Consuelo Bernardi: The B Sides


My Very Dark Musical Confession

I Heart Nickelback

"Few bands inspire such intense hatred as Nickelback." (2007, USA Today)

Yes it’s a Nickelback post.

Obviously hell has frozen over or something like that.

But the reason for this blog is because of a deep dark secret that I have carried around with me and if I don’t spill it…my dear “I have never owned a tube of lip gloss ever in my life - musical soul sister -Tech Mummy @ksswansong” will.

So here is goes.

My name is Consuelo Bernardi and I am a closet Nickelback fan. I have Nickelback songs on my iPod. And most recently I have purchased and downloaded music from their new album ‘Here and Now.'

There my musical purge is now done.  Be gentle with your mocking and disdain.

So when you wonder how a band that is clearly loathed and hated so freakin’ much (cue their recent halftime football appearances and the NFL petition), can sell a kazillion albums and be named the band of the decade by Billboard…well it’s likely because of closet fans like me.

Look, Chad Kroeger still makes me extremely stabby and I have never attended a Nickelback concert but the boys make a damn good love song. They do. And a few of their tracks have even proven to be great workout tracks. Seriously.

And the boys even gained points with me with a spoof video they did—clearly they don’t take themselves seriously. They know they’ve earned the title of ‘most hated band on the planet’ and they’ve rolled with it. Well so would you if you sold that many records…and cue the ‘ka-ching’ of the cash register.

So as part of my Nickelback 12-Step Program here is my Nickelback playlist. The songs appear on my iPod…all of them.

So I present to you the official YMC Bsides Nickelback playlist entitled, “Yes A Nickelback Playlist…Zip It”

Yes A Nickelback Playlist...Zip It by Consuelo Bernardi on Grooveshark