With over 300,000,000 internet views, I guess I am late to hearing and definitely late to seeing this video! Belgian-Australian Gotye is not exactly my type, even naked, but I admire his shameless emo wallowing. Watch out, Adele, this guy can really emote.
Warning: this music and dancing might hurt your head! I must give full creative credit to Mr Johnnys, the creator of generations of J-pop boy bands. With EastWest Boys, he’s assembled a group of hip-gyrating, overly coiffed, and ridiculously choreographed white boys (“from Los Angeles) to appeal to Japanese teen girls. And, in a departure from decades of standard practice, he’s using the internet to get some free buzz. He’s even added a little emo to add some foreign “flavor” while sticking to the formula that has made Mr Johnny a very very rich, old man.
I found this video and story from Mutantfrog’s blog. I love how s/he captions their photo with “every girl’s fantasy English teacher.” Is it me, or does this Western version of J-pop seem even gay-er than the standard Japanese boy band? Have I gotten used to ridiculously vain Japanese pseudo-celebrities and their ability to feminize themselves in order to appeal to their fangirls? What do you think??
This “Vampire Weekend” music video is emo to the extreme. These vapid whining boys are ridiculous, but Jake Gyllenhaal in short shorts is worth a peek. (Via the husband).