The subject was Eminem, whom young Phil had claimed to be the greatest songwriter ever.
Me - "I'll admit he does some interesting things with words, but in terms of rhythm and melody he's hardly Lennon-McCartney is he ?"
Phil - "Who ?"
Me - "You are not allowed to discuss music ever again young man."
Then I was expounding my current theory that the Decemberists awesome new album The Hazards Of Love should propel them into the mainstream and turn them into a big unit shifting band, but that considering the musical taste of the general public I also expected them to fail to appreciate the beauty of the album. Paula asked if I had ever considered if it was in fact the case that the general public had good taste in music and I was the odd one out ?
Of course not dear Paula, the general public has made McDonalds the most popular 'restaurant' in the world, I am secure in the belief that my musical taste is impeccable.