Thanks everyone for your kind comments and love on my last post. It really means a lot to know I have so many friends out there in Blogsville--not just readers, but real friends.
Much like any week of my life, I can't dwell on the bad stuff forever, so I have the following music-related nonsense to bring to those of you who might be interested...
It's time for some fluff to lighten everyone's mood!
So apparently, this chica named Katy Perry has a song out called "I Kissed a Girl". It is not a cover of Jill Sobule's "I Kissed a Girl". While I think Katy's song has an almost addictive faux-electro sugar coating, I still think Jill Sobule wins for the better song. Let's compare:
I think Ms. Perry is capitalizing on something I'll call the "Girls Gone Wild-ization" of America. I'm not sure she's real sincere in her desire to kiss girls. Sure, she says she liked it, it's casual, she's just trying it out...but it sounds to me like she likes it because she likes attention.
On the other hand, Jill's story relates a rather adorable incident of discovering more about one's own sexuality. Both girls in this story have beaus, and they just happen to find out they certainly have more than a friendship. I dunno, call me old-fashioned, but in terms of content, this one wins it for me.
And just for good measure, one of the best songs about boys kissing each other ever, "He's Kissing Christian" by that dog:
I love that song so much. That Dog is one of the most underappreciated bands of the 90's if you ask me. Of course, I didn't discover them until something like 2001 or 2002...because of a boy. But that's another story for another time, and it involves yet another band. Someday, blog friends. Someday.