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Why Should Pleasures Be Guilty?

Why Should Pleasures Be Guilty?

Rants
I think the term "guilty pleasure" is one that gets thrown around way too often, and should be officially retired from the lexicon. And the reason is this - if you like a band, song, movie, whatever...then why feel guilty about it? And do you really feel guilty at all? Do you lock your doors and close the blinds before watching your Facts of Life DVDs? Do you carefully check your surroundings like someone in the Witness Protection Program before blasting Right Said Fred on your car stereo? "Guilty pleasure" is more often than not a euphemism for "I know objectively that this is trash and that people cooler than me would look down on me for enjoying it, but I want to watch/read/listen to it anyway." I say nuts to that. Low quality does not equal low value. How else to explain the suc...
1994 in popular music – musical hell, heaven or purgatory?

1994 in popular music – musical hell, heaven or purgatory?

Music
Nothing cures a pesky bout of writer's block like a good old-fashioned Inter-web meme!I stumbled across one today on a blog that is full of crap.  So like the lemming I am, here we go: The gag here is that you travel to musicoutfitters.com and enter the year you graduated high school into their search engine. It gives you a list of the top 100 songs for that year, based on some super-secret algorithm. If you didn't graduate high school, just have a friend read the list to you. (more…)