Saturday Night Social: Christina Aguilera Verzuz……Christina Aguilera

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Christina Aguilera, noted rival of Christina Aguilera, has released a music video for her new version of “Reflection,” the song originally made famous by Christina Aguilera for Disney’s 1998 animated feature, Mulan.


This new version, which Christina Aguilera recorded for the soundtrack of the upcoming live-action Mulan remake, premiering next month on Disney+, is quite good, and, uh………not to pit two strong, independent women against each other, but if I were Christina Aguilera? I’d be worried!

The new music video, which hit YouTube on Friday, according to Billboard, finds Christina Aguilera crouched atop a reflective surface, singing at or perhaps even to her reflection—which is the name of the song!

Christina Aguilera is wearing a billowing, powder blue gown and has blonde hair, which is similar to what Christina Aguilera wore in her “Reflection” video except different in that Christina Aguilera wore a pantsuit, which is dissimilar from Christina Aguilera’s outfit, which is a dress. There are also scenes from the live-action Mulan, many of which feature actress Liu Yifei playing the titular role.

Have I met my wordcount for this post yet? No? Uhhhhhhh, what else can I describe… Christina Aguilera is singing! Much like Christina Aguilera did in her music video for her version of “Reflection” from over 20 years ago. One could argue that Christina Aguilera has copied Christina Aguilera in that respect. Not me, though, for I understand that although Christina Aguilera is a singer, she did not invent singing. Many people who are not Christina Aguilera sing—even women! Women such as Christina Aguilera, who honestly sounds even better on her recently released cover of “Reflection” than Christina Aguilera did on the 1998 original.

Incredible Mrs. Music Critic out!

Freelance journalist (GQ, W, Esquire, elsewhere), here on weekends


Cheers Pink Ears!

Food thread! What have you made? What tasty things have you bought?

I made lemon raspberry muffins, with macadamia nuts! THe macadamia nuts were part of a donation to the hospital front line workers, snack packs of nuts, I grabbed the macadamia’s before anyone else, I’m not made of money.

The funny thing about making things in pans that are about as wide as your oven, you can really see where the hot spots are. Bottom right, hot spot, along the left side, hot spot, the middle, not so much.

We took a few days off from work this week, for summer fun! We went and walked around downtown Mystic, if you’re not familiar, it’s a quaint little area where the majority of the houses and shops haven’t changed substantially since whaling times. Great if you’re a Moby Dick fan. It’s a cute little summer town, and there’s a nice bakery. We got, they call it an ebbrioche, it’s braided brioche with cinnamon sugar, baked in a muffin tin. If you are ever in the area, I can highly recommend that, and the pineapple ginger lemonade they have. There’s also a “new” chocolate shop. They opened in January, poor guys. We had a frozen “hot” chocolate, that was really good, very chocolately, like a intense hot chocolate, but on ice.

We also went to Penzey’s and picked up a bunch of spices, and went to the farmer’s market and got some Ginger Gold apples, the first apples that show up around here. They good for slicing since they brown very slowly, so we’ll probably have them in a salad with some sauteed raddichio, grilled chicken, some pecans, and a soft cheese, later this week.