Rhythm Heaven, Red Robots, Angels and Aliens (Updated - In Flux)

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Say what you will about the hypnotic corruption of our youth, or the over-sexualization of pop music, or the robot agenda... Beyonce is just plain adorable. Just try and analyze that commercial without crackin a smile. Wanna hear something really crazy? The point in the commercial where she screams in sync with a game character(you can hear it), in effect, becoming one of the game characters, happens at exactly 0:23. Such pleasant distractions feed our hypnosis. A spoonful of sugar...

...and I suppose the split-second screenshot of the robot-building mini-game -given the last post's analysis of the Beyonce-bot- was just a happy coincidence. Beyonce actually messed up on this part of the game; if you hit the timing right, the robot turns red.

The Rhythm Heaven Red Robot showed up again when I tried to listen to my new favorite online music service, Pandora (Vouch).

Can't escape it. It's worth noting that Nintendo's two big moneymakers are now the new DSi and the Wii, the new I and the We, the new eye... the we is the new eye....

"...The single new feature [two mini-cameras] promised in the DSi — as in "eye," or "individualization" — sounded like a throwaway gimmick..."



Same red robot, same golden eyes... I just keep telling myself;
it's just a coincidence, it's just a coincidence, it's just a coincidence...

4/08/09 | 6:01 PM
Ciara / Super-C / Red C / Red Robot

Ciara takes the hand of her red robot

Ciara Princess Harris (actual name), commonly known as the pop-princess Ciara, is expected to drop her third studio album, Fantasy Ride this year on May 5th (5-5-09). Ciara turned 23 last October, and has since been promoting a new persona for her album. The album features the official debut of her robotic, comic-inspired alter-ego, Super-C. This is Super-C:

Is that the Lasso of Truth she's holding?

The above image was part of an email I received from my co-contributor, SketcherX, last night that added even deeper significance to this pop princess pattern kick that I've been on, and even points to the recent prevalence of the Red "C" (Red Sea/Red See/Red Eye) symbolism analysis in the blogs of fellow researchers and hinted to at the end of Ego Eye, Idol Hand, Robot Heart. The red "armor" she wears immediately brought to mind the Witchblade comic (notice the red/blue color contrast)...

more witchblade analysis here

red pill blue pill

Kylie Minogue and Beyonce with left and right-hand witchblades

...and later, as I began writing, a woman on fire...

Kylie Minogue is on Fiyaaah

...and, strangely, Marvel's Carnage.

Um... moving right along...

The name Ciara also made me think of Sierra, the word assigned to the letter "S" in the NATO phonetic alphabet (alpha, bravo, charlie, tango, etc...). FOX's new Joss Whedon production, Dollhouse, uses the NATO alphabet as codenames for it's sleeper agents, and Sierra is the codename of the mind-wiped female assassin co-starring with Eliza Dushku (codenamed Echo). Eliza got her first big TV break playing a vampire slayer named Faith on Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Faith joined the cast as Buffy's dark reflection, her polar opposite, her free-spirited twin... her first appearance was in "Faith, Hope & Trick" (season 3, episode 3). Over at Pseudo-Occult Media, Ben Singleton put together a great post on the Dollhouse that further inspired my next post on Dushku and The Eye's Jessica Alba as blind dark angels (see previous posts for more on The Eye).

the black leather pants of justice

The Dollhouse Cast, with Sierra lookin mean front left

In the show, Sierra, played by Dichen Lachman, has always stood out to me because of her striking -yet alien- features. Lachman has Australian and Tibetan roots.

good girl...

...gone bad

In the third episode of the first season of Dollhouse entitled "Stage Fright", Sierra is programmed to be the number one fan of a suicidal, over-sexualized pop megastar named Rayna Russel (Rayna-Rihanna/Rain/RR) to distract an obsessed fan planning to assassinate Rayna onstage. Curious.

Sierra onstage with Rayna in Dollhouse

Seeing Double Red, Double R's, with one eye covered

Echo Eliza in black with Rayna Rihanna in red

Stage Fright episode teaser

"Sierra is Beautiful" - Dollhouse excerpt from Hulu.com

Soon, winks from Ciara's pattern started showing up on magazine covers...

red - blue - gold

See - Si - C

...and photoshoots (including my new banner art)...

red robot, blue dress... just a coincidence

(Robby) Robots and Angels

"Morbius' nineteen-year-old daughter Altaira (Anne Francis) appears. Like Shakespeare's Miranda, she has grown up not knowing any man except her father and is therefore very curious to learn about human relations. Several officers and men are more than willing to help with her education, but Adams keeps them in line, much to Altaira's puzzlement.

Morbius tells Adams he has been reconstructing the history and science of the Krell, the long-extinct natives, who had possessed a technology and society one million years ahead of that of humanity, but had all died 200,000 years before in a single night of inexplicable destruction. He shows his guests what he calls a "plastic educator". His first use of it put him into a coma for almost two days, but also doubled his intellect, enabling him to build Robby and the rest of the wondrous devices. Morbius also takes them on a tour of a vast cube-shaped underground Krell installation, 20 miles on a side and powered by 9,200 thermonuclear reactors, which has been operating and self-repairing since the extinction of the Krell. When asked its purpose, Morbius is evasive."


The dual-personality album idea isn't exclusively a Beyonce-Ciara thing, we've seen it in artists like David Bowie, Eminem, Janet Jackson and even lil' Miley Cyrus. Beyonce and Ciara just happen to be both doing it the same way at the same time, right now. The undeniable similarities between C's split-personality publicity stunt and Beyonce's twin campaign have not gone unnoticed by the pop music blogosphere. More than a few articles have used side-by-side comparisons of the two artist's videos to bring attention to the synchs;


Kylie Minogue, again. Nice shades.

"Apparently, the 23-year-old singer was so desperate to duplicate Beyonce’s success with her latest video, the Timberlake-fueled 'Love Sex Magick,' that she managed to infiltrate Beyonce’s wardrobe — jacking animal-print catsuits, window treatment-inspired shades, and blond afro wigs left and right. The Queen of Crunk & B [Ciara] even recruited an insider from Mrs. Carter’s [Beyonce's] camp — a shady backup dancer/informant — to feed her stolen moves."

Beyonce caught in a web and Ciara doin the glove thing

The Super-C character is actually "born" in Ciara's video collaboration with T-Pain; hyp-pop's Mr. Roboto. Many Thanks goes out to my favorite new YouTube patternist, PimPb1420 for bringing this one to light (from his amazing Madonna and Beyonce Ritual series). Anyone up for another game of "How Many Synchs Can You Spot?" can see the video, entitled "Go Girl", here (Ciara transforms in a rising elevator and T-Pain claims to have an IQ of 42, just to name a few...).

three robot women, two of them blind

I would've embedded it, but all versions I found on YouTube were embed-blocked. Anyways, here's Behind-the-Scenes clip explaining SuperC, along with PimP1420's analysis of Ciara's vid . . .

demonic robotic posession and rebirth

eye heart see

[Beyonce's kitty kat video]

Ciara speaking on her alter ego:
“When I’m performing, I’m just having fun, letting go and not even trying to think too much about what’s going on . . .You become another person. Another person inside of me totally surfaces when it comes to performing - Ciara, buh-bye, all right Super C. Super C . . . that is my alter ego. Super C doesn’t hold back. She is definitely aggressive. She goes hard. Super C can do some magical and funky things . . . She dances to the 10th power. She does everything to the 10th power.”

Sounds a lot like Beyonce's reasoning behind the Sasha Fierce persona. And beyond the conceptual copycating; why now? Why would two major artists in the same field push the same gimmick at the same time? Just coincidence, right? Beyonce on her split persona:

"Sasha Fierce is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side that comes out when I'm working and when I'm on the stage . . . I have someone else that takes over when it's time for me to work and when I'm on stage, this alter ego that I've created that kind of protects me and who I really am."

The two artists share the same costume designer; Thierry Mugler, the man behind Sasha Fierce's famous robotic concert costumes previously mentioned in my last post (and the Wonder Woman - Cheetah red/blue outfit below).

Beyonce and Kylie Minogue as matching fembots

From Metropolis; a robot named Mary

"My references were clearly inspired from shows that I’ve actually seen. It goes to show how creative we can be and how close the worlds are. I did my first video with my metal outfit. I was inspired by Thierry Mugler. Now, from my understanding, Beyonce is using Thierry Mugler for her tour. It just is what it is."
-Ciara to Honey Magazine

Nice name drop. Thierry Mugler was responsible for Beyonce's, goat-headed, heart-headlight breastplate from her new album's liner photos -easily the most eye-catching ensemble on that photoshoot- as well as Madonna's world-famous "pointy bra" costume. The black-and-white photography was color-treated to emphasize the flames and the red and blue paint job.

The image below was sent to me by SketcherX on his plane ride to the future (a.k.a. a two-week trip to Japan); it's an ad from the back of an in-flight magazine for a perfume called Angel, being marketed by -you guessed it- Thierry Mugler.

Outside of the obvious mirror imagery in the magazine ad, the model appears to be frozen, or made of ice, contrasting the above reference to a woman on fire (red/blue), while also resonating the Ice Queen from C.S. Lewis' Narnia and the recently suicidal Ali Larter as Tracy Strauss from NBC's medium-transcending mega-hit, Heroes (where she was another one of three sacred twin sisters). Ali Larter's next film is Obsessed, a Fatal Attraction for the hip-hop generation, with Beyonce Knowles.


Speaking of Angels, the same year that Tilda Swinton, the actress behind the Ice Queen, starred in the first Narnia (2005), she also played the androgynous angel Gabriel in Constantine, a film that get's plenty of mention on this blog. Androgyny is yet another concept that shows up in both Beyonce and Ciara's recent videos, strangely enough. Beyonce's first single from I Am... Sasha Fierce was called "If I Were A Boy", and mimicked Ciara's previous release, "Like A Boy". Subtle, right?

Shia Lebouf. Again.



Mugler is also peddling a fragrance called Alien (Angel/Alien, Good Girl/Bad Girl, Divine/Possessed, Fire/Ice). Remember, the Witchblade technology is an alien technology according to the story, and the sentient symbiotic ooze worn by the villain Carnage, Spiderman's arch-nemesis Venom, and -as seen in Spiderman 3- Spiderman himself, is alien.

Interesting packaging (purple octagon, red+blue, and three gold claws), and eerie advertising...

alien robot or angel alter-ego?

Check out All Saints and Soul of a Saint at The Blob for more Halo synchage.

See that massive gold chain necklace? See the vid below;



  1. I forgot to tell you bout the commercial. I thought you might have missed the sync due to Bees cuteness. But yea she had the crowd cheering in sync and cracked up when she built that robot. "JC resonator."

  2. All this robot stuff came into focus for me today upon watching this scene in 'Pretty Woman' where Julia Roberts' character is explaining "when i'm with a guy i'm like a robot, i just do it."

    The dialogue between john and hooker starting at 4:58 mirrors the relationship between artist/singer and songwriter/producer with the 3rd person being whoever the songs are really about.

  3. hm. good reference. the prostitute is a performer just like the performer on stage, and both disassociate in order to get through the ordeal. go somewhere else in your head, let something else take over, something that you begin to appreciate, even love, for protecting you.

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