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
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.
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
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
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
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