Last night it was 90 degrees on the way to volleyball, and as I drove by a local high school, I heard some punk kids playing Lil Jon loudly from they bass cannons in their rust bucket Olds 98. They were proud to tell the world, or at least everyone within a one-mile radius, that they were listening to Lil Jon. Well, I was pretty proud of my musical selection too, so I fell to the temptation of cranking up the radio in The Colorado. I had good reason to be proud.
I was listening to a Survivor playlist on the iPod. I'm talking "Burning Heart" from Rocky IV, "I Can't Hold Back", "The Search Is Over", "High On You" etc. Good stuff. The kids laughed. They don't understand.
In 20 years, they'll be in a bar, maybe even the Homy Inn, and they'll play Lil Jon, and everyone will ridicule them. Then someone like me will walk up, play Survivor, and everyone will have a good time. See, Survivor is cheesy, but they're timeless. I challenge you to listen to the best of their catalog, and not come away having enjoyed yourself.
(Don't get me wrong, by the way. Lil Jon is cool. But so were the New Kids at one time. Huh-what! Ohkayy! Yeeah! Ho-oh-oh-oh-oh, Hangin Tough! See, its the same thing!)