Friday, April 8, 2011

The Extremes of Entertainment

Like pretty much every other American, the last couple of weeks I haven't been able to stop listening to Friday by Rebecca Black.  Now this song is great on so many levels.  It has such a catchy tune, shallow lyrics, and Rebecca Black's wonderfully awful voice.  I cannot get it out of my head and today was once again that magical day.  I've been listening to it all day long.  While this song is so entertaining, I really feel bad for Rebecca.  She is so young and everyone in America is making fun of her. I hope she internalize it.  What has America come to though, we praise and seek for those things that aren't good quality.  We like the awful more than we like the truly impressive performances.  What has YouTube done to us?

On the other hand, tonight I watched Tangled.  I'm usually not a big fan of animated movies, but this is an exception.  Disney has finally returned to its roots.  It is a classic Disney princess film that embodies the good in life. It has everything that a good Disney movie should, a revamped fairytale as a storyline, great new songs, relatable characters, and of course some magic.  I would definitely recommend it if you haven't seen it yet.  It took me back to my childhood and follows the pattern of those classic Disney movies.

In today's world we have constant access to new entertainment via YouTube, Facebook, Hulu, iTunes, and whatever else fills your needs.  Much of this instant entertainment celebrates the negative and the bad.  This media definitely serves its purpose and makes us laugh, but sometimes I feel like negative content brings me down.  The solution is to take it in moderation.  Along with the funny videos, songs, or a genius combination of the two like the masterpiece we know as Friday, look for good content too.  Go beyond what you're used to.  There is a lot of it today, and more and more I appreciate all of the old stuff.  Old movies, 60's music, old books, classical music, take your pick.  There is a lot of good out there to be discovered.  There is too much good out there to focus all of our time on the negative.

Happy Friday Everyone! for a couple more minutes. I thought I'd put this on here for fun.

This is my favorite cover of it so far.

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