Last year, when One Direction released “One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks),” a combination Blondie/Undertones cover they recorded for charity, the Guardian’s Adam Boult was prompted to start a list of songs that “must never be covered.” Never mind that 1D’s medley got a seal of approval from Blondie’s Debbie Harry herself; Mr. Boult said it was an “abomination” that somehow “tarnished” the original versions. So it’s not about the gender of the artist doing the cover—it’s about the gender (and age) of their fans. Think about it: Young, poppy acts, have largely young, female fan bases. I believe the reason rockist dudes feel so dang uncomfortable watching these artists cover songs by bands they love is that it points out that they might have something in common with fans of Miley, Lorde, 1D, etc. They might actually have something in common with teenage girls. And what could be worse than that?


Here’s what I want to tell these people: You could do a lot worse than sharing a teenage girl’s taste in music. The pantheon of acts who couldn’t have gotten famous without the support of teenage girls includes a lot of people and bands you probably respect a lot: Michael Jackson. Elvis Presley. The fricking BEATLES. When Nirvana were around, most of their fans weren’t 50-year-old rock critics; they were kids.

-

The Importance of Music to Girls

(via propergoodlike)

(via thatssostylesss)


vampirestump:

image

     all text posts in october must be
              formatted like this

image

(via harryewdward)


harry styles writing credit }

I fell in love with a beautiful girl
And she still takes my breath away
I fell in love in the morning sun
While the hours slipped away.

Sometimes when I hear your name
A smile creeps on my face
And for reasons I can’t explain
It’s never out of place.

'Cause I love you
More than you think I do
And I love you
Now you don’t want me to
'Cause I love you
More than you think I do
And I love you
Now you don’t want me to.

You ran your finger down my back
And you spelled out your name
While we laid down on the soft warm ground
For a week and thirteen days.

And I know that it’s all so wrong
And you heard all this before
I didn’t call back and I wasn’t there
I won’t trouble you no more.

'Cause I love you
More than you think I do
And I love you
Now you don’t want me to
'Cause I love you
More than you think I do
And I love you
Now you don’t want me to.

Everytime I try to fight it
Everything just turns out alone
Maybe if I got my time
Then I wouldn’t end up alone.

I fell in love with a beautiful boy
And he still takes my breath away
When you left, it was the end of my world
'Cause I'm never proud to say.

That I love you
More than you think I do
And I love you
Now you don’t want me to
'Cause I love you
More than you think I do
And I love you
Now you don’t want me to.

'Cause I love you
And I love you
'Cause I love you
And I love you
Now you don’t want me to.

(Source: tomlinfox, via harrycutiepie)

luxvriously:

My anaconda will consider it

(via perriedust)

patientlights:

Just cleaned my laptop screen for the first time in 6 months

image

(via perriedust)

vaginageorge:

can we just stop this trend that thinks nice ppl are boring and being mean and rude is interesting wtf is wrong with you

(via tarantino1998)