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Nele would probably settle for some subscribers

Ever think you can dance when you get drunk? Regret your evening of drinking? Feel your talents were underappreciated by romantic interests? Wish to make soup from said romantic interest's current flame? Made peace with yourself just in time for love to flower? Decide to keep looking even when things were pretty good? And all that in just one album? You probably need a holiday, too.
posted by pulposus on Dec 12, 2014 - 2 comments

Chow Muh-muh-muh-muh-mein

Alison Gold's Chinese Food is the latest "pop" "hit" out of ARK Music to be making the rounds, following the footsteps of Nicole Westbrook's It's Thanksgiving and, of course, Rebecca Black's Friday. Beyond its hilariously forced lyrics and meter, which are par for the course, Chinese Food is being roundly criticized for being more than a little bit racist—and its racism is hardly culturally accurate, either: subtitles are shown throughout the song which shift to a number of different non-Chinese languages, including Hebrew and Arabic, and the song's climax includes a number of women dressed as geishas. But ARK Music's Patrice Wilson, aka Fat Usher, is more self-aware than he's sometimes given credit for, and his music comes close to Tim and Eric territory at times (Eric Wareheim's music videos have also been called out for dealing with race in highly problematic ways). In a little-seen but very funny response to Friday, his song Happy, Wilson lampoons both his own approach to songwriting, and the response Friday received afterwards. Another Alison Gold song produced by Wilson and ARK, Skip Rope by "Tweenchronic", that might be the proof that ARK is cleverer and more deliberate in its approach than its millions of anti-fans recognize. (Wilson was interviewed by Gawker and the LA Times in the wake of Friday; his recent defense of Chinese Food was either disingenuous or really dumb, depending on how much credit you're willing to give him.)
posted by Rory Marinich on Oct 18, 2013 - 124 comments

It's No Longer Friday

The insanely [un]popular Rebecca Black song Friday has been pulled from YouTube following a copyright claim from Rebecca Black! TMZ reports that the takedown is apparently the latest step in a dispute between Black and Ark Music Factory about rights to the song. [more inside]
posted by sycophant on Jun 16, 2011 - 119 comments

I can hear the purple!

Friday Flash Fun: Music Catch 2, move your cursor around to collect objects. Yellow are good, Red are bad, and purple are special. [more inside]
posted by schyler523 on Mar 20, 2009 - 11 comments

Tastes like Chicken Payback

Chicken Payback [WMP streaming video; Real Player stream here.] At first, this music video from The Bees [Flash site] seems like a quick, harmless Friday diversion. Not for me, though. For me, it’s rapidly becoming a truly painful earworm, and worse: is there such a thing as an “eyeworm?”
posted by Man O' Straw on Mar 25, 2005 - 12 comments

Rally monkey time!

Rally monkey time! Happy early Friday folks!

Warning: Pulse pounding music and hot monkey action.
posted by gwong on Sep 19, 2002 - 9 comments

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