Monday, February 9, 2009

Gramtastic II

I don't know who I'm more in love with after this year's Grammys.

Kanye West for boldly sporting a forehead-to-neck pompador, the likes of which we haven't seen since Ozone's protege Turbo electrically boogalooed with a broom.

Get outta my dreams and into my car, Mr. West! For more observations on the 'do (and the don't).

Or M.I.A. who took "I don't give a flip" to a new level with a polka dot bikini stretched with see-through black material over a 9-month pregnant belly. She waddled to the beat of "Paper Planes" and pointed to her fans with all of the bravado of a non-pregnant Jay-Z.

Put away the primrose oil. She's inducing labor the old-fashioned way, by rapping hardcore, Amy Poehler-style.

I always admire people who are impervious to shame. Maybe it's the natural way of the performer. Like if they weren't famous, they'd still be doing this on the subway. They're my new heroes.


soce said...

To be fair, I am very not famous, and I *do* dance around like a madman on the subway. So yeah, it's a way of life.

Sometimes people actually notice and laugh at me, but most people either completely ignore me (which I prefer) or pretend to ignore me, thinking, "Oh great.. just another pretensious nyc hipster douchebag."

And I wouldn't have it any other way.

Mo Diggs said...

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soce said...

.. Make that "pretentious".

Abbi Crutchfield said...

@ Soce: When I see people like you, moving wildly to silence, I look away and secretly hope they're not having a Rain Man melt down. But I love to do it too and think it would make a funny video short. To be continued...

@ Mo: You're not a pioneer if you're doing it with the help of drugs.

Chris said...

I'm just flabbergasted that MIA is real. I thought she was just a character that you created. (granted, music ended for me after the breakup of the Doobie Brothers)

Does this mean that there is really a Dr. Erick Newbury also?

Abbi Crutchfield said...

I have heard that more than once. She was so underground absolutely no one knew her, but the four people who did were obsessed and pushed her to the forefront. It was the pregnant belly dance that made me a fan.

Dr. Newberry was loosely based on a motivational speaker I saw on PBS. This lady had a pantsuit and short haircut and talked to hopeful housewives like they were incompetent sheep. Later on, I found out it was Suze Orman. Kristin Wiig's take on her is so funny. Newberry has more of a self-important, clueless Oprah vibe.

Slava said...

Unfortunately, MIA's pregnant performance was removed from Youtube - so I may never see it ever :(

soce said...

Very interesting. I think it's good that you took Suze's character and truly made it your own. I can definitely see how Suze has inspired Erick, but they are quite different from each other. I like 'em both!