Wednesday, November 30, 2005

The greatest train wreck in the world


(Crotch light! That'll sell records...)

This video is so bad that I have watched it at least 5 times already.

Ray J, the talentless brother of washed up R & B singer Brandy, has a video on Launchcast where he covers "Clocks" by Coldplay.

That's right. Brandy Jr. covered Coldplay.

See it in all its shame/glory (glame or shory?) right here. Yahoo! log-in may be required.

Mr. J hops around with a screwface while air drumming/guitaring/piano-ing and convulsing, trying his best imitate Ashlee Simpson's SNL fiasco.
His overly melismatic delivery of Chris Martin's mawkish and mumbled lyrics actually clear up what is being said.
And that's not good.
In its original form you may not hear nonsensical 'lyrics' like "Shoot an apple off my head" and "Tigers waiting to be tamed." And I think I missed the part in the original where Chris Martin says "I don't think y'all feel me."
But now itÂ’s clear in all its oversung and nonsensical glory.

It always funny to see the shitty results of the utterly misguided crossover attempts of hip-hop artists. I barely got over Puffy's 1998 bastardization of Led Zep's "Kashmir" for the Godzilla remake when I had to deal with the recent Linkin Park/Jay-Z abomination Collision Course.

Not to mention the attempts of Ludacris and Sum 41 on SNL and Metallica with Ja Rule.

What is particularly enjoyable about this all is his self-importance. For a commercial artist who still doesn't have a gold record after three records, he is pretty confident that he is showing us some hidden side we have been waiting to see.

Nirvana Unplugged this is not.

Hilary Duff and Fifty, the ball is in your court.
Lil Jon and Paris Hilton already finished up their song...

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