Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 111 - R is for Rebecca

Rebecca Black: Thirteen year old YouTube sensation - Lynn

I've heard and read quite a bit of commentary and criticism about a new YouTube video entitled , "Friday" by Rebecca Black. While the general consensus is that her performance is horrible, I actually like the song. It's a catchy teen, hip-hop/pop song and what can be better then lyrics about getting the weekend started? Now do I think Rebecca is the next singing diva equivalent to Aretha Franklin and the lot, probably not, but I do believe at the age of 13 she holds a lot of promise.

Watching the news this morning and seeing that the general dislike of Rebecca's song has now escalated to death threats, I felt compelled to let our "R" day stand for Rebecca. I understand not everyone has to like the song, or like Rebecca for that matter, and of course everyone has the freedom of speech to express their opinions, but death threats? Over a song? How about, if you don't like it, just don't listen to it? I don't understand what this planet is coming to, but in the simplest request, "can't we all just get along?".

Go ahead and take a listen to what all the talk is about:
Rebecca Black - Friday (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

1 comment:

  1. Bizarre, I'm with you if you don't like something just don't listen !!! How hard is it folks ?