OLIVES AND RAISINS AINT GOT NO RIGHT BEING IN MY SALTEÑAS
Happy Birthday, August 16, to Gaby, who’s birthday party of 2012 was what kickstarted this whole musical. She has done all the art and set artwork for us, as well as consistently ask why Chekov is portrayed as a child.
Happy Birthday, August 18, to Eva (co writer), who gave Gaby a paper doll of Chris Pine at that birthday party, and then foolishly said, “Let’s make a Star Trek musical…”
Happy Birthday, August 27, to Clara (co-writer), who stupidly replied, “Ok sure why not?”
heY LOOK IT ME (i was tony stark if you cant see that then you are blind becuse i am obviously robert downey jrs twin)
our parents got busy in the winter probably within the same week and that does not make me happy to think about
well I cant say I am an expert on music videos or anything but here goes.
I probably wont be dancin to it any time soon because I am one of the aforementioned skinny bitches, and also I am weak and have low muscle mass and I feel like this is somthin you really gotta go hard to. I also wont be seeking it out to listening to it because it pulls me out of the mindless listening that other songs give me. She goes from using sir mix-a-lots piece to rapping back to sir mix-a-lots to rap to the piece to a breakdown to rap to alternating mix-a-lots and breakdown and then her giving shoutouts. Its a song that makes me listen to whats being said because it switches so often. (Which isnt always bad or good, it just reminds me of movies that have characters look at the camera too often or break the 180 rule or other rules that pull you out and make you realize you’re not living in it, its a presented piece of entertainment which I dont quite like in some cases). Not quite my cup of tea but I can appreciate it.
The video I think uses a nice amount of symbolism used in a way that makes people connect it. Milky, dripping coconut held in a silver plated skeletal hand? HMMmmMM! Alternating bananas and fruits on a record? HMM. Overflowing red liquid in a glass typically used to drink alcohol? HmmmM. Enjoying eating a bit of papaya, surrounded by fruits with a “SEAFOOD” sign hanging next to her, but awkwardly tasting a banana then cutting it and throwing it away? HMMMMM!! Pouring whipped cream on herself in a maids outfit, going on to give a dance in which she refuses to let him touch her and then walking away? Eyyyyyyy. Everything is easily connected to something that we know, at least subconsciously. The music and video go hand in hand to acknowledge her sexuality and what others expect from her, and turning it around. She gives the song Baby Got Back from her own POV, in which she knows what affect her body has on men and then USES it, unabashedly, as evident in her lyrics.
tl;dr I think both video and lyrics are excellent commentary on black sexuality and what is expected by men from women, and acknowledgement of the women who know how the wield their own power
also it always throws me in for a doozy when they put product placement in videos
Hey kid, what’s going on, want to check out my pit of souls?
Yeah, those souls sure are way deep down in that pit there huh?
Or… not? Get your hands out of my soul pit.
Okay, I’ll admit that’s apparently some impressive reach…
Like, really impressive reach….
THIS HAS ALWAYS BOTHERED ME BLESS THE OP
listen you boutta have the thickest smoodie of all time, where is your liquid? your ice? weak ass aesthetics, try again
smh they leave the strawberry tops on… might as well leave the gotdam banana peels onu can eat strawberry tops… & recent studies are showing banana peels are healthy n nutritious for u:…. The turntables
n im sure the outside of a coconut is mad high in fiber but im not bout ta eat woodchips cause of no govermence scienticians