I’m no Catholic but I recognise clear-cut hypocrisy when I see it. And it is very disturbing that another performer has begun to emulate this misuse of religious iconography. This can not become a thing because it’s just straight up disrespectful. I can’t imagine anyone getting away with doing a performance in burkas. The religious need to be treated just like any other social group seeks to be treated. You don’t get to just strip down ancient symbolism entrenched in many cultures for your shitty pop performances.
It’s just great that Catholicism is being bastardised by Gaga and Minaj but if it were any other religion it would be headline-making injustice.25
"The song is fine, but shouting into autotune does not mean you’re inspiring people."
GPOY of most pop artists.
087. I don’t listen to the radio.
The only time I would is in my car and I have a radio connector for my iPod so yeah.
088. I avoid modern pop music.
For instance, I just had a conversation with someone about how I’ve never heard of Nicki Minaj. It all sounds the same and that sound is electronic shit. Not only that but I haven’t even listen to much from those in the pop scene who actually produce ‘better’ music like GaGa and Katy Perry. I’ve not listened to anything on GaGa’s new album. The only exception here is Beyonce - but she’s just so much better than everyone else.
089. I don’t drink coffee.
I don’t know if I’ve ever written this before (probably like 20 times) but I hate coffee. It tastes foul - just a bitter stew and I cannot fathom the mordern mania over it. However, I do drink tea - because it’s actually good.
090. I hate a lot of American candy/sweets/treat products.
Sorry guys and girls of America but the majority of your sweet products are so artificial that it makes me sick just looking at it. Case and point: Redvines. I don’t understand how anyone could like them, and even though I feel like a bad Starkid for saying it, they are foul tubes of actual pastic that taste like medicine.
091. I don’t like blonde hair on girls.
It’s ok on guys but I always prefer dark hair - brunette especially. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of attractive people with blonde hair (case and point: Dianna Agron) but I do unfairly judge those of the blonde persausion.
Here We Go Again? of the Day: 14-year-old Lexi St. George, the latest pop music product to roll off the Ark Music Factory assembly line, was “discovered” by CEO Patrice Wilson at a shopping mall casting call sponsored by GMA.
That’s right: Patrice Wilson — the man responsible for inflicting a second Black Plague on unsuspecting Earthicans — was hired by Good Morning America to turn a “regular teenager” into “a star” based on “what [he] did for Rebecca Black.” What could go right?
St. George isn’t all that different from her fun-having predecessor: She’s a shallow, carefree, bubbly Barbie with a Lolita edge singing lyrics like “everyone is here and I am having so much fun” to a tune as generic as a bottle of Sam’s Cola. But she does look like Emma Watson, which never hurt anybody. And she can kinda sing.
“I don’t want people comparing and saying she’s the next Rebecca Black,” says Wilson. “With this project, it’s a bit of a different thing.” By “different” do you mean “won’t make listeners want to leap off tall buildings to their untimely demise?” Because that’s certainly a change I’m on board with.
This is sad on many level but perhaps the worst and best commentary I can give is the fact that this is virtually indistinguishable from modern pop…
A 30 Song Challenge: Day 29 - A Song From Your Childhood
Stop - Spice Girls
This song. How can I even begin. The Spice Girls were my THE band of my childhood.
A 30 Song Challenge: Day 18 - A Song You Wish You Heard On The Radio
Try A Little Tenderness
I just want to hear Glee on a commercial radio station - and not one of their poppy covers but something as amazing as this, or better yet, a showtune. Just to show people that Glee has amazing music, amazing talent and that a lot of music on the radio at the moment is shit in comparison. I don’t even listen to the radio, I connect my iPod through a radio device.
Light Up The World: SO disappointing from what I heard. It sounds like a bid at a pop-dance track - which pretty much means they should loose Nationals because they have chosen such an effing stupid song to do. I’m getting really angry about this actually. I HOPE they loose.
It’s a plenty good song in its own right but it is SO EFFING DISAPOINTING FOR A NATIONALS NUMBER!
Bella Notte: Sam Evans’ drawling pop voice did NOT work for me. I literally had to turn it off when he sang ‘Bellaahhhh Nottaaaayyyyy” (because that’s how he pronounced it).
Then I skipped forward a bit and there were some nice harmonies.
This is pretty cool! Someone mashed up the Darren Criss and Katy Perry versions of Teenage Dream.
Dear Justin Bieber,
Oh please. If you were not pretentious enough, now we have to believe in you like you are some form of demi-god? I’m sorry, but I recently listened to one of your songs and I couldn’t actually tell if you can sing well or not because when you weren’t being auto-tuned for effect, you were layered with so many harmonies that your voice was disguised. At any rate, your voice is so very very far from being at a ‘worship-able’ level. Now, I suppose I should take into account that you are incredibly, disproportionately famous, so shear idolisation of you may equal a false-god status. However, nowadays I’m not sure if you are more famous for being hated or being loved. At any rate, the social tide is poised to wash any fan not in the tween-girl demographic into the closet to appreciate you in secret. With the state of pop music at the moment I am sincerely worried that we are going to loose all standards and anyone who can appeal to a wide enough audience can be auto-tuned into a musician. I can see it now, the Kardashian sisters releasing an album of ‘dance’ music.
Last but not least, Firework by Katy Perry is Part 3 of Pop Week!