Some are more bizarre and ridiculous than others but what I think is interesting is that there are so many different kinds of music that most people have never even heard of. Most people I know are aware of maybe half a dozen different genres and assume that everyone they meet listens to one of only three of those. And in these parts it’s more often one of only two. Classical is what old people in New York listen to. Similarly, the few other genres they’re aware of are only listened to by strange people in far away places.
But really there is so much. Some of it wouldn’t even sound like music to most people, and some sounds pretty tame, but I think it’s great that there are people out there trying to be different, still rebelling culturally just as rock and roll, now mainstream, was once considered rebellious.
Full disclosure: We recently bought a Flogging Molly CD. To me, all but two or three of the songs on it sound like drunken Irishmen crying in the middle of a hurricane hitting a musical instrument factory but I do really like this song, which we first heard on an episode of Stargate: Universe last season.