Yikes! “Sexy” in the title. Hellooooo increased blog traffic. What? That kind of thing stopped working in 2007? Oh. Good to know.
But traffic indulging title aside, it’s February, which means Valentine’s Day, which means it’s time for a few love flavored posts. Starting with today’s.
A friend* of mine once told me something that I thought was funny. I tend to pass on funny things directly to you. (No Ticketmaster “handling charge.” I send it your way immediately for free.) Here is what he told me:
“Jon (people in stories you tell always use your first name when talking to you), I used to not listen to Rihanna songs or Lady Gaga songs because I thought they were dirty. But then I got married and now I imagine that those songs are about two married people, much like myself and my wife. Am I weird?”
My first thought was maybe. But then I thought, maybe not. It’s hard for me to say because I’m older than some of y’all (I can feel the rain a comin’ in my knee) and tend to have songs from the 80s and 90s on my slow jam mix. Think Chris Isaak “Wicked Game” or Mazzy Star “Fade into you.”
But what about you? If you’re single, have you ever thought, “That song is too dirty to listen to right now, but in the context of marriage that is going on the mix tape?”
If you’re married, have you ever thought, “Hello formerly forbidden music, welcome to the Song of Solomon?”
Or is my friend just weird?