Going gaga

What’s going on? Just a few weeks ago, I was musing to myself (as is my wont) that it’s good I no longer have to abide with inane songs like ‘Barbie Girl’ by Aqua, thanks to the proliferation of Internet radio.

Did I say inane already?

Anyway, not more than a week after that, I encountered a boy on the MTR singing his own version of the song — ‘Barbie Boy‘ — and spinning round the carriage like wind-tossed tumbleweed. Egged on by his parents, I think, to put on a performance for some uncle and his wide-eyed son. So that was weird.

Then, just tonight, at the company’s annual dinner (didn’t win a prize at the raffle AGAIN), there were a bunch of little girls from a school for the hearing impaired dancing the cha cha (I kid you not) to the song!!! MP and LC pointed out that the lyrics were remarkably unsuitable for the performers, and indeed they were. (‘You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere’?)

What’s going on? Is there something I should be aware of?

Oh! Weird segue to Lady Gaga — when I was in Penang this past weekend, I spotted two pictures of Barbie styled to look remarkably like the entertainer’s get-up in ‘Poker Face’. What’s going on?

Also, Chris Daughtry covered ‘Poker Face’. But makes the song all … different.

I’m a little bit inebriated from the red wine at the dinner, I think. It was the only way to numb the pain of being on the listening end of public karaoke again. (The wedding dinner in Malaysia was the first … the only song I could stomach was 一翦梅 by a portly uncle type. And that was because I recently remembered a long lost friend singing that song … What’s going on?)


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