Monday, October 1, 2007
there are some things that are just good.
some people call them guilty pleasures. i'm against shame, so i'll call it something else.
some people call them indulgences. that suggests gluttony, sickness, etc., so that's out.
some people try to deny them and say they never do such things. that's just fear.
embrace what gives you joy. not pleasure - those things can be unhealthy.
i mean, something that just makes your soul feel right and makes life better.
i have many. horseback riding. fishing. yard work. watching movies with my family. drawing. writing. watching the sun come up. the cool air of fall. my wife and son and daughter and wonderful friends. pancakes. rock n roll. reading a great book. sitting by a fire. cold beer.
and ... i like justin timberlake.
sings in lots of different styles. dances funky. plays guitar, keyboards. handsome. influenced by old-school soul. interesting, well-written, well-produced pop music. and there isn't much well-written, well-produced pop music. i don't care that he's a teen idol, or what ridiculously hot actress he happens to be dating. i just think he's a good musician.
i know, i know ... to paraphrase paul rudd and seth rogen in the 40 year-old virgin, "d'you know how i know you're gay? you like justin timberlake." yeah well. my gay friends rock, so, whatever. all i know is, i like justin timberlake.
join us. resistance is futile.