The Sonia Show

Writer. Podcaster. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.


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Lizzo is good as hell

Yeah, so, like every other woman over 40 I’m completely in love with Lizzo. A few days before Halloween she came to San Francisco for two nights, and she was good as hell.

My sister Michelle and I had such a good time. The audience was the nicest and most polite audience I’ve ever seen at a concert.

I saw a woman trying to take a selfie in the restroom, and another woman (a stranger!) said, “You look so great. Let me take that photo for you.”

The crowd was mainly women and gay men, so it was also the most apologetic group ever.

“No, I’m sorry.”
“No, no. It was my fault.”
“You first.”
“No, I’m sorry. You first.”

Since the concert was a few nights before Halloween, and I knew everyone would have a 100% That Bitch shirt I decided to get something a little different.

Of course, my silly shirt wasn’t the best outfit at the concert. While waiting in line to get into the concert, I saw the most amazing jacket. I couldn’t stop staring at it, and repeatedly asking Michelle, “Whooooooose jacket is this?”

Sometimes I just text her this photo and ask her again, “Whooooooose jacket is this?” I will never not be funny to me.

 


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This week in podcasting: Defending Your Life and R. Kelly

Yeah, so, here’s your weekly podcast update …

On this week’s Dorking Out, Margo and I talk about 1991’s “Defending Your Life,” starring Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep and Rip Torn (RIP).

And, we kicked off Season Two of What a Creep! This week’s creep is R. Kelly. You know, I love R&B, soul, rap and hip-hop, and yet I have never owned single R. Kelly song. #humblebrag

 


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A Closer Look: (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)

Yeah, so, I was listening to the Beastie Boys the other day, because the Beastie Boys are rad. I started listening to them when I was 15 years old, and I have always loved them. But when I was listening to the lyrics of “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” I realized I was having a different reaction to them.

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Let’s take a closer look at the lyrics for “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party).”

Kick it!

You wake up late for school, man you don’t want to go
You ask you mom, please? but she still says, no!
You missed two classes, and no homework
But your teacher preaches class like you’re some kind of jerk

It sounds like you’re not taking your education very seriously. Your mom wants you to have a good life; a better life than she ever had. If you want a job that pays more than minimum wage, you’re going to have to buckle down and go to school. And your teacher knows that many jobs in the real world require a college degree, and you’re just slacking off. It’s kind of a jerk move on your part. You better just deal with the fact that you have several more years of school left.

You gotta fight for your right to party

Your pop caught you smoking, and he said, no way!
That hypocrite smokes two packs a day
Man, living at home is such a drag
Now your mom threw away your best porno mag (bust it!)

It sounds like your father doesn’t want you to make the same mistakes he has made. Smoking is addictive and can lead to serious health problems and even death. Also, it’s expensive. Your mother threw your pornography away because you probably left it laying around where she could find it. You should watch your porn on the internet like a normal person. Also, your mother probably thinks it’s wrong to objectify women and knows that sometimes pornography can give men unrealistic expectations when it comes to sex and women. She’s trying to help you.

You gotta fight for your right to party

You gotta fight

Don’t step out of this house if that’s the clothes you’re gonna wear
I’ll kick you out of my home is you don’t cut that hair
Your mom busted in and said, what’s that noise?
Aw, mom you’re just jealous it’s the Beastie Boys!

Well, this is tricky. I don’t know what clothes you are wearing. Are you wearing a Confederate Flag shirt or maybe a KKK uniform? Then your parents are probably really disappointed in you, and they are wondering where they went wrong, parenting-wise. Most likely, you are just wearing jeans and T-shirt, which means they are probably not really mad about your clothes. You should trying talking to them and ask them what’s really troubling them. I think the answer may surprise you.

You gotta fight for your right to party
You gotta fight for your right to party

Party
Party

It’s true. You probably do need to fight for your right to party in Trump’s America. You gotta fight for your right to freedom of speech and peaceably to assemble. You will also need to fight for your right to choose if you’re a woman, your right to vote if your African-American and your right to marry the person you love if you are gay in this country. That’s a good thing to keep in mind when you feel like someone is infringing on your rights to party. A little perceptive never hurt anybody.