Tuesday, June 16, 2009


It's been a while since I last had the time to post anything here, but since the spring semester is finally finished I hope that's going to change. Anyway, I say this as an excuse since the first video and track I'll post is now a month old, and chances are that you've listened or at least seen it to death (at least if you're a teenage boy). Voilá Make The Girl Dance:

Now, I wasn't that impressed with the track when I heard it. I'm still undecided, and the same goes for the No Kiss With Gloss Remix.

Make The Girl Dance - Baby Baby Baby

Make The Girl Dance - Baby Baby Baby (No Kiss With Gloss Remix)

And the video seems in a way like a cheap trick to get attention, besides having more than resemblances with this...

...and this...

...so let's just say I was less than convinced that it's blog-worthy.

On the other hand, something prevented me from writing it off as just a speculative and rather bland attempt at some Justice pop. The lyrics are supposed to be comments and digs at various parts and persons of contemporary French culture, even if the only thing I made out with the little French I know is that the singer wants Sébastien Tellier in her iPod.

And I don't know if it's because it's French, and that they somehow get away with stuff that others wouldn't. Kind of like that character that's in every college flick, the slutty friend who do these zany things that the lead character just shakes his head at but still like? Isn't France the World's crazy, slutty friend?

I don't know if this theory holds up, and I'm not going to elaborate on it, because what in the end won me over and made me kind of like MTGD was these great tracks that surfaced a little later. They have a more mellow pop sound. More like The Teenagers, which were one of my favourite bands of 2007.

Make The Girl Dance - South

Make The Girl Dance - My Name's Breezy

Then, to tie it all up, the inevitable response came from fellow Frenchman Reead. And this is the reason why an equal opportunity and nervously PC Swede like me can post a bunch of videos with naked chicks in them. So here's one for the ladies:

Reead - Baby

Oh, and speaking of being PC, I can't help but notice that the guys are much more climate smart than the girls by pulling up in that little Peugeot instead of that thirsty 60's Jeep Cherokee...