You may remember that lately I have been doing some secret stuff that involved me dressing up as a zombie, (which I really enjoyed) well now the advert for M Card has been released and I really want to share it with you all.
Last year when I commented on the fact that One Direction had ripped off Def Leppard's Pour Some Sugar on Me with their song Up All Night, a lot of people told me that One Direction's "TEAM" seemed to be making a habit of ripping off other artists music for 1D and passing it off as their own. (Cough, The Clash, cough)
Over the weekend, I was shown THIS. It is a group called Club Feet, with their song, Everything You Wanted. The song seems to have got stuck in my head a little bit but that isn't what I want to show you. Check out the effects used in the video which were created by Melbourne production company, Oh Yeah Wow.
Then if you can bear it, check out One Directions latest offering, You and I. If you can't bear to sit through it all, skip forward to 2mins, 45 sec. (You're welcome)
Er, now doesn't that freeze technique look familiar? (Although Club Feet do it better)
Oh Yeah Wow are a little, miffed, at their technique being used in this way, and I can't say I blame them. Whilst I can't blame the 1D boys themselves, it seems that once again, there has been some (ripping off) "inspiration" going on here.
I would LOVE to know what you think about this, feel free to let me know your thoughts on One Direction using this technique for their latest video.
Now, count yourself lucky, I caught the actual video for this when it hit Youtube for all of one day before being yanked harder and faster than a Paddy Power advert. I've given you the one with lyrics above so you can really capture the complexity and dep....... (Jokes, it's about as deep as a David Cameron promise)
If you have watched and listened to the Avril Lavigne "song" (I use that term, verrrrrrrrry loosely) then wipe the blood from your ears and eyes and listen up.
What the HELL was that?
Seriously, someone help me out here, that tune (again, very loose) will now haunt me until the day I die. What on earth possessed Ms Lavigne, now Mrs Kroeger that she should do this? Let us just for one second sweep aside all the stereotyping, (actually, lets not. What is with all the stereotyping, Avril) and concentrate on the banality and absolute ridiculousness of the song.
It is awful, just awful. My immediate thoughts (Where are the sharp implements to pierce my eardrums and eyeballs?) were that this was an old tune that had risen from the grave where it should have stayed dead and buried, I WAS WRONG!!!!!
My second thoughts were, (That must be a seriously old painting that Avril Lavigne has in her attic growing old while she stays forever young) Did she lose a bet?
My third thought was, I hope Chad Kroeger divorces her for this, only to then discover he co-wrote it.
FOR SHAME, MR KROEGER, FOR SHAME.
If you are on a mobile site you may not be able to view the Avril Lavigne video posted above, so if you are not on a mobile site, it sucks to be you and I am sorry you have had to listen to it to make up your own mind.
Have you heard the Avril Lavigne song? (loosely) I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.
Let me know.
Big Fashionista x x x
PS, Gwen Stefani called, she wants her song and look back.
I am 38 years old, and until recently I was pleased with the fact that I didn't really feel 38. I always felt a lot younger, I'm not one for a huge amount of exercise, (I'm so lazy, even my mascara doesn't run) but I'm active and I keep busy.
And then my body decided to rebel a bit, my knees have decided to DEGENERATE.
Degenerate? This is not in my vocabulary, I want to make like Dr Who and REGENERATE, not slowly fall apart like an old car (I still have nice bumpers though) until I'm so rusty that I am good for nothing but the scrap heap. My knee has decided that it is going to rebel, I have torn cartilage in my knee, hyperextension and a lot of degeneration.
Shit, that doesn't sound great to me at all. In fact, it sounds to me like my body is starting to get old, and I don't like it. I feel let down a bit by my body, growing old was not part of the plan.
Now the only thing I actually want to do is run, you know, the one thing that I actually never wanted to do when I could do it, but the minute you are told that you shouldn't do something, it's all you want to do. (Disclaimer, I cannot run, I run like Phoebe from Friends and deep down I know this already, plus my boobs are so big there is not a sports bra in the world that can give me enough support, not even The Samaritans can support these puppies) so I am sulking a bit today, and feeling cheated out of my London Marathon medal that I will never have. My knee hurts, my PRIDE hurts and I am feeling as if old age, that was so far around the corner it was in a different post code is now catching up with me fast (well it isn't as if I can outrun it, is it?)
I know I will get over feeling this way, but today I'm feeling quite bleurgh over the whole situation.
How do you know you are getting old?
Am I being unnessarily dramatic over the whole situation? Or was there a point where you too suddenly felt, "oh no, the ageing process has begun"
Take one 14yr old girl, give her a twitter account. And THIS is what happens?
Now I KNOW that not all 14yr old girls are this stupid, but it seems that this one is. Because let's be honest here, whether you think it is a harmless prank, or it reminds you of the #TwitterJokeTrial this girl was STUPID to tweet this to an airline, exactly WHAT did she think would happen here? Of course the airline have to take any threats like this extremely seriously, and they have now arrested her it seems, but I really don't know where they will go from here.
I do hope that she has learnt a valuable lesson, but I hope that it doesn't affect the rest of her life.
What interests me is what you think should happen to her now, do you think she has been treated harshly over a prank or should she be charged?
Does it make a difference that this is a 14yr old girl? Would you feel differently if it was, for example, a 30yr old man?
I had a week off from blogging, and I really enjoyed it, but I also really enjoy writing and all that goes with it. I like comments, I like people who disagree with me and put across their point of view in a well formed and insult-free argument, I like reviewing products and I enjoy making people laugh with words like, Crotchfruit.
But I also enjoyed having my own time over this last week, not wracking my brains wondering what to write about, or feeling pressure to write through the mental block.
It's now half term (school hellidays) and this means that I have three children which require my time and I am happy to give it to them, (well I say happy....)
So I will continue to blog, but I'm not going to be regimented about it over the holidays, I'm going to blog about things that interest me, that get my internal fires burning, be it with rage or sadness, and the rest of the time I will spend with my family and feel no guilt, because if I am feeling guilty about not blogging, then something has gone wrong, as that isn't what it's about, is it?