I was lying in bed wallowing in my latest bout of pollen induced misery when the throbbing of my sinuses became subservient to a valley girl voice discussing what makes a pop icon. "If you can dress up as her for Halloween, she's an icon. One year, I went as Courtney Love. I look NOTHING like Courtney, but everyone knew exactly who I was. I wore this big messy blonde wig, and a white strappy evening gown, and I pushed a baby carriage..." (Apologies for the inexact transcription.)
This was preceded by a thorough discussion of Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" - and the whole broadcast was interspersed with bits of shameless pop hits, including "I'm Justa Girl" - and a discussion of how 14 year old girls now look like total badasses because of the revival of 80s fashion.
Pop music is a guilty pleasure of mine, but now, with the accidental discovery of Pop Vultures, a Minnesota Public Radio show, I no longer need hide my head in shame. Their site says "We obsess over pop music so you don't have to." Well, thank you for helping me out. Plus, the whole NPR thing gives me a little intellectual cred. Though it also makes me more likely to be singing Mary J. Blige in the shower. And, um, on the bus.
Posted by pam at May 4, 2004 08:20 AM