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SIMPLY ALARMING

I am absolutely knocked-out drug-down in total love with "Ring The Alarm" the thunderous record - but what IS it with Beyonce and her strange robotic increasingly Bad Mime-like video "dancing-acting-signifyin'"? It seems to get worse with each new release. I know she's meant to be, like, "mad", like with her "man" in the song; but here she just looks, like, MAD, like somewhere there is a man in a white coat with a tranquilzer gun and a butterfly net and a clipboard with the name Beyonce on it.

And ... Basic Instinct references? Really? REALLY? Are you SURE that's the best you can do?



Eminem is surely WAY off-base with his silly silly Hannibal Lecter mask in his new video, too. I mean: talk about dated. (Don't these zillionaire RnB stars know you can buy new DVDs off the Interweb?)

Where are Beavis and Butthead when we need them?

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ADDENDUM 1

thanks to Blackmail Is My Life for the link/idea, BTW.

ADDENDUM 2

I'm sure it's only my Old Guy imagination, but at certain crucial parts of "Ring The Alarm" I could swear that Beyonce sings

"We gon' rock the P.F. Sloan!"

And if you don't know who P.F.Sloan is you're probably not a middle aged rock critic with an elephantine memory for trivia...

posted by Ian 12/08/2006 08:19:00 PM

Comments:
I think the director chose the Basic Instinct images to convey the Diana Ross insanity re Beyonce's alleged split with Jay-Z for messing with Rihanna.

I don't mind the choice myself but my judgement is clouded by, well, Beyonce's appearance.
 
I don't know who P.F. Sloan is (though I've heard of him) - to me it sounds more like "P.P. Sloan", meaning Patrick Pentland from Sloan...

The youtube folks said La Knowles was ripping off/inspired by Janet Jackson & this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2fneWaD4Yk

which is fine, except Janet's not barking mad in it.
 
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hey mr. p, hope you had a nice christmas. come back soon.
 
Hi Ian,

I have been trying to contact you regarding Rickie Lee Jones, but do not appear to have your email address.
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Thanks
 
She's singing " V.V.S. stones" , slightly flawed diamonds. Less interesting, but makes more sense in the context of the song.
 
Hello, dear Ian!
I am photo editor of a magazine called "Bolshoi Gorod" ("Big City", Moscow, Russia, our website is bg.ru).
As we are working on an article dedicated to some interesting blogs, we've already made a screenshot of your page and else we do need a picture of you - could you please send one to my e-mail ASAP?
It's margarita@afisha.ru.
Thaaaanks =)
 
Unfortunately I can't translate Russian but Margarita's bloggers hall of fame is now up:

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I presume that Ian's OK ?
Last post 8/12 is a bit of a worry, no ?
 
It's best not to speculate. Perhaps the black dog has taken hold of him, perhaps he is deep in his novel (It's about...EVERYTHING!) - maybe he is motorcycling across America. All we can be sure of is that there has been no obituary.
 
Merry Xmas & A Snappy New Year.
 
Very Nice your Blog
 
Please come back Ian, WE NEED YOU!!!
 
I LOVE YOU!!! you have given me such nourishment!. Please, I need your wondrous analytical, intellectual, aesthetic skills to comprehend this forlorn world. I wait in anticipation for your next utterance, salivating and mentally quivering in an abyss of mindless commentary your absence has (unwittingly) contributed to. Why aren't you a regular broadcaster like your former cohort, Morley? You are required much more urgently to fix this moribund, cynical, apathetic and overly ironical state of British culture.
 
Hi, Ian

Great blog - I agree with the previous comment. Drop me your email when you can - I only have an old email address for you.

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Just marking one year since the last new post.

I don't know where you are or what you're up to but I'd be very grateful if you came back.

thanks.
 
".....Please, I need your wondrous analytical, intellectual, aesthetic skills.."

I wouldn't say no to a bit of Penman vigor either, but he surely must be workin' - guys like him can't not
 
just checking in. What does he do these days? He was pretty good.
 
Ian, where can a get a copy of your essay "The Annihilation of Rhythym"?
 
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I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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Hi
Just read your piece on Mod in the LRB. Fantastically written.
For more on the peculiar love affair with English seaside towns, maybe you might like this:
http://www.principiadialectica.co.uk/blog/?p=5314
 
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