There’s no point even thinking about discussing certain things with me: style, fashion what’s hot, politics and current affairs all fall into the category of “I’m woefully ill-informed”. So if you are amongst the well-informed I imagine this post will crack you up.
This morning I read on the Internets that the Apple TV had been updated to show YouTube videos. Once I’d found out that the update came not through Apple Software Update or even iTunes, but directly through the Apple TV itself I set it going.
It took several minutes, but eventually, and after a restart, sure enough there was a YouTube menu. I’ve viewed a few dozen YouTube videos before now, but have never really got into it.
Well, this morning’s adventure has given me much to think about.
First I delved into the Featured videos. Fourth down today is one called: Can we do something to stop the spread of teenage affluenza? What a great title! It’s also a great video that I’ll write more about in a future post.
Affirmation Girl was a pretty funny item under Most Viewed Today, while the animated Lion Sleep Tonight under All Time Most Viewed was a charmer.
But best of all was that I somehow ended up viewing a music video by an artist called Ciara: her song and video Like a Boy1 really grabbed me. I like hip-hop and rap anyway, but this send up and reflection on the male hip-hop culture, performed by such a beautiful woman, actually renewed my faith in, well, something.
1 2007: ladies it’s time to switch up the roles …
I love the rhythms. I love that a woman is claiming that energy; that it’s not all lipstick and clothing designed for the male eye. Beautiful dancing.
So then I bought the album from iTunes and am discovering even more of Ciara: Get Up, Oh, and (on YouTube again) One Two Step.