[Dixielandjazz] You are What You Listen To

David Livingston snargi01 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 25 01:24:05 PDT 2009

I listen to everything from nature sounds to heavy metal and everything in between. No rap though, it isn't music. I also play my trumpet in rock bands, jazz bands, wind ensembles and theater shows and run a Dixieland radio station on the internet. I must have multiple personalities.

 David Livingston
Dixieland Gumbo Internet Radio
The BESTplace on the web to hear Traditional Jazz
To inquire about getting your band on the station 
contact Dave at davel at dixielandgumbo.com

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Subject: [Dixielandjazz] You are What You Listen To

You are what you listen to, says new study of music lovers

Think twice before proudly showing off your iPod playlist. Your choice of music may mark you out as
boring, dim and unattractive, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.

By Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor
Published: 8:00AM BST 22 Aug 2009

The study found that we make assumptions about someone’s personality, values, social class and ethnicity based on their musical preferences. Classical buffs are seen as ugly and boring, while rock lovers are regarded as emotionally unstable and pop fans are considered to be rather dim. Perusing a person’s iPod playlist can “reinforce stereotypes and, potentially, social prejudices”, said Dr Jason Rentfrow, who led the research at the university’s Department of Social and Developmental Psychology. “This research suggests that, even though our assumptions may not be accurate, we get a very strong impression about someone when we ask them what music they like.” Subjects in the study were asked to ponder six musical genres: rock, pop, classical, jazz, rap and electronica. Jazz fans elicited the most positive response as they were considered to be imaginative, peace-loving liberals with friendly and outgoing natures. Classical buffs are
 perceived as quiet, friendly, responsible and intelligent but also unathletic, physically unattractive and dull. Those with a preference for rock songs are deemed to be “natural rebels”, thoroughly irresponsible and emotionally unstable, while pop fans are seen as conventional and calm but lacking in intelligence and wisdom. Rap aficionados are viewed as athletic and self-respecting but disorganised and “more hostile” than other music fans. Lovers of electronica are “a bit neurotic”. The research was carried out to mark the university’s 800th anniversary.

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