“[A] lot of people see me as a role model, but I’d like to kind of turn that around and say I appreciate that but I’d like to be seen as an inspiration. Because a role model, I think, will fail you. I mean, I couldn’t tell kids when it’s time for them to try things or do things. I mean, that’s not my role. But, you know, it’s funny. I do see myself becoming this, whatever, inspiration out of default right now, ’cause it’s such a strange world. Like females in pop — everybody’s getting naked. I mean, I’ve been naked before, but I don’t feel like I have to always get naked to be noticed. But it’s interesting to see … I’m not talking about anyone in particular. I’m talking about all of them. I mean, it’s, like, everybody’s so naked. It’s, like, put it away. We know you’ve got it. I got it too. I’ve taken it off for — I’ve taken it out here and there. And I’m not necessarily judging. I’m just saying sometimes it’s nice to play that card, but also it’s nice to play other cards. And I know I have that sexy card in my deck, but I don’t always have to use that card.”
It’s so hard to know what to make of this interview that Katy Perry did with NPR.
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Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend!
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I’m not sure why, but songs about menses are few and far between. I mean, for a good chunk of our lives, women bleed on a monthly basis — why aren’t more female musicians inspired to write music about their moon cycles? Well, the hilarious and raunchy-mouthed women of rap comedy band Hand Job Academy know wassup and throw down some pretty sweet menstrual rhymes on their song “Shark Week.” But don’t be mistaken — this song is not just about having your period, it’s about “owning your period,” they told NYMag.com’s The Cut. Strap on your red wings and press play! [NYMag.com]
I’d never heard of singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson, let alone listened to his music, before his video for the song “Kinks Shirt” showed up on my Tumblr dashboard last night. If I’m being honest, his music is not really my jam — but this video, and its message, totally is. Nathanson is a straight (married!) guy, but in the video (which is directed by Bobcat Goldthwait), he plays a single dude who falls for a stripper in a Kinks band T-shirt — who, P.S., happens to have been born male. “It shows a couple who, let’s face it, most of society would label ‘freaks’ doing everyday things,” Nathanson told The Tampa Bay Times. “Being in love, like the way it should be, and the way it WILL be, once people get their heads out of their asses and stop being prejudiced.” Check it out above! [Tampa Bay Times]
I am a product of the ’90s, so there was a period of time in my childhood wherein Furbies were my world. It could have been months, it could have been a year; whatever it was, Furbies are indelible in my memory lexicon. They were actually VERY CREEPY, which is probably why my parents were reluctant to purchase them for me at first, but they were beyond grateful when years later we were alerted to a catastrophic basement flood during a power outage by one of the malfunctions-when-wet animatronic creatures. Furbies may no longer be of the zeitgeist, now replaced by, like, an iPhone app or something, but in the hands of Swedish artist and big time Furby enthusiast William Källback Winter, they’ve been reborn as some of our most recognizable contemporary pop stars. Check out a few more after the jump, and more of Winter’s work at the source! [Furby Living via Huffington Post] Keep reading »