J. C. Mogensen

Reality with a Healthy Dose of Humor


It's Bad, But I Like It

Posted on July 26, 2011 at 5:40 PM

So, I like crappy music. I mean, I don't exclusively like bad music, but I do like music that I know in my heart of hearts is complete and utter crapola. Everyone gets uptight when questioned about their choice in music, probably because it says a lot about the person, and there's nothing wrong with that. Unless, of course, you're an ICP fan in which case you should leave now because you don't belong here with the rest of us. By 'here' I mean anywhere with electricity and indoor plumbing.


I feel like I should admit that I occasionally find myself humming a song by the Black Eyed Peas or even *shudder* Nickelback. To make this confession even worse I'm gonna go ahead and come clean about the fact that I don't really care for The Beatles. Also, I hate The Doors. Lest you think that I simply have awful taste in tuneage, I want to mention that I do have a whole heap of music that is shut-up-and-listen-'cause-here-comes-the-good-part fantastic.


Before you assume that an occasional fondness for music that is the aural equivalent of a donkey-punch is my only personal flaw, I am going to step in and say, "Wait, I'm not done yet." You see, I also love terrible movies. Take the Transformers franchise for instance. I grew up on that stuff and had high hopes when I heard there were making a real, live movie a few years back. But they are just awful. The plots are ridiculous and I'm pretty sure Megan Fox is functionally retarded. Not to mention that they turned Bumblebee into a freakin' Camaro! He's supposed to be a Bug you jerkoffs, ARRGH!  And yet I've watched all three with a smile on my face.


My point is that I like this stuff with the full knowledge that it sucks and I like it sincerely. When I belt out the chorus to The Final Countdown in the shower I don't do it ironically, I do it because that shitty song will ROCK YOUR FACE OFF! I don't get the 'so bad it's good' thing. I'm more of an 'it's bad and it's good' kind of person. Maybe that's why the whole hipster thing bugs me – pretending to like something just so you can point out how terrible it is seems like a lot of work.


So the go ahead and sing We Built this City in your car on the way to the latest Nicholas Cage movie. I'll only pretend to judge you.


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