Tuesday, April 26, 2011
DO RE ME ME ME ME: The NYT reports today on a study which has determined, based on analysis of the lyrics to pop songs of the past 30 years, that there is a "statistically significant trend toward narcissism and hostility in popular music," noting the contrast between 80s hits like "Celebration" ("Let's all celebrate and have a good time!") and "Ebony and Ivory" and its message of togetherness and more recent hits like Fergie's "Personal" ("It's personal, myself and I") and JT's proclamation that he (not "we") was bringing sexy back. And yes, there's a reference to "the Cee-Lo Green comic ode to hostility with its unprintable refrain."
Posted by Matt at 12:56 PM