Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Beni Bashan with Boom Pam-Michal



I had to break my strict "just one post per artist" rule to share this video. I excused myself saying that Boom Pam are just featuring in this song and the real star is the always charismatic Beni Bashan. Bashan won me over at InDnegev with his classic "Achla Chamuda-cool and cute" which got everyone dancing-a parody on light lyric Mizrahi shakers which, of course, became a huge club hit with the Mid-Eastern crowd. And hipsters. And actually everybody because it's so great. It's been a while since I've seen such a confident personality who just does whatever he wants. I really love this clip. It's kind of how I imagined The Velvet Underground's "Pale Blue Eyes" video would be. Except they'd be on a bed, he playing a guitar and she blushing staring at her wedding ring. And maybe there would be a hippie in the background playing the tambourine. But the concept of opening your heart to someone unattainable (and having nowhere to run) is the same. I remember seeing Michal Yanai in a play when I was a kid thinking she was just..magical. With her sweet girl next door smile and rare blonde hair, she wasn't dubbed "The queen of children" for nothing. The tension and embarrassment are so strong, and the fact that no one is taking themselves too seriously makes this one of the sweetest and authentic videos I've ever seen.

Michal, I love you
I want to stroke your hair
Michal, I love you
I want to stroke your hair

And a day will come
A scorpion will arrive (oh, how he'll arrive)
Will try to sting you on the neck
But then
I'll come
And tell him "No. Here you can't."

Because Michal I love you
I want to stroke your hair
Michal, I love you
I want to stroke your hair

And a day will come
A bee will arrive (Oh, how she will arrive)
Right away I'll call the police
Because I
I don't kill bees
I leave the dirty work for others

But Michal I love you
I want to have kids with you
Michal, I love you
I want to untie the knots
In your hair.

http://www.benibashan.com/hp/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXtC6KeFVP8&feature=related

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