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AT the Bottom is a Parody Video which might need explaining to be properly Consumed.

I've been SO pleased to see a relatively obscure singer/songwriter(Sia Furler) become more widely recognized for a few songs which are NOT mainstream sell-outs.  She sang vocals on a few Zero 7 songs. Zero 7 is a fluid group of artists who record with various Vocalists, including Tina Dico.

The Music Video for Sia's latest: "Chandeliers" created a buzz with "unnecessary" critical attention regarding the young dancer in the video. IMO, It is a prime example of lyrical dance choreographed as a "dance as if no one is watching" piece. I really enjoyed this concept video!

I revisited today to get inspired to DANCE, and found a HILARIOUS sort of Parody with Jimmy Kimmel:

If you enjoyed the Men In Tights, you might enjoy Jimmy Fallon's Lip Sync segments.

The following Is my personal favorite:

Well, Happy Summer...I am alive and if you're reading this, HEY!! You're Alive and Kickin too!!

*exhale.....

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Comment by BlancheNoE on July 8, 2014 at 10:21pm

I just listened to a piece on NPR about her today. Her tracks were released without her knowledge or permission. She hit 35 and decided she definitely didn't want to be famous which is why she never shows her face. The chick in Chandelier is a stand in and when Sia performs live, which she rarely does, she wears a mask and turns her back to the audience. She quirky, me likey. We're on the same wavelength again...

Comment by spacemonkey1310 on July 9, 2014 at 5:07pm

Breathe Me is amazing. I like Sia's music, I didn't realise she was so shy.

Comment by spacemonkey1310 on July 9, 2014 at 5:21pm

I just watched all the vids above. Man I miss American TV. Hilarious. My fave lip sync was the Emma Stone one.

Comment by spacemonkey1310 on July 9, 2014 at 5:22pm

Next time anyone meets up they need to do a lip sync challenge vid ha.

Comment by ThatGirl on July 10, 2014 at 1:27pm

@ Space - I've been following Sia for a long time and she's always been shy, but this latest refusal to be photographed or on-camera ( I think) is just a protest against what happened to her with her Titanium song. She's always been neurotic, twitchy and quirky with an audience and she likes masks, and face paint...She reminds me much of Fiona Apple in her neuroticism over performing and her DARK writing.  

The Emma Stone Lip Sync is my 2nd Favorite, and I'd kill to wear that dress!

I always enjoyed people letting go on vids with lip sync. Doing it in person would be even better. 

Comment by NatureJunkie on July 13, 2014 at 2:15am

I agree with Jimmy--that little dancer's room is scawee.

My first introduction to Sia was here at the Ark. I was pretty blown away by her voice. I'm thinking it was something that Chig posted. But maybe it was you?

Comment by Chig on July 13, 2014 at 12:12pm

Awesome!   I remember from way back in LV days TG posting a video of hers where it went from photo to photo.  Then I remember posting some of the live 2007 KCRW video somewhere.   Amazing.   Thanks TG. 

Comment by ThatGirl on July 14, 2014 at 11:18am

@Blanchie- I Love it Witchy Woman!!  I've been SO into her since Zero 7-so REAL and unique. She's one of those artists who stands before thousands but has to be in her OWN little space or she can't perform, like Fiona Apple or Mazzy Star.

@Chiggy -i Remember you posting Sia's Radio performance and my heart sparkling.  * If you recall a video of mine with photos, was it " Ode to My Family"?

Back at LV, I sang alot of Zero 7 (Sia), Imogen Heap, Fiona Apple, Shirley Manson, Cranberries, Cardigans, No Doubt, Dido, Jewel?, Nelly Furtado, Sarah MacLachlan... into a comPUter Mic with cheap webcam recording over the original.  By the time I got to The Ark, there was a way to do EVERYthing differently and I met Michael who composed for 'Count To Ten'...what a Gift!  I got to spend time with Space jamming Live and satisfied some of that musical Thirst.  At home, Mini plays piano for me on a few. I've been BEGGING him to learn 2 new songs, but he's kinda BUSY being a hotshot ATM!  

Always wanted to do "Glory Box" or anything Morcheeba, but I've got a project burning a hole in my desk while I stay calm trying to get to the moment i can do it..it may never happen but I always have Plans...

Got 3 filthy songs in the queue but somehow the feeling wasn't around for quite a while.  For some reason, I always want to cover songs that a Male vocalist has recorded. It seems to give more room for a new interpretation and a twisted vibe. I recorded one but not made the video.

Why didn't we ever finish that Lenny Kravitz song? Come On, Let's Make Cinna Proud!  I miss you, Bruce

Comment by ThatGirl on July 15, 2014 at 11:46am

@Naturejunkie - Scawee is right.  Sia's lyrics throughout her career point to a very childlike persona. Perhaps Sia feels like a vulnerable little girl against the big bad world she lives in, most especially public attention. This is partly why I adored the plan for the Chandeliers video.This little girl inside her is dancing; smiling on the outside while tortured inside. This dark space contains childhood memories and drawings with conflicting depictions of "self" on the walls and in the visuals.   Isn't that something all women can relate to on some level? The pain of her past and the pain of celebrity comes out in much of her writing. I've posted on Sia a Few times and recorded 'Somersault' a few years ago. (obsessed much?)

Comment by NatureJunkie on July 15, 2014 at 12:25pm

There is both sensitivity and vulnerability in her voice, which is what I think I respond to so strongly when I hear her, so I think your take on her persona is right on the spot.

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