Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Timely, Yet Oddly Still Early, Clue to the New Direction

From 2008, please enjoy the former Madonna Louise Ciccone and former boy band bimbo Justin Timberlake and their re-write of "The Song of the Volga Boatmen" extremely annoying hit single "4 Minutes."



Two quick thoughts on this one. First of all, if I was to be making a list of the three most butt-ugly records of recent years (admittedly, an odd way to spend one's time), this one would be on it, along with Rihanna's "Umbrella" and that "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Beyoncé crap.

Also, as I think I've said here before, I find it really difficult to credit the recent Gen-Y embrace of Timberlake as some kind of cool all-around entertainer as anything other than a post-ironic joke that I'm not getting. Kind of like the earlier slacker crowd vogue for Tony Bennett .

In any case, as always a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who gleans the clip's relevance to theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

12 comments:

Gummo said...

Well, I got thru about 20 seconds of that song.

Bleagh.

Songs that reference time? Or have we done that already?

steve simels said...

Close but no cigar.

Im gonna have to be a stickler on this one.
:-)

Peter said...

Songs that reference the brief amount of time our society has left before vanishing up its own asshole in a cloud of corporate crap, a reverse fart that will like a black hole (a brown hole?) feed on itself exponentially until it becomes a self-perpetuating system that pulls everything within reach of its gravitation in behind it and the Big Bang ends with the Big Fuck?

Just asking.

Gummo said...

What Peter Said.

geor3ge said...

The best/worst of this decade?

Noam Sane said...

hit songs with odd time signatures

steve simels said...

Sitting in a wifi coffee shop, so this is just s driveby...

But Peter nailed it.


Okay just kidding...:-)

ms. rosa said...

Songs referencing minutes? OO! SONGS REFERENCING COUNTDOWNS!!

Anonymous said...

May-December romances. Just kidding! If A-Rod was in this video I would be serious.

Songs with time countdowns in them.

By the way I thought I was watching an episode of Bones. Was this video ever shown on MTV? It was as gross as a Zombie or Chainsaw movie.

ROTP(lumber)

FD13NYC said...

Songs, albeit it, horrible songs with the most edit cuts in the video?

Steve, have a Happy New Year and a Powerful 2010. Frank

steve simels said...

In case I didn't say it before -- Happy New Year!!!!

I love you guys, and I hope you have as much fun hanging out here as I do posting this stuff.
:-)


But no, no, and no.....
:-) :-)

big bad wolf said...

steve, you don't have to love tony bennett, but it's cold to equate him with justin timberlake. one's a (even if you don't like him) a worker bee, the other is more of a fluke.