Wednesday, May 15, 2013

"Don't Stop/Make It Pop"

We awoke to a child screaming.  A child who wants her bitty (blanket), but doesn't want it to touch her.  A child who wants milk in a bottle, and not a sippy, even though she is no longer offered milk in a bottle.  We continued in that vein, and in anticipation of a long neb treatment, I offered a bribe of Maisy videos.

One of the best things about no longer having cable, is that we got a digital antenna and now we get a station called The Cool TV.  When I turned on the TV at 6:45am to start Maisy, The Cool TV popped up, and B and I stood transfixed in various states of undress in front of the video for "Tick Tock" by Ke$ha (Kay-dollar sign-huh).  The baby screeched for Maisy and nipped at our legs, but it was as if we were in the thrall of Ke$ha and her bottle of Jack.

OMG-now it's 9:00pm and I am once again watching The Cool TV, and after a bunch of Stone Temple Pilot shit (it must be the 90s at 9:00) they are showing Natalie Imbruglio's video for "Torn."  This video was in heavy rotation the last time that I had cable while MTV was still playing videos.  It's quite possible that I watched this video many times while on my breaks from my job at the Starbucks around the corner and contemplating my first post-college break up, and it's possible that at that time I felt that the lyrics for "Torn" were a meaningful commentary on my life.  But, now the songs over and that feeling is fading quickly.


  1. I'm so glad I don't have this channel because I think I also might be transfixed. I'm barring every temptation to go rewatch these videos on youtube. Oh wait. Totally failed. It's done. Ke$ha really is something else...

  2. Also, now have lost myself in a maze of bubblegum pop. So thank you. I think.

  3. Now I had to go watch the video to "Last Friday Night." Make it stop! My justification is that I need to keep my pop culture references fresh for my commentary on the hegemonic, or perhaps, resistant, power of popular culture. Which is all well and good until LB starts bopping around singing about how fun it is to drink until you black out.

  4. And that Ke$ha-under all that eye makeup and those props, she looks like a super healthy college girl from Utah, who I once knew. She jogged a lot.