When I went to Carmarthen for a week three years ago all radio stations were playing a song with the chorus “Take a look at my girlfriend, she’s the only one I’ve got“. I doubt it had any relevancy to my life at that point, so it was simply peculiar to hear this summer hit everywhere I went.
The case with Travie McCoy’s tour de force is slightly different because, even though I don’t dream of being a billionaire just for the sake of it, I recognise that money matters, as well as the circle of friends. And just as these two articles are beginning to enter my life more and more frequently, I listen to Travie’s song with the same attention as I’d give to Zizek and the like. Never mind occasional irony, I find it meaningful that this song became a hit this summer.