LMAO. I get it, and I think that seems to be the prevailing view in that thread. I tend to post things I am actually listening to at the moment, whether it's bourgeois or not. I'm not trying to impress anyone with how obscure my tastes are (they aren't), like I think at least one poster does frequently (it's not Citizen Arcane). I just like good music, popular or not.
For me, the only person who continually throws up unknown titles or artists in that "now listening" thread is citizen arcane. Perhaps his tastes don't often intersect with mine, but even so. At least by name, I think I'm pretty well acquainted with a wide range of artists both old and new, from many different genres. But about four out of every five of his posted titles leaves me with a blank stare of unrecognition.
No doubt. He's got a huge collection of Kraut rock, among other things, and seems to be going through it one by one. Fine by me.
Meanwhile, from time to time I'll continue to post what I'm listening to, and I'll try not to post many Floyd, Stones, Beatles, The Who, The Animals, The Cure, The Clash, Tom Petty, Radiohead, or Steely Dan posts. Dammit, I'll listen to those staples when I feel like it, bourgeois, cookie-cutter or not. It's great music. I love it. Sue me.