Last year, when One Direction released “One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks),” a combination Blondie/Undertones cover they recorded for charity, the Guardian’s Adam Boult was prompted to start a list of songs that “must never be covered.” Never mind that 1D’s medley got a seal of approval from Blondie’s Debbie Harry herself; Mr. Boult said it was an “abomination” that somehow “tarnished” the original versions. So it’s not about the gender of the artist doing the cover—it’s about the gender (and age) of their fans. Think about it: Young, poppy acts, have largely young, female fan bases. I believe the reason rockist dudes feel so dang uncomfortable watching these artists cover songs by bands they love is that it points out that they might have something in common with fans of Miley, Lorde, 1D, etc. They might actually have something in common with teenage girls. And what could be worse than that?
Here’s what I want to tell these people: You could do a lot worse than sharing a teenage girl’s taste in music. The pantheon of acts who couldn’t have gotten famous without the support of teenage girls includes a lot of people and bands you probably respect a lot: Michael Jackson. Elvis Presley. The fricking BEATLES. When Nirvana were around, most of their fans weren’t 50-year-old rock critics; they were kids.
"So what do you do for a living?"
Don’t ever sleep on Zendaya
looking at your ass after watching the anaconda music video
Don’t forget we have to wake up Green Day tomorrow.
Ok just a reminder to everyone: If you’re planning on tweeting billie joe armstrong “wake up” or something tomorrow, DON’T. The song is about his father’s death and so it’s really personal and treating it like a joke isn’t the right thing to do. Plus he’s asked so many times for people to stop and no one listens so yeah. Please don’t do that.
coco chanel was a nazi, karl lagerfeld has called feminists “ugly”
i reblogged a picture bc i didn’t know it was chanel and that got me thinking, all of a sudden the word “feminism” is marketable, it makes people talk, it’s a “debatable issue”, it’s controversial, these people don’t care about feminism, they care about getting themselves and their causes in the papers and on gossip websites, the fashion industry should be the LAST industry to wave feminist flags especially considering its ongoing history of being extremely racist amongst other things
from this brave person who overheard julian blasting 1d’s unreleased songs, rip soon modest will get you. i’ve enhanced a bit of the vines but i can’t do anything about the noise as it’ll kill their vocals
2. niall (or liam)
3. 1d harmonizing [wipes tears]
5. louis [chokes]
- Both couples are married.
- B & J are on stage after a performance in front of thousands.
- Ye & Kim are going down a flight of stairs indoors, and were probably being photographed without their knowledge.
- Who’s to say Jay doesn’t grab his wife’s ass while they’re walking?
- Fuck this post, and anyone who agrees with it.
I also find it interesting the woman is being blamed while it was the man doing the fondling. Bullshit.