seven nation army of selena gomez


I was a bit ignorant as to who exactly Selena Gomez is. If it wasn’t for the crush of Kitten’s little brother, it would just be another name that would require the use of Google or Wikipedia to gather more information as to who she is and why she is relevant. I won’t give you her full 15 year or so bio, but all you need to know is that she is yet another product from the Disney Channel factory, next to Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers. You know how they manufacture these stars: TV, movies and albums. In a way, Disney is breeding old fashioned movie stars reminiscent of the 50’s and 60’s. You know, back when entertainers lived up to every sense of the word: acting, singing and dancing.

Does that make me a fan? Not really. I’m not going to critique Disney Channel programming today. But rest assured, I don’t have many good things to say about it. Let’s just say, it’s not for me.

However, one night, I saw a clip of a music video by a one Selena Gomez. I can’t recall where, (it wasn’t the Disney Channel) but it wasn’t her face that first caught my attention. It did help, though. And I’ll admit that Kitten’s lil’ bro has good taste in women. Too young for me though. I’ll follow the likes of Salma Hayek and Zoe Salanda anywhere.

At the time of writing this, I’m still unsure how I feel about this song. It’s not a bad sounding song and it doesn’t feel cheesy in that bubblegum annoying kind of way. But I’m not analyzing the song. The video is definitely entertaining. I felt like I, as the viewer, kept moving through the scenes. Yet I couldn’t help but shake the feeling it was inspired slightly by this…

Whether it was inspired or wasn’t, these are videos intriguing. I believe it’s the movement, or the illusion of constant movement. It’s also the multiplication of the artist. Selena multiplies like a hand of cards, and on occasion her band mates appear in similar fashions. The White Stripes, well their video keeps going through the triangles with at least one of them in one of those triangles. So at any given time, they are always visible. Selena has many more shapes. But there are indeed many triangles, which is what originally caught my attention. And she’s actually featured in different scenes, if you really want to call it that. I suppose the major difference you can say is that Selena’s video isn’t a “one shot” whereas White Stripes gives the impression that it never takes a cut. One definite similarity in two words: strobe lights. Okay, those are in a lot of videos. But both videos feature a red, black and white combo.

I’m not mad at Selena about this video. I’m just making it aware that her video reminds me that it’s sorta been done already. There is more flair to her video, but I don’t think you can beat what the White Stripes offered with their “Seven Nation Army.”

Tagged with: ,
Posted in music video

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,896 other followers

Follow the indoob! network on WordPress.com
January 2010
S M T W T F S
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  
Blog Stats
  • 30,318 hits
  • 144. cheesy regrets April 14, 2021
    Lots to discuss in this episode including a PSA for the youngins about getting older, several Black history facts including Eartha Kitt and Dr. Huey P. Newton, Sheboygan scooters are coming, and the added benefit of wearing masks everywhere. Whilst this episode may come off as a little blue, or green, the Word Watch is "fart." Read about its fun hi […]
  • 143. limited chicky nuggies March 31, 2021
    Stephanie Williams (@steph_i_will) is back to reclaim visiting the pod the most, as Sterling and Kortney enlighten her on Cinnamon Toast Shrimp. The BHF goes to space when NASA honors Octavia E. Butler with a spot on Mars. (See full story here) Sterling shares a new (old) meaning to the word "twig" and later shares an update from Berto right out of […]
  • 142. large lizard v. massive monkey March 18, 2021
    Sterling is excited about the new Godzilla vs Kong film coming to theaters (and HBO Max) soon. Later, Sterling introduces Kortney to mukbang, does a quick assessment and review of the Grammys wins and Oscar nominations, and determines if he wronged a painter at work. In the Spookums Zone, Sterling shares Berto's story of an auntie ghost living in his ho […]
<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: