Saturday, June 4, 2011

Robyn says: Call Your Girlfriend...(I dare you not to feel funny/sad watching this)

So I ran into my pal on her bike the other day, and she told me about this video. She described it as her number one pop-star song right now, and that the video was like a four-minute personal "So You Think You Can Dance". What's great about it is that Robyn kinda can't dance. I like her little round bum, and how sad the song is juxtaposed with those genuine and silly moves. There's just layers and layers of strange and familiar going on here, and I think the final result is pretty nice. The lyrics are simple but kind of heartbreaking, and the melody is the same. The video brings an interesting absurdity, and well, there you have it, I've probably ruined the whole thing. I guess just click play (remember "pressing" play? Nobody "presses" play anymore). Go to the youtube site, because as usual, I can't understand how to reconfigure the size.
On a side note, my friend was wearing a petal-pink sweater, red baggy jeans rolled up, and her hair in a ponytail. No make-up. Devastatingly pretty. Nestled in a child seat the back of her bike, the cutest blonde toddler you've ever laid eyes on. When the conversation about Robyn went on a little too long for his liking, he put his head in his hands like "oh man. this sure is boring". Then they drove off into the dusk, and he turned around to smile at me until they were just a tiny spot on the horizon. Thanks for the memories, JC.

* update: upon watching this 8 more times, I've come to the conclusion that Robyn is the best dancer out there.

1 comment:

JRA said...

Thank you for introducing me to this.