The judges. I only really know Stan Walker and he weems rather fresh meat to be hosting. No idea who Ruby Higgins is. Daniel seems very last century in a one hit wonder way. And the cold lady seems to have taken one too many valiums. And as I do not know who the judges are I just do nor care what they think or say. So I stopped watching after ten minutes on demand as I just did not care. Full disclosure, last year I was watching the OZ, U.S. U.K versions and gave up on all of them before the end. Just too much shite talent and bullshit and ‘making people over’. I also do not like the hardship stories. Awful and manipulative. The seams are showing in the franchise. Shall not watch again.
This was from today’s ‘Dom Post’. It is about the new Fat Freddys song. Whoever wrote it, Doctor Who does not own a phonebox. He owns a ‘Time and Relative Dimension is Space’ machine. It is called the ‘Tardis’. And even using the proper terms that reviews makes little sense.
In Her review for ‘Entertainment Weekly’, Melissa Marez seems to have an issue with gay life. READ IT HERE.
I shall not argue her ‘points’, just the obvious judgmental and/or hate statements.
1. First just change every reference to gay or gay lifestyle to a reference to race and/or colour……..I’ll wait. It makes for quite judgmental statements when viewed form the ‘race’ angle.
“Adam Lambert might be the only American Idol alum who considers purple eyeliner a daytime look…..
Reinforces view that men should not wear make-up. Not sure if Melissa usually writes about music, but their is a kinda large history of men in music wearing make-up. Not just the great early New York punk bands, but every artist that made 70′s music so brilliant in England raided his girlfriends make-up bag. So actually, many men consider any makeup ‘acceptable’.
3. So it’s hard to understand why it took him so long to make his big gay dance-club album……..
Not a straight dance club album, only for ‘gay clubs’? Why does she presume, because he is gay he only made this album for gay people, or it should or shall only be heard by gay people? Seems a very separatist view.
4. Even after he came out in 2009, the eighth-season runner-up didn’t stop flirting with the straight crowd, indulging in classic-rock guitars and gender-neutral pronouns on his debut, For Your Entertainment………….
He was always out. Remember FOX News showed a picture of him with his tongue half way down a mans throat? So I don’t really believe he can be accused of ‘lying or hiding’ from the straight world in a clever attempt into listening to his ‘gay music’. This whole view that music is made for one ‘type’ of person or music is gay is very limiting. And do ‘straight people’ only like ‘rock/love songs’? Her language is so judgmental of everyone involved as a audience.
5. But on Trespassing, he’s left the closet far behind — defending gay marriage (”Outlaws of Love”) and celebrating what happens when two consenting adults love each other enough to share their safe words (”Chokehold”).
Look, I could continue with a line by line dissection, but you get the idea. She ends with faint praise whilst bemoaning the fact he talks about gay life as if it is a normal thing that should be discussed in polite company. Why is she so angry about a gay man singing about his emotions? Why can she only view him a gay man and not just as a human being? Why does she credit the collaborators for all the success for the ‘terrific’ first half, but the complete album is a failure because he veers off into ‘gay laden emotion’? How are emotions gay, or defined by his sexuality?
Cheer up, Glammy. It’s nothing a little makeup remover can’t fix……
So much wrong with that can’t even begin………except it makes me mindful of this great writing from ‘Torch Song Trilogy’……
Try and imagine the world
the other way around.
Imagine every book, every magazine,
every tv show, every movie
was telling you you should be homosexual.
You know you’re not.
In the World According to Melissa Marez, it would seem there is no place for ‘a gay life’. Shame she believes the world should be so limited and spreads her views in a national magazine and website………..And a shame Time/Warner allows casual employees to express such repressive, antiquated and reductive views of the modern world.
AN EXAMPLE OF ‘ONLY GAY’ EMOTIONS ON FULL AND OPEN DISPLAY.
THIS IS MY CAPSULE REVIEW – JUST LISTEN TO THE ALBUM AND THEN YOU WILL WANT TO BUY IT TO OWN AS IT IS JUST SHEER FUNK SOUL MOTHER FUCKING BRILLIANT.
WOW. That was my first thought on finishing ‘Trespassing’. He has dance hits, he has radio ready hits, he has love songs and he plummets to the depth of his soul for the ‘real shit’. I did not expect the album to be this good. Adam’s first album was rushed and just seemed like a collection of songs with no theme. Lambert has surpassed himself here, making the most complete album of ideas and emotions for years.
Right from the first song Adam is laying it all on the line, dancing up a storm in your pants with the very cool title track ‘Trespassing’…..
Great dance track. Needs to be a single. But next he leaps into the sexy and playful ‘Cuckoo’, which needs also to be a single…….
‘Kickin’ In’ is the sexiest song about drugs Prince never wrote……
‘Pop that Lock’ is sex on legs……
‘Naked Love’ is an assured radio hit…..
OK, this has changed from being anywhere near a review and turned into ‘Listen to this song, it is really good’. But I have not felt like this about an album for decades.
Adam sometimes does the whole ‘fake diva scream like a banshee Xtina/Mariah/Whitney Diva school’ crime. Well, he does have the best voice in music in the 21st century. He very much controls the ‘shrieking ell’ stuff here, flying when the songs demands and needs it, but also showing a lower register I think few were aware he posessed. The vocals and control are above reproach.
As a whole, the album makes you anticipate the next song and then the next, as it just seems to get better and better. Well, doesn’t ‘seem’ too, it does.
The latter half is quite different in tone from the first half. Searing honesty and a voice that seems to be coming from his boots, with song after song, – ‘Underneath, Chokehold, Broken English, Runnin’, Nirvana’ – all have an emotional intensity and honesty that brings one to tears. Well, I cried during ‘Underneath’. I feel that song can be taken many ways, all that lay emotions bare. This is stellar quality.
This is an album that actually encourage people to buy albums again.
There has been much talk about ‘gay music’ recently and why ‘gay artists’ never make it big. Well, most of them make crap, insular music that does not travel out of their bedroom. Adam Lambert is making music for humans. We have all love, hurt and have been hurt. This comes through his songs in such a human way I found my breath taken away.
JUST BUY IT NOW. YOU SHALL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. DOUBLE PINKY SWEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
UPDATE – I CANNOT STOP LISTENING. ‘BROKEN ENGLISH’ ALWAYS GIVES ME A LITTLE SCARED.
UPDATE – IT FEELS LIKE A GREAT EPISODE OF EXCELLENT EPISODIC TV. YOU FEEL SO HIGH AND LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN ON A JOURNEY. THAT IS RARE.