Thursday, May 19, 2005

blistering 'bout bukkake

i was surfing when i came across this article about one of my semi-still favorite albums Liz Phair. A lot of people thought it was absolutely heinous. A sell-out to the highest degree but I found it pretty entertaining. Maybe I'm just too stupid to tell the difference. Hey, this is the boy who stood in line for Jewel's 0304. I joined the street team too. But enough about embarassing details.

When you think about it, these two artists who were once revered and considered witty, smart, and poetic are now reduced to the ranks of wannabe teen stars. When they compared 0304 to Britney's albums, i just shook my head. Something's just not right.

I mean sure, 0304 and Liz Phair are admittedly worse than their predecessors. We angsty-chick-music-lovers are particular about our singers. That's why for many, Kitchie didn't even get a chance. I gave her a chance but then she had to fail us all.

Back to Britney. Special props is given to that guy who said though 0304 and Liz Phair may sound qwauful, their lyrics are pretty smart and strong. "Becoming" is a the theme song to self discovery. "Take a Look" is poignant but not overly self-revealing like most artists who decided to capitalize on Pink's formula. Have Britney walk a mile in their (Jewel and Liz) shoes and see if she can take it. It may sound poppy but Pop can't possibly manufacture something that smart.
I was reading this review for Liz Phair that was semi track-by-track. This particular paragraph stood out because there was an unfamiliar word. Here it is verbatim:

Special mention must be made, however, of the album's lowest point, which is the truly embarrassing H.W.C. (Hot White Come, note the careful avoidance of spelling the word as, "cum") in which Liz Phair sings of the rejuvenating effect that semen has on her hair and skin. That it reminded this reviewer of nothing so much as made-up letters in porn mags by women confessing to their enjoyment of bukkake is not actually a good thing and far from the sharp lyrics of Phair's previous recordings. - cdtimes.co.uk


I must admit that I actually liked (note past tense) that song. I was listening to it on my way home and I didn't really understand the lyrics. It's decievingly happy, sounding more like a B-side to the Sesame Street soundtrack than the hooker-y song it really is. I was singing it once in the bathroom "In your hot white car... in your hot white car!" turned out to be "give me your hot white come" much to my horrors.

It's a desperate attempt to shock people once popularized by Alanis, Kylie, Madonna, and Michael Jackson. Too bad it stopped working. This song is a load of bull. But still, it's fun to hear in the background when you can't really here the sexual undertone. (note really under)

The reason why this paragraph stuck out so much (I've read a lot of reviews for this album) was the presence of an unknown word. It's italicized for your convinience. What the fuck does bukkake mean?

Some sources say bukkake is the Japanese word for marinate. The sensi bukkaked the chick with meat juice. Some say it means execution via drowning. During the Salem witch trials, many suspected witches were bukkaked until they died on it. These definitions all sounded iffy. Plus why would the record reviewer use such a word in such a song unless it was somehow related to.. err.. never mind.

That is exactly why i wanted to find out what it really meant so i searched further for its definition. No, it isn't the same as it's sound-alike Tagalog word to spread your legs. Here's what the Urban Dictionary has to say:

bukkake
1. noun Variety of fetish that involves
repeated ejaculation on a female by many (8 will do) men.
2. verb To ejaculate on something, especially repeatedly

1. I think you have a future in bukkake videos.
2. Turn off your stereo or I will bukkake on it.
Source: Jake E. Pants, May 15, 2002

Gosh. That's what it meant. Oh well, you know what they say. Knowledge is still knowledge. At least from now on we'll never have to wonder what bukkake means. Ha ha ha...

We're sorta straying here. I honestly want an opinion on this topic. Have you listened to these album? Lemme know, okay?

1 comment:

  1. I always suspected bukkake was a "bastos" term...

    So it kinda like a gangbang?

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