Monday, August 24, 2009

actually, don't.

Jamie Foxx's song, "Blame it on the Alcohol" is on the radio every other minute. I'll admit: it's catchy. It has a nice groove, but the message is disastrous.

I never thought about just how disastrous until I was listening to 97.9, The Beat, this morning. This station plays a lot of hip-hop and rap and every morning at 8am they have a praise break. Lately, they've been on a big Mary Mary kick. Anyway, last week they played a song by Mary Mary called, "It's the God in Me." It wasn't a bad little song, until this morning on The Beat's Chicken and Waffle Mix, they had mixed "Blame it on the Alcohol" and "It's the God in Me."

I'm sorry, what? Did you really just mix those two songs? T-Pain and Jamie Foxx's beats were somehow tied into two gUrls singing about the God in them? How did that even happen? Was it an accident? Did a listener request it? Does this listener have any amount of common sense?

I digress.

So, I'm still listening to "Blame it on the Alcohol" and I get to thinking about people who do things and blame it on alcohol. You know, drunk-driving, killings, fires, bad haircuts...I'm just tired of it. It's time we stop blaming things on the "goose" and start taking credit for our own stupidity.

Can you imagine someone saying, "Hey, remember that time you got married?" and the other person saying, "Blame it on the ah-ah-ah-alcohol, blame it on the ah-ah ah-ah ah-al-co-hol."

Or, "Remember the time you wore white after Labor Day?" and it's met with, "Blame it on the ah-ah-ah-alcohol."

I'm not trying to be on a soapbox here, I'll be the first to admit that it takes less than one drink of ah-ah-ah-alcohol to make me start sending text messages that shouldn't be sent, but I'll quit blaming it on the ah-ah ah-ah ah-al-co-hol if everyone else does. I promise. No, seriously. I will.

1 comment:

bmayes said...

there are several past kampers, kounselors, kitchies, and leadership "gUrls" that need to read this post.

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