Thursday, April 08, 2010

Dance up on them Haters

I'm totally loving this Janelle Monae video.

Alyssa Rosenberg has an interesting essay about how Monae is a kind of hip-hop Ziggy Stardust, with her James Brown pompadour and her Michael Jackson dance moves. But the thing I love about the video is her unusual screen presence and how she bugs her eyes out when she starts singing. Very unusual, but fun to watch.

2 comments:

Jackie said...

Okay, I hadn't seen that before and that was awesome. I'm a total sucker for some fancy dancing.

Tim said...

Yup, me too. In the other video I linked to she moonwalks a bit - which seems like it should be a cliched move by now, except that no one is really good enough to do it well...