This is another edition of Friday Dance Party on Acorns On Glen. It’s the time where we give thanks for making it through another week and for being alive and present here on Earth. How do we celebrate another week of living? We dance. So, are you alive this Friday? Are you and your family safe and sound? Take a few seconds now to be in the moment and realize what a great life you truly have. Did you give thanks for that?
Good, now let’s dance.
Should I not like a song because of who the artist is? This question struck me the other day as I was driving to work and humming along to this week’s dance tune. It is Selena Gomez’s ‘Love You Like A Love Song Baby’. I had heard the tune a few times before and liked it a lot. Fun beat, fun lyrics. This time I needed to know who sang it. So I hit the information button on my satellite radio panel in my car and saw it was Selena Gomez. Selena Gomez!! I don’t know Selena and have nothing against her, but can a man of my age like a song by someone who:
- Is most likely a teenager,
- Has most likely never been in love,
- Makes more money than I do,
- Dates Justin Bieber.
Then I thought about all the singers who, in their day, were not supposed to be liked due to numbers of reasons. Elvis, The Beatles, KISS, Enimen….the list goes on and on and, let me assure you, I am not putting Selena in a category even close to Elvis or The Beatles. I’m just giving examples. I guess, bottom line, you can’t really help what you like so I’m going to keep on humming, singing and dancing to this song. Why don’t you do the same? You’ve made it through another week of living. If you survived the surprise snowstorm on October 29, you have even more to be thankful for this week. Go ahead and dance. You deserve to celebrate. Just don’t tell anyone it’s Selena Gomez singing! Do you have any songs you like by singers who you are embarrassed to mention?
After the week you’ve had you can listen to whoever you want. (I mean you always can, but this week especially.)
Thanks Greg. That’s what I’m thinking. Too bad it isn’t a little more high-brow of a group, say Coldplay or something like that. Selena Gomez….come on!!
Way back in the day as I said before I was a closet Elvis fan. I can’t believe I didn’t tell people about him. I was probably one of the first Iowa fan and didn’t have the nerve to let people know I loved his hip swinging, going to hell singer, etc.
He was no Selena Gomez……HA!!