In totally non-related running news #lmfao
So I am watching, very briefly, the Billboard Music Awards the other night and LMFAO is receiving an award. While Redfoo is making his acceptance speech, they cut to Berry Gordy (Detroit son and Motown founder genius), and I think to myself, “Gee. I wonder what Berry Gordy thinks of music like this? He must just roll his eyes.” I mean when I think of the Motown Sound and the music they made and the way his groups looked-clean cut and very well dressed-he must just think, “What is going on with these young kids today?” (Or, to be fair, perhaps that is just me channeling the 68-year old woman who sometimes lives inside of me).
So then Redfoo (and yes, as a 44-year old I am embarrassed to even type that name) looks into the audience and thanks his mom and dad. Cut back to Berry Gordy again. WHAT?!?!? Berry Gordy is that guy’s dad? Now let me think about this. Berry Gordy is my dad’s age (late 60s) and this guy is in his late 30s (I didn’t know this until I looked it up. I just assumed he was in his 20s. He is a very youthful looking 37 year old), which is not totally unusual I suppose. Then I realize that the woman next to Gordy, who I thought might be a daughter, is actually a wife and most likely a second or third wife. And thus, Berry Gordy siring a musical prodigy in his 30s makes sense. I mean, why not?
But I’m not sure, so I look it up. Sure enough…Redfoo’s dad is Berry Gordy. But wait…it get’s better. Redfoo (real name Stefan Kendal Gordy) was born in 1975-he’s not even 10 years younger than me! How is this possible! Anywho, the other guy in the band (Redfoo is the one with the huge hair), SkyBlu (yes, still embarrassed), whose real name is Skylar Austin Gordy was born in 1986. SkyBlu is actually the newphew of Redfoo, which makes Berry Gordy the grandfather of SkyBlu! Holy Music Royalty!
Who would have thunk it?
Have a great day, everyone!