Thursday, 14 January 2010

What’s wrong with me?

I was relaxed, enjoying my lunch, watching to some music videos on the TV. Then, all of a sudden, a blonde girl appears. She’s waking up from what appeared to be a very bad hangover in her bathtub. She must have slept there drunk. She just takes a sip of whisky while singing:
“Wake up in the morning feeling like P Diddy”
“Put my glasses on, I’m out the door - I’m gonna hit this city”
“Before I leave, brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack”
“Cause when I leave for the night, I ain’t coming back”
I know this song. I’ve heard it before but I’ve never seen the video. How old this girl is, I wonder. She looks amazingly young to be having a Jack Daniels for breakfast. (I don’t think there is a proper age for that, but anyway). My mind starts thinking about what are the teenagers today watching on the TV. Would I want my daughter of let’s say 10 or 11 idolise a girl like that (if I had one) and dress / behave like that? The whole song is about booze, partying until morning and being a rebel, just for the sake of it.
And then it really hit me: “What’s wrong with me and I’ve started thinking like my grandmother?”

Since when did I reach the age to wonder about what the next generation is watching on the telly? That didn’t seem to bother me before! Should I now become a conservative? Should I start a facebook group to help protect the young age of taking the wrong path in life?

After a few minutes of panicking the song ended. The next one was from Pussycat Dolls called ‘Don’t cha’. That song relaxed me… It was about a girl telling a guy to cheat on his girlfriend with her, because she’s better…
Ah, romance…
What a nice song… It really calmed me… There was hope for the new generation after all…

By the way, the mentioned song was from Kesha and is called: Tick Tock
(I’ve tried to embed it but youtube doesn’t allow me too)


  1. LOL I know exactly what you mean. I remember hearing a song and thinking "does his MOTHER nkow what he's singing about???". Loving Tik Tok btw ;-)

  2. If that's what it takes to be old, I was getting old around the age of 16. I've 'de-matured' a lot since then.

  3. @Mike I do like the song too. I'm not saying it's bad, I'm just talking about some of its messages... :-)

    @A_Gay_Mormon_Boy So, you're like the Benjamin Button? I haven't seen it though... Are you in your teens now?

  4. LOL! Great post! I hated when I first realized I sounded like a parent!! And I'm not one... I'm supposed to be the cool uncle. Oh well...

  5. i hear you Nik!!! it seems i'm turning into my mother! eeek! have a great weekend mate :)

  6. @Jim the cool uncle is a great thing to be. I'll tell my brother to have soome kids...

    @wozzel you too. Enjoy your weekend

  7. It actually gets worse when you have kids. Especially when you hear your child singing those songs.

    I can't count the number of times I've said something to my daughter, only to realize that I sound just like my parents.

  8. I'm right there with you Nik. I am finding that more and more, I am looking at things and pulling faces, or making remarks that my grandmother would make. I think it is just part of realising that we aint teenagers and we can't get away with half the stuff we used to anymore.

  9. @NewLeaf I don't know how easy it is to teach children nowadays to have integrity and a personality not to be that affected by TV and the celebrity lifestyle...

    @RyanO No, we aren't teenagers anymore. It was nice back then, but in a way, it's so much nicer now...