Thanksgiving Break: Rick James, “Super Freak”

I was playing the album this tune is on recently, and my teen daughter got a little weirded out (Dad! Why are you playing that?) by this one.

It is weird. And obviously and cravenly catchy, but I came upon this video today and it strikes me that while it is as sordid as the song, it is also at the same time as sincere as when Rick says, That girl’s alright with me. That’s a strong message of acceptance, for folks to do/be what they want/are, which seems like a good message (even if you’d prefer your daughter grow up to be someone their fella would take home to mother).

Have another cranberry.

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