Comments: Geeks love Metal

I'd be more apt to believe this if they used a larger sample size and from other schools.

Posted by Contagion at March 21, 2007 04:55 PM

This doesn't surprise me at all. My smartest friends, and I know some REALLY frickin' scary smart people, all listen to the hard stuff. It is a good release.

Posted by Bou at March 21, 2007 07:08 PM

I wouldn't exactly classify Queen as metal. But then again, practically all musical category labelling like that is pretentious bullshit.

Posted by Dave J at March 21, 2007 09:05 PM


Posted by jimmyb at March 22, 2007 02:25 AM

I am a stereotypical nerd, geek, etc., in that I do love to read and listen to symphony. I love the peace of the music, without the clutter of words. Hey, I have enough voices in my head without being bombarded by the ones blaring from my radio.

Posted by Thomas Warlock at March 22, 2007 07:41 PM

Nerds have made many useful contributions to society. Some noted nerds include the Talking Heads' David Byrne, physicist Steven Hawking, and Supreme Court Justice David Souter.

Awwww - not Souter!

Posted by Nightfly at March 23, 2007 12:57 AM

Hello. My name is Dogette and I'm a Geek. My favorite music has always been "metal" or hard rock or whatever they're calling the more intense stuff this week.

Posted by dogette at March 23, 2007 07:10 AM

The fact is, aside from a handful scary guys like Pete Steele from Type O Negative, most metal musicians are former AV and/or band geeks in high school, and tend to be short and skinny. I ran with a metal crowd, and none of us were athletes, nor were we burners or delinquents. We were the kids who skipped dances and listened to the brand new Iron Maiden album while drinking a couple of Dad's beers.

BTW, I'm 41 and still a rabid metalhead. SLAYER!

Posted by PaleoMedic at March 23, 2007 10:58 AM