Here’s a song you’ll be singing all day even though you can’t pronounce the words. It’s had something like 299 million hits in YouTube.
It’s from South Korea and I found out about it because I was honored to get an invite to the Bali Writer’s festival next week and the organizing staff are performing it as part of their festival night celebrations.
The video’s coming up. BUT FIRST:
It’s about that FSOG book. It has real ire (she really doesn’t like the book!) and is interspersed with GIF’s and did I say … pain? This had me rolling on the floor laughing, not easy to do when you are reading from a laptop.
You must read this – BUT BEFORE YOU DO, MAKE SURE YOU DON’T HAVE A FULL BLADDER. (Warning: the language is pretty strong but if you’ve read FSOG it won’t bother you.)
Talking of reviews, take a look here. My fellow WANA’s have been very busy. Jennette Marie Powell has put their new releases under one umbrella. It is an unbelievably prolific group writing in a huge range of genres, take a look!
And here’s a lady I deeply respect and admire. It’s hard enough just to write; even harder to write about things you know will attract controversy and then face down your detractors even when you get death threats.
Because free speech is still just a dream in many parts of the world. Some people would like to intimidate us into not talking about certain things, whether they are personal or political.
As Piper shows, this is a world in crisis; which is why I agree with Kristen Lamb’s excellent post – if Hemingway were alive today, yes he would blog. There are so many issues that need champions. Hemingway would have loved this technology; perhaps he might have called his site – For Whom the Net Blogs.
But back to that video. I was introduced to it through the Ubud Writers Festival. Here’s some shameless self promotion, an article a Bali journalist wrote about my participation in the Festival.
And before I finally show you the video, a warning: don’t try this at home. It could be dangerous.
And so here it is: ‘Gangnam Style.’ I’ve no idea what it’s about except that it appears to have something to do with horses. If you aren’t one of the 299 million who have seen this already, this is awesome!