Listen, I've been wearing flannels for years. This is a mere confession, as I can't stop and I won't stop. We  all know people like this. People kind of loud about what they do well and even louder about what they don't. People who think that by virtue of a defensive admission, they've become less culpable in the messes they make. Man, I told you I was gonna spill that milk, man. That milk was ready to spill.

Or, hey, I'm an outspoken person...I just tell it like it is

How many times have you heard that: I just say what's on my mind. I don't have a filter.

And you're all like,  okay great!  That doesn't give you carte blanche to say dumb, irreverent things at the most inopportune times! There's nothing more honest about being that kind of idiot. 

But I refuse to acknowledge flannel wearing as a problem and thus, as Jason Isbell has said, I ain't never gonna change because I ain't doing nothing wrong.

So, all that is to say, there's nothing really wrong with Butt Rock (point three might be the most fitting definition) in the sense that taste is subjective and you have to find the lane of traffic your most comfortable in, and then drive there, you know--the rest of the thing be damned. I've just found that post-grunge stuff, for example, really isn't my thing. I'm not going to hold it against Collective Soul that the greatest chorus they ever wrote was, MMMM......Yeeahhh. That's the sound I make when I'm eating a cheeseburger. So we have that noise in common--it's not a personal thing. But it's why I ask people who work for me what records they're listening to or what books they're reading. I ask them this before they're working for me.

And I want them to answer the question so I can quietly make wild and baseless judgments about who they are as people based off of the types and kinds of media and music they're consuming.

Look man. I'm just being honest here. This isn't a me problem. If you can't handle it, it kinda sounds like a you problem. I didn't make Collective Soul suck. That's not my problem.

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