|Get out of mah dreams....and into someone else's car
||[May. 12th, 2008|01:39 am]
have you ever had the feeling that the dream you got actually was meant to be dreamed by someone else?
Because that dream I had last week where El Debarge was -headlining- Bumbershoot in 2008?
I'm fairly sure that was meant for das_prompt, or perhaps therobbergirl.
I don't know why that dream belongs to one of them..I just know that it DOES.
oh god, I feel my pedantic side coming out, OH NO JESUS THIS MUST BE HOW BRUCE BANNER FEELS--
It was Billy Ocean who sang "Get Out Of My Dreams..."
Billy was considerably more butch than Debarge, who was the femmiest of the femmy African-American singers of the eighties -- more femmy than all of New Edition and Michael Jackson put together.
I have heard that Debarge was forced to capitalize on his femme after donating all his butch to a secret Emmanuel Lewis enlargement project.
2008-05-12 01:28 pm (UTC)
I KNOW THAT...
I of course know the oeuvre of Billy Ocean. The subject is a metaphor, where "car" stands for "someone else's dreamspace", which is funny because of the redundancy; to wit, dreams have already been referenced in the first part of the lyric. I thought it was a more sophisticated subject line than "Get out of my dreams...and into someone else's dreams", but I hear you C*^%(ks have a different sense of humor than us true-blue Billy-Ocean loving Americans.
That said, I can't name one single De Barge song. I could look it up in Wikipedia, but that would be cheating. Which makes it all the more astonishing that he's headlining Bumbershoot this year.
PS Bobby Brown was in New Edition, and is probably gonna be pissed if he sees that "femmy" comment. So watch out, lest you get hit in the face with a crack pipe.