There's an old saying 'Imitation is the greatest form of flattery'. I'm not quite sure how flattered Erykah Badu is feeling with all the slew of parody videos that are popping up around her song 'Window Seat'. She seemed to take it all in stride while visiting comedian Wanda Sykes who premiered her version of the song shown below..Not sure of the other videos (also included here) which in many ways take away from Badu's original message to resist 'group think'.
From a fan perspective I'm glad to see people playing around with the concept. It's good to see and hear people talking and debating a work of art that has so many rich layers to it. A good song will always do that and in this case it appears that people are having fun and keeping things light hearted... God knows we need that during this recession. We should also keep in mind that in Badu's video although not a parody was based upon an original from the singers Kim and Matt who undressed in Times Square.
Here's one of the more popular video parodys from the group Spoken Reasons..
By now everyone has seen or heard about Erykah Badu’s provocative video for her song ‘Window Seat’. It’s the first single off her album ‘, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh,’ in which she visits Dealey Plaza where President John F Kennedy was assassinated back in November 1963. Here Badu walks around the plaza and in front of unsuspecting tourists she strips her clothes and while completely naked mimics getting shot by an unseen sniper.
Ya gotta love Dallas born Erykah Badu as she pushes the envelope to the extreme with her latest video. Aside from her stripping down naked which she admitted was very scary and has resulted in everyone talking, Badu leaves us with a surprise somewhat disturbing ending which many think mean character assasination and for us not to 'group think'.
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