KISW has gone all 'social media' today in an effort to find the thruth. What truth, you ask? The single most important question that stands between man and divinity; should we play Nickelback on the Rock or not? This is the stuff of devout monks. We know it's fun to claim that you hate Nickelback, but it's obvious that A LOT of you are lying through your nicotine- stained teeth because they continue to sell MILLIONS of copies of their banal records every time they release an album, making them one of the most successful bands of the last decade. Pretty impressive for a band that no one likes. Anyway, it seems that every time we play Nickelback on the station, the haters (including yours truly) piss and moan about it, so today we ask you to take the time to text, Tweet or Facebook your vote, 'yes' or 'no', should we play Nickelback on the station? It's that simple. Behind the safety of anonymity, we're asking your honest opinion of the "mighty back". Keep in mind, this station used to play Journey, Limp Bizkit, Creed and Huey Lewis and the motherf**king News. Even if you like Nickelback, you're probably embarrassed to admit it, and you really should be... but there was a time when it wasn't embarrassing. I don't know when that time was, but there are people who assure that that's true. No worries. I've loved KISS since I was 8 and I STILL have a soft spot for them... and they are freakin' terrible. Look, some of you manly men love ballroom dancing or crochet or fruity drinks that come with umbrellas; some people like Snooki or Reality TV in general and some people think Kathy Griffin is hot. Hot, not doable. Totally different. Today's question isn't a question, it's a statement: I HATE TO ADMIT IT, BUT I KINDA LIKE _____________.
It needs to be noted that the topic of Nickelback (and I'm not making this up) elicits a more passionate response than politics, abortion, gay marriage, religion or anything else we've ever talked about. Think about that. I'm not sure if that is the most hilarious discovery of all time or a tragic and telling harbinger of the fall of a once proud nation. Whichever of these conclusions you feel is more accurate, just know, we, collectively, need to add Nickelback to politics and religion as those topics you should avoid discussing with strangers. sad but true.
Here are some of the answers to today's question:
The Dodge Magnum... he recognized that it's little more than a station wagon with a cool grill, but he likes them
'Jersey Shore'... I've never seen the show, but I lived next to Jersey for 23 years; familiar with the people and have never liked them. That's my general position
LMFAO... the "band" ... hey, you like what you like, but they might be the most insultingly stupid thing I've heard lately... and this is after Lou Bega and thr Baha Men
Justin Bieber... never actually said he likes JB, just kept saying he's "talented"... a LOT of people are talented, but that doesn't make them any good; Mariah Carey, Susan Boyle, they have talent too
Actually LIKES the movie "Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park"... I don't even understand how that's possible
Likes "trolling"... he's the guy that comments on news articles with the specific goal of pissing people off
Likes Tom Cruise movies... when did the Cruise hate begin? Is it like Nickelback?
Loves the Insane Clown Posse
'Glee'... he was so embarrassed to share this with us that he used a fake name. Isn't the point of that show to promote the idea of being who you are regardless? Think the irony was lost on him?
Loves the Backstreet Boys... like Nickelback, they sold MILLIONS of records, so...
As a Slayer fan, he hates to admit that he likes Hall and Oates
Likes country music... in other words, he likes pop music with a twang. No worries
Khloie Kardashian... thinks that she's the hottest of them all
My favorite; he likes the word 'moist'
Ok bitches, I'm outta here! Off to the Sounders... who need to f**king win!