Friday, April 03, 2009

Musical Interlude: Old School Friday - If I Were A Boy/Girl

Happy Old School Friday! Y'all bear with me as I'm trying to get back int he swing of things in the blogging world. The theme for this week's Old School Friday is If I Were A Boy/Girl.


Not exactly sure how to handle that one, but here's what came to mind. I've been dealing with 11 year old daughter issues lately surrounding the whole Chris Brown/Rihanna episode. In a nutshell, the kid, because she's a bigger fan of Chris Brown than she is of Rihanna has been having a really difficult time wrapping her mind around the fact that no matter what the reasons or rationale, no man should beat a woman like that. Ever. Of course forgiveness and all of that stuff comes into play, but as a Dad, I feel it's my duty to take a hard line on this issue right now and try to set in her mind that she should NEVER accept that type of treatment from someone who says he loves her.

With that in mind, I interpeted today's theme as the types of songs/artists by male artists that I would hope my daughter would identify with as it pertains to relationships between men and women. Feelings, emotions, dedication, etc., all come into play here, and there are dozens of artists I could have chosen to represent my ideas here, but I've decided on these two.

First Up, Van Hunt with Being a Girl.

And next, an rock and roll classic from Led Zeppelin, All of My Love.

This was by far the most difficult Old School Friday theme to interpret so far, but I hope you understand the points I'm trying to make. Let me know in the comments, and don't forget about the rest of the Old School Friday crew.

Electronic Village - Chatting Over Cocktails - Ms Grapevine - Quick - Marcus LANGFORD - Cassandra - Danielle-Lisa C -Chocl8t - DP - Kreative Talk -MarvalusOne - Regina - LaShonda -AJ - Sharon - Invisible Woman - Believer 1964 -Dee - SJP - sHaE-sHaE - Songs In the Key of Life - Shawn - Hagar’s Daughter - freshandfab - Creole Pimp - Wonderland or Not - SoulAfrodisiac

P.S. I know more of y'all have joined up since I last participated so please drop your url in the comments and I'll add your site to the links.


Regina said...

Awesome interpretation of the theme! I am especially loving the Zeppelin!!
Have a great weekend!

Hagar's Daughter said...

Important lesson to teach your daughter. Cool picks. Happy OSF.

Villager said...

Welcome back and Happy OSF! I appreciate the thought you gave to the theme and the focus you gave to your daughter...

The theme this week thru me off ... I ended up thinking about my boy and two girls. I invite your blog readers to enjoy the smooth sounds of Oscar Brown, Will Smith and Bob Carlisle!

peace, Villager

Marvalus said...

I love Van Hunt...nice choice!

I totally understand the message you are trying to convey to your daughter. I've had the same conversations with my 13 year old son (both he and his dad have) relaying to him that abuse (physical or otherwise) is NEVER OK...

Welcome back and Happy OSF!

Hey Shae! said...

Definitely feeling Van Hunt. I wouldn't have known it was difficult for you by these choices. :-)

Happy OSF!!

cooper said...

I struggled with this interpretation too. I have to admit this is a great interpretation, and some good musical choices to go along with it.

I don't envy parents, that is for sure.

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