Within the past week, all of this energy has culminated in the relentless pressure being put on musicians Train and Carly Rae Jepsen by gay bloggers, journalists, and LGBT rights organizations to pull out of their performance duties at the annual Boy Scout's Jamboree.
"Hey sweetie, wanna help mommy with an article," I asked my 7-year-old daughter when I picked her up from school on Thursday. "Maybe, what is it about?" she coyly replied not unlike a seasoned freelancer.
This year was rife with some great and relatively diverse popular music, and it's time we give some artistic cred not just to the capital-A Artistes who care not for the embrace of the masses but to the hit makers who have probably shaped the future of wedding receptions for decades to come.
This was the first year in a long time that I bought and liked a LOT of records. There are so many to choose from! That being said, when somebody asks you what your favorite piece of music was in 2012, there is only one correct answer: "Call Me Maybe."