I just want to take a moment to not moan about modern music and the attendant celebrity fashions, plus all the outrageous noise and glamour that would, according to your older generations, never have happened in their day.
Instead, I want to point out those (few) that attempt to regain some normality and innocence in the young people who live off their every trend.
So I hadn’t really come across Taylor Swift before. The American singer songwriter is merely a year old than me.
At 22 she has already been known in the music industry since 2006.
Like most female artists, they start up with the cute, innocent appearance on stage, grasp the hearts of schoolgirls with lyrics of heart ache and boy rage, Taylor Swift did this too.
Hence, being a little older than her target market I paid little attention to the cheesy lines which blared from my stereo.
With her recently catchy hit Never Getting Back Together, followed by a promotion performance on X-Factor I prepared for a semi-loopy, wildly dressed young woman to appear on stage.
Rhianna, is a pet hate of mine, purely for her “come-and-do-what-you-want-with-me” (that’s a polite way of putting it – Ed) appearance.
I remember her breakthrough in those country girl dungarees.
Seven years on it’s a surprise if she appears on stage in more than her underwear – and what impression is that giving to her fans?
Girls, to stay above the water you’ll have to change your image to what boys want, and boys, continue to drawl at me on stage. I am happy to appear like a piece of meat.
What is this dominatrix image all about? Well done Swift, she came on to X Factor still dressed like a 16-year-old (which my housemates laughed at her for).
Well why not? That’s her market, she sings of love and loss and teenage troubles. Why not dress like them too instead of leading them astray?
Last Friday she was a guest on Chatty Man.
Anyone who knows Carr will know to have expected crude comments and interrogating questions.
Well done Taylor; she came on in her little girl’s, over-the -knee black dress. Her hair neatly tied back, no extremes taken.
When Carr asked her if she took her pick out of boys in the audience she maintained calm and commented that the right boy will be along one day.
When he offered her an alcoholic beverage, as he does all his guests, she took a diet coke.
As innocent as she looks she has her marketing head on her and it isn’t about the money, it’s about sticking to her audiences needs.
I have a lot of respect for the woman who is setting the example for young girls and boys across the world to be themselves and not grow up too fast.
n Do you agree with Adele? Is Taylor Swift a good example and Rhianna a poor role model for young girls? Tell us what you think on firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/lynnnews.