Blogging for Dummies (what was Scarlett Johansson thinking?)

Not to insinuate that you are a dummy, but here are a few tips on keeping a blog interesting… at least interesting enough for you to keep pluggin’ away at it. 

1st.  Keep your sense of humor.  You are not going to convert anyone by being heavy handed.  That being said, what was Scarlett Johansson thinking?  I watched her music (?) video “Falling Down” and I have to say I don’t get it. 

I guess it all started way back in the times when successful singers decided what they really  wanted to be was an actor.  Al Jolson was the first, I think… in black face singing “Mammy…  how I love ya, how I love ya…”  Hmm… okay, it was a fresh media then.  Many times you couldn’t see the singing stars perform live so film was the next best thing.   Frank Sinatra had a hand in films and remarkably… was quite an actor,  he even got a few nominations and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for “From Here to Eternity.”

The 50’s saw all kinds of teen idols making films and managing to sing a song or two.  Elvis was one that started out acting in “serious” films like “Wild in the Country.” That was before the idea of just doing musicals with a loosely based plot about boy meets girl and sings his way into her heart was founded.  (Which still works, by the way)  “Wise men saaay, only foools rush innn.  But I can’t help…. falling in looove with yooou…”  (see?)

On into the 60’s all kinds of Rock ‘N’ Roll bands made films, most notably… the Beatles.  They produced videos decades ahead of the MTV generation to appear in their stead on programs such as “The Ed Sullivan Show” and “American Bandstand.”  “A Hard Days Night” is now considered an art film.

Fast forward to the past few years and it is not uncommon for people the likes of Jennifer Lopez to not only be an “actor” but also a “recording artist.”  But you gotta wonder if it is really talent or celebrity that people are reacting to?  I mean, I heard John Wayne sing once and it wasn’t a pretty sight.

2nd.  Be objective.  Okay… that being said.  Scarlett is an up and coming star, very marketable right now and a sultry lookin’ babe.  But can she sing?  Possibly.  “Falling Down” is not what I would call great debut material, but that’s just me.  I watched the video and it was… without being judgemental here, a real (*yawn*) yawner.  If you are going to sway the public into believing you are not just another pretty face who yearns to be adored for her crooning ability, pick something that is going to knock our socks off.  Or at least run around in your underclothes like some of the other singers have been doing as of late.  (see Touch My Body video, courtesy of this blog)

3rd.  Don’t take yourself too seriously.  Not everyone is going to agree with you.  There may be millions of people out there that think Scarlett Johansson has the voice of an angel and you are full of crap.  Hey, a few years ago some guy made millions selling pet rocks, too.  The public (in a nutshell) is stupid.

4th.  Find your niche and stick with it.  Don’t go all over the map inserting short stories, poems, songs and screenplays if all people really want to read is something else, (like your crazy critiques, busted parodies or nonsensical ramblings about love) or someone else… for that matter.  They may have found you by accident and never want to darken your blogs door step again.

5th.  If all else fails… do a music video and pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to display your mediocre talent in hopes that it will sell.  You can always fall back on being a sultry sex symbol. 

On a less serious note:  this is post #250 for AMRFP and it has been a blast for me.  May is AMRFP’s 2nd year anniversary and it has clocked nearly 24,000 hits ( and 17,059 spam comments, mostly porn…sigh) which averages to a bunch of people searching for something else and possibly being sent here by mistake.  Search engines…   

For that I apologize. 

Oh, I’ve included the talented Ms. Johansson’s (loved her in “The Horse Whisperer”) video for you to enjoy.  (scroll down)

Peace.       

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