BTreotch mentioned it yesterday's post, but I have to bring it up again. Stuff White People Like has become my favorite blog these days.
#41 Indie Music is nestled in between #40 Apple Products and #42 Sushi.
This is pure genius...
If you want to understand white people, you need to understand indie music. As mentioned before, white people hate anything that's "mainstream" and are desperate to find things that are more genuine, unique, and reflective of their experiences.And yes, marijuana made the list at #33.
Fortunately, they have independent music.
A white person's iPod (formerly CD collection) is not merely an assemblage of music that they enjoy. It is what defines them as a person. They are always on the look out for the latest hot band that no one has heard of so that one day, they can hit it just right and be into a band BEFORE they are featured in an Apple commercial. To a white person, being a fan of a band before they get popular is one of the most important things they can do with their life. They can hold it over their friends forever!