It's official. My unofficial boycott of Dave Matthews and The Dave Matthews Band is officially over.
Six years ago, when I was in my freshman year at St. John's, I started an unofficial boycott of Dave Matthews. The biggest reason for the boycott was that I just heard his music too freakin' much. Every song on every radio station was Dave Matthews. I mean, the only radio station we could tune in at St. John's was KFDM (Krazy For Dave Matthews), but still, you can remember that time too, right? It was like, if there was oxygen, then there was Dave. I couldn't walk to the bathroom without hearing a Dave Matthews song blaring from one of my neighbor's rooms. I can still recall several occasions when I'd just be sitting in my room, minding my own business, when suddenly I'd hear his trademark sound - you know that "whiiiiiiinnnnemumblemumbleeeaaahhhhhh" - over the synthesized drum beat and annoying pingy guitar thing that he did. That's right, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Basically because back then all his stuff sounded the same. Anyways, I heard way too much Dave.
Plus, to add insult to injury, it seemed like every third guy in St. Mary Hall had some sort of strange man-crush on the guy. I bet there were literally 10 rooms - out of about 30 - on my floor that had Dave Matthews posters on the wall. And I think the RA had a Dave Matthews Band bed-spread. Yeah. That was... weird.
In my neighbor's room they had a gigantic poster. I mean, this thing was frickin' huge. I know I'm short and all, but this was bigger-than-life-size huge. The biggest guitar string had to be at least as wide as my forearm. So about half way through the year, when I was already sick of Dave, I was helping my neighbor rearrange his room when the poster fell off the wall and gave me a wicked paper cut.
And at that point I knew I'd had enough. It was time for a boycott. I could deal with too much whiny music and all the strange, unexplainable man-crushes, but once Dave Matthews physically assaulted me, well, I just had to draw the line.
So that's how the boycott started. And here's how it ends. With a Dave Matthews song quote on Philosofickle:
All the little ants are marching
Red and black antenna waving