Monday, December 01, 2008

"Intellectual" Property

I'm not what you what call a big fan of pop music.

I have never been a big fan of the Brittneys, Madonas or Christinas. I own no Destiny's Child CDs. I have no Maria Carey collection.

I don't listen to Top 40 radio. I have no stomach for it.

It, however, is big business, and the magical musical formulas are scientifically tested to compel consumerism. The songs are not written by musicians anymore. They are constructed, one brain-washing element at a time in a laboratory, engineered to embed themselves in the cerebral cortex.

And so, when a hapless dullard like myself wanders within reach of their siren call, it takes very little to lock it in my brain. And there it sits, all day and all night, humming its wicked little melody in the background clutter of my thoughts.

A number of Pop divas have been there recently, causing embarrassing whistling on the elevator. Recently, though, it's been Beyonce and her bouncy little Single Ladies diddy diddling between my ears.

And why?

It's all because of the video.

Oh, but not the Real Video...



No, it's because of the FAKE video. The SNL video, which I have wanted to post for you, but have not been able to because NBC has been Nazi-like in the enforcement of its intellectual property rights. Currently, it's up, though, so I'll post it here for now.

The good (evil) bit is half way through, although the first half is clever too.

Watch it quick though, I suspect it'll be taken down soon.



Oh, and, if you wake up tomorrow with the catchy little bee-boppin beat bouncing around in your head, tough shit. Welcome to my hell.

27 comments:

  1. All the Single Ladies...All the Single Ladies....go Beyonce! I love that song and thank you for putting it my head today, kind of brightens it really.

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  2. Paul Rudd and Justin Timberlake?
    Im in heaven...

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  3. Obvioulsy Mr. G&T doesn't get it! It's a kick ass song to dance to.

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  4. Mr G&T dont dance..

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  5. White guys like Brian and I just look really stupid trying to dance. Thats why you have to get us really drunk so that we dont care how we look.

    This is actually the first time I am hearing this song. How out of the top 40 loop am I?

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  6. You're gettin' old Dr. B! And ya, I don't see you two white boys dancing!

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  7. Just the horizontal dancing eh boys? ...

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  8. If they can even do that! They don't even know top 40 anymore. Ok, Lisa, we're going get into trouble for "blathering!"

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  9. Put your hands up, put your hands up oh oh oh!!

    Thanks! My puttin my stilettos on and dancin to this tune all day long!!

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  10. white man11:20 AM

    Doughy old white men shouldn't dance.

    It's a fact of nature.

    They shouldn't film themselves having sex either.

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  11. We will post a video of you doing just that Diva. Hello kitty optional!

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  12. It's stilletos and lingerie for Diva while she cleans house. Doesn't even close the blinds, might get a good look if you drive by....just sayin'...

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  13. lucky neighbor3:12 PM

    I just love the color pink

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  14. justin timberlake7:20 AM

    Did you silly ladies forget that I'm a white boy?

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  15. No Justin we didn't forget, but you look gay as hell in that video and gay men can dance...

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  16. I would dance in that video.

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  17. Ryan would you dance with Beyonce or Timberlake?

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  18. In many ways, Ryan is Justin Timberlake...

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  19. I would like to see Ryan make a home video of him dancing to that song!!

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  20. Tall black women can really shake their ass.

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  21. I'd like to see the lounge men make a video to that song. I mean us lounge ladies do all sorts of things for you guys....

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  22. Do we REALLY want to see the lounge men in high leg leotards?

    I think not...

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  23. You don't want the lounge lads to embarrass themselves? Shame on you!

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  24. OK, I'll be in SO CAL in January. If Dave, Tom, Dr.B, Mitch and any other Lounge Lad who wants to particiate, agree, then maybe we can put together a little video or something...

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  25. Oosje7:42 PM

    I've seen Mr. G&T dance. It took a bribe of booze at a "dry" wedding but when I showed up with the drink, he danced (with me). He probably doesn't want to remember that! but I remember...

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  26. I'm sure I could get Bill to help out with the dance. He has great legs!

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  27. I want to see the lounge boys dance. U guys meet up in Cali and do it!

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Be compelling.

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