Sometimes I’ll be listening to a song when it’s just me in the car and I think “I like some really stupid music.” I know that the day will come when my daughters will introduce me to their favorite new songs and I will think “Kids and their stupid music these days,” just like every generation ever has.
So when that day comes, I’d like to remind myself of some of the ridiculous/gross/hard/ “too-X” music that I love.
System of A Down.
I really, really like/d SOAD. Here’s a sample of the ridiculousness I will sing along to in my car:
From Chic ‘ N ‘ Stu
Ballgame’s in the refrigerator (I always thought it was “walk/ed in the refrigerator”)
Door is closed
Lights are out
Butter’s getting hard
What a splendid pie
Every minute, every second
Buy, buy, buy, buy, buy
Mindless Self Indulgence
This music is my go-to when I’m so angry I just need to yell some nonsense in my car to chill out. This music MAKES ME HAPPY.
From Get it Up
I wanna make some babies, I wanna get it on!
I wanna make you horny, but I can’t get it up!
I wanna make some money, but I don’t want no job!
Or perhaps this snippet from Mastermind:
What’s that ruckus? What’s that ruckus?
What’s that ruckus coming through the night?
That’s right, that’s right, that’s right
This shit gonna turn your mama white
Or literally any MSI song. J
I basically only like the ridiculous songs by Tech N9ne. Which is a decent number of them from Everready and Absolute Power
Then along came three
Thirty six double D’s
Sizes kissin’ and lickin’ on me
An’ they comin’ to do what
Wake my dude up
But one of them bitches bit me on the neck and drew blood
Then the other and the others
Instead of bud lovers
I’m trapped with blood suckin’ motherfuckers for eternity
And of course….
Dethklok- I mean, the band is animated- and not like Gorillaz (which I also love) is animated where it’s a band and then they’re animated, I mean they’re FROM a cartoon.
From Briefcase Full of Guts
Punch your card ’cause your working day has started
and you’re pushing hard for employee of the month
You got your tools of business and
They’re bloodied by your clients and
You’re off to work with your
Briefcase full of guts
From Birthday Dethday
Many years ago today
Something grew inside of your mother
That thing was you
I want to keep my money
And give away absolutely nothing
Obviously I like a wider range of music and most of what I like isn’t offensive or gross or about pizza, but these are some of the songs that if I said “Mom!! Listen to my new favorite song!” She’d probably have turned the stereo off and thrown the CD out the window. :p
What about you? What would you be embarrassed for your kids to know that you love? Or what do you think the future of music is?
(The title of this post is a throwback to a book I once read a long time ago about a teenage girl who made memos to her future self abut how she would handle situations. I don’t remember the exact title and can’t find it online.)