let me relate an anecdote that embodies far too much of my time in high school (of which the specifics are quite forgotten):
most, if not all of my close friends were outside of my high school. in fact, most of my friends in high school were already out of high school anyway, but that's another story. anyway, one these friends came up to me one day and told me they met someone i went to school with. they told them, hey, i know this guy, [joe]. do you know him? apparently not by name. they explained me a little more. eventually, said person said, "oooohhhh, you mean that pissed off kid with the headphones?"
yes, in a school of 1,500+, i was "that pissed off kid with the headphones". honestly, i about died laughing when i heard that. i can understand where it came from as i maintained a "stoic" appearance while walking from one class to the next (and, truthfully, the headphones were kind of omnipresent). what made me laugh especially at the time was instead of lord knows what this person thought i was listening to, i had recently gotten into the mac and was listening to fruity numbers like "i don't want to know", "second hand news", and this one here:
also, i have mentioned this high school week that nirvana made me start playing guitar, and the pumpkins made me semi-proficient at it. while that's true, it was the mac and buckingham that made me drop the pick, and that changed my style entirely. ahh, to be young and thoughtlessly strumming a gee-tar again...