Didn’t It Feel Philosophical

I may be overwhelmed. I woke up this morning with all ten tracks of Didn’t It Feel Kinder stuck in my head. I always wake up with a song in my head, but usually it is just one. Today, it was ten playing at the same time. It reminded me of that episode of BtVS where Buffy can hear everyone’s thoughts and at first, it seems kind of cool but we soon realize that it is a nightmare.

Also, I am facing a philosophical issue of sorts. Do I like Didn’t It Feel Kinder because I unquestioningly like Amy Ray or do I like it because it is good? In other words, which came first: my love for Amy or my love for Amy’s music? Of course, as is the case with most philosophical questions, the answer doesn’t matter and the question is indeed intended not for answering but for debate.

If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t listen to it. I am not here to prove my loyalty. I will be the first to acknowledge that Billy Joel’s newest single—”All My Life,” released in early 2007—is pretty crappy, and no one loves Billy Joel more than I do.

The great thing about music is that it doesn’t matter why you like it and it is really difficult for it to be bad for you. As long as Amy Ray keeps making me happy, I’ll keep giving her my money.