Friday, April 25, 2014

She Wuz A Sk8tr Grrl

The problem with Avril Lavigne's "Hello Kitty" is not that it is racist or exploitative of Japanese. (Link)

The problem is that it is cringeworthingly, strap-Malcolm-McDowell-down-with-his-eyelids-pried-open bad.

(Hello Kitty)
If I am going to be musically distressed whilst watching a video shot in Tokyo, I would rather it be by Nakata Yasutaka's polyrhythms:
(World of Fantasy)
While we are on the subject of North American bottle blond pop stars with a Japanese street fashion fetish, let it be on the record that "Hollaback Girl of Constant Sorrow" is still the best mashup ever:
(Hollaback Girl of Constant Sorrow)


Anonymous said...

Only Kate Bush could get away with dancing that badly, but she could write, and sing, and play, and is Kate Bush.

Anonymous said...

Well, it could have been worse. She could have filmed it at Yasukuni.