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Tuesday Morning Inspiration: Sia

Posted by hannahcolman on October 14, 2008

I’m a bit of a Sia fan, but have only recently come across the filmclip for her song Buttons. I’m sure many of you are familiar with Sia’s music (her track Breathe Me featured in the final episode of Six Feet Under, which was kind of a big deal). Maybe you’ve been lucky enough to stumble upon some of her crazier interwebs video contributions.

Anyway, onto filmclips! Clem’s recent post about the Katy Perry I Kissed A Girl phenomenon included this juicy description (from the Gaurdian) of Perry’s video:

In the first 20 seconds, there are two clips of a scantily clad bottom, a camera panning up Perry’s legs on a bed, a sneaky peek at her cleavage, and a shot of her lily-white hand covering her crotch.

I thought our lovely readers might like to be reminded that a really great pop song doesn’t have to have a video full of T&A.

Sia

The video won’t embed, so just click the image or here to get to the filmclip.

As one youTube comment so succinctly puts it – Really brave, difficult statement – and cool to see somebody NOT obsessed with looking beautiful.

Agreed! You rock, Sia!

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3 Responses to “Tuesday Morning Inspiration: Sia”

  1. talia said

    sia’s blog on said video:

    Wednesday, August 01, 2007

    blog: perez hilton and buttons

    hello sweet sweet potatoes.
    so i got pretty famous last week for about five
    minutes when the video for buttons was leaked and
    perezhilton.com put it on his site for all to see.
    i pretty much owe him some part of my first born i
    guess,apparently he is somewhere in the top ten most
    powerful people in the media.
    fucking amazing.
    what wasn’t quite as fucking amazing was reading about
    being an ugly bitch with a snaggletooth that could cut
    someones penis in two.
    ok nobody really said that,but they should
    have,because it’s way funnier than JUST dissing my
    snaggletooth,which for the record,has never cut
    anyones penis in two.
    i guess what happened is kris moyes,the director,asked
    if he could put it on his showreel,and we said
    yes,having no idea it would make it’s way to perez
    within 3 hours of being uploaded.pretty exciting
    stuff,i heard it’s had 250,000 hit’s on youtube now
    which makes me all a tingle in my tinglers.
    kris got the idea for contorting a face using sticky
    tape from an artist whose name i can’t remember on the
    internet,and was writing a treatment for a vid for the
    gossip,whilst staying at my house in LA(he is a friend
    from horsetralia) i stuck my face up for fun and
    thought it would be an awesome vid,and when the gossip
    heard it they loved it but due to some sort of
    travel/scheduling issue they couldn’t do it,so i said
    ok well let’s do it together,for one of my songs,just
    for fun.
    so we did.
    and it WAS fun.
    apart from the whole clothes pegs on my face moment.
    that was fucking excruciating.
    i actually had to have a break and regulate my
    breathing while the natural opiates took over.
    anyway,i sure am famous now,so it was pretty much
    worth it.
    pray for linds.
    love on a lobster,
    sia.

  2. hannahcolman said

    I think she might be a genius.

  3. Great, Thanks

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