The Crap Shoot That is Teen Pop Stardom
Sigh. Poor us, as David fans. I mean, seriously!
The idea that we’d be all in a tizzy debating whether or not David will get signed to another label, or to a major label, because being an incredibly talented music artist means nothing in this era of autotune-meets-techno-pop, just seems so unfair.
Meanwhile, I finally decided to check out this Rebecca Black, not because Desertrat once shared her much trashed music video, “Friday,” on one of our threads, but because she keeps trending on Twitter. Finally, having read an article in which Lady Gaga called this latest teen sensation a genius, and having watched her on Jay Leno (yes, LENO!!!!), I decided to see what all the fuss is about:
So, on first listen and viewing, I was positively sure this was a deliberate parody of Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK.” But, like, this video has received nearly 38 million views! The “sensation” is how bad it is, but at the same time, she’s all over the place! Um… what?!
I’m so confused! How is this chick a sensation, and David can’t even get anyone to listen to TOSOD?
I really must be getting old… And please tell me that this is some elaborate practical joke that Rebecca and her backers are pulling. If it is, then I might just agree with Gaga that this young girl really is a “genius.”