Friday, February 18, 2011

Music Bits

Music isn’t my thing. I would rather listen to silence than much of the music I hear on the radio these days.

I have an iPod and it’s filled with Disney tunes, musical soundtracks, Christmas selections and children’s music. My CD collection isn’t one that would be stolen.

There is currently one song on the radio that is driving me nuts.

I have no idea who sings it and I have never listened past the beginning line: “Do you ever feel like you’re a plastic bad, floating on the wind?”

Journalism 101 says you never lead a story with a question because if the reader answers no, they will turn the story.

The same should apply to a song. No, I can’t say I have ever felt like a plastic bag floating on the wind. What does that even mean? I can’t get over how stupid that sentence is so I immediately flip the station when this song comes on.

My husband, who isn’t as literal as I am, said perhaps the artist meant allowing yourself to be taken where the wind blows, allow yourself to be free.

Pretty impressive really.

I still hate the song.

Lady Gaga

A couple weeks ago on the radio, a broadcaster was talking about how Lady Gaga told an interviewer that she was an excellent, talent performer who gives a great show.

The DJ said in a world where everyone brings you down, good for Lady Gaga for standing up for herself. The DJ said Lady Gaga is right, the artist is fantastic and Lady Gaga deserves to say so.

My husband agreed with the DJ and Lady Gaga.

I completely disagree.

If you are a fantastic performer who gives a great show, the show, the ticket sales and the fans will prove this. You do not need to say it.

I hate arrogance and to me, that ‘I am the best’ attitude pisses me off and really turns me off.


CoconutPalmDesigns said...

I don't know, sometimes I think it's good to blow your own horn a bit. Yes the sales, the show and the fans will prove something but letting the world know that you know your own worth isn't always such a bad thing, IMHO.

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Mundanemomma said...

It's Katy Perry BTW. And I love that song. It makes more sense when you watch the video "Firework". The song is directed mostly at teens, and how you don't need to feel insignificant and like you're invisible. It spreads the message to be themselves, and that everyone has something special, and to take a chance to be great. Does that help?

Nicole said...

I think I'm the only person around who doesn't have an iPod. I love music, which means I always have a song floating around in my head. It's like my life is set to a soundtrack. These songs are usually hits from the 70s. Example: I had Miracles by Jefferson Starship running through my head for DAYS recently. I felt like I was losing my mind!

Amy said...

Katy Perry sings that godawful song! I don't like her and I can not STAND Lady GAGA! Yuck!

Making It Work Mom said...

I am not a big music person, but my children are, especially my little one. My girls love Lady GaGa and Katy Perry and I have to confess that I kind of like listening to them sing "Firework" and "Born this way".
I guess it is pretty harmless stuff!

Anonymous said...

To me, celebrities are expected to pump up excitement about their projects and their "work." I don't expect celebrities to behave as people should, so it doesn't bother me when they act like a jerk.

What really bothers me is when normal people in everyday life, act like they think their life is so much more exciting than others.

Rachel Cotterill said...

I'm not a huge music fan - I love the songs I love, but I can happily listen to the same song on repeat for hours. And I don't enjoy Ms Gaga's songs at all.

Classy Career Girl said...

There really aren't many good songs on lately, I agree. I hate when songs drive me nuts and I can't get them out of my head!

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Gina said...

I agree with you. That quote certainly makes her sound narcissistic. And I thank God that I have never heard the plastic bag song. I enjoy your blog. I just started my own last's fun. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. ♥

Julie M. said...

I need to get with the program a bit more. I tend to listen to NPR in the car so I'm not nearly into music as I should be. I'm not even sure I've heard that Katie Perry song before! I will admit that I do like a little Lady GaGa now again though. :)

Young Wife said...

I haven't heard that song, but that does sound like a dumb way to start.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I'm old. I'm a classic rock kinda girl. I don't get most of today's stuff. Jeez, I sound like my grandma.

Thanks for your sweet words about our dog, Guinness. Hearing everone's words of encouragement and sympathy is really helpful.

I hope you're having a happy President's Day!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

Kim said...

I rarely listen to music these days, mostly because I have 4 kids who are NOISY, and I prefer a moment of silence whenever I can get it.

I have a big problem with Katy Perry, and it's mostly because my innocent 10-year-old is so influenced by her looks (thinks Perry is pretty and cool and all that). Right now, my daughter doesn't really get the lyrics of a song like "Teenage Dream," but Mommy does. And I don't really want my girls trying to emulate Mrs. Russell Brand. Lord help us.

Lady Mama said...

Musical taste is such a personal thing. Each to their own.

Stephanie Faris said...

I hate that arrogance too. I still say GaGa is putting on an act. If you go to YouTube and type in Stefani Germanotta, you'll see a long, dark-haired woman singing like an angel. In order to make her stand out, they had to doll her up like a circus act and have her do strange things. Or maybe all that's her idea -- whatever it is, she's selling like nobody has since Madonna (whom she's constantly compared to).

I haven't heard the plastic bag song but it sounds like he's ripping off American Beauty. I HATE when musicians steal things from movies and act like it's a new idea. Like that song that ripped off the line from the movie Phenomenon where he asked if she would love him for the rest of his life and she said no, she'd love him for the rest of HER life.

Alexx said...

aweeee! but baby you're a firework!

ahaha. I love katy perry and I'll play that song for you on repeat when I get home this week. and lucky you, I got the whole CD! I'll even teach my baby broskii ;)

LisaDay said...

Dear Alex.

We have changed the locks and if you make it in, we will feed your CDs to Cosmo.

See you Friday.

Love Lisa

Alexx said...

ohh I see how it is.