Anyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following submission earlier today.
Mike, I think you made a mistake. I may be mistaken, but I think I saw a Blink 182 song on your list...
Yes, it's true. Blink 182's "Feeling This" is one of the songs on my proposed list of tunes for SLS10. As I mentioned in my post on the SLS home page, this wasn't an easy decision. For some reason, I like this damn song...maybe it's the Beach Boys-style ending? My brother Steve assured me it was okay to like this particular Blink 182 song because the sound is more in line with that of Box Car Racer. This is not the first Blink 182 song I've liked, I enjoyed their breakthrough "What's My Age Again" and "Adam's Song", and I enjoyed Box Car Racer's "I Feel So". If "Feeling This" is any indication, Blink 182's sound has matured. Any way you slice it, I believe "Feeling This" is SLS-worthy hence it's on my list.
Besides, my infamous Bands I Hate entry in August never mentioned Blink 182. To quote that entry, "The bands on my personal hit list are: Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, Not By Choice and All-American Rejects." I stand by my selection.
Does anyone else want to give me grief? Go ahead, make my day.