Maybe. Am I ashamed to admit it? Not likely.
That interested look on your face tells me you want to hear more about this. Why didn’t you say so?
Here it goes.
When we were in 9th grade my friend introduced me to HIM (hey! don’t throw rocks at me! Didn’t your Mom teach you not to throw rocks at bloggers?). It was high school, man, you’re supposed to experiment.
Anyway, other people my age are embarrassed by stuff like having been too hammered at a party and having thrown up on the wrong person (is there a right person to throw up on?), or having dated a douche or wearing lots of denim which is a lot worse than listening to a guy singing about his Poison Girl. So he occasionally wore lipstick, so what?! I mean, who doesn’t, really?
There was also a bit of Placebo here and there but other than that I
won’t admit anything don’t remember.
Now that’s when I started being more selective about the musical input that reached my brain. That’s when I started listening to Lake of Tears, Nightwish and System of a Down (that’s about as hardcore as I can take it. There’s only a certain amount of people making bear-like noises that I can stand before my brain explodes). Slowly other bands like Three Days Grace and 3 Doors Down crawled their way into my playlist. And along with them came softer core bands such as Greenday, Hoobastank, GooGoo Dolls, Staind and others I can’t think of right now because it’s quite late. Oh, Metallica, Nirvana, GNR, but these come with the territory if you grew up in the 90s. You cannot not like them.
After this, which I like to call MY ROCK PHASE, I kind of mellowed. I started listening to French music – Noir Desir (I still love them) and it all went downhill from here.
I went through a Charles Aznavour stage which I’m not completely out of. Yeah.
And now, if I look at my Music folder I see this:
…from Abba and Boney M to Papa Roach and Asian Dub Foundation via Lily Allen and Louise Attaque.
Right now I feel like some Mattafix. Big city life…
How about you? Any shameful music choices that you’d never go back to now? What’s in your playlist right now?