I hate dubstep.
I really, perniciously hate dubstep.
But the other day, my friend Joseph and I were watching the return of Beavis and Butthead, which, let me tell you, Mike Judge handled with much aplomb.
"She said handled." "Hehheheheheheheheh."
They’re back to their usual shtick: making fun of music videos, the whole nine yards.
Now let me clarify: I am mostly into folk rock and classic rock. Joseph is a diehard prog purist.
Beavis and Butthead played the music video “First of the Year (Equinox)” by Skrillex, an ear worm if i’ve ever heard one, sampling the shrill shriek of a woman crying “CALL 911 NOW!” as its main chorus, followed by a plethora of bass drops and WOM WOM WOM BAAAAMs. The music video itself is about a serial pedophile getting the shit kicked out of him by a magical little girl and her daemon friend. It’s so awful.
But it has a hold on me, much like the daemon girl has a hold on the pedophile's jugular as she rips the life from him.
The video ends with the daemon girl counting off tallie marks, most presumably numbering the poor, defenseless Dubstep haters who have been sucked into Skrillex’s deathtrap by this unbelievably catchy song.
Another one bites the dust.
So, i guess this all has been a lesson in humility: you can be a musical hipster all you want; you can claim to hate Skrillex and all that he stands for. But no one, no one, is resistant to the forces of a toe-tapping tune.
Even if it's by this guy.