Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong
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Conversations with my husband tangentially related to disco.

Me, about Erasure, who are not disco, but have some roots there: "I love that they are happy and genuine. When they ride out in a giant swan? It is not a marketing tool. You can totally see them hanging out saying 'Oh! Dude! You know what would be totally awesome? If we came out on stage in a giant swan!'. Hell, I want a giant fuckin' swan. Who doesn't want a giant fuckin' swan?"
Adam: "I don't."
Me: "But if someone offered you one, you would take it and give it to me."
Adam: "Yes. But only if it was a fake swan. A real giant swan would shit all over the place."
Me: "And they're mean."
Adam: *laughs*

But they are!

Adam: "I actually liked disco when I was eight. But I was eight."
Me: "Yeah. You didn't know any better."
Adam: "You have to like YMCA, though."
Me: *involuntary shudder and voluntary look of horror*
Adam: *laughs*
Me: "Too. Many. Bar mitzvahs."
Adam: "But the dance-"
Me: "NO."
Adam: "But you'd want to see Victoria do the dance."
Me: "NO I WOULD NOT WANT actually, I'd kinda like to see that."

Me: "It's impossible for someone of my generation to judge 'I Will Survive' on its own merits. Because we are steeped in pop culture and it is no longer a song, it is lazy-ass plot shorthand in every damn crappy movie of the 80s and 90s. TV, too. It's not its own thing, it's the thing drunk bimbos belt out in place of character development. ...it's the anthem of the Woo Girls."
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