Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hula Hoop Me!

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Yeah, so as many of you may know I have been an obsessed Hula Hooper! I cannot imagine my life without those circular plastic rings swirling around my hips. Part of my online music communities research, is looking at the way in which people are able to find music online. With new search engines within sites, such as myspace, you can put in a keyword for example: Hula hoop and come up with a bunch of bands, songs, and even blog entries about Hula Hoops. I am going to attempt to find music about, for, and inspired by Hula Hoops!

MY first find is a band called Wet Dream from Western Springs, Illinois. These guys are pretty funny covering an Avril Lavigne song called "girlfriend", and I was impressed (sort of) by their song "Hula Hoop", but I loved their song "In the Shower". Check'em out if you want to enter into a teenage time warp. Their Bio is awesome:
"Our most distinctive attribute would be our lyrics. They are not your typical songs about love & hardship. Our songs our all based around childish toys and foods. We consider ourselves pretty immature, but this is what we feel sets us apart from the rest of the Chicago land area bands. We except who we are and we try to make the most of it. So with all of this we hope you enjoy our music and will spread the word around, that there is a band unlike any other. That band is Wet Dream."

OK back to Hula Hoops.

OK, this woman Janne Lind from Norway wrote the history of the hula hoop in a song...I am a little shocked by this... I am not sure what to say. But it was fun to hear!

"In 1958 in California... a simple plastic thing forming a loop... called a hula hoop!"


This is great, fantastic, makes me feel like hula hooping ghetto style, with my booty! :
Check out the Hula Hoop song he did with Abray Dewan,

"Girl do the hula hoop, break it down, down to the ground, round and round..."
Oh yeah baby!

Then there is the Caribbean boys, Better Band, who jam about Hula Hooping and man is it fun just to hear it! Makes me wanna Hula with a orchid in my hair and bare feet on the beach at sundown!

This is my favorite... Hula-Hoop Harlot Melissa-Anne.
The only catch is she only posted some great old Hula Hoop Songs she didn't write or perform them, but I have to get to work. These songs are by far the best Hula songs I have found on my online search experimental journey on myspace. I must find the real artists of these tunes, and I intend to, after I get back from Hula Hooping at the Library!

OH and we cannot forget about these two guys who started the MADNESS!

So my scientificahula findings are that there are indeed many songs about
Hula Hooping!

Pin Up Girls ROCK!

I have always been drawn to these sexy images of women, I love the way this style of art portrays a woman as curvy, voluptuous and always a bit mischievous! I was thinking about getting a new bike today, well I was actually just trying to procrastinate doing any research for school. But I went ahead and searched online for a bike, when I came across this image... I thought, eureka! I should do a blog on music written by pin up girls or for pin up girls...
so here I goes, wheee!!!

The first band I came across is called the Pin Up, an all female band from Turkey. These not very pin up looking girls sure know how to rock out and despite having no idea what they were singing about, I totally dig them! I liked reading their bio too:
"Hirsli, hizli ve sert dört genç hanim olan Ayse Ertugrul, Aysegül Esen, Ezgi Özkan ve Özlem Gündogmus'tan kurulu Pin-up, Türk Rock sahnesinin en aranilan gruplarindan. Önceleri amatör bir üniversite grubu olma niteligindeki Pin-up, takip eden aylarda Taksim, Kadiköy gibi semtlerdeki publarda sahne almaya basladikça adini genis kitlelere duyurdu."

Then there is Sara Da Pin Up from Barcelona Spain, I remember having some fun nights in Barcelona's discotheques, and this music would fit right into a posh little pin up zone! "I like the girls" is a really fantastic bubble gum sex kitten tune!
The band also has a groovy website, go check it out!

Oh now this is my kind of music, The band Banana Juice makes this old timey surfer music with a Wurlitzer vibe that sound like the Adams family in Hawaii! Their song Intersideral Pin Up, is what brought me to this French based band. My Parents used to live in France, near where this band makes their banana shakin' tunes, in the 1970's!
French lesson #1:
Intersideral pin up = Interstellar pin up.

So to end this Blog

I can never resist a hammock and a good book...
and of course some new tunes on my ipod!