Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tony Robbins' Musical Taste Will Burn Your Ears

I'm a huge U2 fan so everything from "Vertigo," "Beautiful Day," "The Saints Are Coming," "With Or Without You" – these are just standards when I'm working out. Alicia Keyes's "No One," Usher's new album, old Guns 'n' Roses like "Sweet Child of Mine," Nickelback's "Rock Star," the Best of Andrea Bocelli, and Jay-Z and Linkin Park's "Numb." My iPod is about as diverse as you can imagine.

- Tony Robbins, who the Christian Science Monitor refers to as a "leadership and performance guru" (remember: this is the super-tall bullshit artist with the fire-walking scam) on what he's listening to (like anyone should actually care - except to prove he doesn't know dick).

I'm sorry, but that is just an awful selection - and don't give me any of that "music is subjective" bullshit - Tony Robbins is a user, with a very-diverse playlist of extremely bad tunes. Guns 'N' Roses? Come on. Anyone that breathes the words "guns" and "roses" had better be exhaling them with "Mr." and "Brownstone" or they ain't got a right to live. Fuck, that shit hurt to read. I'd much rather listen to The Shaggs.

Anyway, to prove he's an asshole, here's a painless explanation of fire walking from the world's most super-nice skeptic, Michael Shermer: