Quote of the Day: “Working Monday through Friday/Takes up all of my time/If I can get to the weekend/Everything will work out just fine…” Madonna, “Where’s the Party”
Just some obsverations as the weekend kicks in (click links to see videos):
- Rihanna’s “Disturbia” video really, uh, disturbs me. Have you seen a more unrelentingly shallow example of abject style over substance? And don’t get a brotha started on that pseudo-voguing display of attitude she indulges in that Maroon 5 video…Didn’t any of these daughters of Madonna learn anything from Mama?
- Is Justin Nozuka the right version of that sad dread-headed guy with the “special bus” smile on last season’s American Idol?
- What are the Brits feeding their chick singers? First Amy Winehouse blew my mind, and now, between Duffy and Estelle and Adele, seems like all my iPod can play these days is soul-stirring English girls. But maybe these homegirls shouldn’t make videos: “Chasing Pavements” is like a bad Joyce Carol Oates short story come to life; Estelle’s “American Boy” features Kanye doing his arrogant face thing (in a fur!), which ruins anything…At least Duffy’s sad, touching “Warwick Avenue” clip is stolen right from the Sinead O’Connor school of up-close-&-personal emotion that makes tears sexy.
- Finally saw the “Viva la Vida” video and I love it like I love marshmallow pies: nice to see Coldplay looking like they know how to have fun. But maybe that’s because Hype Williams is working his magic on them?