.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;} <$BlogRSDUrl$>




Ontario Empoblog

Ontario Emperor Blog
("yup, its random!")
This blog has been superseded by the mrontemp blog


Home
Archives

October 2003   November 2003   December 2003   January 2004   February 2004   March 2004   April 2004   May 2004   June 2004   July 2004   August 2004   September 2004   October 2004   November 2004   December 2004   January 2005   February 2005   March 2005   April 2005   May 2005   June 2005   July 2005   August 2005   September 2005   October 2005   November 2005   December 2005   January 2006   February 2006   March 2006   April 2006   May 2006   June 2006   July 2006   August 2006   September 2006   October 2006   November 2006   December 2006   January 2007   February 2007  


The Breast Cancer Site
Fund free mammograms at no cost to yourself by clicking on the link, then on the pink button.


Hall of Shame (NoteUnworthy Blog Posts)
Other Blogs (sorted regionally)
Ontario Emperor Selected del.icio.us Tags

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Listed on BlogShares

;

pkblogs.com


Who Links Here

Click for Ontario, California Forecast

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Gary Numan for the 21st Century Student 


One of my MySpace friends lives far away and all that junk, and the current song on this friend's MySpace page is a song called "Boten Anna." It was like foreign and stuff, so I had to search to figure out what the song was about:


"Boten Anna"...is a song by Swedish dance musician Basshunter. Due to the song, Basshunter became a noted artist in his native Sweden, as well as Denmark and Norway after the release of the single in 2006....

The Swedish lyrics of Boten Anna tell the story of a female IRC user mistaken for an IRC bot by the vocalist who later finds out the truth; subsequently, however, he states that she will always remain a bot in his eyes. Despite the esoteric subject of the lyrics, the song was well-received by mainstream media, albeit the word bot was frequently mistaken for boat (as many people don't know how to pronounce bot correctly), and the double meaning of channel (IRC channel mistaken for the water body with the same name - channel). The video to the song shows Basshunter riding a pedal boat down a canal, further adding to the confusion.

In the Dutch Top 40 in the Netherlands there is currently (end of august 2006, entering the chart at 27 and currently on #9) a spoof of the song. It is also called "Boten Anna" and it is by "De Gebroeders Ko"....Although they know the original song isn't about a boat, they translated it as if it is about a boat (a boat called Anna). "Boten" is the plural form of "boat" in Dutch.



Kinda like when the Chipmunks covered Devo's "Whip It" - the promotional pictures showed the Chipmunks playing with whipped cream.

And Gary Numan, back in his Tubeway Army days, mined this species confusion genre. He had an instrumental entitled "I Nearly Married a Human". (This same album had "Are 'Friends' Electric?" and "Praying to the Aliens.")

And on that note, I'll repost something from "My So Called Gay Life":


The amazing story started after a night on the town, 6 hours later Jonas "Basshunter" Altberg (21) puts the song "Boten Anna" on his homepage. During few hours the song had been downloaded 30000 times and now the song is riding Scandinavian charts.


Basshunter's web site is here. The video is on YouTube.



[OE 9/18 - For a version of the video with English subtitles, visit this post in the Ontario Technoblog.]

From the Ontario Empoblog (Latest OVVA news here)

Comments: Post a Comment


Links to this post:

Create a Link