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« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2010, 03:20:30 PM »
Janice Joplin was a raw, bluesy, powerful singer. One of a kind. Lady Gaga is really just a performer, performance art kind of cartoon. Lot's of sizzle, but no steak......I actually pity the young kids today, if this is the best they've got......
 

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« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2010, 12:56:42 PM »
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Originally posted by onewilyfool

Lady Gaga is really just a performer, performance art kind of cartoon. Lot's of sizzle, but no steak......I actually pity the young kids today, if this is the best they've got......



IMHO, Lady Gaga is just a modern Madonna.  I recall very well the way Madonna merchandised herself, all the bizarre costumes....but in this day and age, you have to be WAAAAY out there to get attention and Lady Gaga does just that with her outlandish outfits.  If she could get the attention she desires just on the basis of her vocal abilities, she wouldn't need to dress herself in slabs of meat, but she doesn't, she's just not that remarkable without the trimmings, so to speak.

Joplin, on the other hand, didn't give a damn what was on the outside, as long as she had Southern Comfort on the inside, and she got ALL the attention b/c of her vocal chops......now, THAT is a true musician.

Not at all a hard choice for me!!!

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« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2011, 06:51:56 AM »
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« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2011, 11:06:19 AM »
Methinks it comes down to fame and show over musical arts. In the old days performers just made music.....MTV did to music what KFC did to chicken......janeguitar.com
 

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« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2011, 11:13:58 AM »
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MTV did to music what KFC did to chicken...

Difference is... KFC still has something to do with chicken!
Gotta admire a business that has the balls to charge money and bring a profit from marketing a bowl of yesterday's leftovers & garbage.

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« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2011, 11:29:08 AM »
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.....MTV did to music what KFC did to chicken......janeguitar.com

Well said, Lady Jane.  Some might say the same thing about American Idol.  I wonder how many great singers would never get past an Idol auditon because they don't fit the mold.  Would Steven Tyler even make it?

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« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2011, 11:35:39 AM »
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....marketing a bowl of yesterday's leftovers & garbage.

I can't tell if we're talking about the chicken or the MTV!

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« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2011, 02:00:53 PM »
The music kids listen to today is just noise. I tell you, back in my day we had music. And that Elvis character, with his gyrating hips, it's obscene I tell you!

For the record, Lady Gaga learned to play piano at the age of 4 and was accepted to the highly-regarded NYU School of the Arts at 17, one of only 20 people granted early admission. I don't like her music, but she's got one hell of a set of pipes. She just never made it on her (considerable) natural ability and had to re-invent herself as a pop diva in order to hit it big.

There's no shortage of talented artists or good music out there, in fact, I think there is far more than there has ever been because of technological advances. People are able to made quality recordings in their bedroom with a few hundred dollars' worth of equipment when equal quality required an investment of tens of thousands twenty years ago. However, unlike previous decades, the good stuff may not always be found on major labels and being pushed on  the radio ad nauseum - the record labels are trying to popularize music by appealing to the lowest common denominator. Popular and good were never synonymous and if you think back hard enough, you'll remember that the majority of songs on the radio were always utter crap. Don't be lazy. You can find a ton of good music without getting out of your chair within twenty minutes. It just won't be at your local record store.
 

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« Reply #38 on: February 16, 2011, 10:41:40 AM »
Somewhere John Lennon and Elvis Presley are rolling in their graves.

NEW YORK – The act with the most songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart isn't the Beatles, Elvis or Michael Jackson. It's the cast of Glee.

In just 18 months of appearing on the charts, the Fox TV series has set the record for the most songs on the Billboard chart in the chart's 52-year history.

This week, Glee debuts six songs on the chart, giving them 113 songs in total — five more than the now second-place Elvis Presley, who had 108.

Lady Gaga also makes history on the chart this week; her new song, Born This Way, becomes its 1,000th No. 1 song.

The Grammy winner calls the milestone the greatest honor of my career.




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