slumber party ~ britney spears

Slumber Party ~ Britney Spears, 2016


flava in ya ear ~ craig mack

Flava In Ya Ear ~ Craig Mack, 1994


don’t tell me ~ concord dawn ft tiki tane

NZ D&B at its best …

Don’t Tell Me! ~ Concord Dawn ft Tiki Tane, 2004


the tide is high ~ blondie

The Tide Is High ~ Blondie, 1980


heart of glass ~ blondie

Heart  Of Glass ~ Blondie, 1978


oh the response ;)

I don’t particularly like the song itself … but the video … now that brought Me all sorts of joy 😉

It’s the responding … from approx 2.20 onwards.

It’s doing all the shit you want too … just cos you got a rage burning inside yah!

Enjoy 🙂

Hold Up ~ Beyonce, 2016


lets dance ~ david bowie

Let’s Dance – David Bowie, 1983


reckless ~ australian crawl

Reckless – Australian Crawl, 1983


remedy ~ the black crowes

Remedy – Black Crowes, 1992


so yeah … I left YouTube going …

While I was doing my ‘distraction’ cleaning …  *Done, so I don’t overly stress on the possibilities that tomorrows shizz may bring – Yes; I decided to go to my psychologist appointment – and Yes; I have informed the partner that if the airport twat talks to much I will be *shushing* her 😉  …. I let YouTube play through, and somehow ended up at Christmas songs … I know right!

But as the songs below were playing through, I had a couple dozen thoughts – As I Do.

  1. I wonder if they asked any Africans to input into these?
  2. There were a couple (literally) black faces in the 1984 ensemble. Why? I know there were plenty beautiful black singers around in 1984.
  3. I’m not sure whether Africa (the starving part anyway) really gave a fuck about Christmas time.
  4. Was this part of the point of these songs? The irony? Singing to the rich white folks so they’d feel sympathetic and open up their Christmas wallets?
  5. USA for Africa certainly had few more black / brown faces in their ensemble.
  6. Were they aware when they made the 1984 version, that Africa was stripped of their resources by greedy white colonial fuckers?
  7. Were they aware of that when they made the 2014 version?
  8. Maybe they should’ve have written that colonial history into a verse or 2.
  9. Maybe they did and it got taken out? ? ?

Band Aid~ Do They Know It’s Christmas, 1984

Band Aid ~ Do They Know It’s Christmas, 2014

Yeah, so that was my day of pondering …