Tuesday, April 23, 2024

P Diddy Goes Sarah Palin’s Way, Becomes Word Maker with “Repercaution”

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First Sarah Palin invented “refudiate” out of repudiate and refute.

Now Sean P Diddy Combs has invented “repercaution” out of repercussion and caution.

Isn’t it great that our finest intellectuals are working on changing the language?

“Repercaution” is a song on Diddy’s new album, “Last Train to Paris.” You can find some of the tracks streaming on Vogue.com. Why a fashion website? Because Combs is about fashion, not music. The new album actually features Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley and Anna Wintour, designers like Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Zack Posen, and Isaac Mizrahi doing spoken word bits.

Can you imagine this? Anna Wintour reciting: “I’m Anna Wintour, and you’re listening to ‘Last Train to Paris.'” Anna Wintour, she’s in da house!

Other song titles include “Ass on the Floor.”

The album is dripping with pretentiousness; tacky is not a quality Combs avoids.”What would you do if I was the perfect man?” Combs asks a girl between tracks. You know, Saltines are good for nausea.

On other hand, if you can skip through the bs, there are some nice R&B songs here, well sung by various guests, and no doubt sampled from everything. Combs’s singing, well, is not quite in fashion yet.

You know, if only Stevie Wonder had used bits from Pierre Cardin, John Weitz and Bill Blass — and Diana Vreeland and Alexander Lieberman–on “Songs in the Key of Life.” He would have had some career!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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