i have a confession to make. i still really like mid 90’s christian ska. i would love to deny this and say my musical tastes have evolved into something more sophisiticated, but i cannot deny my true self. the other day while driving to chicago with my brother, i put in an insyderz cd. instantly, i was transported back to another time and place. no longer was i college senior driving to chicago. i was taken back to a more carefree time of high school angst and typical and tame rebellion. (how rebellious can you be when you listen to christian punk music?)
this is not a single guilty pleasure, rather a trend. for it is not just the insyderz i still like, but bands like the supertones, mxpx, early five iron frenzy, philmore, ace troubleshooter and many others are still in regular rotation on the andy meyer radio station. here are some pictures of my youth and my cd collection.
that’s right. i’m not ashamed. i won’t be forced to hide in the corners when i want to enjoy the most forgotten music genre, christian ska. the beat of christian ska still beats, it beats within my heart.
i think that is my entire confessional regarding music that is ‘not acceptable’ but societal standards.
wait, the other day MMMBOP came on the radio and i didn’t change the channel. i started singing along…