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    Some people pressed me here to tell the stories i heard about Kylie. I'm giving you one. Remember 2 or 3 years ago when she did that Valentines promo show in Paris at La Gaité Lyrique to promote her flop me once album ? Well let's say she won't be invited there again. She wasn't nice to anyone but not just the venue staff but also the record company staff and her own staff. Someone who works there and was a fan (not a hardcore one though) was left disgusted by her attitude that is the opposite of the image she crafted in the media : inoffensive giggling, bubbly, nice Kylie....She was rude, agressive and overall nasty. She treated everybody like shit. And that's just ONE of the stories i've been told on Kylie...but there's a pattern of not being nice in all of them.

    Christophe who ran Lucky Records the "Madonna shop" in Paris before his death in 2004 was a close friend of mine and he told me that once Kylie came to the store when they were remodeling the threshold and she did not watch her step and fell on the ground, he ran to help her but he did not recognize her, he though she was a child because she's so short so he spoke to her like one speaks to a child. Then he recognized her. He was a big fan, in fact he's the one who turned me into Kylie by burning me cd compilations to change my mind :) She looked at all the Madonna collectors then hers and bought a Dead or alive picture disc. She also signed something (i can't remember what)
  3. throughout her career it's been constantly bad Live in 96 (poor Donna de Lory, it must have been so easy for her to go from choreos made by Vincent Paterson to choreos made by Mylene herself. That hair : 2000. Bad hair 2006 even more bad hair 2009 a bit less bad but still bad nonetheless Her anamorphosée album cover was shot by Herb Ritts, she then hired Donna de Lory on tour and abel Ferrara for her California video. Then she had Olivier Theyskens make a dress for her video "Je te rends ton amour" a whole year after Frozen , Michael Haussman (Take a bow, you'll see) directed "optimistique moi" . Gaultier did several costumes for various shows. And she got chipmunk cheeks a few years after M's.
  4. the video for Rolling Stone is out on Feb 24th
  5. I don't like her shows though except for the first one in 1989, they don't pass the test of time at all. And she's a terrible dancer from the Kylie Minogue school of dancing with your arms rather than your feet.
  6. One of my favourites by her Music + Video from 1988
  7. Even My soul is slashed sounds corny, like she does not understand what she's saying. There's a lag between the music and the vocals too. They don't fit. And yet again they chose a different instrumental for the english version and like for My mum is wrong and Bad Girl it sounds flat compared to the french version
  8. She tried earlier thant that. Her first single was recorded in english but the instrumental they chose was so lame. She did it again with Libertine, renamed Bad girl in english and it is atrocious. the english version of her first single compared to the french version which is delightful Bad girl The chorus in english is atrocious
  9. IMO Monkey Me is her worst album. The only decent track is a remake of the song "Chloe" from her first album (largely inspired by Lalo Shiffrin's theme fot Amityville). She loves Madonna, they met her with Boutonnat in 2004 during Re-invetion tour in Paris. Farmer was also photographed entering MSG in NYC for the Rebel heart tour (with a cast on her leg). She did a track for Maverick's soundtrack for The Rugrats movie. Madonna said in an interview in 1994 while promoting Bedtime Stories in Paris that she wanted to see Farmer's first movie Giorgino. Farmer used Donna de Lory as a back up singer on a tour.
  10. Not a lot but french dj Para One is a huge fan. Thing is about Mylene that she has very bad taste. This new album is also her first one not for Universal. She left the record company after the last one and followed its president whom was fired in his independent adventure. I totally see her working with Red One something Universal pushed her to do (he is a big fan). It reminds me of the Damita Jo situation when Daft Punk said publicly they would love to work with Janet in interviews and apparently even sent her a demo but she never even replied. I absolutely love Plus grandir but the album & single version, the version on the compilation "Les mots" is bad. Anamorphosée is when i started taking her seriously as an artist because she tried something different for the first time and it really took her to the next level that does not mean that "Cendres de lune" "Ainsi soit-je" and "l'autre" are bad, far from it but Anamorphosée is something else. The teaser for her new video reminds me of Ghosttown.
  11. I must say that i really really love her run from her first album to her "Les mots" compilation after that i completly ignored her because the music was terrible and she was not very creative anymore. But on her first 4 albums she's magical, i like "Mylenium" less but it still got great songs (Je te rends ton amour is my favourite) and except the tepid duet with Seal, the new tracks on her compilation were great (C'est une belle journée but most of all Pardonne moi). She really hit rock bottom with that awful awful Red one track oui mais non) That said i quite like Rolling stone, it's probably my favourite track of hers in the last 20 years or so. Her movie Ghostland just won a the top prize at a festival and the buzz surrounding it is very good. Laurent Boutonnat (her Patrick Leonard) is developping a mini series with an horror and fantastic theme or "terror" like he says, i have a very close friend who is friends with him and he told him that 3 weeks ago. Mylene is part of the project. She ALWAYS goes to #1 in France, it does not mean it's good. All her albums and first singles from the last 20 years went to the top of the french charts even though they were the biggest turds ever. This however gives me hope that it is a comeback to being creative. I hate the people she's accointed with, gosh she collaborated with that fucking idiot Michel Onfray, we have the worst philosophers in the world, here they become tv personalities but most of the ones we see (ALL THE TIME) are from the right to far right politically speaking. I don't understand why she worked with this guy who is misogynistic. She also worked with two of her worst novelists, Amélie Nothomb (though she's from Belgium) and Marc Levy. My favourite album of hers is Anamorphosée.
  12. It's still the best piece written about her to this day : New diet puts the wind up Lady GaGa LOOPY Lady Gaga is creating a fresh stink in the music business – because she can’t stop farting https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/324859/New-diet-puts-the-wind-up-Lady-GaGa
  13. Gaga always stroke me as the kind of person whom put a hand before her ass when she farts to catch that fart and smell it.
  14. It is not in her interest to mention Madonna badly because since she started doing it her records sold less especially singles and less and less people came to her shows. Why ? Because her early success was due to Madonna fans embracing her and sometimes liking them both BUT they were not there to put Madonna down and left ship as soon as they saw that it was going nowhere. Madonna can say whatever she wants about Gaga because her fanbase is like snow in the sun and she has a huge loyal fan base she built during almost 4 decades now. that's what her and her fans don't get, they turned Madonna fans off her now you can park 6 trucks in the venues during her shows. And because they hae slow learning skills they also turned off other fanbases off her with their trolling.

    Poor Kylie doing the promo around her bad breakup when it was BEARDING the whole time. Joshua likes dicks, dickheads are just for the paparazzi.
  16. My cousin (who is gaga's age) has fibromyalgia and when gaga came out with the disease she sent me a link to the story. I sent her 10 links of gaga pretending to have other diseases through the years and pretending to be what she is not as well. I told her she's the worst spokesperson they could have found because you cannot take what she says at face value. My cousin can't carry heavy weight, she has severe pains in her body and has to wear a corset. No way she could go on tour and jump all over the place the way gaga does. It is so debilitating that i had to get her at the train station a month ago, she came to visit and called me because she just couldn't take the subway stairs, she almost fell and somebody picked up her up on time before she hit the floor. I picked her up with an uber and had to carry her to the 3rd floor. The next day she felt better she could walk by herself again but no way she can wear high heels. She does not have severe fibromyalgia, in fact they don't even graduate it, they are just discovering it. Another thing, to go on tour you have to pass a medical examination by the insurance company. No way they would have let her go on tour if she had fibro. Too much money at risk. To all people saying we shouldn't call her a liar, it's like the wolf story, she lied so much previously that her credit is gone
  17. She couldn't find a (complacent) doctor in western Europe ? Was that blind written in 1943 ? You can get tons of coke, heroin, meth etc....but not her fucking prescription drugs ? Who are they kidding ? She was in Spain, Italy, Belgium and England not in Turkmenistan.
  18. She's also gonna play that card when A rat is born will be released because the early word on the movie is pretty bad especially regarding her performance. She's gonna say she was in pain the whole shoot.
  19. This forum needs a Jody Watley thread.
  20. but will Live Nation or any insurance company will insure her ? It's not a first. She probably had to do these dates in Europe as part of her insurance contract. since we saw this email about cancelled dates delivered too early late last year and how she managed to film the last shows, she knew that she was not gonna go ahead with the other cities on schedule but had to contractually do some to have the insurance work. It's all so shady.
  21. To tell you the truth it started out as an article we wanted to make post holidays because we thought it would be easy and news were slow so it was perfect for our lazy asses. After a week we could not come up with something because there was too much. Thing is the music scene outside record companies is very rich. So we are still working on it, we were twoin the beginning now it's the whole editorial staff working on it for spring and festivvals season.
  22. Gaga should do Broadway. Get a 2 years contract remaking Evita or Cats. That's where she belongs. I think "Funny girl" and all these Broadway type shows are perfect for her. She could be the new Patti Lupone. It's hard to predict where Pop is going. Rock is still very underground but they seem to favourite bands like The Breeders and Luscious Jackson which i gladly welcome :) When we did the next 20 acts to follow with my magazine we went through tons and tons of soundclouds and instagrams and there was not a particular tendancy coming out. Rn'B and hip Hop are beyond tired now. EDM is cheap. Kids i interviewed seem to adore trance. They even mentionned Above and Beyond as their favourite band which left me speechless because i did not know they were still doing stuff. Raves are making a comeback in France. Frankly it's all over the place and it's hard to say "this is the next big sound" or "this is the next big thing".
  23. So, now that this subject is tired and she's done. Let's move on to something more interesting. Do you think a new female popstar will rise soon ? One who is genuine and not some replica who follows a recipe step by step ? I think it's time somebody new comes up. It's gonna be hard because record companies won't invest in grooming another popstar the way they did with Gaga and if her parents are not billionaires like Gaga's and Swift's there are no chances for a superstar like Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson and even Britney will rise. It's a shame because there so many talented and genuine singers out there but they don't have Joe Germanotta money to back them up into superstardom. Grimes is very interesting but she seems to have hit a glass ceiling and won't be more famous than she is now. I had high hopes for Samantha Urbani but she needs a back up. Plus the way the recording industry is now, i don't see anyone coming up soon, male or female. But the new generation needs a new female popstar, gaga is of the past and young people don't care about her. Teenagers don't care about her, they don't buy her records and she's still too new to be a legacy act especially since she has no legacy of her own just regurgitations of othe legacies of others. Word is her movie is terrible so she won't go Hollywood. She's not in touch with the young hip people she leeched on in the beginning. She has no clue what young cool people in NYC and London listen to and do. They are into Vetements and DIY stuff. Maybe they don't need a popstar because they behave like one. I worked on a piece about New York queer kids and their world is miles away from Gaga's. I wonder if a female popstar will manage to come out of this movement. And please this time with interesting music or at least new. Do you have names of up and coming female singers who might be the next big thing ? It's always nice to support upcoming female popstars and see them rise BUT only when the music is good which was never the case with Gaga. I think i like all female popstars except her to tell the truth and this from the moment the promo cd of "Just dance" was on my desk 10 years ago for me to review as part of my then new job. I just hated it (funny because i think it's her most tolerable song now) and i remember liking another track better on that 4 tracks promo cd that is not on the Fame album. I can't remember the name of the song but it's about joining the circus or a freak show. It sounded more underground than just dance but it still sounded like an unpolished demo.
  24. Her fans act like battered women, they excuse the behaviour of their executioner. It's very creepy to read what they come up with and how gullible they are. She really is pampering them to stay victims their whole lives while feeling she's empowering them. They created the toxic fan behaviour on the internet. Shall w bring back what they said about Ed Sheeran after he broke his arm after the Grammy's ? Like puppies must we put their noses in their own shit to make them understand ? Nope, they can't understand because they lack basic skills to do so otherwise they would not be fans of that thing. They would see through the bullshit, the lies and manipulation they enable themselves by going on with her lies and going as far as making ones themselves. You can excuse this behaviour from some people in their 20's because there is still chance for them (to meet new people who will show them new things, teach them and expand their horizons so they will see how empty she really is) but guys in their 40's wearing Joanne hats...they will end up alone or in the news for a paedophile ring thing. In the end her fans brought it on themselves, she saw she could fool them so does it over and over again and they say thank you. They probably have a sexual deviancy with piss and poop.
  25. and not only Madonna at 31 was on her Blond ambition tour but when you think about there are only 8 years separating the blond ambition tour from Ray of light, compare gaga's career in 8 years and she has not changed her shit, no evolution at all, in fact she even went backwards.