Thursday, September 20, 2012

Gangnam Style, Again

Since calling "gangnam style" her "Weird Phrase of the Week"  last week, Madame L has heard from some of her Dear Readers more details about this phrase and has realized that the hilarious SNL skit of the dance is available on YouTube:

Of course everyone and his dog is now posting their own interpretations on YouTube; but watch out, because some people have been fired for doing it.

Meanwhile, it turns out that the artist PSY graduated from the Berklee School of Music in the U.S. And, he says, "My goal in this music video was to look uncool until the end. I achieved it."

But it wasn't just funny for him. He also says the song "was meant as a commentary on the rampant materialism and emphasis on appearance of today's South Korea - particularly in relation to Gangnam, which Psy terms Seoul's Beverly Hills," according to the Sydney Morning Herald. "It is too hot, and the economy is so bad...So I just wanted the song - lyrics, dances and everything - to be full of gusto.'"

Here's Wikipedia's encyclopedic [sic] page on gangnam style and its almost as extensive page on PSY.

You're welcome, Dear Readers, because Madame L realizes that you never know when someone may ask you, "Hey, what do you know about gangnam style or the Korean pop music sensation PSY?"

And, more importantly, since you never know when someone may ask you to dance this dance with them, and watching Britney Spears on the Ellen Show may not have been enough for you, Madame L hereby provides you with an even more useful class in gangnam style choreography:

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