Well there's 4 pubs in the dinky little town I live in, 2 of which are pretty much my joint locals. There'll be a lock-in in one of them about 3 times a month. The other one will do it from time to time but not as regularly as one would hope. When it happens in one of them I'm usually in the other one.
Weather was actually great here yesterday, even had an afternoon beer in the garden, totally unexpected for Scotland in March. Probs would've sat there all day until the temperature started to plummet if I didn't have to go to work. Was alright today as well, although not nearly as good. Not good enough to warrant sitting outside with a beer or firing up a barbecue anyway.
Spring is a myth. I don't know how it is in your neck of the woods, but here it's pretty much Winter from August until April and then Summer the other three months. Spring is nothing. I don't know what Autumn is. That might be a myth too.
Blame the Fresh Prince for Willow Smith. Will buys movies for his son so it is only fair that he buys recording contracts for his daughter. As for the other generic pre-teen garbage, it's for KIDS. It is not geared toward any demographic other than 10-15 year olds, so complaining about that is like complaining about the Power Rangers. We were are children at one point in time, and I'd expect that many of us would have enjoyed this stuff.
You can also blame autotune because without it I doubt we would have to deal with half these kids. Honestly autotune has ruined the music industry. Now anyone can become a megastar. Just look at Ke$ha.