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    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    Oh she loved him at first...but his failure to actually accomplish anything has pissed even her off. Crazy times.
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    Donna + Nikki Rain cover

    That statement bolded above was more so in regards to a larger, general sentiment I've observed in Madonna fandom. It was never my intention to use "close-minded" as any sort of attack or shade. Yes, there's sadly been a lot of shady characters from M's past (her brother certainly), but I don't think everyone has the intention to hurt or exploit her...and I was simply saying that I feel I want to be open enough to experiencing what they have to share, as long as the intentions are good (this EP, Pat Leonard's recent work on his time with M, etc.). Otherwise, I'd miss out on some great things. That's where my use of "close-minded" was coming from, and referring to. Hope that clears things up.
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    Donna + Nikki Rain cover

    If that's true, then I invite all mods, admin, and any and all board members to point out in any of my above comments where I "threw shade" or "played the victim".
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    Donna + Nikki Rain cover

    If it is as easy as that, who better to cover her music than the two who spent the most time backing her vocally. I barely even know what this is supposed to mean, as I have never even read his book. All I really know of her brother is how shady he is, so, why would I support such a thing? I think I've been here long enough to show that this isn't the kind of person I am anyway. But yes, I am open-minded. It's a lot more pleasant way to experience life.. I'd rather be that than a close-minded person who makes assumptions about everyone else.
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    Donna + Nikki Rain cover

    Not desperate at all. The two versions of Rain are extremely well done. A striped down acoustic version (which highlights why their voices so beautifully blended with M's), and a new uptempo remix that is really quite wonderful. Reminds me a lot of the incredible remixes Dubtronic does. This idea that absolutely no one from M's past can have anything to do with the material or time they spent with Madonna or else they're "cashing in" or "exploiting their time with her" is awfully close-minded. It's all in the intention and 'how' you approach it - and they're treating the music with the utmost respect. And they probably couldn't even cover it in the first place without M and company's permission.
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    2019 Grammy Awards

    Couldn't have said it better myself. This.
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    2019 Grammy Awards

    Not true at all. She means a great deal to young black people, particularly young black women and queer POC...and from my time on social media, it's mainly these demographics that staunchly support her. In fact, when I was on Tumblr more often, I rarely saw Janelle mentioned by the typical 'tumblr gay' clique.
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    2019 Grammy Awards

    Well, to each their own, but I personally think desperate times call for defiant expression. I strongly disagree that anything in Janelle's works sounds pseudo woke though...she's the very embodiment of the opposite of that. That's why I'm ok with her being not-so-subtle about it. Of course it is. He was personally mentoring her for several years before he passed away. I have no issue with heavy influence from past icons if it's done with true reverence...and Janelle has nothing but that for Prince and all her influences. You can tell it's absolutely genuine with her (compared to others who not need be named). And when it comes to that influence taking a personal hand in mentorship of that artist, I think it says a lot. As for a song like "Make Me Feel", it's not only a deliberate homage to Prince, but he actually wrote the lead synth line himself. But there are a lot of other influences in her work too, from soul to psychedelic rock and even alternative if you go back to her earlier work.
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    2019 Grammy Awards

    Oh jesus christ, what the fuck would this pig know from good music anyway? Good god I can't stand him. He's always been very dismissive of anyone who isn't some pop tart type of act. Janelle is rooted in old-school funk and R&B...he wouldn't know shit about it.
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    2019 Grammy Awards

    Justice for Dirty Computer. Justice for Janelle.
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    2019 Grammy Awards

    Only things worth watching were Janelle Monae, Dolly, Diana and the Motown tribute. I was kind of livin' for Diana constantly wishing herself a happy birthday. REAL diva. Janelle was amazing. As usual. One of the few real artists/performers on that stage last night. Not winning anything was criminal, as Dirty Computer is a far superior body of work than most of the stuff nominated last night. Musically and visually. Kacey Musgraves....girl please. Gaga winning 3 fucking Grammys...GTFO.
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    2019 Grammy Awards

    If these were the biggest moments of the night..... oh boy...
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    2019 Grammy Awards

    Nah, It wasn't that bad. Considering the rest of the show, it could have been way worse...
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    2019 Grammy Awards

    The Motown tribute was pretty good, actually. Show sucks overall though.
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    2019 Grammy Awards

    Grammys 2019: Trump supporter Joy Villa wears a 'Build the Wall' gown https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/grammys-2019-trump-supporter-joy-villa-wears-build-wall-gown-001848281.html
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    Pet Shop Boys - Super [new album]

    I'm loving the EP. Great production. The lyrics might be a bit literal, but these are some fun bops. Social Media is a hell of a lot of fun. The forgotten child is amazing. That instrumental part that hits at 2:30...
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    Maroon 5: most boring superbowl in history

    Let's not get it twisted. Trump's alt-right base, which is nothing more than a 21st century rebranding of neofacism, white supremacy and nationalism takes the cake for crazy (and dangerous). I mean, you want to look at Nazi-ish ideology, it aligns with Trump and his base. The left has it's crazies, but they're far more a 21st century version of what used to be territory of the old conservative christians = moral superiority...why I often refer to them as 'fundamentalists' with the 'religion' being a very narrow outlook from academia, but it's far more annoyance and misguidance than the real danger of what Trump's base represents. Both sides are extremists, but they are not of equal footing. Even most domestic terrorism at the moment is at the hands of the alt-right mentality...not the far left. Anyways, back to Maroon 5.
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    Donna + Nikki Rain cover

    I absolutely LOVE it. Both versions are great, though I'm partial to the uptempo remix.
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