“What The Eff?” Wednesday?: La’Domour
Ive been a blogger for going on two years now and there is one thing I’ve still yet to grasp – how is it that videos become viral on these internets and why? Today I’ve spotted this video through two separate websites and I don’t think either post did the wonder that is La’Domour justice.
Resist the temptation to just close your browser and hear me out for a few moments. Can anyone tell me if there’s ever been a more doomed intro to an artists bio, even on Myspace?
La’Domour, aka Myron Thurmond, a native of Detroit Michigan . . .
Why do black folks always have to French-ify names? To make them sound sexy or exotic (or, most likely, like something we have no business messing with)? I hate to break it to Myron but there is no such French word structure as “La’Domour” and as an unjustifiably francophilic black person I am so put out by what seems to be Myron’s misunderstanding that “Domour” means something. So then I mosied on over to BlackPlanet, where I discovered his username is “loveyougood6969.” That made me hit the back button and start reading his bio again:
La’Domour is the founder of alternative R&B, which consists of smooth funk, R&B, rock and sexual jazz . . .
Ok, I’m not here to knock anyone’s hustle (at least not directly), but I take my role as a critic rather seriously, in fact with the same level of seriousness that La’Domour takes his chest hair, cowrie shell necklace, slickback, and music. So what about this music?
I guess that settles it – I’ve certainly never heard anything quite like it but I wouldn’t use the word “founder,” for his discovery of a set of discordant sounds that he has the gall to fancy a chorus. I hope you made it to the part where he’s on the beach in an all white, flowing ensemble with his shirt unbuttoned, because that is obviously the best recurring image that he could have chosen to give us over and over and over again. You also may have noticed that his slickback is more than a mere conk, he actually has a long tantalizing braid down his back that he can’t help but repeatedly caress. That thing is so tight and under control it’s like a cat o’ nine tails! Somebody call the folks at Murray’s and let them know there is a new pomade king in town!
For more really confusing music and styling choices, visit his Myspace page. I’m done.