Sunday, September 13, 2009

Last Shot at Fame...?

Does Lil Mama want some fame or what? If it's good enough for Kanye West, d*mmit, it's good enough for Lil Mama. Who knows? Lil Testosterone's stage crashing might make her the talk of the town come morning. This might be the sliiiiight push she needs to become a household name.


Jay-Z looked like "What is that?" - "Who is that?" - "Security." Alicia wasn't trying to be bothered.

At this point, you have to know Lil Mama is crazier than Kanye West will ever be. Bless her hard soul.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Whitney Houston - I Look to You

I love this song. It's on constant repeat.

I feel the strength in Whit's voice. Before, she was perfect and even somewhat soulless, but this Whitney has been through it, and once you realize that she's singing a GOSPEL song from the heart, you'll appreciate it so much more. Unless you've been through something REAL and YOUR FAULT like Ms. Houston has, you might not get "I Look to You" fully. Just wait. One day you're going to be in the middle of a storm, or just on the other side of a storm and "I Look to You" will speak to your soul...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Chris Brown, the Village Idiot

I admit that I stole that title from my good friend, Larry. I'll take an idea and run with it if you don't. Zero shame.

Anyway. What a joke Chris Brown turned out to be. He came on Larry King Live and basically gave one big apology to the people and let us know he loves Rihanna. His lawyer made sure to divulge that Rihanna had slapped Chris before... but nobody could give us any details about the night he almost beat her into a coma "out of respect for her privacy". Whatever dudes. Larry King tried, in his slap dog way, to get a detail or two from Chris but Chris got stuck on, "Wow - wow - uh wow". Repeat this 20 times and that's pretty much the transcript of the interview.

If you're going to reserve time to speak on an incident DO THAT. Chris Brown could have just recorded a public apology and been done with it. I can forgive him and just look at him for the entertainment. Nobody needed him to put on a bow tie and dodge all the real questions in an *Exclusive* interview. And I surely didn't need to see his enabling mom crying one second and looking like a pit bull ready to pounce the next.

The Whitney Houston Hour

I sincerely hope that this post manages to convey all of the good, bad, sad, frustrated, and hopeful feelings that I have for my girl.

I’ve always been a Bobby Brown fan first, but I loves me some Whitney Houston. Needless to say, watching her on Good Morning America this morning was kind of hard. I loved her energy and her command of the stage, but the vocals were shaky. More shaky than, "she's getting older" ....more like, "crack is a witch."

Don't for a second get it twisted: I salute Whitney for trying to get her life together and battling such a tragic addiction. I sympathize with her from the bottom of my heart, BUT. Is she broke? Why’d she do this? I saw Being Bobby Brown and I know Whitney didn’t put out a new CD just for the fans. lol What’s up, Nippy?

Whitney Houston's 'Million Dollar...
Million Dollar Bill

Whitney Is 'Every Woman'
Every Woman

Whitney Houston: 'My Love Is Your Love'
My Love Is Your Love
Whitney: I’mma make y’all realize it’s a difference. My baby can’t sing a note!

I just love Whitney for singing, “Me and Bobby’s baby…”

Bobbi Kristina comes on stage for this one. Isn’t she turning out so lovely? I have to wonder how the child of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston can’t sing though.

I’ve watched these clips a few times; you can’t deny that she can still carry a tune or that she’ll always have a nice tone, but Whitney's voice sounds so hoarse and strained and smoked the hell OUT. A few times I actually had to make sure that wasn’t Frankie crashing the set. Let us all pray that our Whitney will quit the Newports and work on her voice. I hear something there so all is not lost... ala Aretha Franklin.

The CD?

I like it! I can do without the oooh yeah and oooh Lord fillers, but it’s a nice CD for grown people to groove to. I’ve heard MUCH worse. We'll just consider this CD her first *rough* one after coming through the storm. To be perfectly honest with you, I'll take Whitney's new CD anyday over Vanessa Williams'.

What if Whitney Houston called Mariah Carey after doing her set on GMA?
Mariah and Nick turn off the television and look at each other with raised eyebrows after watching Whitney on Good Morning America. Mariah can’t talk because she doesn’t speak before noon to preserve her voice.

Mariah’s cell rings. She sees Whitney’s name on the caller ID. Eyes light up.

Mariah: (To Nick) Put down that keyboard; watch me clown right quick. (Puts phone on speaker and sings into the phone) HellooooOOooo? This is Mariaaaah Caaarey speaking ooooooooooooo!

Whitney: Mariah?

Mariah: (Still singing) Yeeees, yeessss what’s uuuuup old friiii-e-e-end? You are my friiiiiend -

Whitney: Oh, hell to the naw. I don’t know why you singing and whispering baby girl. I had to get on crack and weed and powder and handlebars and Bobby and everything else just to come down to your level. Don’t act brand new. I caught the Michael Jackson memorial.

Nick: (Runs to Mariah’s side) Just hang up the phone baby…

Salute - Whitney Houston

Sing it, Whitney!