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To think Lady Gaga is not appropriate music for a class of five year olds?

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indiechick Mon 19-Oct-09 13:26:31

DD1's class are allowed to take in CD's to listen to during tidy up time. And of course she comes home and wants to watch the videos on TV and I know I'm an old fart but I don't think Lady Gaga is an appropriate role model. What's wrong with a bit of classical music, or something innocent like HSM? I'm prepared to get flamed for this, I admit I'm an old fart!

VictoriousSponge Mon 19-Oct-09 13:30:00

old fart

gorionine Mon 19-Oct-09 13:30:51

Can I join the old fart club. Pop music in settings for young children (infant school, birthday parties and soft play places)are a pet hate of mine! I do not know what HSM is.blush

TeamAlesha Mon 19-Oct-09 13:31:50

Well as long as all the kids are not singing about 'riding on disco sticks' you should be ok.

moopymoo Mon 19-Oct-09 13:32:25

high school musical very scary, would not allow on grounds of taste. ds(5) likes green day.

VictoriousSponge Mon 19-Oct-09 13:32:54

i like it that classical is ok abd pop isnt

old fuckers

notwavingjustironing Mon 19-Oct-09 13:34:06

Could have been worse. It could have been uncensored rap grin

CowWatcher Mon 19-Oct-09 13:34:07

HSM - innocent? I think its the most hateful, dire, negative stereotyping, drivel...Oh that wasn't your point was it?

No, re Lady Gaga YANBU. Def not approprate for 5yr olds. Happy to be an old fart on that one. Let my DD (5) listen & dance around to the Ting Tings though.

mummyplonk Mon 19-Oct-09 13:35:09

My boys love Lady Gaga too. Am gradually converting them to Take That.

Loved the fact I got dragged allong to MIL Line dancing class a few weeks ago and average age was 70'ish all dancing to "Pokerface"

southeastastra Mon 19-Oct-09 13:36:36

how do you annoy lady gaga? poke her face

wannaBe Mon 19-Oct-09 13:37:51

The other night the kids at ks1 disco walked out to

and I was a bit hmm

But ultimately, this stuff gets played on the radio etc and it's really not possible or even realistic to shelter children from it - at that age they don't get what the song is about anyway.

ABetaDad Mon 19-Oct-09 13:38:51

DS1 came home the other day (age 9) and asked a very specific question about Lady Gaga.

I am not even gong to repeat the question but lets put it this way - I don't even know how to begin to discuss it with a 9 yr old who does not know how a baby is made.

indiechick Mon 19-Oct-09 13:40:52

Agree HSM is pretty dire, but dd1 is fan of Taylor, good role model in my opinion, brilliant at maths and loyal to her friends. If she'd gone for Gabriella on the other hand.........
I shall send her in with some abba and nike drake.
She was singing 'I like it rough, I like it rough' at the weekend, that was quite disturbing.

HowlingAtTheMoon Mon 19-Oct-09 13:41:14

My boys loved Boom Boom Pow by BEP so I downloaded it off itunes and it's full of swear words!! shock The radio version is much more santitised. <cat bum face>.

VictoriousSponge Mon 19-Oct-09 13:41:45

oh god we have all sorts of crap although i must say that ds1 had no knowledge of pop music till he was about 7

VictoriousSponge Mon 19-Oct-09 13:42:06


dish the q

CowWatcher Mon 19-Oct-09 13:45:51

WannaBe - had to go and listen to that - shock that can't be right? Surely not for pre-teen? And at school? I must be getting really old, but when I was a kid that kind of stuff used to get banned on Radio1. Who remembers Frankie & Relax? I was so sweet and innocent back then I really didn't understand what all the fuss was about.

twirlymum Mon 19-Oct-09 13:51:51

I remember when 'French Kiss' came out. I now know why my mum hated it!
Why is HSM so hated? There are Intelligent kids, no sex or swearing, etc. Why the negativity?

Sourdough Mon 19-Oct-09 13:52:20

DD2 (5) loves Lady Gaga but hasn't a clue what the lyrics are, never mind what they mean. I was a bit more put out by the Pussycat Dolls (even the name sounds child-friendly) and 'Don'cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me', which everybody got. That sounds nasty sung by a five-year-old.
Last year DD1 bought DD2 (against her better judgement) one of those HSM microphones that plays a bit of some songs and you can sing with it. I was convinced that the song went 'I want FAB-U-LOUS, it makes me better in bed'

But that was just me (I'd like to know the real words, if anyone can help!)

ABetaDad Mon 19-Oct-09 13:55:31

VictoriousSponge - I am genuinely concerned about the question being deleted or something worse. Apparently some of his class had been earnestly discussing it in the playground.

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Mon 19-Oct-09 13:56:46

Oh yes was that the intersex rumour? Sadly it's not true!

Ronaldinhio Mon 19-Oct-09 13:57:54

I'd rather Lady GAGA than classical

MadreInglese Mon 19-Oct-09 14:02:05

It's no big deal IMO

They're going to hear it anyway on the radio, in the shops, whatever

Why not take advantage and use it as an opening to discuss the perils of too much baaaad red wine and ill-advised lace & lycra outfits? grin

I grew up singing lyrics like Meatloaf's Paradise by the dashboard light and Rocky Horror Show t-t-t-t-t-t-touch meeeeeee (much to my grandmother's horror)

Didn't do me any harm

hanaboo Mon 19-Oct-09 14:04:21

abetadad... can't u find a way of putting it? i'm dying to kno now grin

YouLukaAmazing Mon 19-Oct-09 14:05:41

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