No more depressing posts! Happy thoughts!
On Facebook a few months back, I asked about some good grrl power songs. A friend had a monumentally shitty breakup, and she needed a good soundtrack while she figured out that he was an asshole who doesn’t deserve her notice, much less her affection.
As I was watching these songs roll in (my favorite suggestion: “I Kissed A Girl”) I got wondering about equivalent songs for guys. We can have rough breakups, too. We can be involved with terrible, controlling people who wage psychological warfare on us every waking moment. Or we can be held-over-heels and still get rudely dumped. Are there songs for men who have been treated badly and are struggling with it?
Apart from “I Wanna Sex You Up” I mean.
Think of the song “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette. This song got mentioned a lot.
Now imagine the pronouns changing and it being sung by a male. Alanis would be pissed! But are there any songs like that? And does Chris Brown sing any of them?
Speaking of Alanis — I saw her in concert once about eight years ago. She and the Barenaked Ladies came to Atlanta as part of the Canadajaculation Tour. She was good, although she smiled too much while singing that song.
We have plenty of songs from guys who have fucked up and are sorry about it (following this template). Lots of lamentations from sad dudes who think they’re going to die alone. But I can’t think of a single one from a guy who’s reeling from a bad breakup and needs to have his self-esteem reinforced.
Interesting, isn’t it? I wonder why that is. Some sort of patriarchy thing? Can’t let the ladies know they have any sort of power over us? Or can no one think of a rhyme for “lonely wank”?
Anyway — if you can think of something, let me know. In the meantime, I’m just going to assume Pink is Gavin Rossdale in drag.
Angel has gotten all her shots and is now living in the lap of luxury at Maria’s apartment. At least, the lap of luxury compared to that pile of wood chips she had in the playground. She’s still very timid about everything, but her curiosity seems to be winning out. The vet said she doesn’t have an aggressive bone in her body.
Here she is allowing Maria to scratch her. The coffee table is the perfect height for head-resting.
We have some time to place her, and the backup plan is a no-kill shelter a couple hours away who says they can take her.
So it looks like this girl might get the chance to grow up a little. If you or anyone you know are interested, she comes with her own leash, harness, chew toys, and she’s going to get spayed soon!
Now the universe is going to send me another stray tomorrow…