Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

Posted: August 31, 2011 in music
Lyrics first of all (©Capitol Records):

There's a stranger in my bed
There's a pounding in my head
Glitter all over the room
Pink flamingos in the pool
I smell like a minibar
DJ's passed out in the yard
Barbie's on the barbeque
This a hickie or a bruise?

[Bridge]:
Pictures of last night
Ended up online
I'm screwed
Oh well
It's a blacked-out blur
But I'm pretty sure it ruled
Damn

[Chorus]:
Last Friday night
Yeah we danced on tabletops
And we took too many shots
Think we kissed but I forgot
Last Friday night
Yeah we maxed our credit cards
And got kicked out of the bar
So we hit the boulevard
Last Friday night
We went streaking in the park
Skinny dipping in the dark
Then had a ménage à trois
Last Friday night
Yeah I think we broke the law
Always say we're gonna stop-op
Oh-whoa-oh

This Friday night
Do it all again
This Friday night
Do it all again

Trying to connect the dots
Don't know what to tell my boss
Think the city towed my car
Chandelier is on the floor
With my favorite party dress
Warrants out for my arrest
Think I need a ginger ale
That was such an epic fail

[Bridge]

[Chorus]

This Friday night
Do it all again (Do it all again)
This Friday night
Do it all again (Do it all again)
This Friday night

T.G.I.F.
T.G.I.F.
(etc.)

[Chorus]

This Friday night
Do it all again

[End]

     So, where to I start? Well, we know an ONS happened, which sadly happens far more often than it
should. Anyone heard of STDs/STIs? But seriously, having a one-night-stand is extremely dangerous.
Caution is especially advised if you don't know them. You may end up in a body bag. Not a good policy,
Katy.
     Let's move to the pictures online. What are these from? The ONS? Underage drinking? Cheating? Or
are they photographic evidence of the illegal activities that are mentioned in the chorus? Any of these
would be very bad to begin circulating on the interwebs, let alone that they happened at all. And yet,
it is brushed off in the same breath with an "Oh well". Um, wait, what?
     This is an extreme party. "Think we kissed but I forgot"? ... No, I hate to break it to you but you
were just über drunk. Your alcoholism is not becoming. This is entirely written as an attention-grab,
not an expression of anything except ridiculously foolish decisions. It's trying to shock in order to
gain listeners. Do not be fooled. Having a ménage à trois is controversial; controversy = attention. The 
sad part is that this equation often works. If this was the only song that Katy Perry sang that had that 
desperate quality, it wouldn't be so bad. But it's not. I have yet to hear a song of hers that doesn't 
show the desire for attention like the desire for air in a drown victim. I just can't take her music 
seriously because that's all it is, gasping for air in the pool of fame. Look at me, look at me, look at 
me, look how crazy I am. She certainly isn't a role model for her young fans. At least, not a good one. 
If we allow this to appear ok, parents will definitely have a more difficult job in raising good children. 
They will have to teach kids that the behaviour is not acceptable. Unfortunately, most parents won't 
bother. But that's another can of worms entirely. I can't advocate a song with a message like this. The 
problem is that it's obscenely catchy and most people can't resist catchy. It makes them turn their ears 
off and ignore the lyrics, sometimes even the controversial ones (crazy, right?). This is another reason 
she's so popular... :(

# of brain cells lost/listen: 72
Lyrics: 3/10 - Not overly offensive, just dumb.
Music: 6.5/10 - Earworm, but not musical genius.
Overall: Failing grade
            

P.S. "Stop-op"? Really?


Hello world!

Posted: August 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

Welcome to my blog! This is my very first post. I’d like to introduce the intent of this blog. This will be an outlet for my opinions on music. I have a lot of them. I’m not easily impressed and you will get to see that. I will dissect music, trying to boil it down to its core. Join me!