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Lady Miss Kier! We need you!

I blame Public School, but my kids have begun singing Rihanna's Umbrella lately. That'd be OK, the lyrics aren't that bad.

Except, well: The part they like to sing the most is, "Ella. Ella. Ella. Eh, eh, eh, eh."  Over and over again.

The other downside? Its video. It's just so sexy. The skin. The wet. The leather. The sensual looks.  Aww, I can't really feel good about sitting the kids in front of the video of the song they like so much.

That's one of the reasons I like Bonnie Pink's So Wonderful so much.  It's got a similar supportive message, but the video is playfully sexy, and still completely fine for kids.  Sure, it's J-Pop, but the video's throw-back groovy style reminds me of Lady Kier from her Deee-Lite days.

Ahh.  Music that's fun.

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tpederson
Jan. 7th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
What an old timer I am. I've actually been a Rihanna fan for some time, but have barely ever seen her, much less seen a video of hers. I think she has a great pop voice. Went to YouTube to see the video and you are right, it's pretty explicit. And yes this song is incredibly repetitive and over-produced, but very catchy nonetheless. I also wonder if that other version is the original, the unplugged version by that other artist. That's more listenable in the long run.

Oh yeah, and 1st graders are already into pop songs like this? Wow. I remember hearing my sister's pop music in 3rd grade, and how foreign it sounded to me.

I really like the Bonnie video, very well done. Not even close on the titillation scale. She's attractive, but they're hardly even really trying to capitalize on that in the video.

Alas, where is Lady Kier? I think that Towa Towa dude or whatever his name was returned to the Japanese music scene, no?
pastilla
Jan. 7th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay for Bonnie Pink.

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