According to Opinionated Black Woman:
The theme this week is If My Mama Only Knew…if she only knew that I was shaking my tail all over the University of Missouri-Columbia campus to this song, she woulda kept my ass at home!Then she served up "Da Butt" by E.U. Well played, OPW!
My problem is that the music I was listening to in high school and college wasn't particularly shocking. Earnest, yes. Shocking, no. I mean, yeah, I danced to "Da Butt," too, but Mom likely found that more silly than shocking.
I'm thinking she found a lot of my musical interests silly. Case in point: my fascination with New British Invasion bands with their androgynous looks and warbly sort-of singing. I've talked abou this before on this blog. I loved (and still do love) The Cure. But had Mommy seen this video featured a rat's-nest-haired, smeared-lipsticked, corpse-pale Robert Smith singing about spiders, she would have surely scratched her head. And if I admitted that I thought he was sort of cute...
The Cure "Lullaby"