So I just had a friend over to hang out and watch songs and watch me make pumpkin bread. And I was showing her a bunch of the stuff I had discovered since the last time she came over. And she recognized one of the songs!
Ready to have your mind BLOWN? Remember this song from Businessman? With the questionable consent issues but the awesome catchy tune?
So, my friend really liked the song. But then she asked if I’d shown it to her before, because it felt really familiar. And then I kept playing it, and she said “oh! I think I know what this reminded of a little!” And then it kept playing, and she went “wait, this is actually the exact same song.” And then we had to pause for her to play me this:
Mind=Blown!!! There are so many levels to this! The Lion King was originally a fable about colonialism, repurposed as a sort of oddly culturally appropriation-y stage show, which was then appropriated in turn by a country which had suffered under British colonialism. !!!!!