"What I and every artists I knew at 14, 15 years old, punk or new wave kids, all we really wanted was to create a world where people understood us and were interesting to us and we were interesting to them."
Remember when you first heard "Roxanne"? I do. I was a child in a record store without a clue about the song's theme. Not sure I could've identified reggae, let alone purloined reggae. But I well recall my impression.
When you overlook Paula Patton's absurd lion motif and zebra-print dress because there are worse wardrobes in sight, it's an indication that these people, their stylists and some designers must be conspiring against the rest of us.