Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Just because I like the same music as my tween daughter...

does not mean I am having a mid-life crisis.

On the other hand, I am a bit concerned about my growing fondness for Ke$ha...



I totally ♥ Ke$ha's "Your Love Is My Drug."

Ditto LaRoux's "Bulletproof," which is so 1980s New Wave/Techno Pop (i.e., totally awesome):



But just because I like the same music as my daughter, have the occasional shot of vodka before 5 p.m.*, dream of chucking it all and running off to Australia, and haven't changed out of my pajamas in four days** doesn't mean I'm having a mid-life crisis, does it?

Though my daughter thought I was kidding*** when, after she jokingly suggested that the spouse and I would fight over custody if we ever got divorced, I replied there would be no fight. The spouse could have her -- and she could come visit me once a month. (Seriously, is there a vaccine you can get to protect your sanity from teenagers? If so, sign me up.)

*Like you haven't.
**The part about the PJs? Kidding! At least this week.
***Of COURSE, I was -- for those of you, who, like MY mother (who just wrote me a chastising note) thought I was serious.

8 comments:

Steven Friedlander said...

I am concerned. But I am laughing.

Lizzy said...

Thank goodness the youngsters are going back to techo rock roots and away from rap!!! Now this is music we can relate to!

J., you are lucky to have your daughter to introduce you to all the new artists...just be thankful she has good taste in music!

J. said...

@Steven: :-)

@Lizzy, Just to clarify: I was the one who introduced her to most of these artists. ;-) (I was listening to WBLI, Z100, and WPLJ waaay before she knew what a radio was.)

Anonymous said...

I need to be the mom of a tween girl. Then I can go to concerts and not look weird!

EMM said...

You can't be having a crisis if you're still listening to "new" music. I make no apologies for loving Lady Gaga. La Roux? Saw the video a few months ago at 5 AM and was hooked. Bulletproof goes through my head at least 10 times a day.

Little Miss Cupcake said...

Wow, just glad there weren't any comments about Justin Bieber in here! :P

Dave S. said...

It's always 5PM somewhere!

"Bulletproof" has all the elements of a song that I would like a lot, but for some reason it just doesn't work for me...

J. said...

@EMM, You are my kind of gal. :-)

@LMC, Clearly you did not see my Justin Bieber post. :O

@Dave S., I am shocked -- shocked, I say -- that you did not like "Bulletproof." Clearly you need to listen to it another dozen times. :-)