As you may have noticed on my Twitter update last night, Wes walked by my computer last night and said, “You have a Christina Aguilera channel on Pandora?” His voice, tinged with disbelief and rife with judgment, hung in the silence of the house before I replied, “You listen to The Darkness voluntarily?”
I’ve been thinking about this all day and it’s really got me going. I’ve already shared here that I don’t have the best taste in movies. Sure, I thought Citizen Kanewas teriffic, but I also think The Day After Tomorrow is ten kinds of awesome fun. I’ve never been one to pretend I was cool, so why start now?
For example, I hate concerts. I would love to say that I adore concerts, get a thrill from listening to live bands, get a kick out of being being pressed up against countless hundreds of sweaty strangers; but that’s just not the case. I also dislike Alice in Chains, The Pursuit of Happyness, and The Beastie Boys. Can’t stand ’em.
I’m so not cool it’s painful.
What do I like? I like Christina Aguilera. I love Muse. I adore Lost. Lars and the Real Girlmade me laugh so hard I cried a little. Queen rocks my socks, and Journey lights up my whole freaking life. I like bad natural disaster action movies and cheesy power ballads. I drink my coffee with creamer (the sweet, completely obscuring kind) and I always fasten my seatbelt. I’m pretty lame and I like it that way.
I’m not an idiot, nor am I a tween girl, but I like Christina Aguilera. Her voice impresses me, and I think her music’s fun. She may not fit into the list of bands I normally list as my favorites (like Muse, Radiohead, Damien Rice, Franz Ferdinand, etc.) and her music may not be the best ever in the history of the world, but hey. I like her. So there.
Which musicians do you keep locked away with the skeletons in your closet?