bands like The Tea Party, I Mother Earth, Our Lady Peace, The Headstones and Alanis Morissette dominated the 90s both on air and at concerts. What happened to these bands? Who followed? Did Canadian rock die out and get replaced by artists like Bieber, Drake, and The Weekend?


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