But Gettin’ Naked & Lesbian Prison Love Still Pays The Bills
We’re tastefully passing on the rhyming
possibilities of the Grassy Knoll.
[Note: If you've been living in a pop music isolation chamber lately, there are spoilers ahead] Okay. This whole “get naked while walking down the street singing your song” meme is getting reeeally tired. Don’t get me wrong – I have no desire to become a critic, and I really love Erykah Badu – but I can only imagine the production meeting for the recent video for her song Window Seat: “Yeah, we’ll have you walk down the street in broad daylight stripping your clothes off, and – WHAT? Matt and Kim and Make The Girl Dance have already done it? Well sure, but I bet they didn’t get SHOT at the end, did they?” Although I’d give her a 6 out of 10 for meaningful and useful artistic expression, and a 9 out of 10 in the trunk department (did I really just type that?), I otherwise am not too stunned with the statement the video aims for. And who’d have thought that getting naked would still have an impact in the 21st century in the first place? Or that Lady Gaga and Beyonce could drive even India.Arie to say “you’ve gone too far!” by making a video that looks like Quentin Tarantino collaborated with Madonna and Oliver Stone to do a remake of Prisoner Cell Block H? Anybody who thinks this video “goes too far” has obviously never heard of this thing called “the 1980′s” and acts like GG Allin. Here are the videos. I’ll shut up now.
Erykah Badu – Window Seat
Lady Gaga – Telephone (Official Clean Version) ft. Beyoncé