This is via Madonna's Nipple and is for discussion. I agree with the top tiers and the ones currently rising. I'm not sure if Gaga can really be called recently flopping since her Tony Bennett team-up has really re-energized people's desire to like her again, paving the way for what I assume will be a big pop comeback. And I think Britney, like Madonna, will always mean way more than her sales to the generation that worships her. Oh, and I wish my career were as dead as J.Lo's!
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Mike Huckabee ended his FOX show, possibly ahead of a 2016 run, but how out of touch he is in saying the Obamas are bad parents because they let their teens listen to...Beyoncé. Really? That's the worst he can come up with?
Out artist Sam Smith is among the first nominees for this year's Grammys, nabbing a Song of the Year nomination. Other nominees include Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and lots of other surprises.
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.
The history of gay pop music can’t be written without Jimmy Somerville, whose piercing falsetto gave ‘80s band Bronski Beat’s first album its visceral punch and aching vulnerability. His later project, The Communards, saw even more success with a cheeky cover of “Don’t Leave Me This Way”, continuing Jimmy’s association with disco; he has since put his stamp on a number of bona fide classics from the era.
After a break in recording of several years, he’s back with Homage, a disco album so authentic it could be pressed on a white label and dumped in a used record store and no one would ever guess the mystery artist worked his magic in 2014 rather than 1978.
Speaking with Jimmy recently, I got him to talk about The Village People, Donna Summer, his vocal cords and more.
Check out my interview with Jimmy after the jump.