But please, do not despair if you didn't know. My fondness for you is such that I of course forgive you and will try to give more clues. Don't get me wrong, I still think I'm funny, even when I am the only one who gets the joke, but it IS better when you are on board with me.
Okay, so down to business. People, we are not doing all we can do to get rich. And I am not talking about working harder. We need to work smarter (or dumber, I'm not 100% sure which). I happened upon a video the other day that left me speechless (hard as that is to believe) - LFO's Summer Girls. In case you are wondering LFO stands for Lyte Funky Ones. Already you know this isn't going to end well. I am posting the video because you really have to hear all the lyrics, not just the chorus, which is:
When I met you I said my name was Rich.
You look like a girl from Abercrombie and Fitch.
New Kids on the Block had a bunch of hits.
Chinese food makes me sick.
Believe me, the lyrics only get better. And PS, hits and sick don't even rhyme.
After seeing this video I realized there are a lot of audio/visual train wrecks out there. The songs and videos are a disaster, but the singers are making a boatload of money from them. Worse is that we mostly know the words to these songs and sing along. Some at least make a little more sense than Summer Girl. Not in that category is Kesha (you know my feelings) and her latest, or what I think is her latest (they all sound the same). You and I continue to live normal, non-millionaire lifestyles while Kesha sings:
You don't want to mess with us.
Got Jesus on my neck-a-lus us us us
Sad sad sad. The last two songs/videos that came to mind were very popular, and you still hear them on the radio. Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby's Got Back" and Biz Markie's "Just A Friend." I am embarrassed to say, but I pretty much know all the words to these songs. It's not good. Giving credit, both songs at least make sense and rhyme, but...
Here is the link for Biz's song. Blogger is not letting me put up the video, but you gotta go see it. How did he convince anyone he should be singing or starring in videos? Biz is not from the singers. I did hear that he was recently on some kids' PBS-type TV show, which is a little odd. I imagine I could Google that for you and find out for sure, but I figure you can just take my word for it.
I was watching one of the VH1 Hits of the 80's shows and Mix-A-Lot actually said that the video was embarrassing because he essentially looked like a big piece of poop sitting on top of the big giant ass in the video. That is never good.
What does all this mean? It means that if the rest of us had even a modicum more of ambition or creativity we would be rich, or at least richer. Honestly, I think if we all get together we can come up with a song and video at least as good as these. We have clearly wasted years of our lives on education, reading books, seeing plays and generally trying to become well-rounded.
Final note - I brilliantly figured out how to add another tab. Yes, I know I already had two, but for some reason I couldn't get a third to add. I blame it on the computer and not on user error. Anyway, there is now a Contact DTC tab. I am sure my inbox will be filled with ideas on what our upcoming video should look like. When we win our Grammy, I think we should all wear matching outfits.