Thursday, December 06, 2012

La Toya's Exquisite Duet With Minako Honda


It's been far too long since my last Toy post but the duchess of dance is always on my mind. Like an aggressive brain tumor. 2013 is going to be a huge year for the thinking man's Jackson with a new reality show on the way and perhaps even new music. No, I haven't heard anything but I'm keeping the faith. It's only a matter of time before the legendary beauty hammers the final nail into Janet's career by reinventing dance-pop. I just hope I have at least one of my original hips when her smash drops! Until then we'll have to make do with her canon of classics.

As a long-time La Toya scholar, I thought I'd seen it all. So imagine my delight when the Church uncovered a hidden gem! In a typically insane career turn, Toy somehow ended up in Japan singing a cover of "Funky Town" with Minako Honda. I googled her duet partner and she's described as "the recently deceased Japanese Madonna". Shame! If this song and Minako's outfit - an aluminum foil dress and cheap $2 wig - are any indication of her style, the world lost a towering talent.

Everything about "Funky Town" is utter perfection. La Toya is the picture of loveliness and she actually looks like she's having a great time. The clip (below) was filmed in 1987, so I guess Janet's prettier sister hadn't been turned into a sad zombie by Jack Gordon yet. Watch in awe as Toy Toy proves why she was, is and will always be the most relevant Jackson. This is everything.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

i love ur toy posts!

TanMan said...

The creators of Sailor Moon based the entire series around this performance. FACT!

Anonymous said...

this post >>>>>

Mike said...

Minako is a bit Sailor Moon now that you mention it!

Rhythm Nation said...

"It's only a matter of time before the legendary beauty hammers the final nail into Janet's career by reinventing dance-pop"

u stupid or tryna be funny?

Maureen said...

Pissing off Janet's delusional, obsessed stans is such a worthy goal!

janet's dildo said...

^ THIS.

My Top Icon said...

i got "slayed" over and over and over and...

Anonymous said...

My god I wish I was there

Jordan said...

http://worldofwonder.net/posts/2012/12/06/la-toya-wants-you/
xo

Mike said...

I saw that! I would die to be there to honour Toy!

Me said...

Amazing! I love that Toy is willing to share the spotlight with so many randoms and is generous enough to breathe some life into so many tired old tunes when she could have been unleashing multiple Toygasms with stunning self-penned odes!

I pity the staff of Dunkin Donuts when Janft sees this!