by Nathan Hamm on 8/4/2006 · 3 comments

This is so stunningly … I don’t even know, “bad” is not the right word and “saccharine” doesn’t quite capture it … that I can see banning Jo’rabek from performing in public on general principle.

By the way, how does one say “soul patch” in Uzbek?

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brejen August 4, 2006 at 6:22 pm

I love that song. The video is whack though!

Tatyana August 5, 2006 at 6:17 am

All’s jealousy. It’s saccharine for you, Nathan, coz you imagine herds of screaming teenage girls running after the guy. Yeah.

I see the video people in Uzbekistan didn’t quite get the distinction between a male and a female star. Boyz don’t change clothes after every line, people!

Katy August 10, 2006 at 8:33 am

ooooh. shiny.

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