Gwen Stefani’s long history of cultural appropriation and her willful ignorance about it make it hard for me to look at her, much less co-sign anything she does now. But I will NEVER deny how important both she and this record were to me when it came out. Still know every word to this song, and to this day when a person is shitty to me and they get upset when I stop putting up with it, I think of it as a “Sunday morning moment”.
Go-to song for when I’m bumming over friendships that are in trouble/feeling lonely/like I don’t know what to do about it, probably because it’s total middle class white boys from Long Island singing a ridiculously/deliciously dramatic song about how they hurt each other’s feelings and are all sad about it that gives me serious FEELS and high school memories (…and also turns me on slightly, which is both surprising and also not at all)
1. Probably not everyone will agree with me but watching this 10 minute video is WORTH IT to see her do her version of subtly hulking out at Michael Cera (are they secretly friends/is that fake? I kind of hope not, if she’s yelling at him for real that makes Rihanna hitting him in the face in that movie and him allegedly having to lie down afterward so much better)
2. For what it’s worth titsmcgrits I felt like you had total similar sassitude during our brief IRL TTF show/tour hangs!
Brick after brick the wall went up. Now the cement has dried and I’m on the other side. I hear your call but I can’t see you. I don’t know how to let you in. What’s keeping me together is keeping me apart.