Friday, March 18, 2011

I Can't Stop, Fridayin', Fridayin'

Ok, sincerest most seriousest apologies for any of those who are reading this. I am about to mention a viral video that you may or may not be aware of, after which you have now become aware of because of my mentioning it. And for that, I apologize, most sincerely and seriously!

The video I speak of can be found here. If you are too lazy to click through a link, I've also embedded it here:

Okay, breathe. Breathe. After an experience like this, the best thing to do is to not react. I mean, what's the use of reacting, really? She's just a kid. Remember that. The car in the video is automated. Her friends are all underage. They can't even have driver's licenses. What are they doing driving a car? And those dresses. Who lets their 13 year-old wear clothes like that to a house party teeming with other similarly dressed kids doing things that only intoxicated adults would do, including record a slow-motion music video featuring underage girls and evocative auto-tuning? Is this girl being exploited? Is this a joke? Is this some sort of advertisement for a clothing line, or a beverage, or a life-changing new philosophy?

Nope. It's none of that. This is one girl's honest attempt at stardom. Produced by the recently established Ark Music Factory, this music video by Rebecca Black is a sincere and real dive into the deep end of celebrityville. According to some, she's made it out the other end. According to her, she's just doing what she loves. According to most, this is everything that's wrong with today's music, the worst song ever, and its stealing the limelight from legitimate, talented musicians.  A rather small minority though, is saying that the aftermath of it all is actually the worst part.

Personally, I'm just partyin' partyin', yeah