This is not a dream.
The other day I was sitting outside RadioShack with Emily (have fun in Minnesota! Have a safe flight! Say hello to everyone! Don't forget to wash behind yer ears!) and our conversation suddenly dropped off. We were mesmerized by what we saw before us: a woman in a bright pink dress with a yellow star in the middle dancing with a giant CGI ape (not this one) in front of a cartoon backdrop.
Who was this person, and how could I devote my life to her?
It turned out to be Tatiana, venerable Mexican kid-pop star and television personality, in her nuevo video "El Chango Marango." Tatiana's been making pop albums since 1984, and hosted a popular children's show carried on the Galavision network in the US until 2001. Last year she relaunched her solo career and is also doing this:
Tatiana has managed to get her career as a singer and actress back on track, releasing new albums with continued success and acting as the mermaid Coral on a Mexican telenovela, Amy, la Niña de la Mochila Azul.
Tatiana, meet Sara Paxton!
Info courtesy Tatiana.info, which seems to be hands down the best source of all Tatiana info on the web, and the Wikmeister.
Her official site and wonderland is pretty incredible but difficult to navigate. Good use of Flash rivaled by another recent developing interest, Trollz (which I'll post about later -- they have a multimedia center that streams under-the-radar teen pop but NOT "It's a Hair Thing," the Trollz single that I MUST HAVE).
Have you decided to devote your life's work and a considerable amount of your savings to Tatiana yet? Perhaps these video samples will convince you.
Stream La Ranita
Stream El Chango Marango (select "Nuevo Video: 'El Chango Marango'" from list)
And since it is SKYE FRIDAY, I suppose a super special shout-out is in order. This one goes out to Skye by way of her favorite indie phenomenon, Death from Above 1979 (or is it M.I.A. now?), the band that originally wrote and recorded this song.
Skye Sweetnam - Wild World