You may or may not be familiar with the song ragingly popular about a year ago, “My Humps,” by the Black Eyed Peas, featuring Fergie. It’s catchy, but about as irritating as someone chewing on a popsicle stick, plus misogynistic and materialistic without Madonna’s ironic campiness–oh and totally, deeply inane. It’s about how Fergie’s “humps” in “the front and the back” get men to buy her “icies” (diamonds)and designer clothes. I know. Not exactly spiritual blog material.
But the new version by Alanis Morrissette, in fact, is. In a deliciously genius parody/homage, the singer and eco-activist slows the song way, way down to Alanis speed so that it’s almost a ballad. And though the video has her all hip-hopped out, adorned with bling and a Fergie-esque ponytail and satin jacket, she seems to be reclaiming the lyrics while skewering them, creating empowerment and depth and even pathos where there was only sheen.
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Still Posted at My Desk "Take off from here. And don't be so earnest,
let others wear the sackcloth and the ashes.
Let go, let fly, forget.
You've listened long enough. Now strike your note."
From "Station Island," by Seamus Heaney ...
And Finally, This: Place your burden
at the feet of the Lord of the Universe
who accomplishes everything.
Remain all the time steadfast in the heart,
in the Transcendental Absolute.
God knows the past, present and future.
He will determine the future for you