Monday, February 13, 2012

The world is a hopeless place.

So, as a self-confessed audiophile with a serious addiction to AmazonMP3 Store and YouTube, you might think I would be interested in the Grammys. You would be wrong; I was not this year, because of this article but more specifically, this quote:

“I think people deserve a second chance, you know. If you’ll note, he has not been on the Grammys for the past few years and it may have taken us a while to kind of get over the fact that we were the victim of what happened.”
The Grammys think they were the victim of Rihanna getting hit in the face by Chris Brown. So I don't give a fuck about anything the Grammys did, or did not do, and in fact I'm just going to celebrate all Rihanna all the time today.

Mostly I celebrate all Rihanna all the time anyways, because Rihanna is kind of like cocaine for my ears, if cocaine was actually made out of good things that were healthy for you and made you run faster and watch videos of pretty women dancing and sing lyrically repetitive songs to toddlers.

"We Found Love" is on such heavy rotation in my brain that sometimes I open my mouth to say things and, "We found love in a hoooopeless plaaaaaaace do do do do do do do," comes out instead. It would be a problem if I was habitually around people who cared about such things. Generally speaking the Collective either understands what I meant or wasn't listening anyways.

But that's not the only Rihanna song I love. Oh, no. I was listening to Pon de Replay back when I didn't really understand music that wasn't Sarah McLachlan (maybe I'll talk about that dark period of my life some day). I have a Rihanna Pandora station that I play maybe even more than my Lissie station.

Basically, Rihanna is awesome. I love her. And Chris Brown hit her in the face. She is the same age as me, and if someone hit me in my face so hard I had to go to the hospital and then people had to publicly apologize for supporting me and being angry at the person who hit me in the face, I would never trust anyone ever again.

Rihanna is a stronger person than me. She is still making music, still working within the same industry where people almost unanimously took the side of her face hitting boyfriend over her, and she rocks. Chris Brown wishes he had half of her composure.

In summation: This face. Do not hit it.

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