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I Have A Secret

Poor Kevin. I’m about to divulge yet another little fact about him, and he doesn’t even know it’s coming.
I was trolling through my rather extensive musical library when I suddenly realized that there are certain things I’m not allowed to listen to when he’s around. Here are a few:
The Beatles. Kevin doesn’t get “what all the hype was about.”
Pink Floyd. Every time I play Pink Floyd, he asks me if I’m high.
Dire Straits. Even though Mark Knopfler is one of the greatest guitarists since Clapton. Kevin still thinks that the Indigo Girls version of Romeo and Juliet is better than the Dire Straits version on Alchemy.
The Cure. He says it’s depressing noise. Isn’t that the point?
Dave Matthews. He has no appreciation for musical genius.
Van Morrison. Who doesn’t love Van Morrison? My husband.
Aerosmith. And I’m not talking about “I Don’t Wanna Close My Eyes” Aerosmith. I’m talking about “Sweet Emotion” Aerosmith. “Dream On” Aerosmith. Even “Love In An Elevator” Aerosmith.

In all fairness, the husband can tolerate Zeppelin in small doses, and he likes U2, the Police, the Steve Miller Band, and everything Billy Joel has ever done. He likes The Allman Brothers, even though I’m pretty sure he can’t name a song they’ve done. He can even take Springsteen if he’s in the right mood. I’ve also caught him listening to The Propellerheads and Nine Inch Nails when he thinks no one is looking. I will never understand, however, his aversion to classic rock and true alternative music (Jane’s Addiction. Is there a better song than “Been Caught Stealing”?).
There you have it. Even though we’re the same on so many levels, it’s nice to know we can still celebrate our differences. Even if he does think that NSuck were the Beatles of the 90’s (I swear to everything holy that this is a direct quote). You may now go flame him.

7 Responses to “I Have A Secret”

  1. Kevin Says:

    Let’s be clear: Dire Straits is A-OK with me. The rest…yeah – it kinda blows. I don’t want to listen to that scratchy crap. Give me Buffett, a 12-string, and an amp & life is good.

  2. Camille Says:

    He LOVES JB, but doesn’t care for Aerosmith or Jane’s Addiction?? The man has serious issues!!

  3. Brian Says:

    I’m with Kevin on The Beatles. All my friends in high school thought the Beatles were the best band to ever walk the earth. I disagreed. I was nearly put on trial for heresy. (I went to high school in the 80s. Shouldn’t they all have been obsessed with New Order, or something?) My wife doesn’t understand my apathy about the Beatles either.

    I don’t really care for Aerosmith either. I do like “Walk this Way”, but that’s it. However, for some reason, I really liked the Run DMC version of that song.

    I like all the other artists on your list, though. 🙂

  4. nf0 Says:

    I think all that football stuff has messed with his musical side.

  5. merrin Says:

    Kevin, I simply cannot believe that your idea of musical perfection is wrapped up in a man who said: “I never bothered to learn more than 3 chords in the early days. It’s all I needed to pick up chicks.”

  6. kim Says:

    What about “Janies Got A Gun” Aerosmith? Or is that the same as “Love in an Elevator” Aerosmith? I believe I would rather go to a concert with you, Merrin, than with Kevin. If it’s between Lionel Ritchie and The Cure? I’ll take The Cure. 😀

  7. allen Says:

    Any man that appreciates Billy Joel has got my vote. You’re my Uptown Girl, Blue.





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