M.I.A., best known for her hit 'Paper Planes', recently wrote a song about a 3-hour tech support call with Verizon. Now I don't know about you, but I can't wait to get out on the dance floor and shake my sloopy ass booty to it! These hips don't lie, bitches! But they do get thrown out of their sockets HUMPING YOUR
MOM DAD. AND I'm big spoon after!
The best part about "I'm Down Like Your Internet Connection," which is due to appear on her forthcoming followup to Kala this summer, is that she actually got Filipino Verizon workers to sing the hook. Says M.I.A.:
"I was having issues with my cable and wireless, and I was on the phone [with tech support] for three hours, and I thought, 'Maybe this needs to be part of my music, could you just learn these lyrics and sing it down the phone to me?' Ten phone calls later, I have Internet that sticks and a song."
OMG -- this reminds me of the time I wrote a Geekologie post about M.I.A. writing a song about a 3-hour tech support call. Jesus do I feel inspired. And by inspired I mean gassy. It might be time to change my hotdog water.