Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Material Girl Living in a Material World.

Driving in the car yesterday I heard Madonna's Material Girl on the radio during an 80s playback hour. It is such a wonderfully straightforward and uncomplicated song. It's refreshing to listen to it in the context of modern pop music that is so convoluted and messy with the layers upon layers of sounds and samples, beats and lyrics. (I'm thinking of modern pop icon Lady Gaga.) And while I was singing along unabashedly to the chorus I thought to myself that I was somehow feeling okay if not even good about proclaiming that "we are living in a material world, and I am a material girl." I wondered what that was about...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Androgyny: David Chiang

Honestly, it might just be the hair.