Ever hear a song so bad that it's kinda good? As much as you claim to detest Rebecca Black's "Friday" I'd be willing to bet my badly-abused liver that you have more of the lyrics engrained in your skull than you'd ever admit publicly. But the phenomenon can't really be blamed on how easily the internets and the YouTubes have made it for the ARK music factories of the world (or even the bedroom Bo Burnham's for that matter) to quickly and effortlessly disseminate their underlying genius to the masses, I mean, just look at people like Wesley Willis or Tiny Tim who have seemingly existed as far back as Edison's wax cylinders. The line between quirkiness and genuine mental illness is apparently very small, and made all the thinner since the coining of the term 'novelty music'.
As I was playing BandCamp roulette this morning I came across the music of JR Claiborn which I am positive is terrible and yet I have listened to several times so far today. Do bad artists know that they are bad? Do ugly people know that they are ugly? Does a bad song become a good song if it was made that way on purpose as some sort of elaborate put-on? Does the fact that BandCamp thinks this is one of the best songs tagged 'Dallas' mean absolutely anything? How many consecutive questions is too many consecutive questions to end a post with? How far back did you stop reading?