Monday, August 20, 2012

Some dopey kid said I have “shitty taste in music” because I love Taylor Swift & Pink. It’s good to be reminded that some people haven’t figured out that their distaste for pop is simply—I insist it is simply—a class marker. If you want to live in an aesthetically foreclosed world where your love of x or hate of y marks you as better than a) stoners, b) hicks, or c) mall rats, you’re welcome to do so. But don’t pretend it has anything at all to do with music. It’s just about your sneering, fragile little self, all wrapped up in a band tee like a security blanket. I like to think there’s nothing baffling about loving, at the same time, Taylor Swift, Converge, Sonic Youth, Lil Wayne, George Jones, Ornette Coleman, Geeshie Wiley, the Band, Iron Maiden, & Sarah Vaughan. It’s always the right time to remember what Dave Hickey said: “Bad taste is real taste, of course, and good taste is the residue of someone else’s privilege.”

Notes

  1. winandtonic reblogged this from captainsunbeam
  2. kaybee-in-la reblogged this from baileyeverywhere and added:
    People are real good goddamn assholes about taste. Not just music, but movies and television too. Just because I indulge...
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  4. capnmidori reblogged this from baileyeverywhere and added:
    Am so glad that of all my pretensions, music taste isn’t one of them. That being said, I am often embarrassed to talk...
  5. baileyeverywhere reblogged this from captainsunbeam and added:
    I am not without strong class markers but my musical taste is perhaps the strongest one.
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  7. nikkigraziano reblogged this from mypinkrazr and added:
    hey I just ended a post with the same quote the other day! feels good man
  8. mypinkrazr reblogged this from michaelrobbinspoet and added:
    hey I just ended a post with the same quote the other day! feels good man
  9. jasonvandebrake reblogged this from michaelrobbinspoet and added:
    Preach.
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