Wednesday, April 25, 2007
What Sucks...Live Blogging Things That Shouldn't Be Lived Blogged: Christina Aguilera's 'Ain't No Other Man' Video
Christina Aquilera has always seemed to be a little more “about the music” than most of her contemporaries. I mean here’s an artist who’s despite her flash, does have quite a voice and is always seemingly trying to re-invent herself and expand as a vocalist. Her latest album is a a tribute to the great singers of the 30’s and 40’s- the Etta James’ and Billy Holiday’s that paved the way for her. Maybe it would be interesting to take a look at what Christina has to say musically, while her peers seem so content to define their styles in the tabloids.
:01- Okay, here we go.
:08- Okay, a title sequence, nice, there’s a car…
:16- Yeah more shots setting the “1940’s” scene, I get it, it takes place “back in the day”. This is a video, not a movie. Jesus, this thing has better production quality than “Lord of the Rings”.
:43 Okay, Christina makes an appearance… there she is, cool taking off some sort of robe…
1:08 Yeah she’s moving around in some kind of silk thing that is seriously clinging to her body. And there are some pretty back-up dancers.
1:13 Nice we’re backstage now and Christina seems to be wearing very little- I guess that’s what women of the era wore backstage, I suppose she’s trying to be as realistic as possible.
1:20 Wow, she’s doing what I can only believe happens whenever girls were getting dressed together in that time, she’s dancing around with other young women in her underwear.
1:33 Well now she’s taking off that little robe thing and shaking herself. So playful, the other girls are dancing too. I guess there was a lot of camaraderie between singers back in those days. Despite race issues that permeated every other aspect of society. Ha! Oh, now they are dressing her! I guess a lot goes with the job of a back up dancer. Now she’s standing on a little pedestal and they are all touching her! Wow. Heh.....PLEASE KISS EACH OTHER! PLEASE KISS EACH OTHER!
1:39 PLEASE KISS EACH OTHER!
1:41 PLEASE KISS EACH OTHER!
1:43 PLEASE KISS EACH OTHER!
1:45 PLEASE KISS EACH OTHER!
1:53 Now the scene has shifted to a slumber party.
1:56 OH, PLEASE SWEET LORD KISS EACH OTHER!
1:58 OH, PLEASE SWEET LORD KISS EACH OTHER!
2:00 OH, PLEASE SWEET LORD KISS EACH OTHER!
2:02 OH, PLEASE SWEET LORD KISS EACH OTHER!
2:05 OH, PLEASE SWEET LORD KISS EACH OTHER!
2:08 OH, PLEASE SWEET LORD KISS EACH OTHER!
2:10 OH, PLEASE SWEET LORD KISS EACH OTHER!
2:12 OH, PLEASE SWEET LORD KISS EACH OTHER!
2:14 OH, PLEASE SWEET LORD KISS EACH OTHER!
2:16 OH, PLEASE SWEET LORD KISS EACH OTHER!
2:18 OH, PLEASE SWEET LORD KISS EACH OTHER!
2:20 OH, PLEASE SWEET LORD KISS EACH OTHER!
2:22 Okay, we’re out of the slumber party! No! Now she’s just on stage by herself, singing!
2:25 Heh, go back to the slumber party. Heh. Go back and kiss your friends!
2:27 GO BACK AND KISS YOUR FRIENDS!
2:29 GO BACK AND KISS YOUR FRIENDS!
2:31 GO BACK AND KISS YOUR FRIENDS!
2:32 Okay, now we’re back in some hall way and her super hot fiends are back as they are dancing through some apartment building.
2:34 – 2:41 PLEASE KISS EACH OTHER!
2:42- 2:53 PLEASE, PLEASE KISS EACH OTHER!
2:55 We’re breaking it down now.
2:56- 3: 55 Come on already! Kiss your back up dancers! What the hell is wrong with you? Did you know Etta James kissed HER backup dancers?
3:58 - to End: What, no girl-girl kiss? This video sucks!
Ahem, so as you can see, Christina is “Back To Basics”, and by “Basics” I mean she’s is exploring her gifted voice and a refining her electric presence as a performer.