Friday, May 20, 2005

"Quizas, Quizas, Quizas"

Today, I’m in a good mood. Then again, every Friday, I’m in a good mood. Today’s theme song is Pop Muzik and Rock me, Amadeus. One of Lrudlrick’s young programmers asked him if he had every heard of a song called Rock me, Amadeus. Aside from giving my husband another reference in his ‘I’m so old” spiel, Matt has now impressed Rock me, Amadeus into an endless loop in my brain.

L: Was that Falco or was it that guy who did the Puttin’ on the Ritz?
PG: Not sure.
L: Was it the guy who died in the car crash or the other guy?
PG: No clue.

For the record it was Falco and he died in a car crash and Puttin’ on the Ritz was performed by Taco which strangely doesn’t rhyme with Falco.

Thinking about obscure German lyrics made me think of the other big hits of the 80’s, Der Kommissar and
Nena’s 99 Luftballons. BTW, I personally prefer the German version of 99 Luftballons. In general, I pretty much prefer any foreign language song in it’s original form. The one song I like translated is Secret Agent Man. I think The Plugz version is the one I’m referring to, try to grab it.

Shakira needs to take my advice and stay with Spanish with her songs. Her attempt at English lyrics was a bit scary.

Shakira, seeing the success of the songs above, you do not need to translate your songs for us. If it’s got a catchy beat it will stick in our heads and that’s all that counts. Take, La Tortura for example. The entire song is in Spanish. I have no idea what you are saying but I love it. I can’t stop wiggling my hips to it. Now, I’m going to confess now that I am fascinated with your new video and perhaps that’s the reason I have your song stuck in my head.

Have any of you seen it? It’s pretty much Shakira gyrating with only a bra and a loincloth on and being doused in motor oil. Anyway, some creepy guy who I gather is Alejandro, the guest singer, ogles Shakira from his hot girlfriend’s apartment window. From my limited Spanish, it sounds like he is still sexually pining for Shakira, he’s ex-lover, but she’s not having it.

Back to the motor oil, I don’t understand how the motor oil comes in. Nor do I understand the appeal of slicking a naked woman with motor oil from head to toe. I suppose this is a guy thing but honestly, if my husband came home with two containers of 10W-40 and asked me to slick myself, I’d have to question his fetishes.

Sure a female body wet and slippery is appealing but motor oil? I suppose next I’ll hear about a new chain of lube shops where scantily clad women change your oil.