7/12/08

disliking and/or hating music/art/people/clothes/subcultures

There is no risk involved in disliking something. It's fast, it's easy, and in most cases, it makes you feel like you are smarter than the people that like that thing. It's easy to say "oh, how pedantic," or "oh what trash," "what a lack of creativity." It takes no talent, no creativity, and no originality to hate something. There's nothing easier. 

Lots of people love to be this first to hate something. This is especially prevalent among high-end alt-people. Noncommittal approval of bands, abandonment of trends and music as soon as it becomes "mainstream," and an air of nonchalance all contribute to the vacuous idea that liking stuff is uncool. 

What's ironic about all this is that in disliking things, people are simply showing how terrified they are of taking any stance at all, how badly they themselves don't want to be disliked. It showcases an inability to defend personal taste. The idea that you're better because you find something "below you" just shows how much you care that people think that you are above something. 

I love the song "Toxic" by Britney Spears. 


8 comments:

Dave said...

I love you.
And Toxic.
And Wu Tang clan.
And plaid shirts.
And Kimchi.
All at the same time.

Marni said...

hilarious thank you

Brittany said...

i think 'stuff white people like' actually already wrote about this. sorry.

Rob said...

ha

austinmcraig said...

Hahahahahahahahaha! Oh, wow, PERFECT blogging end!

12345 said...

So, does Britney make it into your musical Mount Rushmore along with Michael Jackson and Bob Dylan? :)

CHUNTZ said...

I love the song "toxic" ...Best sign of fever...

Marni said...

well i wanted to comment on your newest, but for some reason when i clicked over from reader it wasn't here..... oh well. i will miss you the next 7 months or so till your done.