5 posts categorized "ANNIE LENNOX"
Salon: Ruh-roh! New reports suggest Michael Flynn was tied to Russian hacking, and expose Trump's massive Russian business ties. But ... her facelift.
New York: Would you be surprised if it turned out that Jared Kushner was the aide who threatened Mika & Joe with National Enquirer nastiness?
New Yorker: More on how much American Media (National Enquirer, Us Weekly) mogul David Pecker LOVES Trump, goes to bat for him.
Joe.My.God.: Texas Supreme Court unanimously rules gay married couples do NOT have an automatic right to state benefits. Unreal.
Kenneth in the (212): Annie Lennox gets hit up as a promising new artist (!) by a new music coordinator at an L.A. station. Named Kylie.
NY Daily News: A Florida first responder with PTSD since the Pulse gay nightclub massacre is dead-broke, being forced to go back to work.
Another lady in red who's touring! Check out Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live In Concert at 10PM on April 3 on PBS. She sings tracks from her Nostalgia album, including...
Annie Lennox, who's been a bit of a scold lately (what with dressing down Beyoncé for not dressing enough), has now cast aspersions on Madonna's latest topless poses, agreeing that they're for attention.
GASP! A popstar doing something for attention? (Like when Annie had Madonna perform on her song “Sing”?)
I think when Annie said we should ask why Madonna is doing this, it would have been worth answering that a little more thoughtfully. Everything public that a public figure does is for attention, either strictly for ego or, more often, to plug a product or endorse a way of thinking.
Why is it that Madonna's topless shots are so easily reduced to being only about attention, when Lennox's own use of racy clothing and even nudity were not? Why can't Madonna be—along with thinking that she'll grab lots of eyes by doing this—that there should be nothing wrong with seeing a woman's nipples (a sentiment she expressed when the Internet was broken over Kim Kardashian's naked butt, though the media deliberately misread it as shade)? Or that women past a certain age should feel free to express themselves both sexually and artistically? Or maybe it's not about age, maybe it's just about creating an interesting scene in the images. Or maybe it is a purely sexual expression—that's the least likely considering all the preparation and thought, but that's okay, too.
As a reader pointed out, Annie gave songs to Demi Moore's movie Striptease (1996), which wasn't exactly not for attention...
Annie's smart, a great artist and welcome to her opinion. I just find her comment pointless in this case.
Dazzling Annie at B&N in the gallery above!
I've met some of my most intensely beloved '80s idols, but Annie Lennox was a hold-out...until tonight! Appearing at a Barnes & Noble Union Square chat with Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis, she was promoting her new CD Nostalgia, a covers collection.
Full tracklisting of Nostalgia:
“Memphis in June”
“Georgia on My Mind”
“I Put a Spell on You”
“I Cover the Waterfront”
“God Bless the Child”
“You Belong to Me”
“September in the Rain”
“I Can Dream, Can't I?
“The Nearness of You”
Annie looks great, and more importantly, she is an almost singularly cerebral popstar, one who spoke eloquently about the AIDS pandemic, the backstories she creates when singing a song and also about her #1 favorite gig ever—which just so happens to be the David Bowie duet I posted quite recently!
“I just to thank everybody that came here this morning...I want to tell you that I'm so grateful to you for taking time out of your busy lives to come to hear and wait to see me. That's touched me deeply, so thank you.”
Lennox spoke of how timeless the songs on her new album really are (many written in the '30s), admitted she adores “the down-the-rabbit-hole experience” of YouTube and confessed that she in fact used the site to help her in her song selection.
I was lucky enough to have photographer Bruce Glikas on hand to take my photo with Annie (I was one of the first to go, so she hadn't figured out to lean into the photo more just yet). When I had my moment with her, I told her that her early genderfuck presentation with Eurythmics, while not my issue, made me a better person by opening my mind to other possibilities at an early age. She listened intently and thanked me for sharing that. Probably the most substantive gush I've had toward a star I've encountered, but her intellectual conversation just prior was inspirational.
Check out the full video after the jump and all my photos in the gallery at the top of this post...