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Music Video Rant

I decided to turn on the TV while working on my laptop. For some reason, I thought it might be interesting to see the Much Music Top Ten Countdown. And now I'm going to rant:

Pink - Sober: I thought, for a brief time, this might actually have a positive message. She doesn't want to be the girl "who laughs the loudest or the girl who never wants to be alone." But apparently she does want to be the girl who has a pointless and explicit make-out session with herself...?

Taylor Swift - Love Story: a) You're 17. b) Romeo and Juliet die. c) Most unrealistic song ever. Some of my friends would refer to this as "girl porn" - all the emotional satisfaction without any of the realism.

David Archuleta - A Little Too Not Over You: Subtle product placement with the camera. Sweet, innocent...and apparently everyone lives in massive houses with lots of space for angst, guitar playing, and Rock Band flashbacks. With all the rain in this video, I can't help wondering if it was shot in Vancouver.

Britney Spears - Circus: Product placement, this time for an upscale jewelry brand. Wearing nude coloured clothing is like wearing no clothing. Pretty much what I expected...Britney meets Moulin Rouge. I stopped watching after the first 45 seconds.

Lady GaGa - Poker Face: What is she wearing!? Seriously - weirdest stuff ever. Skanky, but something about the large plastic shoulders and weird dancing that makes it slightly less offensive. I like her pool. The end.

Comments

Kirsten said…
I agree with you about the Taylor Swift Song. I heard it first while driving and said, out loud to myself, "don't you know they die?
And let's face it, Romeo was self-centred and impetuous. He probably would have cheated on Juliet even if they had lived.

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