I am about to head to a four day conference that I feel a bit unprepared for. I have to give a presentation to a huge room full of people, and then head off to moderate a bunch of information sessions. On top of that, the weather forecast is full of ‘severe thunderstorms’ and ‘possible hail’. Gross. At least I can bring my laptop (and cross my fingers that they have wi-fi in the rooms) and listen to tunes like this while I am there.
The Decemberists – This Is Why We Fight
This couldn’t be more true.
I make no apologies for the things I like. I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. You should never feel bad for liking the things that other people think are weird or stupid or lame. People calling things guilty pleasures implies that you are supposed to feel remorse or that there is some fault in finding pleasure in something that makes you happy. Disagree. Stand up and be proud of what you enjoy, folks.
With that, here is my recent not-so-guilty pleasure song that I can’t stop listening to…
Someone today told me that they are embarrased for me that I like this song. WHAT? This song is fabulous. And yes, a little overdone in marching band circles. But I love it. Don’t be an elitist. Embrace the silly things you like, my friends.