The always lovely Janelle Monae teamed up with Erykah Badu for the funky track “Q.U.E.E.N.“ and now we have the video. Directed by Alan Ferguson, the clip features Monae in a luscious black and white museum, trapped for being a rebel along with Badoula Oblongata.
I love the trendy 60’s look of the video, and Badu’s fly-ass ‘fro, but of course Janelle returns to her trademark suit for the song’s rap.
“Q.U.E.E.N.” is the first single from Monae’s upcoming album, ‘The Electric Lady’ which I’m pretty excited for. What do you guys think of the video?
I love hearing Christinasaaaang. She performed her lovely hit “Beautiful” for the televised “Coming Together” Benefit for Victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Speaking of old, blonde broads, raise your hand if you think Christina should play Peggy Lee in a fabulous biopic? I KNOW, right?? Why the HELL aren’t I a casting agent? Watch this vintage video from The Dean MartinShow, where Miss Lee gives us a lovely rendition of her melancholy classic, “Is That All There Is?”…
I’d like to leave you with the image of a skinny little 3rd grader with freckles in a navy blue mini sweater- dress, with a saucy little belt, navy tights and red patent leather Mary Janes singing “Is That All There Is?” her best friend, Susan Hackbarth, just to make her cry with laughter. That little dork was me. I’d hold an imaginary highball glass and a FannyFarmer chocolate ciggie in one hand, then slur my words into my hairbrush…”lets break out the booooooze.”Memories. Seems I never stopped doing my old act, right Cyndy? Only those times I was covering Miss Erykah Badu’s “Tyrone” right smack in the middle of our office.
One more thing: This post was written entirely while under the deep influence of Ambien. And. It. Shows.