Happy Monday, one and all!
Today is a special day for several reasons – first of which is that I’ll be meeting up with occasional BoFN guest blogger Mailman in Costa Mesa today – the first time I’ve seen her since the summer of 2008. Looking forward to that!
It’s also special because we’re featuring somebody that the kidz are going ga-ga over – Iggy Azalea.
If you haven’t heard of her yet, don’t feel bad – you’re not alone. You’re also likely to hear about her a lot more over the coming months.
She first came to my attention due to a Buzzfeed article entitled “17 Reasons Why Iggy Azalea Is The Queen of This Summer“. This title obviously caught my attention, because (1) I like to have at least a slight clue about what the cool folks are doing, and (2) Iggy Azalea. What an awesome name!
So, I went on the computer and did some research, and it turns out that the lady boasts a pretty cool birth name too – Amethyst Amelia Kelly. She also hails from Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia, a land whose awesome place names we’ve featured here before.
It also turns out I’m a bit late to the game hearing about Iggy – she has had a few viral videos over the past few years, and has also worked as a model for Wilhelmina models, as well as becoming the “New Face of Levi Jeans.” Aside from the weird idea of a jeans company having faces, I’d say that’s a pretty cool feather in the cap of this young 23-year-old.
Iggy’s song “Fancy” is already being declared the “song of summer” by some reputable sources. Remember last year when Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” was declared the song of the summer, and then “Blurred Lines” came along… perhaps there’s a little pre-emptiveness declaring a song of summer in May, but it’s still rad.
In the song (and its accompanying video), Ms. Azalea touts her fanciness, and also shows some awareness of her rising stock in the music industry:
I’m so fancy
You already know
I’m in the fast lane
From L.A. to Tokyo
I’m so fancy
Can’t you taste this gold?
Remember my name
‘Bout to blow
I’d recommend remembering that name, because Iggy Azalea is about to blow.
Last, but certainly not least, the “Fancy” video provided a delightful gif that gives us a female alternative to Amb’s favo(u)rite gif – the Benedict Cumberbatch Hair Ruffle.* So that’s something.
You go, Iggy! Burn up the airwaves this summer and make us feel cool for knowing you before you were the most ubiquitous name on the pop charts!
*P.S. I’m just hoping Amb’s favo(u)rite gif isn’t the Taye Diggs one!
P.P.S. If you want to send a message to Mailman, comment on this post early in the day and I’ll read it to her when we meet up for coffee at 10am!