Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wonderful Primeday: Wednesday Treat from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

You may have missed all the hoopla the last couple weeks about a young lady named Rebecca Black whose parents paid for voice lessons, someone to write a song, auto-tune and a video so their baby could be a pop star and the resulting internet explosion as 109 MILLION people watched the video to watch how not-great it is. I feel sorry for the kid and think the idiots who are making fun of her need to be unplugged from the internet and taught some manners. AND... I wish I could get 109 million hits on any video I would ever upload. This kid could get a social media job right now I bet. Anyway, here's her video (I provide it for context for the Wonderful Wednesday offering to follow):

Now. THIS video is excellent. It's called "Primeday" and it's a satire of Ms. Black's video, which just happens to be sung by Princess Leia. You will enjoy it.

I am posting both of these within hearing of my baby M. She is dancing joyfully. Ah, to be a child again.

Excuse me while I go dance.

p.s. It's stuck in your head, isn't it?


  1. What a marvelously well produced train wreck. I hadn't seen this, but why would anyone pick on the kid? She's just a kid singing a dumb song. It's only slightly more banal than a lot of the Disney "artist" stuff. But the section where she sings about yesterday was Thursday and tomorrow is Saturday takes it over the top, no question. It's at that point, plus the rap singer, that you feel for sure that the whole thing is a comedy set up. I wouldn't laugh at the kid, I'd laugh at the songwriter. The parents didn't seriously pay for that song??

  2. I looked it up. The song is written by a production group called "ARK Music Factory." The girls family paid these hacks to write the song and produce the video to take a stab at youtube fame. In one sense they succeeded as she is now a known quantity. But to get paid 4 cents, let alone four grand, for those lyrics is criminal. They've set up a 14 year old honor student for a lot of grief.

  3. Anonymous11:12 AM

    Matt, I hate to say it, but you ain't right (that is southern for OMG!)

  4. pongboy10:49 PM

    I don't keep up much with the internet & YouTube craze. But we are nearing the END OF CIVILIZATION!!!!! :(