Usually, it takes a whole season to crown an Idol winner. It maybe the obvious: Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, David Cook. Or the silent types that end up being the winner: Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard.
But last Wednesday night, the next Idol hit was unveiled and it came from the most unlikely source.
Remember General Larry Platt? The 62 year old civil rights veteran became an instant internet sensation after his performance of his self-penned ditty, “Pants on the Ground” became the LSS of every Idol-watching American (and non-American).
But don’t think “the general” is some loony ol’ man. General Platt was a well-known activist and worked with some of the best in American civil rights movement like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Cong. John Lewis, and has numerous plaques and awards recognizing his contribution to the civil rights movement.
So what the hell was the song about? In an article at msnbc, “the general” said that it was call to the youth of today, highlighting that he and his civil rights brothers sacrificed too much in the past only to see the youths of today parading in the streets with their sagging pants.
If the song is intended to call attention–then it definitely worked. To date, it has generated attention and hits to boot over the internet.
Here’s some Pants on the Ground. (Pants on the ground. Pants on the ground. Lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground…)
Good luck na lang sa LSS nyo…