Saturday, July 11, 2015

Taking Weeaboo to the Next Level: LadyBaby

This is not how I envisioned my first blog post in quite some time, but I can't resist the temptation.

As I sat down to my desk a few mornings ago, I noticed a text from a friend with a link. Typically, these are links to Asian pop music because he knows it's a vice of mine and a genre I shamelessly enjoy with a fervent passion. What the link's thumbnail suggested was pretty standard fare--a trio comprised entirely of women. Or so I thought. 

Looking closer revealed that the middle member was a tad bigger than the girls to the left and right. Intrigued, I thumbed the play button and realized what I assumed was another bubbly dance song couldn't be more wrong--the middle member was indeed a cross-dressed man and and Australian at that. Metallic sounds quickly overtook the speakers, reminding me a of BabyMetal, a group that I hold mixed feelings about but gave props to last year on my best songs of 2014 list