Music Monday: Tolerance Edition

I never thought I would post a gen-u-wine Pop song on here, but the other night I heard someone playing that Gotye song at the pool, so I think I’m already sort of in a bridge too far territory.

In any event, this is less about a Carly Rae Jepsen song and more about an excellent piece on NPR, by Ann Powers. It’s about tolerance, and how a song can be a platform for social change, and you should go read it now. This might, maybe, some, redeem the “recut culture” that we’re in today. If a song can express an original idea or embrace a movement that encourages acceptance, you will always find me rooting for it.

Here’s the original, but really, don’t bother. Just go read the article. It has plenty of great embeds.

PS: I’m not the only one that heard the title and thought this was an Arrested Development related song, am I?

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2 Responses to Music Monday: Tolerance Edition

  1. Sarah May 7, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    Loved the NPR article (and the BookishDad post, of course;), but I’ll have to listen to the song later as I am at work and can hide my slacking by reading blog posts, but not if my bossy-boss hears music coming from my computer. You are slowly but surely turning my into an NPR lover. Well done, David.

  2. Sarah May 7, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    I finally listened to this song. I love it! “So here’s my number. Call me maybe!”

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