Tales from the Backseat

Today, we were driving in the car and I was listening to the boys talking amongst themselves."I bet you can't name the boy singing, but I'll give you a hint," says the Big One."Okay, I can do it," Little Guy proclaims."His name is Justin.""Oh! I know this.  Wait.  No, I don't.""Justin Beaver.  But I think he's dead.  He was like 112 or something.""I know him.  Yeah, he's dead.  Mommy?  Isn't Justin Beeger dead?"  Little Guy asks....more

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13 Songs My Parents Probably Shouldn't Have Let Me Listen To as a Kid

I was driving in my car yesterday, and the song "Dead Bite" by Hollywood Undead came on the radio. I adore this song. It's catchy, the beat is awesome, and I'm constantly finding myself singing, "Good night, sleep tight, Don't let the dead bite." That's when Hubby informed me that the song is about one guy hunting down and killing another guy, and possibly mass murdering many others. Dammit, I liked that song. No more playing it around the kids, that's for sure. ...more
Hmmm, I allow my children to listen to the radio, and listen to some songs that are a little ...more

Recap of 2013 Budweiser's Made In America Festival, Day 2

Check out highlights from Wiz Khalifa, Solange and  more on the final day of  2013 Budweiser's Made In America festival!...more

Recap of 2013 Budweiser's Made In America Festival, Day 1

Check out my indepth review of artist performances such as 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Emeli Sande and more on the first day of Budweiser's Made in America festival 2013!...more

I'm All for Girl Power, but ...

Katy Perry's new song "Roar" is less of a roar, a call to arms, and more of a yodel. Of course, as I think about her other hits yodeling does appear to be her go-to mode of singing ("California Gurls," "The One That Got Away"). Being the mom of a nine-year-old who loves "girl music," I tend to pay a little bit more attention to some of the latest pop anthems than I might ordinarily. ...more

Protest Against Punjabi Hip-Hop Artist Reveals Who Gets Sympathy and Who Doesn't

In early August, a Change.org petition was circulated trying to stop a concert featuring Indian hip-hop artist Yo Yo Honey Singh in Toronto. The petition’s creators, a Canada-based Sikh religious organization, argued that his lyrics are too violent and misogynistic for Canadian Punjabi youth....more
I forgot to mention honour killings!more

Holy Justin

This is the reason why this man deserved the Michael Jackson Vanguard award. He touched on every part of his career, including his 'NSYNC Days. He's a genius in my book. I may or may not be Justin's biggest FAN! ...more

How was Miley's Performance So Different ...

... from so many other "sexy" VMA performances?...more

Exploitation vs. Appreciation: Can You Tell The Difference?

First, take a few and read this from NPR Music: "When Pop Stars Flirt With Bad Taste"Cultural appropriation.Done "right": tastefully with an obvious appreciation, understanding and respect for a culture's influence on them and their artistry:Justin Timberlake MTV Vanguard Medley(Click to watch)...more
@StaceyTheFabulous LOL Love this!! ---> "...Frankly it might do some people good to see ...more