Monday, April 16, 2012

When Pop Music gets Stuck in your Head

It's been some time since we were bombarded by a perfect pop song, and even longer since we've been bombarded by a perfect pop song from a young Canadian pop idol, but 26-year-old Carly Rae Jepsen has fulfilled both world shortages with a single, maddeningly addicting song:
"Call Me Maybe."
Hahaha, okay, so I've been a fan of more than my fair share of REALLY BAD pop music, the kind of thing that's just so delightful and sugary with no real "nutritional value" I like to say -- (see: "Tonight Tonight") - but this past week, the song "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen is all over life! It's taken over twitter, the youtube, and all the internetz.



Even Justin, Selena and Ashley Tisdale can't stop dancing to it in sunglasses with fake mustaches. Not to mention the fact that I heard it IRL all to often over the course of like 1 day (I think it was Friday.) As the story often goes, the next day Patsy and I had become enamored with it. Haha, plus there is definitely a real life reason that I have particularly come to like this song.



Remember my "I'm 24" video from last-blog? Even Patty Stans got in on the Call Me Maybe hype! Alright, if you haven't heard the song in it's original format or the original video -- here's that:



I've seen a few reviews of the video/song itself, and they generally agree the video is boring and the other videos people have posted dancing around to it are better - with the slight exception perhaps of the twist ending. Interesting article about that: "Why Call Me Maybe is all about the Hot... Guy"

Hahaha, trying to see how many Call Me Maybe videos I can fit into one blog! I happened upon this next one, that I think accurately describes my initial hated for the song, as it quickly devolved into morbid pleasure-- that resulted in Patsy and I agreeing to listen to it over and over on the day I "taught" her to drive on the "expressway."



Eh, was going to do a Nicki Minaj thing, but nahhh -- we'll let Call Me Maybe be the Song of the Day as well.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

I'll probably regret this blog by the time I turn 30...

A few weeks ago at the bar, I had the unusual issue of having forgotten how old I was. Naturally, this resulted in my friends texting each other warning that I would be texting the lot of them to calculate my age (23) lol. But a recent Tosh.0 video has reminded me how 23 I am, and I wanted to write a blog about being 23 that I forgot to do back in February.


Are there songs about being 23? Why, of course. "What's my age again" by Blink 182 (who's name purportedly comes from originally being Blink, threatened with a lawsuit by an Irish band, they added 182 -- the number of times the word Fu&k is said in one of the band's favorite movies.)

The song "Furr" by Blitzen Trapper supposedly relates to being 23, but it really doesn't.

http://ask.metafilter.com/186811/What-songs-mention-being-23 << Some other songs. Lol, yeah, being kinda lazy, kinda tired, gonna go sleep. Why was age so weird tonight, you might ask? (But probably not, because I really haven't given you much content -- nor context.) Out USG'ing at a Bowling Alley tonight, I realized I was the oldest USG member there (aside from Amanda, who was not a USG member. Time to graduate?ITHINKSO.)

Video of the Day: "An Anthem For The 24-Year-Olds" by Pat Stansik. This song is hilarious, I wish it referred to me, but alas it does not.



Song of the Day: "What's my age again?" by Blink 182. Haha, ironic, because I also forgot my age! Presented on the Now That's What I Call Music! 3, and a 2000 episode of Saturday Night Live, the music video is basically the band running around naked. I really don't understand the urge to run around naked, if it's something you're supposed to have when you're 23 I don't feel it. I do know other people that have had the distinct urge to streak though. I never really understood it.