1. People using the word brilliant to describe anything at all that’s pretty good: “He ended his set with a cover of Nick Drake’s ‘Northern Sky.’ Brilliant.” “That car is brilliant.” “His hair is fucking brilliant.” People here use that word brilliant ’cause they want to sound British. Stop it.
2. The word fucking now sounds corny and weak. (Try droppin’ the g —fuckin’ . . . see?)
3. The word fine, as in “Plastic’s fine?” “Are you fine today?”
4. The pervasive question “Are you okay?” when you’re feeling just fine. It’s so fucking manipulative.
5. Or when you ask someone are they fine and they say, “I’m good.” I don’t get it.
6. The words seminal and infectious to describe important or likable music. Very tiresome indeed. Also disgusting. The word indeed has to go, too.
9.Frissonrubs me the wrong way.
10. Those little hair patches below men’s lower lips — still pretty lame.
11. Pushy assholes, bossy fuckwads . . . you know who you are.
12. American flags in my face — blow me.
13. Sports metaphors in music writing, and . . .
14. . . . people who want to “touch base” with you.
16. No public transportation to speak of in L.A.; no way to get there, no place to park when you do; auto-insurance companies stealing your money.
17. Faux-eclectic-music radio shows and festivals.