Gwen Stefani & Disappointment

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Earlier today, I wrote a post for my 30 Days Of Rock N Roll post. My post today was about the song that I hate the most. I sort of just banged it out, honestly, without really putting much thought into it. And then I received an automated email with a new comment to approve. I think the commenter put more thought into his comment than I put into my post!

 

Without even thinking about it, I procured my very first guest post. This comes from one of my best friends. After you read this, you’ll see why. He is awesome.

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The song I hate the most with a passion is Gwen Stefani’s “Holla Back Girl”…after hearing that song I can’t listen to anything she has ever recorded be it with or without “No Doubt”

Yes one song ruined roughly 10 years of good music for me….

I remember the day…it was in December 2003, maybe 2004. I don’t remember which year, I was in Iraq, after the battle of Fallujah, so whenever that was. I ordered the CD from Amazon and had received it in my last mail call. So excited I was, so full of anticipation to hear something new from Gwen. I loved No Doubt (and really wanted to do bad things with Ms. Stefani) so I couldn’t wait to hear what she would do for a solo act. I unwrapped it, taking in the new CD smell. Sometimes I miss that smell. I put it into my computer, we finally had power up and running I was able to listen and watch DVD’s, and started listening. I listened, waiting for something good to come through my Sony earbuds. And waited, and waited and waited…then Hollaback girl came on. I took the earbuds out.

The Sergeant that was at the CP with me looked at me. “What’s wrong Staff Sergeant? You look sick.?” Yes, he was correct, I was. I told him to put the earbuds in and listen. I played hollaback girl for him. “What the hell is that crap?” he asked.
“The lead singer of “No Doubt” I replied…still shaken.
After staring in disbelief at the headphones he suggested “maybe we could use that during interrogations?”
“No…no one deserves to have to listen to that.” I replied, ejecting the CD and promptly emailing my sister on how horrible it was.

Now every time I hear anything from No Doubt I cant help but think of “Hollaback Girl” and cringe.

I can listen to Avril, I can listen to Britney, I can listen to the Go Team, Mandy Moore, Michelle Branch, even Taylor fucking Swift. I enjoy listening to them. They are what they are, I accept them as that and enjoy them. But Gwen Stefani was so much more, so much more…and now she is gone…forever.

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