Sunday, November 14, 2010

Teenage Dream

Yes, I've been traveling, so I haven't really read my blogroll religiously this last week. I certainly have not seen any of 'my stories', as I not only didn't have a free minute while travel-working, I tend never to turn on the tv in the hotel room. I wonder what housekeeping things when that remote sits in the exact same place for four day?

So Friday night I caught up on some DVR'd stuff....a few Barefoot Contessa shows (ick, white beans!), the Big Bang Theory (yay....Raiders of the Lost Ark and Wil Wheaton!). And of course, Glee.

Well, I am a gay male. It's like the new requirement for keeping your Gay Membership Card.

I haven't been thrilled with the show this year overall. There are some great lines, but not great stories. And the music has been iffy at best.

I will say the shows that are Kurt-centric are always the most substantial, and I'm not saying that because he is a gay male. They just tend to have more weight to them in terms of content than those stupid ass ones that are 'tribute' shows....which is all they seem to have anymore (and seriously - Gwenyth Paltrow next week? How many times can one show jump a shark?).

So as I peruse through some blogs I see that many others have posted this video, but I'm doing it anyway. Who knows how long it will stay up. I didn't know the song at all...I had to look it up and now I know why I didn't recognize it. Katy Perry. blech.

Perry is the equivalent of Peter Brady going through puberty and singing 'When It's Time to Change'. Her vocals jump all over the place (I'll assume purposefully, but who knows) and I don't find them appealing at all. So I turn off her music whenever it comes on. It's no wonder I have never heard the song.

So here's what I'll say about Teenage Dream. At least an all boys show choir seems to make up for her deficiencies. Whodathunk?

I don't think I like it just because the main guy in the video is so dreamy. Yes, I said it. Dreamy. Those eyes. The dark hair. Maybe I should hang up my Gay Card and just get a NAMBLA one.

Ok, he's not a boy. He's probably 28, playing 17. But he is cute.

And the Wm McKinley HS Glee Club should take a lesson from these boys. Their overproduced songs and choreography are not needed. They use it to bury so much lack of talent, it's incredible. Simple is actually better. Look at these guys.

....and I can't believe I just wrote an entire post about Glee.

Song by: the Warblers


Cubby said...

I've seen this vid repeatedly and each time it makes me cry. This morning was no exception.

This is the 100% opposite of high school back in the day. Can you imagine the school hottie singing a sex-theme song to you in front of everyone like that? I would have totally made a mess right there on the spot.

Jonny said...

You don't like Teenage Dream b/c it's peppy and happy and full of bright sunshine.
Why are there no Blondie or Eurythmic songs? Or..or Pat Benatar? I mean, "Hit me with your best shot!" "I need a lover" (technically that's Mellancamp..but whatever).