Categories Uncategorized Hello, Friday. Have Some Mary Lambert Post author By John Scalzi Post date October 3, 2014 21 Comments on Hello, Friday. Have Some Mary Lambert I think this song is pretty neat. Enjoy. Share: By John Scalzi I enjoy pie. View Archive → ← My New York Comic Con/Super Week Schedule → New Books and ARCs, 10/3/14 21 replies on “Hello, Friday. Have Some Mary Lambert” Reblogged this on Bookish Hijinks For Fun and Profit and commented: Great song, infectious beat and chorus, and terrific video. I will no longer say “so what?” as just two syllables. Yep, that is pretty neat, alright! Thank you Mr. Scalzi. Hi John love the blog. I’ve been hearing this on the radio and hadn’t actually listened to the words other than the chorus before now. Way cool. Great song! I love her voice but I’d only ever heard “She Keeps Me Warm” before. Never heard of her but interesting. Thank you for sharing this and thank you Wendy for reblogging it so I could find it! I’d never heard of Mary Lambert but I love her already! Thanks for sharing this! You just made my Friday better! One of my daughter’s favorites. Glad this song is getting a lot of play. nice song. I love this song…I hear the edited version on the local radio station while I’m at work at least twice a day. And I always sing along, and have to catch myself and make sure I sing the edited version! Thank you. I’m stealing it. Awesome to the infinite degree. Reblogged this on Scribblegurl and commented: Dig this. It’s catchy and totally relevant to my life right now. Eh, I was iffy on this song before I saw the video. It’s badly over-produced, and the lyric is trite, but made reasonably effective by the sardonic delivery. The video makes me like it a lot less. I get that the director is going for a juxtaposition of the bright colors and big smiles with the “downer” lyrics, but to me the effect is of a singer who has no idea what she’s singing. (Also, it may be that my browser is not syncing audio and video properly, but it looks like a bad job lip syncing here.) @docrocketscience, the juxtaposition really works for me. The first time I saw a video for this song, it used the “writing in a notebook” fad style, which I highly disliked. Besides the juxtaposition you noted, there are other dissonances that really make me like the video. She’s a beautiful girl, but she “can’t” be because she’s overweight and knows it. And if you know she’s a lesbian, the bright red lipstick and her obvious femininity create more cognitive dissonance. Messing with those stereotypes really resonates with the message in the lyrics for me. I. Freaking. Love. This. Song. The lyrics aren’t ‘downer.’ They’re a shout of defiance. All the things she lists are things that society gives her shit for, but she’s refusing to be ashamed of them. I wish I were that brave. Nice. Never heard of her before, but she had me with the look in her eyes within the first 3 seconds. Oh, thank you for finding this song! I heard it on the radio ONCE and hadn’t found it again to look it up. Love the video. I remain reasonably bummed that she has not hit the Chicagoland area yet. Heard this in the wild over the weekend, and one of the hooks immediately reminded me of Merrill Bainbridge. That’s a good thing. Hadn’t listened to the lyrics yet. She’s a keeper! Comments are closed.