|Haters no longer Hating|
...that is, until I become a snobby little metal head.
(Ed. Note: How hot was Alyssa Milano in that video?!?! Daaaaaamn. Also, lol @ Miller's Outpost era clothes/fashion!).
Once I entered high school and started digging classic from Slayer, Death, Sepultura and new bands (well, new at the time...fuck I'm old) like Lamb of God and Hatebreed, I stopped enjoying the feel good zany pop rock of bands like Blink-182. Also, this was around the time they got big with their album Enema of The State, where they went from heroes of the alternative rock airwaves, to champions of MTV's TRL video countdown. Basically, all the girls and cool kids in school started liking them so you know, I couldn't have any part of that man!
Well, the times they have a changed. Now I'm old and cranky. I've pretty much melted my brain listening to some of the most fucked up technically challenging/chaotic noise the underground metal world can churn out. Now I hear an old Blink-182 song on the radio I don't turn away in disgust, quite the contrary, I turn that sucker up louder! Part nostalgia, for simpler times when worry about a lame band's popularity seem so important, and partially just honest enjoyment of catchy jams that are actually pleasing to the ear, I now renounce my hatred for Blink-182 and welcome with open arms into my VILE NOSTALGIA collection.