Here’s a sentence I never thought I would have to write: Avril Lavigne did a cover of Nickelback’s “How You Remind Me.” That sentence leads me to a thought, one that I never, ever in million years, thought I would have: I actually kind of like it.
I never went through an Avril phase, though there was one summer in high school that I listened to one of her songs on repeat, because it was the only thing that could describe my hopeless heart (“I’m with You,” if you’re curious). And I never really went through a Nickelback phase, but I did buy a couple of their albums because this guy in the children’s hospital I stayed at when I was 14 liked to sing “How You Remind Me,” and I had a total crush on him. But now that I’m older and wiser, I can see that this whole entire thing is just ridiculous. Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are ridiculous, and the fact that they’re getting married is like a whole different level of ridiculous, like a level that mathematicians discuss theoretically but never thought could truly exist.
But this cover is still pretty all right.