Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pussycat Dolls?

I'm sitting here drying my hair, watching the "Ellen DeGeneres Show". I really adore Ellen. She seems to be one of the nicest people in show business. But this blog isn't about her. It's about the Pussycat Dolls who are singing (and I use that word very loosely) at the tail end of her show. Which is appropriate. The tail part.

They appear to be five extremely skinny young women dressed in painted on clothes, dancing (and I use THAT word very loosely) in five inch stilettos. They are lip synching. At least they appear to be remembering the words.

As they flip and flop around the stage, wiggling and wagging, to prerecorded music which is amplified and electronically modified many times over, I'm left wondering why many people seem to think that this is entertainment. Because it's loud? It's colorful ...... as in pink and various colors of clothing. But it's boring. There is nothing meaningful to the lyrics, no excellence of practiced vocal chords or choreography. There is simply nothing about this that is top notch or entertaining (unless, perhaps, you're a 50-year-old straight man having a mid-life crisis).

I find myself hoping that my 12-year-old granddaughter never sees these young "entertainers" and never comes to believe that this is something to which she should aspire.


Evil Lily said...

I hate hate hate the Pussycat Dolls! They are the stupidest idea for a singing group ever. I don't know if you've heard the song that I guess made them soooo famous. It's called,'Don't You Wish Your Girlfriend Looked Like Me?" How disgusting is that? They are famous with the young people who think it is acceptable to whore around at the clubs on the weekends. Like many other "hot" acts, they will be forgotten as quickly as they came ot fame. They are truly foul, IMO. I could bitch about this forever, but it won't change the fact that some people will still find them to be "good."

MoJo said...

Ok ..... I have an addition. Glancing at "America's Got Talent" tonight (I'm a secret fan) I'm watching a sorta kinda rap/hip hop group with two guys who aren't very good and a bunch of gyrating girls in bikini tops. I'm waiting for the judges to buzz them off the stage. I mean ..... blech. It's another set of lyrics (if you can call them that) about sex and nothing else.

I'm far from being a prude. So I wait, expecting three Xs from the judges. Not a word from them. Find out this group is a professional group, not a contestant. Something called LMFAO.

Well ..... I'm not laughing. I'm sighing. Another example of the dumbing down of America.