Tuesday, July 10, 2007
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Drezner's pop culture minute!!
One of the pernicious side-effects of shuttling around small children in one's car is that it causes one to lose with touch with today's music. Anything that's not on "Music Together" or the theme song from Maisy is lost on my youngest child, and she gets very grumpy when her music is not being played.
Even with this caveat, I'll go out on a limb and declare myself a better arbiter of pop music meanings than David Brooks.
This is based on Brooks' column ($$) in the New York Times today, a sociological exegesis of three hit songs today:
If youíve been driving around listening to pop radio stations this spring and summer, youíll have noticed three songs that are pretty much unavoidable, and each of them is a long way from puppy love....A few thoughts:
1) David needs to haul his current research assistant into his office and bitchslap him or her for a while. It's the RA's job to have a better grasp of pop culture, and in this case there has been a clear failure, because this kind of song has been around for a while. A decade ago, there was Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know," Fiona Apple's "Sleep to Dream", and Meredith Brooks' "Bitch."
posted by Dan on 07.10.07 at 09:25 AM
Concerning 2) ... this guy is fighting to make reverse that trend:posted by: Jake on 07.10.07 at 09:25 AM [permalink]
delete "make" ... yikes.posted by: Jake on 07.10.07 at 09:25 AM [permalink]
Brooks had a column deadline.posted by: Virginia Postrel on 07.10.07 at 09:25 AM [permalink]
I can't believe that Drezner has a "Pop Culture Minute" headline where the lovely and talented Selma Hayek is not mentioned.
You're slipping, Dan.posted by: Howard on 07.10.07 at 09:25 AM [permalink]
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