Tuesday, April 17, 2007

With A Neneh Cherry On Top

Today, I'm going way back into the Infidel musical favorite archives to, 'Our Year Of The Spandex Short'........ 1988!

I think of a young Neneh Cherry every time the super talented teenager, Jordin Sparks, performs on American Idol, just based on their similar appearances. Oh, how my 14 year old self loved to break it down to the beat of "Buffalo Stance." Nearly 20 years later, though, and I still don't have any clue as to what exactly a 'Buffalo Stance' is. I've partaken in many a 'Buffalo WING Stance,' but I'm not sure Neneh was referring to their spicy wing goodness in her song. Be on the lookout for the two dorky chicks dancing jerkily in the background, because those are my patented choreography moves. Just so you know, I forgave Neneh long ago for her blatant thievery of my special "Chicken On Fire" dance routine.

12 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Damn, since I got a new pc a couple of weeks ago, there are some things that don't work. For some reason I cant get teh plug in to see Neneh do her thing (buffalo stance was such a guilty pleasure too!)

Sketchy said...

Don't you get fresh with me!

carronin said...

Did you know that she was pregnant when this video was filmed that why you only see her from the chest down. That is just a small example of the useless information I have in my tiny brain.

Toni said...

FLASHBACKS!!!! :)

No Cool Story said...

The clothes! The clothes!!

Gigolo, huh, sukka?

Suzanne said...

LOL! I still don't know what a Buffalo Stance is either. I haven't heard that song in years! You're right, Neneh does look like Jordin. :)

on.the.run said...

I loved this song. My friend and I went to this place in the mall where you could record yourself singing and we did this song... it was pretty bad, I wish I still had a copy of it.

Totally off subject, I am having a book club at my house May 3rd, if you are interested in coming then send me an email..... my first name then last name followed by yahoo.com. You and I will be the only morms there, I haven't invited any others because I wasn't sure if they would be offended by anything, I don't worry about you though because you are gross like me.

Chrissy said...

Am totally singing the song in my head right now....Get Funky!!!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

jams- How can you possibly go on living another day denying yourself the pleasures of Neneh doing the Buffalo Stance?

sketchy- Yeah...git funky!

carronin- Kimberly's my Scrabble partner. You're my new Trivial Pursuit comrade! I know lots and lots of stupid insignificant things.

toni- Yep. And a non-drug induced flashback, at that.

NCS- Well, she is looking good today, and looking good in every way........

suzanne- Maybe it was a shoutout to the frozen tundra of Buffalo? Or maybe she squats like a buffalo to do her business? So many possibilities. Just like 'How Many Licks To The Center Of A Tootsie Roll Pop,' the world may never know.....

on the run and chrissy- You should have seen the looks on my kids faces when I started the rap part and broke it down without missing a word or a beat. Sweet! It was the same horrified, slack-jawed look they had the first time I sang "Ice, Ice Baby," to them. Maybe there's something infinitely traumatizing about hearing yo mamma sing, "So you say you wanted money, but you know its never funny when yo shoes worn through and theres a rumble in yo tummy......"

on the run- AWWWWWW, I'm gross like you? That's so sweet. I prefer to think of myself as 'natural.' Really, really natural. I'm not sure I can safely be taken out into the public arena. I horribly offended the very sweet host of the last Scrapbooking party I went to. Who knew that camel toe jokes don't play well to a Mo audience? You'll have to remind me about the CH spelling or K spelling. Or maybe just plain old C. All of which I found in the book..."101 Ways To Spell Kristy. No, Christie. Wait, make that Cristy....."

Burg said...

Jordin Sparks does look like Neneh Cherry. I think she had Lyme's disease. Maybe it was just sour grapes.. I don't remember.

I never knew what a buffalo stance was either, but I've seen a lot of buffalo and none of them were ever doing anything but eating or laying down.

Annie said...

That's my big sister!

Carronin is the queen of useless information. She wipes the floor with us at SNL Trivial Pursuit. Ricks/BYU Idaho should offer her an honorary degree, a BA of Pop Culture.

on.the.run said...

it is Ch and ends with a Y and the middle vowels of the last name are u and i...... very tricky, do you feel like you're playing hang man or something.