While I tend to give just about anything a chance before deciding whether I like it or not, I am a complete snob when it comes to music. I’m not afraid to look down at people who listen to Justin Bieber, One Direction, Miley Cyrus, or any other group or artist that teenage girls especially, wet their panties over. I’m totally aware of how hypocritical this is, because when I was a teenager, my walls were plastered with ‘NSYNC posters, and they weren’t exactly the second coming of Led Zeppelin. I think the difference between me in my teenage years and teenage girls today is that one, we didn’t have Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram/Facebook with which to annoy the fuck out of people with our delusional rantings, and two, I listened to a lot more than just NSYNC and other boy bands. My musical tastes were greatly influenced by my parents, who are baby boomers, so I grew to love and appreciate the Classic Rock and Oldies that they listened to when they were teenagers and young adults, and that has stuck with me to this day. I listened to a lot of contemporary music as well, but I always returned to that. Nowadays, I’d rather buy the new Pink Floyd album that’s coming out soon than turn on the radio and listen to whatever passes for “hits” these days, whether it’s Justin Bieber or someone else.
Is that bad? Maybe it is. I happened to chat with someone online who said Frank Sinatra sucked, and that they’d rather listen to Ariana Grande instead, and it floored me. I immediately dismissed that person as a moron, because come on. Frank Sinatra sucks? I don’t think so, sweetheart.