Friday, September 4, 2015

2015 Week 35: My Mind is an Asshole


Thursday morning, like any other day, a certain song came up on my Spotify from my favorites, as I dropped Shayera off at school. And as she was about to get off the car, she gave me the secret code that tells me she wants me to add it to her playlist so she can hear it on her tablet later. That secret code is "I want that song." Now you know it too. Anyway, I had instant mixed feelings that had to be conveyed in the seconds left as she exited the car. On the one hand it was a proud moment that she responded to it but on the other, well, here:

So, yeah, my answer was "I don't think so," but followed up quickly by saying it had some words I didn't want her singing on her own, but I didn't mind if she heard it with me. She's 6, so that's all I got for now. And to a certain extent it's a compromise I'm making with society because truth be told, I would actually have no fucking problem with putting this on her tablet otherwise. But I really don't want to wind up having to go into the school one day because she was singing it or something, so I'm a little cautious for the time being. At the end of the day, though, I'm pretty sure this song is MUCH less offensive than a lot of the more accepted mainstream pop out there that is just glorifying stupidity. Anyway, as she gets older the gates will slowly be let open on stuff like this, but then again, making it somewhat forbidden is part of the appeal and what will hopefully drive her towards it, so it's a balancing act like no other. And by the way, little did we know that morning how that song was the perfect opening theme for the not so funny sitcom that was my day, but that's a whole other story.

So the other day, I was exhausted and took a nap. Except I dreamed that I couldn't sleep, so when I woke up it was like I hadn't. So now I was tired AND confused. My mind is an asshole. And that's the basic idea of this week's Spotify playlist, more or less. It's a little tense, confusing and it's over before you know it. It's a bad nap, but a good set of songs so go listen to it, but don't go to sleep (RIP Wes Craven).

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