Shit Talk Rock & Roll
posted by February 20 at 9:30 AMon
Recently, on this comments thread, it’s been suggested that I don’t like rock & roll. It’s also been suggested that I wear girl pants and suck dick, but we’ll get to that in a second. First, a list of rock bands I’ve written about in recently:
But, of course, the real problem isn’t that I don’t write about rock & roll. It’s that I don’t write about rock & roll as narrowly defined by these commenters (many of them the charming partisans of King Cobra). Because I don’t think rock & roll has to conform to a leather-jacket-slats-hat-and-tattoos aesthetic. Because I don’t think it has to be juvenile or anti-intellectual. Because I don’t think it has to be homophobic, misogynistic, or macho. No, the real problem is that I “wear girl pants,” that I’m an “emo bitch,” or that I’m the “main attraction at [Neighbors’] aids socket/glory hole.” And if that shit’s rock & roll, then you losers can have it.