Monday, April 6, 2009

Kylie...Pink Wiggle or Pop Princess?

I have adored Kylie Minogue for the past 20 years or so, which says something about both our ages. When I was pregnant with child number one, Kylie was on high rotation for my bump to listen to...when the bump became Olivia, she received Kylie's debut children's book for her first Christmas.

So, I've always hoped that she would grow to love Kylie as much as I do. And now she does. But not as the Princess of Pop. No, as the Pink Wiggle. Tonight, I put the DVD of Kylie's 2002 tour on for Liv, to see if she'd recognise her - sure enough, within seconds came the cry "Kylie! The Pink Wiggle!"

It suddenly struck me that, for an entire generation of preschoolers, Kylie will not be known as an entertainer of amazing endurance and versatility...but for singing "Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye...huggin' up the big monkey man" with a bunch of middle aged men in skivvies.

And I'm just not sure how I feel about that.

7 comments:

Permanently twenty three said...

Ditto on the uncertainty. We're off to the Wiggles concert in a few weeks, and I'd love to think she'll pop in for a cameo. It'll make the concert more interesting, hopefully...?

Florida Girl In Sydney said...

I can't believe I never knew this-- and I considered myself a Wiggles expert.

bugmum said...

It's the new release - The Wiggles Go Bananas - it's a hit in our house!

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Barb Fisher said...

I think it's worse that I knew Anthony and Jeff when they were Cockroaches rather than Wiggles.

shon said...

No cred with our little man who thinks she is 'stuuu piid mum', where's the big red car!

valeri said...

The Wiggles go Bananas is actually a good dvd, the kids r watching it everyday cause we r off to Sydney for one of their concerts in April.