Wednesday, July 1, 2009

These two songs make NO sense to me STILL!

This is an experiment gone horribly wrong. I am warning you-- this video sucks. I am partially embarrassed to even post it. But I am. Spend the next two minutes doing something else unless you want to help me understand why I am even posting this. I couldn't get these two songs, from my childhood, out of my head.



Bunny said...

My uncle Louis, in our family was always the 'wild hair'. For years no one knew where he was, what he was doing.......

I hate country music, I'm not a fan but I had the (then) hit by Glen Campbell "Galveston" stuck in my head the entire day and even sung it out loud walking home from school that day. I remember stopping and thinking to myself "What am I doing singing this crap?"

Then when I got home my mom said,
"Hey you know Uncle Louis, my brother the family hasn't heard from in twenty years? We just learned he passed away and guess where he was living?"


So, Orny.......I ask you this:

Do you know anyone living in a community called "SuSuSudeeeoh" that "Wants to be starting something?"

Something to think about.....

Nancy said...

Those songs really were annoying.

Angela said...

Mama se mama sa mama coo sa

The Actress said...

What Michael Jackson has butchered (and plagiarized, sadly) into "Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma makossa" actually does mean something, if you say it right.

It's an African chant that was brought into mainstream music in 1972 by Cameroonian Recording Artist Manu Dibango in his song, "Soul Makossa." The correct wording is, "Mama ko mama sa maka makossa"; and, while I don't know the translation of the entire lyric, "makossa" means "dance" in Duala, a Cameroonian language.

Following the release of "Thriller," Dibango sued Jackson for copyright infringement over the unauthorized use of his words in Jackson's song, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'." To avoid negative publicity, Jackson settled out-of-court.

According to the song, "Sussudio" is supposedly the name of a girl; but Phil Collins admitted to improvising the lyric, making up the name to fit the melody. Although "Sussudio" truly has no meaning, it hit #1 on the Billboard charts and translated into millions of dollars for Collins and his label.

With this in mind, you may want to consider releasing your next CD/DVD in gibberish. ; )

As always, great post, Oa!

The Actress said...

BTW, when did you change your name to Grimey? There has to be a story behind that. Do tell!

The Actress said...

BTW #2, I noticed Jackson's influence on you, the first time I saw you loitering outside Chuck E. Cheese with a chimp. I think it was right after your second nose job.

Nathaniel said...

You're trying to figure out the meaning behind a song that I'm still trying to figure out the pronunciation of.

Orny Adams said...

Hey all-- thanks for all the comments. Actress-- thanks for bringing to light that Jackson got sued for those annoying lyrics and it wasn't for annoying lyrics but for stealing annoying lyrics.

More on GRIMEY to come.