Archive for October 2009

Yes I have a crush on Charlotte Gainsbourg....

I have had one on her since Ma Femme est une Actrice and I won't hold it against her that she's starring and winning accolades in the ultra-misogynistic AntiChrist...but I mostly love her for her voice. 5:55 as an album was so inspirational to me, and now her upcoming album is being produced by Beck, so I can't wait. You can get a free download of the first single off of it on her site here.

One for the Cougars...

In the New York Times today: Rethinking the Older Woman, Younger Man Relationship:

The loosening of relationship conventions, which is not limited to age but also includes race, religion and economic status, appears to be particularly evident among female baby boomers, sociologists say, who are faced with the tightest “marriage squeeze” — the smallest pool of compatible men as conventionally defined, those two to three years older, of similar background and higher levels of education and income. The reason is that as women have delayed marriage, men still have a tendency to date and marry younger women.

I'm glad the notion of this becoming less of a stigma, more of a conventional turn is taking hold. I mean, what's the big deal? Great article, read more here.