It has been a long day. To top the day off nicely, this evening I got one of those “auras” that usually signify a migraine. It has never happened to me before and was some of the weirdest shit I’ve experienced. It started off as this nondescript mass of zig-zag lines and flashing colors, and the circumference grew wider and wider until it reached the corner of my eyes. Then, fifteen minutes later, it was gone.
No headache. Yet.
I don’t know what the fuck that was about. I feel like the universe is determined to get me to a doctor one way or the other.
But enough about me. You know what a day like today needs? Really fluffy pop music.
I’m not even a Shakira fan. I don’t like her voice all that much and her singles are often forgettable. I do have a soft spot for a couple of them, though. “Objection (Tango)” and “Hips Don’t Lie” are legitimately good songs.
I heard one on the radio yesterday that I hadn’t heard before. Apparently it was released in 2009? I don’t know. I don’t listen to Top 40 radio, so I’m woefully behind with the “popular” artists (and I am quite okay with that).
When I first heard this song, I was like, “What the hell is this shit?” And then I proceeded to listen to it ten times in a row. The video sucks, though. I feel like Shakira videos are made expressly for high school boys to masturbate to. For example, when she’s dancing in that sparkly red room, doesn’t it look like she’s dancing inside a giant vagina? Right?! (You can’t unsee it now. You’re welcome.)
I do wish I had her flexibility, though. Yes.
Another Shakira song I’m partial to is “Ojos Asi.” I remember this one from living in South Texas and catching it on the Spanish music television channels in the early 2000s before she became famous in the US. Yes, I’m being a Shakira hipster right now. Deal with it.
I have a friend who is a diehard Shakira fan; he will fly to another state to see her perform. He has explained to me, several times, that her Spanish language songs are much better than her American ones. “She just has so much more passion in her Spanish songs,” he said.
I mean, I have only heard like, five Shakira songs in my life, but if I can be purposely ignorant for a moment and make a completely uneducated judgment based off of this one Spanish Shakira song, I’d have to agree. The beats are much more complex and interesting, and her voice doesn’t get all strident like it does in her American songs.
Did I really just devote an entire post to Shakira? Good lord.