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Friday, October 27, 2006

Harem Scarum

I had to post a link to my favorite Youtube video right now: MC Hammer's Pray, in which the Hammer wears the pants while the girls (in his harem?) dance.

I first saw this video on a friend's TV in 1990 in Zuarungu, northern Ghana, replayed on the national TV station.

(Enjoy while it lasts, kids: Youtube is going completely corporate!)


At 6:14 AM, Blogger Peggy Brunache said...

Damn! I get a little busy writing this stupid dissertation and I come to find John S. is becoming my guru for all things culinary and lyrical!
Now, I can't say I enjoy "lean wit it.." as you do, I do understand how others find it catchy. And please make Jaime stop using Crisco! I don't want him to die!!

At 9:01 AM, Blogger John Schaefer said...

It's just a fun song, IMHO...

But Jamie will not die from Crisco! It's not a deadly substance! The New Yorkers are overreacting, overmedicating, and overlegislating...

At 10:41 PM, Blogger wayne&wax said...

my main problem with that franchise song is the unabashed use of fruityloops presets. it sounds like something a 10-year-old could cook up. but hey, it did get a lot of people leaning and rocking with it.

as for youtube, i think there's potential yet for it to continue to enable a lot of wild, creative activity, but there are still risks for sure -- as ripley notes:

and thx for the snailgoods! gonna take me a while to give a good listen, but i'm looking fwd>>

At 9:18 AM, Blogger dave said...

Man.... that song really sucks. Though I do remember having a pair of parachute pants.......

At 12:32 PM, Blogger John Schaefer said...

Wayne: thanks for the link. It reports that Youtube had already signed some contracts, particularly for network clips that had already shown. Sort of a 4-minute rerun royalty, based on splitting the ad revenue with CBS, NBC, etc., for clips from Leno, Letterman, etc.

Dave: C'mon, you know you thought that stuff was awesome and radical back in 1990.


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