It’s beautiful to be positive all the time, but watching awards shows (tonight, the Grammys) always reminds me of a litany of pop culture things I don’t like. (Also, I’m not in denial; I’m a pop culture junkie.) And now, in no particular order,
Music Stuff I Don’t Like:
- Black Eyed Peas’ “I’ve Got a Feeling” – So. Uninteresting.
- Miley Cyrus
- The Jonas Brothers
- Most of Alicia Keys’ new album
- Taylor Swift’s “You Belong with Me” – Taylor Swift’s people owe Kanye West 1,000 firstborn babies and long-haired virgins (or baldies, cause hey, Amber Rose) for skyrocketing this mediocre track to the top. (But the folksy version is very cute. Once you get over Taylor Swift’s flat-toned live voice.)
- Kesha – I FUCKING HATE KESHA. Why does she talk so weird and does she totally not realize Mick Jagger is no longer attractive?
- Anything Drake
- Most things Dave Matthews Band – I do like “Grey Street,” and now “You and Me.”
- Katy Perry
- Freestyle singers – ‘Member that genre? Wild Workout at Noon, anyone? Here’s a music fact that’s kept under wraps: FREESTYLE SINGERS CANNOT SING.
- Lil Wayne’s “Bedrock”
- Kanye West’s Graduation (with the exception of Daft Punk’s “Stronger”)
- New Pearl Jam
The list goes on. For the most part, I dislike overdone pop and “emcees” who think talking is rapping and that they can sing when they can’t. I have my guilty pleasures, of course, and I would be a liar if I didn’t say that one Friday Brooklyn and I were joking about going to the Spice Girls Reunion Tour and then touched down in Vegas the following Tuesday to see Posh & Co. in the flesh. It’s all opinion anyway. Which is why I don’t care if you think Kesha deserves that “$” instead of an “S” in her name.