More music!

It’s too hot to think much. Let’s turn on the radio, shall we?

I’ve got a real beef with One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” lately. For starters, our culture is obsessed with physical beauty, particularly in women. Mental disorders aside, if a woman is so beautiful she’s “turning heads when [she] walk[s] through the door”, and “everyone else in the room can see it”, I have a hard time picturing the scenario where she has absolutely no idea she’s attractive. Catcalling, wolf whistles, sleezy pick-up lines, and general unwanted male attention would give her the idea pretty darn fast. It’s much more likely that she “smile[s] at the ground” not because she doesn’t know she’s pretty, but because she knows and she wishes you guys would just leave her alone for one goddamn minute and stop undressing her with your eyes it’s really embarrassing.

Oh yeah,  and then there’s the payoff line:

You don’t know you’re beautiful, that’s what makes you beautiful.

So if she was aware of her own beauty she’d magically turn ugly? Or is this about inner beauty, in which case, being aware of her own beauty makes her a frigid bitch or a whore or some other demeaning insult that makes her less desirable?

Bah.

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Is that a boy band revival I hear? No, it’s Justin Beiber. Well it’s pretty catchy. The lyrics aren’t stellar but at least they’re not terri–

Girlfriend, girlfriend, you could be my girlfriend
You could be my girlfriend until the w-w-world ends

Oh.

….

Oh.

Yeah, I got nothing. Also. Does anyone else hear the Whisper Song (NSFW) when this comes on? No? Just me then? Okay.

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Hot Chelle Rae’s new single “Honestly” reminds me of Easily Amused lately. Can’t you just see this being Hubert:

Honestly, why are my clothes out on the street?
Honestly, I think you’ve lost your mind
I can’t believe I came home to find my car keyed
Honestly I’m way too tired to fight

Round and round drama every time

This guy has a better attitude about it, though. He seems to recognize a bad thing and keep moving without it.

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One Response to More music!

  1. JenL says:

    You don’t know you’re beautiful, that’s what makes you beautiful.

    So if she was aware of her own beauty she’d magically turn ugly? Or is this about inner beauty, in which case, being aware of her own beauty makes her a frigid bitch or a whore or some other demeaning insult that makes her less desirable?

    Yeah, I really kinda hate that song for that. What makes her beautiful is not knowing she’s beautiful. So pretty much by definition, she can’t enjoy or appreciate her own beauty. Meaning her beauty (every woman’s beauty?) isn’t about or for her – it’s purely for the enjoyment/appreciation of others…. Ick!

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