Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bring Back TV Theme Songs!!

        The other day I made a very important revelation: I miss TV theme songs.

      Now before you start laughing and thinking, "The Media Elitist has lost it" please hear me out!  Part of the fun of the television watching experience is the opening sequence and theme song. Think about it: It's 8PM and your favorite show is about to come on.  You've waited all week to see what was going to happen to your favorite character. You see the first glimpses of the opening credits and your excitements grows. Then the opening notes of the theme song kick in and, if you're anything like me, you start singing along.

West Philadelphia, born and raised on the playground is where I spent most of my days...

It's a rare condition,this day and age to read any good news on the newspaper page...  

We are living...single...and in a 90's kinda world I'm glad I got my girls.

Keepin' your head above water...makin' a way when you can...

Shakin' up the family tree with sibling synchronicity.... 

Here's our chance to make it...and if we focus on our can dish it we can take it, just remember that you've been told--it's a different world...

And just like that, the tone was set. You were officially ready to enjoy your show. Whether the theme song was light and fun, or serious and meaningful, they all lent something extra to your favorite TV show.

Dearest Readers, what are some of your all-time favorite TV theme songs?? You ready to start a 'bring back TV theme songs" movement with me? Or do you just think I'm reminiscing too much? Whatever the thought, let a sista know! 

Some of My Personal Favorites...

Extra credit to anyone who can A)Identify all the shows in the lyrics I quoted above AND B)Knows the words to the extended version of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song. No Googling! ;-)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Dear Nicki Minaj--Why??

Yesterday evening one of my Twitter followers posted a link to the new Nicki Minaj video for her single "Super Bass." Being the curious(read:glutton for punishment) person that I am, I decided to watch it.  So what did I think?

Well....I've often been told that if you don't have something nice to say, you shouldn't say anything at all. I 've never believed in that. However, I will state one positive: The song is cute, has a nice beat, and is extremely catchy.

Now that I got that out of the way, can I be real with you all? Great. Thanks!

I realize why I can't get with Nicki Minaj.  She is always doing the very most with the very least.  Watching this video was like being in Barbie's dream house that got caught in a pink bubble and pink Bubble Yum exploded everywhere. In short, it was sensory overload. 

I have some questions though.  Perhaps if I get answers, it will help me understand and appreciate Ms. Minaj's vision. Okay, it's not very likely but let's roll with this anyway.

  • What is with Nicki and these cheap, wet n wavy wigs she insists on wearing?? Does she think they look good?? *whispers* Hey Nicki....they don't!! 
  • The backup dancers dressed like her...umm...let's just say that Pink Friday lipstick doesn't work for everyone. And I'll just leave it at that.
  • Speaking of dancing--why does Nicki insist on doing so in her videos? She's no Beyonce or Rihanna buut she's certainly no Mary J. Blige either. She reminds me of the cute girl in the club who can shake her ass and do a mean two step. And that's AWESOME. But ass shakin' and two steppin' does not an amazing music video make. Just saying. 
  • Around the 1:26 mark she starts pouring the pink liquid on herself and one of the male models. Uhhh..what IS that stuff??!?? Am I wrong for thinking it looks like Pepto-Bismol?
Okay...enough from me. Take a look yourself. What do you think? Hot video for a hot song? Is it just a fun video?

OH!!!! I almost forgot one major positive about the video! The guys. The yummy, yummy, muscular guys. *happy smile*