What does Bey have in common with Bob Fosse?
I’m not a huge Beyonce fan. I’m not a hater either. She is one of the hardest working women in show business. I gotta give her her props. Her new album is forth coming and in honor of it’s release Bey has dropped not ONE but TWO vidoes. “If I were a boy” and “Singles Ladies (put a ring on it)”.
Now…I’m kinda trippin’ because although the “If I were a boy” video has a little ironic twist at the end…I seem to remember Ciara having a song with the same concept about a year ago. Let’s see….what was that song called? mMMMmmm…Oh! LIKE A BOY! Good job Beyonce. Very original. With Usher’s new song “Trading Places” It seems that Autumn of ’08 is the season for …role reversal. I really wish folks would get more creative. Its like everyone has the EXACT SAME IDEA at the EXACT SAME TIME….WTF?
What I DO like…is that Beyonce’s new video “Single ladies” is patterned after an old Gwen Verdon dance routine. Who is Gwen Verdon? Only a Bob Mackey wearing, Bob Fosse collaborating, high kickin’ DIVA! So, take a look at BOTH videos…you’ll see the similarities. And when you get a chance, YouTUbe “Gwen Verdon” and “walk it out” . Or better yet just click HERE. Hilarious shyt…GREAT for a laugh. I watch it several times a week just for kicks….
Now here’s Gwen Verdon