Sorry if I've lost you...

In my last post, I strayed from the actual point of this blog—the evolution of certain musical instruments.

This time, I’m going to continue going off topic.

Sorry if this bothers you.

I try to listen to as many different types of music that I can. However, that can be hard because I’m really picky when it comes to what I listen to. My girlfriend has told me on multiple occasions that I’m a big ol’ jerk when it comes to music.

She’s lovely. No, really. She’s the best. And since she's said that, I’ve been able to admit that I am a bit of a snob when it comes to that stuff.

There have been times when I’ve said things that have probably offended people, even though I really wasn’t trying to make them feel ashamed for liking something that I don’t. I just needed to keep my comments to myself and I’ve starting doing just that.

Whatever music you like, you like. And that is all that's important.

It’s happened vice-versa, too. People have poked fun at me for liking a song or band that they thought were “lame.” It doesn’t make you feel good. I probably responded by saying, “It’s just one of my guilty pleasures.”

But that’s a crock of crap, too. God, I’m so insecure.

So in light of all of this, I’d like to use this last blog post to embarrass myself on the Internet in front of everyone.

Here are some songs I was always afraid to admit I like.

1)   “Purple Rain” by Prince—First off, Prince is brilliant. You heard me. I don’t care what you say about it

2)   “Toxic” by Britney Spears—I know, I know. Brutal, right? But it’s a pretty damn catchy song. My old band even covered it, but with way more screaming and crash cymbal than Britney's version.

3)   “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt—Whatever, okay? It’s a beautiful song with beautiful lyrics. Justin Vernon’s cover is also great, but the original reigns in my opinion. Is this over yet?

4)    “Dancing On My Own” by Robyn—Okay, anything by Robyn is usually pretty rocking and her performance of this one on Saturday Night Live was rad.

And there you have it. That wasn’t so hard...


Bye for now. Maybe forever. 


John is a Professional Writing student who lives in Ottawa, Canada. In his spare time he plays music, takes bike rides, walks his dog and sits on his futon with a book, his laptop and a bowl of noodles. One day, he would like to have a job. 

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