Grammys ’10 Battle of the divas

February 1, 2010 at 7:06 pm (music, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I saw the grammys last night and thought it was awesome and because of the amount of female artist dueling it out for supremcy thisgrammy was officially the Battle of the Divas.

Lady Gaga and Elton John’s opener did not disappoint.  It came complete with a fame factory, monsters, and a sacrifce.  Gaga was sent straight to the flames.  Wish Gaga won a grammy on air and not just the two she won before, but I’m not complaining.  She did win more than one grammy and some awesome artists have never won any like Diana Ross who never won any despite being nominated for 12.

Beyonce was awesome as ever.  She’s in a league of her own.  5 Grammy wins, 2 years in a row.  I think she’s the only female artist so far to accomplish that.  It must have been weird for her to watch Jayz accept that award with Rihanna and her (B’s) nephew. I wish Rihanna had been able to perform that would have been nice.

So glad Kanye wasn’t there.   Didn’t get to yell at Taylor Swift as she cleaned up awards, not as much as Beyonce, but still.  She got album of the year.  I knew she would, but I’m still mad.  Just because she’s cute and had Kanye do something horrid.  I think it should have gone to Gaga or Beyonce.  I did like seeing Taylor perform with Stevie Nicks.

                                                                                  

There was mad pairing going on at the Grammys.  Lady Gaga and Elton John, Taylor Switft and Stevie Nicks, and Roberta Flack and Maxwell.  I haven’t seen or heard about Roberta in like forever where’d they find her? I know she’s older now, but boy did she look stiff, like she couldn’t bend her neck.  It looked kind of uncomfortable.

I guess because I don’t listen to country I didn’t realize the Zac Brown Band was such a big deal.  I was hoping for Keri Hilson or MGMT or even the Ting Tings.  Granted MGMT and the Tings Tings havent’ gotten the air time of either the Zac Brown Band or Keri Hilson. 

       

The Michael Jackson tribute was good but sometimes all the voices didn’t harmonize or something.  Sometimes Usher sounded off.  And two American Idol ex-contestants (I would say winners, but Jennifer Hudson didn’t winner although she was definitely good enough to) out of like five people.  American Idol must be proud.   I love Earth song, but I kind of wonder how it was chosen.  It was like they wanted to do We are the World, but couldn’t get the rights (Maybe because the song is being redone).  And I wished I had those 3-D glasses.  I kind of forgot to get some before the big snow storm came in and by then it was too late.  I wasn’t going out into the snow.   

Pink’s performance was stunning.  I still can’t figure out how she can do those acrobatics and sing. I think I just starred in awe.  Especially because of the song choice too and I know I wasn’t the only one starring.  Black eyed peas did well too and I liked Lady Antebellum’s song.  And Bon Jovi of course.

The rap it the end although good sucked bad because they cussed so much half the song was edited.  So I couldn’t hear much of it.

Overall I enjoyed the Grammy’s.  How about you?  Who would you like to have seen win Grammy’s?

Kagehime

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The mystery and power of Marilyn Monroe

October 25, 2009 at 8:41 pm (art, fashion, movies, music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

 

 

Ever since  I heard that the grave next to Marilyn Monroe’s was put on sale,  I’ve been wondering what it was about her that people love so much (men and women) so naturally I had to find out.  What was so captivating that today that people are willing to spend millions to spend an eternity next to her be buried next to her?

Time and time again she appears in pop culture representing the epitome of beauty.  Many female stars attempt to capture her look or are strongly inspired by it.  Need I name some?  I’m sure you know.  Madonna, Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, Anna Nicole Smith, you get the picture.

She’s got at least one good song about her at least  inspired by her.  Know Elton John’s song Candle in the Wind?  It was originally written in 1973 about Marilyn.

And of course Andy Warhol painted his famous images of Marilyn Monroe.

Why?  It wasn’t just because she was beautiful and died tragically (not to mention the conspiracy theories her death spawned) at the age of 36, although that in itself might be enough to develop a cult following.  She didn’t let a hard early life stop her from becoming successful.  And seriously how many successful model, actress, singers are there? And of course she wasn’t just a dumb blonde.

What do you think about Marilyn Monroe and her influence today?

Kagehime

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British Invasion

May 22, 2009 at 1:05 am (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Seriously what happened to American music? We still have rap, but what about pop, rock and everything else? There is a serious British invasion going on right now in part because their music is so good.  I mean have you looked at Britain’s got Talent.  Even people coming from no where like Susan Boyle can belt out a tune (awesomely I might add).  I know America’s got Talent but where is it?  

There’s a lot of Blue Eyed soul coming out of the UK with the likes of Amy Winehouse, Duffy, and Adele.  They’ve got the Ting Tings, Estelle, Lily Allen…then there’s Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand, M.I.A, shall I continue?

Then it seems like they want to steal our good muscians.  Madonna seems to think she’s British. Michael Jackson’s supposed to be touring there and not here.  A British magazine claimed Lady Gaga was British once.  And a how lot of other people thought she was British, because it used to be if you were eccentric and could pull it off you were from the UK.  Look at Boy George and Elton John. Then both Lady Gaga and Brandon Flowers of The Killers performed with The Pet Shop Boys at the British Awards Show.  Not to mention that Flowers has said “We’ve been embraced in Britain in a way that I’ll never understand, and it’s such a wonderful thing,” he says. “But over here [in America], people are still so obsessed with Led Zeppelin and Nirvana, those sorts of bands, that nobody else is allowed [to grow].” and Lady Gaga has commented on how Britain is more of accepting of her than the US.

Do you think the US doesn’t allow talent to develop as well as the UK? I think that if someone’s strange or different the US doesn’t look as favorably on them.  I think that’s the big reason Adam Lambert didn’t win American Idol.  What do you think?

Kagehime

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