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Tuesday, February 20

Travis-ty

I'm presently listening to the first Travis album - "Good Feeling". Despite having a go at Travis during my set, I actually quite like them. In truth, I'm having a go at the idea of whingey music, rather than any specific band. Okay, so maybe I'm having a go at Coldplay - the excesses of their over emotional garbage... but that's not the point. Travis are quite a good band and their acoustic version of the Britney classic "Hit Me Baby One More Time" was probably one of the most useful things I ever learned to play on guitar. If only that weren't true.

For some reason they've decided to sing a song on the subject of not going of not going out with underage girls. Their U16 Girls song has all the sound moral arguments that were displayed in Gary Puckett's "Young Girl". I think in both cases you have to wonder what sort of a person dates a child and DOESN'T NOTICE!

Come on.

I know that when I was about 14, a 15 year old girl seemed like a whole world of maturity, but come on. It's pretty obvious when a child's a child, right?

"So, where would you like to go out tonight? A Tweenies concert? Ok, I'm a bit concerned that you might be underage. What do you mean you've lost your Fimbles doll."

My guess is that both Travis and Gary Puckett were snatching themselves back, at the last minute, from doing something that they always knew was wrong, but had hitherto been kidding themselves was probably going to work out well. But was it the moral implications that stopped them? Or was it the sure-fire knowledge that their younger girlfriend would eventually grow out of them, and that, by the time this happened, a few years would have elapsed and they'd feel too old to be going out looking for a new girlfriend.

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