"I’ve read interviews where certain big female stars are like, “I’m not a feminist.” I’m like, That’s not what it’s about. She’s great, but I listened to that Lana Del Rey record and the whole time I was just thinking it’s so unhealthy for young girls to be listening to, you know: “I’m nothing without you.” This sort of shirt-tugging, desperate, don’t leave me stuff. That’s not a good thing for young girls, even young people, to hear." (x)
God fucking bless
Do be patient with me, I’m going through a thing with Lorde right now.
Heh. Everyone in my immediate family (except me) is really plugged into popular music. Meanwhile I get this weird smattering of artists that happen to pop up on my Pandora stations (which themselves tend to be weirdly specific and unrelated to anything particularly current), plus whatever happens to come across my dash. But basically the running joke around here is how “John’s/dad’s music is so weird/outdated/uncool” (except when it’s not, which sometimes happens, too, in that something I like will turn out to accidentally have hipster cred, though that tends to be explained as exception-that-proves).
So it was funny the other day when I mentioned to Linda, “so, I really like ‘Royals’. Is that popular?”
Literal spousal eye roll. “John, I’ve _taught_ it.” (She teaches voice, piano, and guitar.) Apparently one of her young charges was sufficiently enamored to request “Royals”, which means at some point in the last few months I probably was in the house while Linda was working out and teaching the song.
Maybe that’s why it sounded familiar.