Friday, May 30, 2014

Your Turn

Jamie Lynn Spears is being criticized for letting her 5 year old daughter listen to Iggy Azalea. Appropriate or not?

67 comments:

FSP said...

Yay! More videos!!!

What is an Iggy Azalea?

sandybrook said...

I ain't watching this one dance. Put Dick Van Dyke back on

WritergirlinLa said...

Two kids listening to pop music. Quel horror!

sandybrook said...

An Iggy Azalea is a type of lizard found living in my air conditioning unit I think.

Dingle Barry said...

I'm with FSP, any relation to Iggy Pop (is that a real person?)

Renoblondee said...

I do not know. Don't wanna watch right now. But it's her kid so whatever she thinks. I'm sure I've let my daughter listen to bad stuff lol.

derek harvey said...

I have not heard an Azalea song yet and am hoping to continue that. Is she like a white Lil Kim or something?

The Real Dragon said...

It's not her daughter understand half of Iggy is saying. They most likely like the eat of the song and the chorus.

Kno Won Uno said...

I watched it & didn't think it was particularly scandalous. Five year olds do weird stuff. I thought she looked more spazzy than inappropriate. Pretty standard 5 year old behavior, in my experience. I only raised two children, though, and they're fine, upstanding citizens, so WTF do I know?

LottaColada said...

Well, what about those little girls Sophia and Rosie listening to Nicki Minaj? Everyone loved them.

Violet said...

I was just making a very important comment on 4 for Friday and it disappeared.
People should get on with raising their own children to the best of their ability before judging on other people's efforts. I would never judge. Oh no. Not a judgy bone in my body.

Lady Heisenberg said...

I just can't believe JLS is old enough to be that girl's mom! They're almost the same size!

OT scandalous shit:
Jenna Jameson off her rocker still

Rumors are Kanye is shacking up with Tisci still in Italy and that Kim is in LA, photos of them together are staged blah blah...hmmmm

Sherry said...

Not it either..Meh, kids love pop music and couldn't give a shit for the words typically.

Riven said...

Totally inappropriate. No child deserves to listen to that shit, it's cruel and unusual punishment.

Kno Won Uno said...

I'm commentarily fractured, today - sorry.
Frankly, I think it's more injurious being born a Spears than listening to this song.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Nice try Enty.

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

I listened to Madonna, Prince, and lots worse when I was little. I would sing lyrics from Darling Nikki like it was no thang.

As long as the parents are in the child's life teaching ethics and giving them love...everything will be all good!

Maybe, it's more about taste than anything else.

sandybrook said...

Iggy Pop is real and magnificent (at 66 yrs old)

derek harvey said...

If I have a daughter I will introduce her to Tiffanys I think were alone now. Now THATS a tune.

Kno Won Uno said...

@Violet - what was in the disappeared item?

derek harvey said...

@Orvilla!!! hey girl congradts xo

I use to listen to Darling Nikki as a kid too!!! that's why we so bad...

WareCat said...

my ghoul listens to Kids Bop.
i'm horrible cuz we watched Family Guy together until she asked me wat a penis was.

LowKey said...

My first favorite song that I remember singing as a little kid was "Afternoon Delight"

Took me a looong time to figure out why my mom and her friends went into hysterics every time I sang it...

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

@derek you know it!!! ;)

WareCat said...

My 3rd grade gym teacher wld always play Paradise by the Dashboard Light.
& this was Catholic school.

derek harvey said...

I got in trouble for bringing a Hole cd to school and the teacher called my mom and she took away my cds for a month. and I was older like 11...

Dingle Barry said...

Sandy, thanks! Music ain't my thang.

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

@derek 'and the sky was made of amethyst...'

Riven said...

"Fancy"
"Gypsies, tramps and thieves"

Dear Mom: I love you but no 6 y/o should be sent home from school for singing those songs during show and tell.

I may have been born just plain white trash, but fancy was my name!

derek harvey said...

haha it wasn't even the good one! It was Celebrity Skin and it wasn't even MY cd it was my older sisters ---half the cds that I "owned" were. I remember my sister yelling and screaming where are all my cds? and then I got in MORE trouble for stealing them....

Violet said...

Ware cat. I could sing every line of that song when I was 12 and had no clue what it was about other than baseball (sheltered childhood).

sandybrook said...

I'm pretty sure Phil Rizzuto had no idea what he was doing when he did his part of Paradise by the Dashboard Light and he was probably 70 then.

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

@derek celebrity skin...haha, nice

@riven ain't nothing wrong with a little Reba, darlin' (((southern twang)))

Riven said...

@Orvilla @Derek

And I knew I'd cherish all my misery alone.

Northern Star is gorgeous and haunted and one of my favorite songs ever.

sifichick said...

My ex boss let his 3yr old watch the first Saw. That's bad parenting. It's not like she's letting her daughter dance to NWA's F*ck the Police. At 5 kids don't really care about the lyrics. It's more about the melody and musicality of the song. I honestly don't think this is a big deal.

As far as the dancing it's typical bopping around. It's not like the mother who taught her 3yr stripper movies and vined it.

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

Riven and Derek ...kneeling to the northern lights

WareCat said...

my parents dragged me to Grateful Dead concerts every summer from the age of 5-10.
it was, um, different.

derek harvey said...

I love that song! Nobodys Daughter (her latest) was really good too. I hope she comes out with some more soon...

Wen said...

At least she is not watching The KRAP-TRASH-ians.

lc said...

I CANNOT stand this 'Fancy' song. My 9 yr old daughter sings it all the time. It is everywhere! But she does understand that most of the words are just to shock and sell records.

OneEyeCharlie said...

When I was four, I new all of the lyrics to Daddy Dewdrop's "Chick-a-Boom". That is, I could sing them. The nurses in the hospital were horrified that I was singing about finding the bottom of a girl's bikini behind the second door. The words meant nothing to me. I also knew "Gypsies, Tramps, & Thieves", Riven.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Totally inappropriate.

She should switch to Iggy Pop. Start the kids off right in life!

Pip said...

I think I was in second grade when Mary Moe came out. I would sing about the woman who doesnt eat meat, but she sure likes the bone. My mom told me Mary was a dog. I turned out halfway normal.

Snapdragon said...

But the Tiffany song was a remake...

I don't know who Iggy A is, and don't really care. But. Little kids have been singing along for decades to music without having the faintest idea what the lyrics mean. When they get older they realize what they mean, just like the hidden jokes in old Warner Brothers cartoon.

I think a kid being told she's doing something wrong when she'd only singing and dancing along would do far greater damage to her psyche than the song lyrics would. (Like that Utah high school that randomly photoshopped sleeves onto fairly modest sleeveless shirts... assholes)

Snapdragon said...

She's* GDI

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

When I was 13, my language and history teacher put punk music in the class so we could see their political bias (he agreed with them) and their metaphors and other language things.

Iggy Azalea' lyrics are lame compared to that (and many things the kid probably listens everyday).

__-__=__ said...

Money can't buy class or taste. Iggy Pop would be much better. Trash always dumbs down their spawn.

Riven said...

Wait hold up! Is this song by IA called 'Fancy' too? Cause if so that's a total coincidence on my part. I didn't watch the video posted and I don't know who this chick is.

As my new broski @Orvilla identified, I was referencing the original and only valid song called 'Fancy.' Which happens to be by the Queen Reba McEntire and is 20 years old.

@Charlie I could never decide whether I wanted to be a gypsy, tramp or a thief. I find it amusing in retrospect that my RPG and D&D characters are always bards, assassins or thieves.

I also got in trouble for singing "Half-Breed" in elementary school. Seriously between my mom's music and my dad's horror films and video games, I'm surprised I made it this long without getting arrested.

Frida said...

When I was a kid I sang and danced to Janet Jackson like it was nobody's business. I can't even understand the words to that Iggy song so I'm sure a 5-year old can't. Kids like to dance stupidly. Who cares?

PugsterMom said...

At that age my kid was watching Seinfeld ... and Barney.

WareCat said...

this thread reminds me of Albert!
i dn't kno wats more disturbing,
that he was 6 or his belly button.

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

@Riven Hugs!

Krissie said...

Kids don't even know what the hell they are singing along to anyways. Parents who get upset about it only make the kids curious about something that would have gone over their heads otherwise.

I know an idiot who was horrified her little daughter used to sing "I kissed a girl" by Katy Perry. Who cares? The kid was like four, she probably thought it was about Katy kissing her mom or her grandma or something!

Seven of Eleven said...

@FSP

Meauxelle said...

I used to belt out "Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves" in the front yard when I was 5. With a towel wrapped around my head for hair, a jump rope microphone, my bikini top and my mom's chunky-heeled sandals.

My encore was "Seasons In The Sun" in the driveway on my Romper Stompers.

What a weird little kid I was!

Cee Kay said...

NBD, since I couldn't understand a word of it.

Jessie said...

I found out the other day that Azalea is Australian. From Mullumbimby. Girl's a bogan.

Hammer_Girl said...

Ok I don't have kids, however my BFF (she turned me on to this site and used to be a regular) has 3 that she loans me whenever I get the motherly urge. She laid down the ground rules as follows: do not expose them to anything I would be ashamed to show my great grandmother after church. It's worked so far, except for that one time the 7 y.o. girl fell and yelled she broke her penis. Damn Family Guy!

Sherry said...

Are we all the same age? Gypsies Tramps and Thieves also a favorite. Afternoon Delight ranks up there with The Pina Colada song as a horrible, horrible ear worm.

Spill The Wine by War did embarrass me because someone was naked! Oh my!

audrey said...

@ Riven--sorry to burst your bubble but Reba's version of Fancy was not the original. Bobby Gentry put out that song in the early 70s. Most little kids are moved by the beat, not the lyrical content. There is nothing too scandalous, or horrendous about the video...although I do question the taste in music...so says the mother that used to sing 80's power ballads to her baby to put her to sleep.

MadLyb said...

So far, I haven't found any conclusive proof that a single person is outraged over that, but then again, I'm not digging too deep, and refuse to dive into the sewers known as the dark dungeons of the conservative internets.

Melissa of Grand Island said...

Low, that's too funny!! Me too!

RowdyRodimus said...

Since people are talking about music from when they were kids, here's a funny story about me and my Dad going to buy a single.

We are the World was huge, I'm sure everyone remembers it and probably had the 45. One day my Dad decided he wanted to get it so he and I went to Kmart to pick it up. First I had to go to the toy section and scam him into buying me a Transformer (it always worked, I was using guilt to get them but still it worked and I always got the figures I wanted. I would just tell him that I could play with them while he was at work at night and he could see them during the day and think of me while I was at school. I think I was an evil kid lol)

Anyway, then we made it to the record section since I had gotten my Galvatron figure. We found the We are the World single and I started looking through the other records. I was just 9 at the time so I didn't pay attention to bands or really watch much MTV, I knew the big ones, The Beatles, Stones, KISS, Van Halen, etc. but newer stuff i had no idea about. So I find this one record with a white cover and four really ugly women on it. I asked my Dad why anyone would put them on a record they were trying to sell and he had no idea who they were and agreed that the picture wouldn't help sell many albums.

Cut to a few months later during Summer and I'm listening to the radio a lot since I was out of school. I hear a couple of songs that just were really awesome to 9 year old Chris. I call the radio station and find out the name of the band so I can buy their album (this was back in the day when radio stations had real DJ's and not just morning zoo guys. You could call the booth and talk to them during songs. Imagine trying to do that now lol) The DJ tells me the name of the band and what the album is called. Me and my Dad go up to Kmart (at the time, they had the biggest music department of all the retail stores not solely dedicated to music) and we look for it. Dad finds it and starts cracking up so I go and see what's so funny. The band and the album was the one with the four really ugly women we made fun of a few months before but Dad bought it for me anyway.

I open it on the ride home and start reading the liner notes (God I miss that) and discover the "women's" names were Bret, Bobby, Rikki and CC. Poison: Look What the Cat Dragged In was the album. I honestly thought they were gay until their next album came out, but hey, I didn't care if they were gay, I loved Culture Club back then and you had to have an IQ in the single digits to not realize Boy George was gay. The album rocked and Poison became my second favorite band behind KISS and they still are. I learned a lesson that day, no two lessons, 1) Don't judge a book by it's cover and 2) Bobby Dall cannot pull off drag.

RowdyRodimus said...

Since people are talking about music from when they were kids, here's a funny story about me and my Dad going to buy a single.

We are the World was huge, I'm sure everyone remembers it and probably had the 45. One day my Dad decided he wanted to get it so he and I went to Kmart to pick it up. First I had to go to the toy section and scam him into buying me a Transformer (it always worked, I was using guilt to get them but still it worked and I always got the figures I wanted. I would just tell him that I could play with them while he was at work at night and he could see them during the day and think of me while I was at school. I think I was an evil kid lol)

Anyway, then we made it to the record section since I had gotten my Galvatron figure. We found the We are the World single and I started looking through the other records. I was just 9 at the time so I didn't pay attention to bands or really watch much MTV, I knew the big ones, The Beatles, Stones, KISS, Van Halen, etc. but newer stuff i had no idea about. So I find this one record with a white cover and four really ugly women on it. I asked my Dad why anyone would put them on a record they were trying to sell and he had no idea who they were and agreed that the picture wouldn't help sell many albums.

Cut to a few months later during Summer and I'm listening to the radio a lot since I was out of school. I hear a couple of songs that just were really awesome to 9 year old Chris. I call the radio station and find out the name of the band so I can buy their album (this was back in the day when radio stations had real DJ's and not just morning zoo guys. You could call the booth and talk to them during songs. Imagine trying to do that now lol) The DJ tells me the name of the band and what the album is called. Me and my Dad go up to Kmart (at the time, they had the biggest music department of all the retail stores not solely dedicated to music) and we look for it. Dad finds it and starts cracking up so I go and see what's so funny. The band and the album was the one with the four really ugly women we made fun of a few months before but Dad bought it for me anyway.

I open it on the ride home and start reading the liner notes (God I miss that) and discover the "women's" names were Bret, Bobby, Rikki and CC. Poison: Look What the Cat Dragged In was the album. I honestly thought they were gay until their next album came out, but hey, I didn't care if they were gay, I loved Culture Club back then and you had to have an IQ in the single digits to not realize Boy George was gay. The album rocked and Poison became my second favorite band behind KISS and they still are. I learned a lesson that day, no two lessons, 1) Don't judge a book by it's cover and 2) Bobby Dall cannot pull off drag.

Tina Mallette said...

Ah nostalgia I remember we drove our poor mother crazy when I was 5, my siblings and I only knew 2 songs from the radio, Itzy Bitzy Bikini and Herman Hermits, I'm Henry the VII I am. The lyrics are seared into my brain. Speaking of songs some of us were too young to understand at the time, what about the Kinks Lola. When I was 10 and got my own portable radio, this was a big deal, I used to listen to the Top 40 every week and write the list up.

Jamie said...

Do you know anyone from Mullumbimby?

jo davies said...

Please....that family has a lot of fucking issues....listening to a harmless pop song ?????!!!!please !!!! Leave it out !