Friday, April 06, 2007

Hey Shakira Shakira, I Have a Question

Shakira Shakira was "singing" and "playing the guitar" in "concert" while she was in Portugal recently. This got me to thinking. What actually is a "Shakira?" I don't think I completely get it. My take on it is that Shakira Shakira is the new Charo. She's made an entire career out of shaking her hips, similarly to the way that Charo made her entire career out of saying "coochie-coochie!" I've always said that Shakira was really more of a group than an individual singer considering the fact she sounds different in every song. I mean, don't get me wrong, more times than not she is an exact match to the sound of Kermit the Frog, but at other times she sounds like a difference person. Also, what in the hell is she usually singing about anyway? Her hips don't lie and now she sings about a "Beautiful Liar." I don't even know what that means. Is that a sentence? A question? An image? No idea. Does Shakira even play the guitar? It's not the same thing as playing the air guitar, yet she's holding it the same way I play the air guitar. Anyway, good for her. I guess someone needs to honor Kermit on a regular basis. It might as well be her.


Christina Cox said...

Shakira will never be as awesome as Charo, who is a classically trained guitarist who studied under the genius Segovia. Her guitar playing brings tears to eyes, you should check out her Vegas show.

sister suki said...

...But are you sure those are tears of joy?

Anonymous said...

Shakira can actually play guitar and has for quite a while. Find some of her earlier/older material which has much more substantial meaning than what she sings about now. In conclusion: she used to make more music and shake less booty.