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August 16, 2007

She's like so whatever

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I have been meaning to write about Avril Lavigne because she is AWESOME. (Seriously.) What Would Tyler Durden Do explains.

Avril Lavigne acts like some hardass and lectures everyone else in music and yet her own music is the most empty headed pop nothing imaginable. The Wiggles are like devil music compared to her sugary nonsense. Even dudes at pride week would call her record "faggity" and tell her to butch it up a little. But she does have a hot body and surprisingly big boobs, and as it turns out, girls with big boobs are really interesting and have well thought out opinions. Not to mention, tales of adventure and storytelling so vivid and awesome, it's almost like being there! Please, please go on, you're fascinating! Kelly did what? With Brad right there? OMG LOL!

Paris is our Vietnam Update: k-punk's latest withering attack on pop-ism or, to his mind, more properly a species of Deflationary Hedonic Relativism seems à propos. Particularly given my anarcho-dandyist tendencies, so readily confused with a "Wildean/ Warholian celebration of superficiality."

Perhaps those a little deeper into middle age than I am were still subject to the proscriptions and prescriptions of a Leavisite high culture. But it seems to me that popists now are like Mick Jagger confronted with punk in 1976: they don’t seem to realise that, if there is an establishment, it is them.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 16, 2007 06:57 AM

Comments

agreed with WWTDD..

Hot body and surprisingly big boobs..

But still.

Posted by: Gorthos [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 16, 2007 10:12 AM

I actually quite enjoy her music and think she is fun and interesting. Though I confess I was tempted to title the post "Tempest in a C-cup"...

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 16, 2007 10:14 AM

"I actually quite enjoy her music and think she is fun and interesting."

Why am I not surprised?

Posted by: Bill from INDC [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 16, 2007 11:13 AM

Because you are a man of great subtlety and astuteness.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 16, 2007 11:27 AM

Whatever.

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 16, 2007 01:30 PM

I think Avril should do vocals for my industrial side project.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 16, 2007 01:34 PM

Her music isn't really my cup of tea, but there are a couple of tracks that are catchy. If she mellows out into treacly pop-junk as she ages, well, that's a bit of a shame but not the end of the world. Not nearly as lame as the mellowing of the formerly hip-hop Black Eyed Peas.

Avril's still a long way from unbearable Celine Dion / Anne Murray / Gordon Lightfoot territory.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 16, 2007 01:57 PM

Once again thou dost profane the name of Lightfoot!

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 16, 2007 01:59 PM

Anyone who thinks Avril is "empty headed pop" has been exposed to nothing but Sk8ter Boi and Girlfriend.

Neither of which is all that empty-headed, imo.

Posted by: Temujin [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 16, 2007 03:55 PM

Submitted for approval.

When You're Gone

Empty-headed? Pshaw!

Posted by: Temujin [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 16, 2007 04:12 PM

oh, she sings, too? gah...

Posted by: the sad old goth... [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 16, 2007 06:31 PM