At many stages of development this Neurotic Man has been labeled a freak. I think it’s quite cruel to label me a freak just because I don’t care for rodeos or guns, Burger King or football or Hooters or just about anything that excites the average American. The thing is what the hell is getting your freak on? So I turn that to that tablet of learning, my computer and the internet. So I prayed to the god of Goggle and came up with this:
“Star Trek Beyond star Zachary Quinto goes above and beyond during his performance on this week’s Lip Sync Battle, choosing to channel Missy Elliott via her 2001 hit, “Get Ur Freak On.” http://www.etonline.com/tv/190364_zachary_quinto_perfectly_channels_missy_elliot_for_get_ur_freak_on_on_lip_sync_battle/
Now this just got me in deeper. What the hell is a Missy Elliot? So back to the computer (twice in one day!) I went. “No female rap artist paralleled the success of Missy Elliott, neither during her reign nor before, and none was more deserving. Unlike most of urban music’s female superstars, Missy writes her own songs as well as performs them, and her creative wit in on a par with her stylish demeanor. In addition to her talent and showmanship, she established herself as a genuine hitmaker alongside her longtime producer, Timbaland. She initially scored hits for others, namely Aaliyah (“One in a Million,” “If Your Girl Only Knew”) and to a lesser extent 702 (“Steelo”), before moving on to score a dazzling run for herself. Her debut album, Supa Dupa Fly (1997), spawned a number of hits such as “The Rain” that were more trend-setting than they were chart-topping.” http://www.allmusic.com/artist/MN0000502371/biography
Now I felt like a real shmuck! I had never heard of Missy Elliot or getting your freak on. This Neurotic Man has lived a much more closed off life than he previously believed. After a bit of self abasement I decided to collaborate with Missy Elliot as this seemed like a subject I was an expert in and Ms. Eliot certainly needs more publicity. But alas, there was no phone pick up. I’m sure the phone number was correct because I got it from the internet. I think I was being ignored. Once again, even after all my exhaustive research I’ll just have to get my freak on solo. If I ever find out what that means.