Feb 232015


As I waited for our oldest son to get in the car I turned on the radio to the horrors of Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer.” I decided to let it play to see what Jacob would say. After 2 minutes of not acknowledging that it was playing in the background, he said without prompting, “What is this? It combines the worst of so many styles of music.”


  3 Responses to “This Morning’s Moment of Rock Snob Pride”

  1. misterioso

    The boy is right. Now make him watch the video. Which I could not find on youtube. But I found something that, well, I don’t know if I can say it is worse, but is awful in a different way: Tori Amos covering “Boys of Summer.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-z6oOnHEmk Maybe she’s kidding?

  2. 2000 Man

    Man, I want to like Tori Amos. I really do. I think Cornflake Girl is pretty great. It’s got just enough something to make it catchy and just enough weird to make it interesting. I don’t know. Maybe piano players are just weird people. But she strips Boys of Summer right down to the core of suck it comes from, doesn’t she?

  3. misterioso

    Agreed, except for the part about wanting to like Tori Amos. And the part about Cornflake Girl being pretty great. I do think that on some level she and Don Henley deserve each other.

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