Oh, and his taste in music sucks too.
What is alternative music? Here’s a partial definition in the form of a history of the magazine “No Depression” and the CD they put together to “offer some aural focus to our vision of alternative-country music.” It’s called, um, “No Depression” and it’s on Dualtone. You can start your education here.
Another alternative Dualtone band I put on a lot, but can’t quite decide if I love or only like is called BR549. I don’t know they would want to be called such a thing, but Tangled in the Pines is really decent and you can hear it here if you do the clicking.