one direction is even worse than one republic
i seriously couldnt believe this was on polish (commercial) radio. they're commercial shit but typically dont play hyped crap bieber style at all, only some music for dancing like guetta
One Republic is that band that did Apologize with Timbaland?
Originally Posted by Ilovetheblues_86
One Direction was put together by Simon Cowell.
A product of reality music tv, yeah.
I haven't started on the winterwear; it's not cold enough yet. I am, however, sick and tired of wearing jeans and covering up my legs all the time.
I still haven't figured out how to layer in a fashionable way so I just wear some tank top underneath a jumper and wear an outer jacket and sometimes a scarf if it's particularly cold.
You can wear skirts, you just need to learn the art of wool stockings+skirt pairing. Also, ditch the jackets, get into coats.
"Us older fans". This is depressing.
So how has being a teenager changed for girls in the last 15 years? Judging by the newest boyband fad, it doesn't seem to have changed much at all from my days of worshipping the Backstreet Boys.
(BSB > OD, by the way.)
In a sense, nothing has changed. Young girls still like cute boys with singing talent, go figure.
But in other ways, things have changed, and for the better. For one, you can notice how the girls' intelligence is held to a (marginally
) higher regard. They don't sell them the stories of the boys being virginal figurines, they don't paste ready-made stereotypes on them that they need to uphold and play up.
There's a LOT of pandering there, don't get me wrong
, a lot of playing the market, a lot of the "talking directly to the hormones" approach still (the MTV ad for their performance for a recent awards show was just the 5 of them individually walking in slow motion while looking at the camera for god's sake
), but it comes with more of a Beatles than a BSB bent to it. The teenage audience has definitely evolved and can sniff out falseness better than 15 years ago. And, though that also has its problems, I think girls today are allowed to feel more sexually secure in themselves, as the virgin-whore dichotomy that usually goes with this territory of teen pop is largely gone. I think that's a good thing.
What are you doing now, if you don't mind me asking? I can think of ten million better ways to relieve stress...
There are, I'm sure.
Yeah on my Facebook. Andreea's sick of them already.
I'll PM you the links soonish, when I'm done with this stupid essay that's due at noon today.
Yes, do marathon it. I pretty much watched most of it in like two weeks.
It's quite addictive, but the premise of the show becomes ridiculous after a while. Maybe it's just my occupational hazard.
Is there gonna be a S3?
Thanks for the recommendation. I am in need of new music. I will listen to the songs after I'm done with my stupid essay and let you know what I think.
What's the essay about? Something interesting?
Isn't the coin toss thread started by Commander Data as a joke?
As a reactionary joke to SdG's thread, yes. But SdG was serious about his. This man appeared to have actually believed (and wrote a long, AFAIR, grammatically correct, diatribe about) that a player lost a match based on an unfavorable coin toss. No other reason.