My nominees are…
The body plays the note.
But, what is the genesis of the note.
Is it the mind? Or, is it the soul?
If the body plays the wrong note, is it because the mind got it wrong?
Is it because the soul got it wrong?
Is it because the body wasn’t perceiving the mind’s intent or the mind the soul’s?
We haven’t done one of these in a while but, I think I may have a topic for anybody that wants to get their rant on.
For the past several months I’ve been highly entertained by AV Club’s regular feature HateSong, in which they “ask our favorite musicians, writers, comedians, actors, and so forth to expound on the one song they hate most in the world”. The fun part is the expounding. Some go in to great detail about exactly what and why they hate a particular song and even the artist. For example check out just some of what High On Fire’s Matt Pike says about Aerosmith in the current feature about “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)”…
Oh God, I saw a live show. We played at some festival they played on. They were the headliner, of course, and Joe Perry had his little Guitar Hero videogame, and he did a guitar solo with his fucking videogame guy. It’s cartoon him and real him having a guitar-off. That made me want to puke, too. Then all I could think about was “Dude (Looks Like A Lady),” and then all I could think about was their vast career of bad fucking choices. The simpletons of society have just eaten it up and made them as big as they are. They’re just encouraging them to make bad music over and over again.
That band hasn’t done anything since the ’70s. And in the ’70s, which was their most redeeming era, they still fucking sucked. Two good tracks that just won everybody over, and the rest of their career has been a hot, heaping pile of dog shit. I’m just not into Aerosmith, I suppose.
So…since AV probably won’t be asking any of us any time soon, I’d like to extend the invitation…
WHAT SONG DO YOU HATE MOST IN THE WORLD?