How many internet surfers out there have caught a glimpse of the “open letter dialogue” that started between Sinead O’Connor and Miley Cyrus, proceeded to include Amanda Palmer, and now even Sufjan Stevens, over the past couple weeks? The number is probably too many to waste time trying to count and record.
I’m not here to rehash the details of “who said what” in each written account but its clearly not hard to glean from even the briefest of skimmings, that there have been some feathers ruffled and “tough love” type advice given from pretty much all sides. What does reveal itself in the middle of so much lecturing and retorting, is a point that extends past the goings on of Ms. Cyrus, despite how racy those goings on might be.
Once again, the common, everyday functionality of the terrestrial radio has given way to potential for a much bigger conversation:
Bruno Mars, who has churned out both sexually-focused and romantically-sensitive commercial hits, is now watching the unfurling of his newest radio release, “Gorilla,” off his new album, “Unorthodox Jukebox.”
(Note: Explicit lyrics and drug references. Listen at your own discretion.)
- Cocaine kicker
- Dirty little lover
- Give it to me motherf–ker
- We’ll be f–king like gorillas