Pulled From The Barren Landscape of What Was Once Music Television: Two Gems

I've complained before about the lack of videos on channels that were created for the sole purpose of airing videos. Most of the time, if I want to see any vids I have to check them out online. (Hooray for You Tube...even if the quality of some of the videos isn't always the best.) However, I managed to catch some videos on VH1 the other night, and while most of them made my eyes glaze over (like the new Bo Bice video which is kind of a modified version of the Bon Jovi, "It's My Life" clip), there were two that I really enjoyed...

Pink - Stupid Girls
I've always liked Pink because she's not the standard bimbette that Top 40/MTV likes to shove down our throats. But I like her even more now because she's taken aim at said bimbettes with this song and video that totally lambasts the current teen-pop sensations, as well as the airheads who walk the streets with the rest of us normals on a daily basis. The video is pretty funny, with Pink doing spot-on imitations of Jessica Simpson in her car-washin' boots and Lindsay Lohan speeding down the highway, chugging latte and plowing into pedestrians. The lyrics to the song are great, too, with a theme that can be pretty much summed up by a line in the chorus: Maybe if I act like that, flipping my blonde hair back/Push up my bra like that/I don't wanna be a stupid girl. It's sad to think though that a lot of the same girls who love this song are also the very girls that she's singing about. They just don't pay attention to the lyrics. Well, what can we expect? They're stupid!

Prince - Black Sweat
Oh, Prince. How I love that shorty. I haven't been super-jazzed about much of his recent stuff, but I heard this song for the first time this morning and I am HOOKED. It sounds like old-school Prince, all done in that falsetto that I love. The video is nothing fancy, but still cool. It almost reminds me of the video for "Kiss", because it's just Prince kind of strutting around, singing and making doe eyes while some scantily-clad chick dances around him. The chick here is Tamar, Prince's newest protege. This guy has more proteges than Mazda. I like Tamar...she's not the typical, rail-thin video vixen. She's got a little junk in the trunk and some muscular legs. She might be a tiny bit thick through the middle. You know, she's a NORMAL girl. And the woman can dance. I'm not sure how a black sweat differs from a white sweat, but I'm starting to think the power of dance is within the black sweat. Because I was dancing around at my friend's gig last night and definitely sweating, but if anyone happened to capture my "dancing" on tape, it would probably end up on America's Funniest Home Videos rather than VH1. I'm not as bad as Elaine from Seinfeld. I can at least stay on the beat. Maybe I just need Prince to take me under his little wing.


more proteges than Mazda???!!!


Can't breathe. Laughing too hard.
Les Becker said…
I so miss the Prince from his "pre-Symbol" era. Hasn't been quite the same since. "U Got the Look" /w Sheena Easton takes me straight back to the days when a little fashion and makeup sense could have given ME "the Look". Alas.... those days are done.
Anonymous said…
I love the Prince song too.

And I LOVED on the Kids Choice Awards this weekend (watching with kid and not of my own accord) when Pink sang Stupid Girls RIGHT AFTER Lindsay whatever got her award. PRICELESS.

I love Pink now, and I bought my daughter the CD. After explaining the lyrics to her.
Anonymous said…
Youtube is wonderful. So wonderful it's only a matter of time before the attorney general shuts them down like Napster.Bastard.
Brooks Brown said…
here here .. I like Pink a lot. When I hear this song on the radio, I always think of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie -- two stupid girls who haven't done anything to be famous except be born to rich parents.

I'm looking forward to hearing the new Prince album. I've heard lots of good things about it.
Lee Ann said…
I haven't seen too many videos lately, now I am intrigued. I will be looking for these.
LoraLoo said…
Pink rocks. I've always like her kiss-my-bootay attitude.

Prince - I'm so glad to see him return to what he's soooo good at. I saw this video too, and LOVED it.
Alecia said…
I've heard Pink's song but not seen the video. I too, shall be on the look out.

Also, thanks for leaving that comment on the blog that was stolen from me. Hehe, I cracked up.
Sangroncito said…
Pink...one of Iceland's national treasures.
Brooks Brown said…
I have to share this little pop culture nugget with you. Let's hear it for primitive animation -- YEA!

Here is Paris living in a big ol' glass house...

Neo said…
Becky - Oh man, that Pink video is funny as hell. I didn't see it until you mentioned it. Thanks!

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo
Lavinia said…
I saw the making of Stupid Girls and the whole video afterwards on Friday. Its hilarious! That girl has some guts. "Whatever happen to a female president? She's dancing in the video next to 50cent" haha priceless.

My favourite sequence has to be the Lohan bit where she's talking while driving and having coffee and people are falling all over her car.

YouTube does indeed rock.