I spent an hour or so on an Annie Lennox nostalgia trip, brought on by this piece in The Awl. Her videos really have held their value. They still mean exactly what they meant when they were made. They are so glamorous and yet transgressive, in a good way. Little girls do like to dress up and carry on and play act. Is that so wrong? Lennox is such a great artist, and the productions have never been surpassed. Just: wow. It's hard to choose, but I think this is my favorite:
I was reminded of a friend (a guy) who thought Cindi Lauper's video, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun was terrible, because it encouraged girls to be trivial. I snarled in retort, "Yes, girls just want to plow the south forty." How about we do what we want?
Sigh. I always wanted to be glamorous. I am about as glamorous as an old shoe. And for anyone who wants to get into this a little more by looking at the article: I did not like the Bowie video. The music was awful, for starters, and this crap about how miserable it is to get old is really their problem, not mine. I guess it would be pretty bad for them, with all those images of their young, hot selves floating around mocking them.
I have no focus today.