Wednesday, February 8, 2012

On M.I.A + the Superbowl + Bad Girls + More

Well I couldn't mention M.I.A (previous entry) without commenting on the whole Superbowl incident - her 'finger malfunction' :P where M.I.A flipped a camera/s the bird during her performance at the half time show with Madonna and Nicki Minaj.

I'm not read up on any statement she or her record label may have made but I can't help but think she did it perhaps to promote her new single 'Bad Girls'.

A few initial comments (as I said I'm not well read up on the story) on news stories about her obscene gesture stated that they had never heard of it's been super effective in some regards :P

I've actually been a fan of M.I.A for years - I like Sunshowers, Galang, Boyz and obviously Paper Planes :) And seeing her live at the 2011 Big Day Out in Sydney Australia was a highlight.

Looking at the comments on the video I can't help but feel her particular genius is still flying over a lot of people's heads...or perhaps I am just interpreting everything wrong.

Of course there are sensitive people running off their mouths without really thinking about the message this honest and talented artist is conveying.

Also, the fact her 'Born Free' music video was banned from popularized and commercial websites is just another reason to like her :)

Anyone else never watched a Star Wars movie before?

Well I noticed M.I.A's (ZOMG She made an obscene gesture!!!) 'Bad Girls' official video has been released on YouTube so I went on to check it out and there is banner for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in 3D on the front page.

I remember back in 1998/1999? when the 'original' movie was released, there was so much hype surrounding it...and to this day I still haven't seen it. In fact I've never seen any Star Wars film, and you know what? Considering how much of a money spinner it has become I'm glad.

Recently the movies (original trilogy only?) came out on Blu-Ray with some outrageous price tag...and with some even more outrageous edits from what I've heard.

It seems every time you look there's a new video game, book series, TV/animated series, re-release, etc. Any Star Wars knowledge I have comes from parodies from the likes of Family Guy, South Park, The Simpsons and more.

I also know about the Blu-Ray 'remaster' because as the release approached online forums were flooded with video clips of the new change...which I admit I watched and lol'd at.

Has anyone else never watched a Star Wars movie in their life?