On a completely different subject, I’m making diner for my kids while listening to Christina Aguilera’s debut album. She’s on record of slamming the entire CD as pop bullshit, which makes me wonder if her standards are a bit too high. Yes, it’s pop bullshit. But it’s really excellent pop bullshit, with about four songs that can’t leave your head.
I can appreciate an artist’s need to thrash past work that he/she considers sub-mediocre. I’m not an artist, per se, but I wrote one book that I don’t love. Yet every so often I get an e-mail from someone saying, “Just wanted to tell you how much I loved [X BOOK].” So how would it feel for that person to know the creator doesn’t even like it? Not cool.