Wednesday, December 2, 2009

lily allen + glee

Lily Allen is easily a concrete fixture on my top-five list of musicians. She's brutal, she's honest, she's a Perez Hilton regular, and she's hilarious, so what's not to love? (Joining Ms. Allen on that list is Billy (duh), followed by the Goo Goo Dolls, Gin Blossoms, and The Beatles. What can I say -- I'm an old man who loves the era of acid wash jeans, sprinkled with a bit of millennial, girly angst!) Lily's songs are just about as inappropriate as that green dress Jennifer Lopez wore to the Grammys, back when P. Diddy was both Puff Daddy and dirty ridin' lover to the aforementioned Jenny from the Block. But let's think for a minute: J.Lo would still be roughin' it in the South Side Bronx if not for that scandalous dress and its infamously plunging neckline.

In the same fashion, Lily pushes musical boundaries, and it gets her noticed. Smile, which is probably the one Lily Allen song with only one explicative, was featured on tonight's episode of Glee. (Of course, the word "kissing" was substituted for something else. Use your imagination. This is a PG blog whose most loyal readers are Mamaduke and Aunt K.) While I'm no "gleek" (yet... hulu and I have a marathon date over Christmas break), the pop covers on the show are quite amazing. I was very psyched when ML texted me about my favorite Brit's showstopper on the musical dramedy this evening. Enjoy! I hope it makes you smile! It certainly helped me cope with the recent announcment of Ms. Allen's finito singing career. :-(