Doja Cat, “Mooo!”

Is she rebranding herself? Is she Doja Cow now? She disavows cats in the chorus. She does not meow.

I love this so much because it’s so fully fleshed-out by one person in a bedroom. The question she asked herself is “if I was a cow, how would I own it?” “Time to re-purpose Luda and Kelis with a bovine twist.” From there, she said “I have a laptop and a green screen, how do I film the music video?” “Let me look in my closet for cow-like, farmer-ish outfits.” “Order a burger? Sure, I’m hungry!” And she floats through it all with her charisma and confidence. “Bitch, I’m a cow” never felt so powerful. Been lowing “mooo” all day in both positive and negative tones.

If you haven’t seen her leading single “Go To Town” yet, you might as well. Props for the Cyriak clip that crops up too.

KYLIE UP CLOSE: Crystal Healing

Both statements made by the healer begin with the word “Literally,” when I can’t think of a further-from-literal concept than crystal healing.

I can totally identify with Kylie & non-famous friend, this is how I react to someone telling me about crystals:

But then she in it:

The power of the crystals is evident:

Internet Rabbit Hole – Justin Bieber, “Sorry”

The dancers appear triumphant, ebullient. It is impossible to watch “Sorry” and not find oneself wanting in on some of that—perhaps by attempting to re-create the faux lassoing that begins at about a minute and ten seconds in, as if frantically trying to rope back some recently escaped animal. It is impossible not to feel as if you would benefit from a new pair of neon-colored sneakers.

Amanda Petrusich’s article about Bieber’s latest tune left no question when it came to whether I’d watch the video.

Which made me re-watch “Baby” to figure out which I thought was the better Bieber video & single:

Which made me wonder what sort of cuisine is served at this restaurant:


And also led me to discover the following quote from Bieber’s mom about Scooter Braun, the man who launched Bieber’s career:

[She] was reluctant because of Braun’s Judaism. She remembered praying, “God, I gave him to you. You could send me a Christian man, a Christian label!” and “God, you don’t want this Jewish kid to be Justin’s man, do you?” However, church elders convinced her to let Bieber go with Braun.


And fall into a string of Bieber vids that I’d never watched before, which have taught me that even if his vocals are often too cloying for me (“Sorry” and “Baby” being exceptions!), his beats, choreography and visual concepts are stellar.

Like “Where Are Ü Now” (which I would love to go through frame-by-frame someday to pinpoint particular hilarious scribbles).

Or “Beauty and A Beat,” which is so fun-loving. I don’t really know how it flew under my radar with such a fat drop and Nicki ribbing Selena in her rhymes.

But more importantly, the dance moves in “Sorry” never left my mind.


So I sussed out videos from choreographer Parris Goebel’s dance school, Royal Family. Here’s a show from 2013 that held up real well:

And here’s a competition performance from August of this year:

And I really wanna know who the hell is cutting together her scores but I’ll have to leave that for another digital warren. Sorry.


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