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If You Go To BU and Are Protesting The Robin Thicke Concert Because Of His Racy Video You Fail At Life

Boston University Students Want School to Cancel Robin Thicke Concert

Some Boston University students are making it crystal clear—they don’t want “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke to perform at the school.

A petition started by members of the Humanists of Boston University are calling on school officials to cancel a spring concert featuring Thicke, on March 4, at the Agganis Arena, due to the “misogyny” they say is laced into the lyrics of the performer’s popular song.

“Having Thicke perform is a political statement that is out of touch with the realities of sexual violence and Boston University’s own history. Thus, we suggest that Robin Thicke’s performance be cancelled,” members of group wrote on the Change.org petition, which as of Wednesday morning had more than 1,100 names attached to it in support.

“Thicke’s hit song, ‘Blurred Lines,’ celebrates having sex with women against their will. Lyrics such as, ‘I know you want it,’ explicitly use non-consensual language. And while watching the extremely explicit video, the insinuations grow from subtle to explicit to obnoxious,” the group said.

Thicke performed “Blurred Lines” during the Grammy Awards in January, and was nominated in several categories for the pop song. But despite its worldwide success, some students still think even just one song containing controversial lyrics is one song too many.

Worldwide success.  You’re in College.  Presumably in your teen and early 20’s- The prime of your life.  You don’t have better things to protest than a sexy pop song?  Uhmmm last I checked when you’re in college you’re supposed to be studying, playing sports, going to parties and getting your freak on. 

You wanna protest something?  Protest the lack of cold beer in the dining halls.  Protest the cost of tuition.  Protest when your school gets shafted on a tournament bid.

What a waste of time. 

Trying to pick a college?  Keep this shit in mind when you’re making your decision. You wanna be around a bunch of people complaining about a sexy pop video or would you rather go to a school with good academics in addition to great athletic programs that rally the student body to root for the their school and bring alumni together!

 

Oh and congrats to Robin Thicke.  I’m sure these idiots have only managed to stuff a couple extra million into your pockets with all this extra exposure.  Buy his song.  Even if you don’t dig it. 

What was on Your Playlist this Summer?

What was on your top ten playlist this past summer?

For a mini film project about Gloucester in which I am working (almost finished!) I have been immersed in summertime music. Here are a few of my favorites from this summer, in no particular order ~

Two from Daft Punk and they are”Get Lucky,”and “Lose Yourself to Dance” both featuring Niles Rodgers and Pharrell Williams. I love Pharrell Williams singing on both–he’s also featured on another favorite, “Blurred Lines.” After the controversy over the similarity between Robin Thicke’s summer hit and ” Your Precious Love,” and to honor Marvin Gaye, “Got To Give It Up,” along with “Your Precious Love,” were played often.  Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s “Same Love” is gorgeous and “Can’t Hold Us” is perfect for Greasy Pole footage . “Vacation” by the Go-Go’s and “Dreaming” by Blondie always make it onto my summertime playlists, as does IZ’s “Over the Rainbow.” I think “Stay” by Rihanna, featuring Mikky Ekko, is beautiful and so is “#Beautiful,” sung by Mariah Carey and Miguel. Two that make me cry but which also makes them especially perfect for the end of summer are “Summertime Sadness” and “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey.

I love this sweet song, “Daydreaming,” from the band Groenland, out of Montreal. Their first album was released in April of this year. About the title of their album, The Chase, the band writes, “The Chase is the pursuit of an ideal, the desire to be in constant evolution, our tendency to put ourselves in danger to understand what we’re made of. It’s also about taking risks, for our own self, alone, or with someone.”

I would be very interested to know what GMG readers are listening to. What were some of your favorite songs from the summer of 2013?

Blurred Lines: Plagiarism, or Not?

Marvin Gaye’s family has accused Robin Thicke’s smash single “Blurred Lines” of plagiarizing “Got To Give It Up,” the 1977 R&B dance song. Thicke has stated he was inspired by “Got To Give It Up,” and “Blurred Lines” evokes 70’s funk music, but does it go to far?

What do you think?

Link Shared by Rob Hall: Everything is a Remix