"I'm the Very Model of a Mega-Hyped Celebrity"
Title is taken from the comments in Sunday Song Lyrics at Volkh.com. The song in question is Wind it Up by Gwen Stefani. Sounds like she's off on a bizarre solo career that I'll need to look into. Never purchased any of the No Doubt music, though I did enjoy what I heard.
Adler, at Volokh, does not like the new direction. Nor do most of the comments. There's enough there to intrigue me--a Sound of Music mashup and previously she did Fiddler on the Roof? How am I not aware of such things?
Maybe for the same reasons that the comments at youtube are utterly without comprehension:
how cum i havent herd of this be4
its not my style bt kk
That's what I meant to say. Also carried throughout the youtube comments is the interesting idea that if you don't like something (being a "hater'), then it is wrong to say so and if you don't like something why are you watching? Somehow missing the fact that until the product is consumed, you won't know whether to drink the hatorade or wear the suck-up sycophant t-shirt.
A better comment:
This may be the single greatest music video I've ever seen. If I could write a thesis for a college degree on this video, I would. The Asian Lolita backup dancers, the gay icons of people dressed in nuns' habits singing along to the sound of music, the attempted female empowerment message of not bothering with a boy unless he knows how to "wind you up"... this is the stuff of which genius has made. We are witnessing the apotheosis of the music video. Gwen Stefani has transcended the genre.
Yeah, that's more my thinking. I don't think I'd survive too many listens of the song, itself. The video, however, is utterly fascinating. I'd also suggest there's a fair degree of Madonna mockery going on. I consider that a good thing. I'll have to do some more sampling and see if I can convince myself to spend some cash on her. Gernerally, I'm not a fan of overproduced studio efforts, but I am a sucker for an "all but the kitchen sink" approach.