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Old 11-14-2010, 10:04 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Have you never been in a library or something? Or never met a Slayer fan?
I said stereotypical. Anyways relax bud, I was half joking.
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:09 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I said stereotypical. Anyways relax bud, I was half joking.
I am relaxed. I just don't see it. If anything I think of the stereotypical library patron as being someone kind of on the young side.
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:31 PM   #23 (permalink)
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It's not really the library goer, really. It's the whole "literary" attitude of the people running the library. IE. you'd be hard pressed to find a Slayer Album at Barnes, and Noble but you'd find ****loads of adult contemporary garbage, traditional chamber music, folky college pop, and some jazz.

I just always believed the purpose of a library was to showcase what was considered music of the cultural, and intellectual elite. I am NOT saying that they intelligent people don't listen to Slayer, I'm personally a massive Slayer fan, but just find it strange that it would get through the filters of people running libaries, assuming they can filter at all.

With that said, Reign In Blood is by far one of the most influencial metal albums, and with metal being an important genre in this day and age, I would consider it a cultural landmark when it comes to music. Personally believe it has a place in a library.

Even if, it probably was only there because somebody decided to donate it, and there was no descision making in the process, still slightly ironic if you consider the library lady attitude.
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:33 PM   #24 (permalink)
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My Barnes and Nobel has rap albums. Go figure.
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:40 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Well, rap can be linked to black culture though, and be argued as having a cultural identity. Which usually works well in the thinking of psuedointellects. As well as the fact it loosely has roots in beatnik poetry, and often deals with real life issues. Where as Slayer is pretty much entirely about mass violence, and death with absolutely no personal emotional connection to, or from the songwriter.

Albeit, I do know that at one time Barnes And Noble sold the computer game "Quake". Which has some cultural significance being the first ever full non-prerendered 3D videogame(or at least for FPSs), but still...
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:47 PM   #26 (permalink)
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It's not really the library goer, really. It's the whole "literary" attitude of the people running the library. IE. you'd be hard pressed to find a Slayer Album at Barnes, and Noble but you'd find ****loads of adult contemporary garbage, traditional chamber music, folky college pop, and some jazz.
I don't think that's true. I clearly remember buying Meshuggah and Mastodon albums at Barnes & Noble so I think Slayer would be a pretty likely find as well. But why are you comparing Barnes & Noble with a public library anyway? It's apples and oranges. One is a retail store whose purpose is to stock whatever sells and one is a public institution dedicated to serving the community.

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I just always believed the purpose of a library was to showcase what was considered music of the cultural, and intellectual elite. I am NOT saying that they intelligent people don't listen to Slayer, I'm personally a massive Slayer fan, but just find it strange that it would get through the filters of people running libaries, assuming they can filter at all.
I think you have kind of a mistaken assumption there. The whole point of public libraries is that they're free and open to the public. In many ways they are the antithesis of cultural and intellectual elitism.

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With that said, Reign In Blood is by far one of the most influencial metal albums, and with metal being an important genre in this day and age, I would consider it a cultural landmark when it comes to music. Personally believe it has a place in a library.

Even if, it probably was only there because somebody decided to donate it, and there was no descision making in the process, still slightly ironic if you consider the library lady attitude.
The bolded probably describes most of the things at any given public library.
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:28 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I would still download. If I didn't have the internet, who knows what I'd be listening to.
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Even if, it probably was only there because somebody decided to donate it, and there was no descision making in the process, still slightly ironic if you consider the library lady attitude.
1. Learn to spell properly.
2. Not all librarians are women.
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1. Learn to spell properly.
2. Not all librarians are women.
Yes they are, there's a reason why they're called libarians not librarions!

Besides, picking at my sloppy spelling is weak. Considering how this is a rant on an internet forum, it should be accepted as a common informality.
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:31 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Yes they are, there's a reason why they're called libarians not librarions!

Really?

I've seen a few male librarians.
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