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Mud Flaps

Posted in Music, People with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2011 by Jordan

While I was at the gym today a song on the radio caught my attention.  I was drawn in by the baritone voice of the singer and wondered who owned the soothing voice.  It took about five seconds of wracking my brain to identify the voice as that of pop diva Cher.  As I listened to Cher make my voice sound high I thought to myself, “where does Cher get off?”

As soon as Sonny and Cher ceased to exist, Cher started parading around in fishnet stockings and a little flap of cloth that barely covered her crotch.  I’m sure there is the odd grease ball out there that actually finds Cher attractive and loves the suggestive nature of her flap; however, if Brittany Spears, Lindsay Lohan, or Miley Cyrus danced around on stage wearing fishnets and a crotch flap they would be nailed to a cross and probably forced to enter some sort of rehab.

The media holds a ridiculous double standard when it comes to female pop singers.  Old disgusting women like Cher and Madonna have a free pass to dress like ‘pros’; while, young attractive trendsetters are under constant media scrutiny and ridicule.  In order to maintain consistency, there needs to be a mandatory flap rule implemented for all female pop singers.  This way there will be no talk of who is pushing the envelope… there will only be a question of who wears the flap best.

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The Sun is Gone but I Have a Light

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2010 by Jordan

April 5th always marks the day the music died for me in many ways.  It was sixteen years ago today that Kurt Cobain died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and the band Nirvana ceased to exist.  Although in hindsight it appeared the band’s days were numbered and were only likely to release another album or two, I would have loved to be listening to that album today.

Coincidently, one of my other favourite grunge bands from the Seattle area also ceased to exist as we knew it on April 5th when Layne Staley of Alice in Chains died from a speedball overdose.  Alice in Chains has continued to record new albums in Layne Staley’s absence but in my opinion will never be the same without him.

Some recommended Kurt Cobain/Nirvana reading material is Come As You Are by Michael Azerrad and Heavier Than Heaven by Charles R. Cross.

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