Can you turn your brain off and watch or listen to something and find good in it even if it is not your taste? Some may find this a fault, but I take pride in the fact that I can do this.
Following a conversation with Pat Casey the other night, during which he commented on my massively varied taste in almost everything, I started thinking about personal taste. Those of you who know me know that I am obsessed with anything retro, b-grade, funky or kitschy...most things that the majority of the population would find "bad taste". I enjoy such things because they make me laugh, remind me of my childhood or the general "uniqueness" of it will make me NEED it. On the other end of the "taste spectrum", I have a huge respect for classic things (art, music, furniture, movies). But because these things are so readily available or common, I don't feel the need to surround myself them...I can see them almost everywhere.
The other day I was driving to work and the new Kelly Clarkson (sp?) song came on the radio and I found myself grooving to the tune. At first I felt guilty...then I stopped and said to myself, "Self, you have every right to groove to this tune...it's pretty damn catchy!"...guilt be gone!
I often turn my brain off when watching movies...if I don't, I'll be full hate and spite, much like "Milk and Cheese", right Ms. Goodwin? There is, however, one "film" out there that I am utterly UNABLE to like...that movie would be John Water's "Pecker"...I've tried and I just can't.
I have no idea what my point is in all this...I just felt the need to write something in my BLOG...but my advice to y'all is;
"Turn your brain off once in a while...life becomes more entertaining when you do."