Everything about it is appalling except the love of the parents for their children.
I wish I had found out about this Grande person in happier circumstances, so I could just have made snide remarks about a woman wearing “Honeymoon Tour” lingerie and leather masks being a role model for eight year old girls.
Apparently she is a very talented singer like Mariah Carey, et alia, and I am trying to remind myself of what it was like to be 12 and a big Cyndi Lauper fan. I would have loved to have gone to a Cyndi Lauper concert. My mother would never, ever have allowed me to go to a rock concert at 12, 13, 14, 15 or 16. I can’t remember why, as back then the West was funding Islamic terrorists in their struggle against the wicked Soviets. And as bad as they were, the Soviets drew the line at blowing up little girls at rock concerts in the decadent West.
My first rock concert ever was U2’s Zooropa. It was too loud. Bono and the gang were, if I recall correctly, fully clothed. My last rock concert was the Sisters of Mercy’s Holy Guacamole We Goths Are Totally Old and Fat Now tour. It wasn’t too loud. The Sisters of Mercy were also, if I recall correctly, fully clothed.
I am rather peeved at this Grande person for tweeting that she is “broken.” She’s not broken. The limbless corpses in the morgues and the mangled people fighting for survival are broken.
Anyway, everything about the Manchester attack was appalling except the love of the parents for their children.
Update: I was going to post the Polish protest song “Janek Wiśniewski”, but thought it inappropriate as it is about a guy killed by the State. We could argue that those kids killed in Manchester were indirectly killed by the State, but there’s a more immediate killer, isn’t there?
One of the appalling aspects of Islamic attacks in Europe is sad, sad people bursting into “Imagine” and “All You Need Is Love.” This must make those ISIS dirtbags laugh like drains. What we need is our own protest song, something along the lines of “Break Stuff” by Limp Bizkit. To this day military bands break into “Colonel Bogey” whenever Japanese dignitaries set foot so surely we have the guts for to sing an angry song *
*Okay, that was once. In 1980. In Canada. And speaking as someone whose great-uncle survived a Japanese POW camp, I bet they did it on purpose.
Update 2: For the time being, here’s Manchester band Oasis’s “Bring it On Down.”