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A Post With A Substantial Lack of Ladies

Posted by shanoah on August 31, 2008

Killer robots from outer space? Boy, I post one song about Robots from Kraftwerk, and suddenly they’re all over the place, destroying all the humans.

And in the meantime, I can’t really find my way to making a good theme with the one music video I have tucked away involving robots.

But a song by the Who comes on my mp3 player, and and suddenly I have a whole theme about men in drag going. Without even referencing Rocky Horror Picture Show. Scary.

So, here we go:

I'm A Boy - The Who (1967)

Here we have the sad story of a boy whose mother dresses him up as a girl. There are some strange people out there. (Even if we exclude David Bowie)

Dude (Looks Like A Lady) - Aerosmith 1987

And here’s a classic Aerosmith song. I’m not much for Aerosmith, but they have their moments. (Which for me is mainly this song, and “Janies Got a Gun”).

Lola - The Kinks 1970

But for a classic story of being drunk enough in a bar not to notice that you’re chatting up a crossdresser, we have to go to the Kinks, with Lola.

I love this song, especially with the double meanings implicit in the lyrics.

Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
Its a mixed up muddled up shook up world
except for Lola
...
Well I'm not the worlds most masculine man
But I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man
And so's Lola

Of course, I also always think of Weird Al’s parody of this song, Yoda, which is brilliant.

Rebel, Rebel - David Bowie

And, you know, I mentioned excluding David Bowie earlier in this post, and that isn’t really fair to him with a theme like this. So here he is, being all metrosexual in “Rebel, Rebel”.

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