You wanna hug me, hey, hey, hey
This week, Robin Thicke has the #1 song in the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, and New Zealand with the Michael-Jackson-sampling, Marvin-Gaye-borrowing booty-shaker, “Blurred Lines.”
Since debuting in 2003, only one of Robin’s previous singles had even cracked the Top 40. But his current success shouldn’t be too surprising since super-catchy music runs deep in his blood. Find out why after this somewhat odd video.
Hmm. #Goats seem to be the trendy barnyard animal this year. Why? Who knows. Random weirdness is one of the defining characteristics of the 21st century — particularly on the internet. Trying to understand it, however, will only propel you faster into becoming soylent green. Best to just smile and nod and move on.
Anyway, for those who don’t know, Robin is the son of 80s sitcom dad and noted Canadian, Alan Thicke. Some of you may be asking, “Hey, what does Jason Seaver have to do with music?” Well, pre-Growing Pains, Thicke the Elder wrote some pretty successful tunes. Perhaps you know one or two . . .
Edit: A few hours after I posted What’s Happening, an interview with Diane Martel—the director of the “Blurred Lines” video—appeared on an entertainment site. (In case you wonder about intentions and such.)