“I used to be with it, then they changed what it was. Now what I’m with, isn’t it and what’s it seems weird and scary.”
– Grandpa Simpson
So I was skimming over an article in the Daily Mail about Pixie Lott, Britain’s latest pop tart and the heir apparent to the “Brit Soul” crown once Amy Winehouse dies (tick tock, tick tock!), But then I came across this line in the story:
“I was inspired by Christina Aguilera, who started out really young.”
Great. So now we’re two generations away from “my music”? Ya know, it made me feel a bit old, but mostly proud, to hear people like Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Christina Aguilera say that they were influenced by Madonna. But now those singers have influenced another round of newer singers? So it’s now Madonna > Christina Aguilera > Pixie Lott?
Intellectually, I knew this was going to happen… but it doesn’t make me feel any better about it. I at least wish my friend Richard were here… that way I wouldn’t feel alone: