Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ladies to Lighten the Mood

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:

Katy Perry:

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.

Jill Sobule:

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.


  1. Oddly, I have heard this song (the current one) on the car radio a lot in the past few days. And I think it's lame.

    The singer talks about kissing a girl and saying she hopes her boyfriend doesn't mind, and that it's not what good girls do. Honestly, she sounds like she's young and figuring out what's right for her. Why worry so much about the "good girl" vibe? It's tired. It's limiting. It's not at all about figuring out who one is and what's important to oneself. And how strong is the relationship with the boyfriend, anyway, if the singer's thinking about kissing girls?

    (Typically, I don't deconstruct pop songs quite this much.. but I happened to be thinking about it, and you happened to write about it. And here we are. Hope the song falls out of favor soon. Give me some Metro Station any day of the week.)

  2. That Jill Sobule song is one of my favorites... And she wins JUST because she got Fabio in her video... LOL...

    Did you get my comment on your last post? I didn't see it show up...


  3. I agree with Nicole. Jill's video was awesome and I swear I was talking about that video this weekend. We were playing a game of Hoopla and Fabio was one of the cards we had to guess.

    Funny coinkydink.


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