Germany, 1994 – Der Berg Ruft (The Mountain Calls…) by German band K2 is one of those videos that provokes discussion about cultural appropriation vs. cultural homage. Several factors contribute to the existence of this epileptic video: the rise of Alpine folk dance music bands like Edelweiss (from Austria) who sampled yodeling, dressed up in lederhosen and generally pioneered the fusion of the Middle European ethnic look with club attire. Included in the above is… [read more »]
This Snooki-like Iraqi singer, Rita Al Turk, is giving signals and outfit changes from Baghdad that cannot be ignored. First off, her song is called “I Don’t Wanna Love You,” which instantly reminded me of the earnestness of country-western song titles.
Also, I did find a song called “I Don’t Want to Love You, (But I Do)”—Ewww!—by “Kelly Willis,” some crap country crooner whose being is vastly inferior to our lady of Rita.