We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I happen to like ZZ Top. They are fun music, good to party to.
My wife has them "on the pile". The "pile" consists of bands which are or were popular but simply weren't that good in her opinion.
Rush, for example. Or Styx, Kansas, Journey, George Thorogood, etc. Bands she considered evocative of a time rather than anything else.
I happen to like George Thorogood (hard driving blues), and when he opened for the Rolling Stones in Buffalo in 1982, he blew them off the stage. I hate to say it, but it's true. Journey, the other opening band for the Stones, was tepid as usual.
Still, she handles "the pile". I choose not to cross her.