Pointless Controversy

Many of you may know, the VMAS were on last night. The show was filled with bullshit, attention whores and more bullshit, because MTV has become a network that exploits trash. The VMAs are no longer about music and art. It has become a show dedicated to celebrities causing pointless controversy. Don’t get me wrong, I love controversy, and I understand from a marketing perspective that it keeps stars relevant. I just cannot stand it when they cause controversy just to get their name in headlines. Use controversy to make a statement.

Nobody did controversy better than Madonna, and Miley Cyrus and her revealing outfits are nothing more than a cry for attention. They’re just tits Miley chill out. Madonna’s Like a Virgin VMA performance helped jump start her career, and inspired other artists like Britney Spears to also raise eyebrows during her VMA performances. Remember when Spears ripped off her suit to reveal a flesh colored bra, pants and her thong popping out? It enraged parents across America, including my own mother, but she was trying to reveal to the world she was no longer a little girl, and while Cyrus is trying to convey the same message, she does it in a completely different way. She goes over the top, and she really doesn’t need to. I think it is great when women express their sexuality, but there is a sexy way to do it, and then there’s the trashy way, and I think she always goes for the trashy way, because it’s easy. My generation loves easy. We want what we want and we want it now.

It was Britney Spears's second time at the VMAS--she'd debuted the previous year, singing a relatively tame version of her first single, "... Baby One More Time." But in 2000, she stepped up and changed the game, opening with a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction" (which she performed while dressed in a menswear-style pinstriped suit), before segueing into her hit "Oops! ...I Did It Again," and tearing off her shirt, jacket and pants to reveal a surprising nude-tone two-piece bodysuit.
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Kanye West’s overdrawn out speech was a total publicity stunt, and Taylor Swift’s performance with the most talented woman in the entertainment industry Nicki Minaj was a complete joke. Where has the talent gone? Where is the substance? True artists make statements, they aren’t looking to be hash tagged just for the fuck of getting attention. Thoughts?

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Are They Really THAT Talented?

Everybody seems to adore Queen B, and by the queen I mean Beyonce aka Sasha Fierce! She is beautiful, a wonderful performer, and has sold millions of records. Not to mention she me makes up half of one of the “it” power couples in Tinseltown, but is she really that talented? She does not write her own lyrics; she does not play any instruments, and her acting ability is okay. I am not implying she lacks talent, but what I am stating is….she really that talented? 

Britney Spears has been famous since I was 10!!!!!! She has sold out tours, been the primary subject for media outlets on a regular basis, acquired a huge fan  base that continues to support her, and sold millions of records, but is she really that talented? In my opinion, Ms. Spears is the product of excellent marketing, and pure luck, because when Ms. Baby One More Time stepped onto the music scene, there was no female competition. She paved the way for a new era of bubble gum pop female singers, and the marketing geniuses behind Jive knew that selling her as an innocent sex kitten would help cultivate a pop sensation, and it worked! She had that innocent girl next door face on a perfectly sculpted sexy body, and she could shake her ass. Back in the day, Spears could put on a performance, but her voice has always been so, so…and she also does not write her own lyrics, or play any instruments, or act well, or write, or choreograph her own dance moves, so again is she really that talented?

I love Madonna, because she is a tough bitch who knew exactly what she wanted, and went out and achieved it, but again..is she really that talented? Her voice is okay..have you listened to any of her performances from her Blonde Ambition tour? I think Madonna is a trendsetter, and knew how to use controversy and sex to keep herself relevant. She also has a great “image” which I am sure was created by her record label, and producers. Her image is constantly being redone, and this is a great move, because it maintains the brand and fame. Madonna could never let go of her fame; it is like her child.

What do you think…are they really that talented? Comments are always appreciated 🙂 & tell me an artist you think is DEFINITELY talented!

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Is This Some Joke They Are Trying to Pull on Us?- Wed Night Go Out Right

What’s up my snarky internet friends? I have compiled another list of songs for ya! Listen to em!

  • Flat Top- The Goo Goo Dolls- It is political, and interesting. It discusses how the television altered the way we think, and how we see things. One of my favorite lines in the song is “shows me what to love and who I am supposed to be”, because let’s face it television is a very powerful medium and changed society for better and for worse. Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWfRGgQ9duI
  • What It Feels Like-Madonna- A great song from from one of my favorite artist’s Madonna. I love its feminist message along with the awesome video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAgaPk4GHPY
  • Thriller- Michael Jackson- If you havent seen or heard of this song/video you are probably wearing diapers, or have been living under a rock chilling with some pink worms, because this is one of the most famous music videos EVER! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA
  • What’s Going On- 4 Non Blondes I just dig this song! I love Linda Perry she’s a bad ass.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NXnxTNIWkc

Music How I Always Adore You.

When I was two years old, I used to rap Ice Ice Baby; my parents recorded music videos on VHS, because they made me shut up. I clearly remember being mesmerized by Paula Abdul’s Opposites Attract music video, and just loving music! I understood lyrics at a young age, and always had appreciation for older music. Below are some of my favorite songs..in no particular order…hope you enjoy and share some of yours. xoxoxoxoxoxo

Journey- Faithfully

Prince-When The Doves Cry

Billy Joel- Only The Good Die Young

Bon Jovi- Bed Of Roses

Bon Jovi- Living In Sin

The Goo Goo Dolls- Black Balloon

The Goo Goo Dolls- Flat Top

Nirvana- Smells Like Teen Spirit

Nat King Cole- Unforgettable

Madonna- Vogue

TLC- Waterfalls

Mariah Carey & Whitney Houstan- When You Believe