Monday, January 12, 2009

Proud to Be An American

I went on a thoroughly rousing tour of NYC's Times Square shopping district yesterday (not a good plan -- now that I'm a "real" New Yorker, I begin to realize how much this area crawls with tourists who don't know how to walk or where to go) and bought way too many clothes at Forever 21 down in Union Square. However, it was this other funny little anecdote that I wanted to share with you, my dear friends in pop music blogging...

I visited two different Virgin music stores, one in Union Square near my new work, and the other big one that's more famous in Times Square. I did my usual perusal, and since Virgin is one of the few music stores that usually stocks import titles, I did my other usual sweep of looking for Girls Aloud, The Saturdays & Sugababes. Only the latter was present at either store (and only their "Overloaded" greatest hits set and "Catfights & Spotlights"), but take a look at this:

Put aside the fact that "Overloaded" is just $10 (sad, I know), but take a look at the title card.
Sugar Babes.

It's official. I have realized that American butchers all that is glorious about UK pop. Sigh. Hope this gave you a chuckle like it did for me.

Silver Lining: "Desperate Housewives" is now using "Girls" as a theme track for their previews of new episodes. Does this mean we'll get a real US release? Please?

1 comment:

Nikki said...


That 'Sugar Babes' thing was hilarious! I was laughing my head off when I saw it.

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