We’re into the second week of rerun muzak at Mecca… can me and DJ Scratchy keep pulling from the archive long enough to last until we hopefully get some new tunes on the next CD? Only time will tell… but enough of my whining and complaining… let’s get on with this week’s exciting edition of Mecca Muzak Monday!
Today, we’re featuring yet another artist and another song I had never heard before Mecca put her on three of the four CD’s played last year, including the one that’s currently being repeated. The nice young lady you see taking a picture of a mirror is Britt Nicole, and she wants to let you all know that you’re worth more than “Gold!”
Britt began her career as a Christian artist before she finally saw the light and recorded stuff that normal people might want to listen to. In 2013, “Gold” was her first and only single to crack the Billboard Hot 100… and at that, it only made it to #83.
I started taking a liking to this song even before I really paid attention to what it was about. In fact, it’s probably a good thing I didn’t realize what the story being told was before it wormed its way into my inner ear, because I’d have probably never given it a chance.
“Gold” is an inspirational song meant to let those who don’t seem to “fit in”, and are paying the price on a social scale for it, know that despite what everyone else thinks, they really are special too!
Or in other words, it’s like just about every other Pink song that’s more whiningly annoying than fun to listen to. It’s funny… despite the fact that I was always a social misfit, got bullied, ostracized, and was waaaay different than everyone else… self esteem was never one of my problems. I was almost sociopathic in how much I cared less what others thought of me… well, that and the power of a vivid imagination is always a good way to wall yourself off from douchebags.
And it’s that lack of personal experience, rather than just callousness, that makes it hard for me to understand why people let the comments or actions of others bother them so much. Fuck them! Who needs them! I’m worth more than GOLD! You’re worth more than GOLD!
But the video does make up for my ho-hum attitude towards the song’s moral, as it not only contains some rather ridiculous incidences of misfit kids being intimidated…
But Britt solves these poor youths’ problems by sucking them into a wormhole to a strange land… never to be seen by civilization again. It’s like that episode of The Twilight Zone where the kids dive to the bottom of the pool to get away from their heartless parents… sure the kids get to stay in a never neverland full of fun, but meanwhile, the adults have to explain the two drowned corpses to the proper authorities…
So anyway, enjoy the song and the video, and remember that even here at The Nest where we squish possums and tease unicorns, everyone’s still worth more than gold!