Fluorescent adolescent is the new single from the Artic Monkeys, now at 34 my adolescent days are long behind me and my nine year old sons adolescence is beckoning! But this song has been playing on my mind for some weeks now, and I've been debating whether or not to post about it.
"You used to get it in your fishnets, now you only get it in your nightdress, Swapped all you naughty nights for niceness, Landed in a very common crisis"
The whole song speaks to me in it's depiction of middle age. It's written by guys who I don't think have even seen their twenties, I think when I was twenty, thirty somethings didn't register on my radar, they were old, had children, mortgages. Little did I know that at 24 I'd have the first of three kids. So I have to admit I'm one of those awful thirty somethings who likes modern music, often watching music channels and telling people what they should be listening to. I also try the new fashion trends if i think I'll get away with it.... I know I should go with the rule that if you wore it first time around you are too old to wear it now! But I don't!
I still get it in my fishnets...often they are torn off, and my naughty nights stretch before me at least until the menopause! I'm nice, I'm ms. middle class mummy! But turn down the lights and I let rip. I honestly can't imagine anything worse than being "nice", where the hell does that get anyone?
So I'm gonna embarrass my weenies when they are teenagers, just cos they discover sex drugs and rock and roll doesn't mean I'm gonna give them up!