Archive For The “Musical Interludes” Category

Musical Interlude: Fatty McDance

By | December 18, 2008

YouTube justifies its existence to me and gets to live another day. If this video fails to make you want to jump up and shake your fat ass in every direction, I worry about the state of your immortal soul.

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Musical Interlude: Amanda Palmer is not fat.

By | December 1, 2008

I’ll repeat the title, just to be clear: Amanda Palmer, of both solo career and as half the duo known as the Dresden Dolls, is not fat. I say this mostly from having seen pictures of her, since my only real-life experience was bumping into her in the audience at a Death in June show […]

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Musical Interlude: If everybody looked the same

By | October 11, 2008

The song is old (almost ten years old, which is making ME feel old), but I only recently saw the video. While it’s not directly fat-related, the video definitely has something interesting to say about the politics of willfully and unapologetically looking different in a culture that pressures folks to conform. The lyrics consist almost […]

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Thursday Musical Interlude: Sweet tribute, or offensive mockery?

By | April 3, 2008

Pursuant to a conversation in the Fatshionista LiveJournal Community, I submit the following: this is the 1992 video for Morrissey’s song “You’re The One For Me, Fatty”. As critical as I am of pop culture (and not-so-pop culture), I’ve never been able to formulate a definitive opinion on whether this song and video are meant […]

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