As any of my friends can tell you, I'm not big on current music. My musical tastes tend more toward dated tunes from the 60s and earlier. Of course, I do also have a huge 4-hour long playlist of nothing but 80s chart toppers--but generally speaking it takes me a long time to get into anything new and popular.
So when I heard someone on tv mention this song "Blurred Lines" from Robin Thicke (featuring T.I. and Pharrell) as being the number 1 track of the summer, I just had to listen to it and find out what all the fuss was about.
To me it was nothing to write home about. I immediately dismissed it and shook my head. What is the state of today's music that such a song could be the number 1 SUMMER jam? I couldn't figure it out.
Then I heard about some controversy surrounding the video connected to this song. Apparently it was supposed to be very risqué and pushing the envelope on what passes for decency in the music world these days. And sure, there's a tame version of this music video floating around, which you can find right here. But what everyone was talking about is the uncensored video, which apparently features lots of scantily clad models flashing their boobies about as they dance and cavort around the three gentlemen providing vocals. Who are, naturally, fully clothed themselves. Naturally.
Well, as you know my dear bloggies, I just had to investigate further. I had to! Because I knew you would want to see it and what all the outrage was for. I did it for you. Because I'm like that.
Anyway, check out the video for yourself. But I must warn you: there is within the provided clip the aforementioned nearly nekkid womenz and their perky, flouncing boobies and gyrating hips. Avert the eyes of any children and small animals in the near vicinity of your preferred viewing medium if you so choose to click on the video below:
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You know, it wasn't all that bad. Kinda catchy, in fact. I honestly don't know what all the controversy is about. Personally, I never did find naked breasts all that taboo or, even, stimulating. It's pretty silly to get so worked up over them, in fact. I know I'm a guy and supposed to go all ga-ga crazy at the sight of a nip, but ... puleeese! I get more flummoxed over a pretty face and bright smile than I do over the sight of a pair of mammaries.
As for the video. It's a lot of fun. The uncensored version is better because, ironically, everyone seems more relaxed and having fun in that one compared to the "clean" version. The dancing is better, too. Downright infectious, in fact--and I'm sooooo not a good dancer!
And despite my best efforts, I have to admit the song is very catchy. Dare I say, it's even grown on me. It must have, because I've since downloaded it to my iPod and have listened to it FIVE TIMES now! And all because of this video. Which, btw, I've watched SEVEN TIMES now. Yes. That's right. SEVEN!!! I know you're going to think I'm bullshitting here, but the dancing is very energetic and carefree, which I find oddly charming. Also, the fake innocent faces the models/dancers affect just crack me up to no end. Hilarious! I especially like the brunette--the Polish-British model, Emily Ratajkowski.
Still, I know this song and, especially, its video is not for everyone. Certainly not for most of my visitors to this here blog. In fact, I probably shouldn't have even mentioned that I like this song and love, love, LOVE the video at all. Because now you're giving me that look. You know, the look! Yes, that one right there!
But, that's okay. I know you still love me. You do, doncha?
P.S. -- I'm well aware of the OTHER controversy surrounding this song. That regarding the lyrics and how it might contribute toward a certain criminal misogyny of women. I'd really rather not get into that here on the blog. Unless, of course, people want me to. But if you do, I suggest you read up on the specific controversy first and then get back to me in the comments section. Because otherwise I won't touch it. For real.