U + Ur Hand, Dave

In Tuesday's NY Times: the dumbest piece of music writing ever. David Brooks, the booby who gave us Bobos In Paradise, is all adither about three of the summer's biggest pop songs — Pink's "U + Ur Hand," Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend," and  (gasp!) Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" — because, essentially, the sisters are doing it for themselves. Righteous anthems by women who don't take shit and don't care who knows it? Nah. The characters in the songs, muses Mr. Brooks, are "obviously a product of the cold-eyed age of divorce and hookups." He pines for the days when "young people came a-calling as part of courtship" (yep, he really says that) and pities the singers for "posing" as "angry young women." Here's hoping all three of these "hard-boiled, foul-mouthed, fed-up" floozies get a gander at this fatuous column - then you'll see some angry, Dave.

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