Tuesday, April 03, 2007

So Easy a Pop Star Can Do It...

Observe the following video, in which Pop-Grunge songstress Alanis Morissette performs her own rendition of "My Humps" by the Black Eyed Peas (for the reason why this is funny, watch this video -- the original -- first -- or at least as much of it as you can stomach). WARNING: DO NOT WATCH IF CLEAVAGE AND BARE LEGS OFFEND YOU:

It's nice to see Ms. Morissette returning to her comedy roots. The video itself certainly skewers the original content quite nicely. However, unless Alanis has suddenly or recently been gifted with extraordinary amounts of self-awareness and an unending capacity for self deprecation, I suspect that she herself is missing an even greater point about even her own genre of music: that if you sing with great intensity and melodrama, even the most inane lyrics gain sudden apparent heft and gravity. In other words, within the world of popular music, there is a fine line between pathos and bathos.

A little bit ironic, don'tcha think? Like rain on your wedding day or some junk.

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Anonymous Marty said...

Great stuff. I put it on Mazurland

9:47 AM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

And here I was worried you old codgers wouldn't even know who Alanis Morrissette was...

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Morrissette's version doesn't have enough humps to go platinum. But at least she got in her licks.

1:00 PM  

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