These days, we’re into contradictions

I got up at 5:30 this morning. Not necessarily by choice, but because my dogs decided at 5 that they absolutely, without a doubt, needed to go out. So I trucked them out to do their business, after which they promptly went back to sleep.

Who knew these little nuggets could be so needy? Nic, like any normal human being at this hour, is still fast asleep.

Not so much for me, so I got up to watch TV before going out for a run.

I haven’t woken up with more than a half hour to spare before work in a long time. I enjoy Jump Start on VH1, I just haven’t had time to watch it in a while.But the more that I watch the music videos, the more I think to generations 20 and 30 years from now, trying to figure out what the “trend” of music in the ’10s is. And here’s what I’ve come up with: we like contradiction.

Let me bring you through my music journey.

1. “Your Body” by Christina Aguilera

Apparently, trailer parks are sexy now. Especially when they’re paired with Rainbow-Brite.

2. “Bottom of the River” by Delta Rae

Super excited about this one. Amazing video and song, plus a capella has now hit mainstream. Awesome. Nevertheless, it came directly after the sexy trailer parks.

–> Slight break for some Calvin Harris/Ne-Yo and the lovely Ellie Goulding.

3. “Too Close” by Alex Clare

So the fact that I haven’t seen this video until this morning is completely my fault, because I’ve loved this song for months. I had no idea it was sung by a lumberjack, however. It’s techno, so I just assumed … no lumberjack.

So there you have it. Sexy trailer parks, mainstream a capella, and a techno-singing lumberjack. And all within a half hour.


About katepadilla

I write for the Spencer Daily Reporter in Spencer, Iowa. I keep blogs lifebythebooks, Save Me, San Francisco, and Beauty and Beast Buy a House. I'm also hard at work writing a short story collection inspired by the music of Train.

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