Last night while eating dinner at my dad’s house, somebody asked Christina and I if we got a DJ for our wedding yet? We haven’t yet, so she said no. I followed that with this statement – “It’s OK though, I have a list with all the music picked out already anyway.” The problem… that was news to Christina.
Later, I turn the car on and ‘Flirtin With Disaster’ came on the radio. I was excited since I hadn’t heard the song in a bit. Christina wasn’t too excited, the look on her face –> not a good one. Then, what I thought to be an obvious joke due to the title of the song, I say (with a straight face) that ‘Flirtin With Disaster’ is on the list of songs I’m giving the DJ for our wedding. That is when a little disagreement started to unfold and Christina went on a bit of a tirade. She not only slammed the song by saying, “It sounds like somebody threw up in a hole in the wall at a dive bar”, she also went on to say that SHE actually listens to GOOD music and whatever songs I had on my list to give to the DJ were crap. Needless to say, I have a huge problem with this statement.
I’ve been listening to, and playing rock music for years now and I know my rock history. I have seen my fair share of concerts to back it up – KISS, Aerosmith, Skynyrd, The Who, the Stones, Robert Plant, Springsteen… the list goes on and on. Molly Hatchet’s ‘Flirtin With Disaster’ is one of the most famous and recognizable southern rock songs of all time. For her to jab at the music I listen to when the music she listens to includes artists like Black Eyed Peas, and a ton of other talentless scrubs is an outrage. A simple joke about the wedding is now turning into a war of actual music versus dance music.
I was never unaware of the fact that weddings are more of a dance setting. The list of songs that I have is really only three songs long at this point, but this disagreement has gone past what is good for the wedding. She is trying to tramp all over rock ‘n’ roll.
The rest of the way home she is telling me why ‘Flirtin With Disaster’ is a completely horrible song, and how people who listen to classic rock now are in or should be in retirement homes. I can’t help but have a huge smirk on my face. I can’t get over how ignorant to great music she is and that she literally is trying to “prove” whatever rubbish she listens to is better than bands like Led Zeppelin and The Beatles. I was pretty much silent the rest of the night because I don’t have to push why Jimmy Page is a legendary rock ‘n’ roll guitarist. His song writing and playing tell all.