Pop music.

Warning: this video is not safe for … anything, really. I don’t know. It makes me laugh so hard I can’t breathe.

So yesterday I listened to the entire actual song of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” and blood did not seep out of my eyes. It’s not a horrible song, just a mediocre pop-ballad thing. I think the video is idiotic, but when parodies like this exist, I can’t complain too loudly.

Sharks recently mentioned Pop Danthology 2013, and while I am glad I watched it, I’ve never been so glad to see Justin Timberlake in all my life. His latest album isn’t doing much for me, but I’d rather listen to JT than the rest of the current pop stars.

Except for Lorde. If you want a fantastic pop record of 2013, Lorde’s “Pure Heroine” is it.

Writing from: bed. Listening to: both cats snoring, and they’re just out of sync. How do I sync them up? Please send me your tips.

Published by Halsted M. Bernard

An ever-molting black swan. Reader, writer, library director, over-enunciator. Listening + Unlearning. Opinions are my own. She/her. #BlackLivesMatter

2 thoughts on “Pop music.

  1. LOL I guess it is kind of like being shot at by a firing squad of popness, but I find Pop Danthology *fascinating* specifically because it demonstrates just how generic and interchangeable the vast majority of pop is! ‘Wrecking Ball’ explodes but then you realize that Bruno Mars sang the exact same notes months before Miley… and that makes me laugh. (Seeing the Taylor Swift ‘Trouble’ moment also makes me laugh, but that’s because, at this point, I can’t hear that song or see the video without the screaming goat — I hope you know what I’m talking about! Will include the link at the end.) Meanwhile, I second your thumbs up to Lorde — and I’d also argue that throwing Ellie Goulding and Macklemore out with the blingy bathwater of everyone else in the Pop Danthology is a mistake. There is some substance there.

    Ex. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Same Love

    Taylor Swift Goatness:


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