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  1. Thanks- looks as glorious as she did at the 1995 AMAS. Very classic Madonna.
  2. Janet Jackson thread

    Just got back from Bethlehem, seeing my very first live Damita concert in my nearly 30 years of fandom. She promised, she'd be worth the wait- and she was right. An evening full of pure bliss and joy. AllI I can say for the moment. Well, that, and I. Love. This. Woman. Thank you and good night, Ms. Jackson.
  3. http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/11/rock_roll_hall_of_fame_a_defin.html This is out of 209 performer inductees; not bad. 18. Madonna You could make the case Madonna is the most influential female artist of all time. Her creativity and ambition reinvented pop music for future performers of both genders. Madonna was also one of the key figures (along with Michael Jackson) in the MTV generation that would make visual storytelling nearly as important as the music it celebrated.
  4. It was a fine performance. (spotlight, where is that gif from?)
  5. Well, I think it's the Cleveland Plain Dealer, which is a major publication for the city. Madonna's pop culture influence/impact certainly is unrivaled among females and, artists, period. But, some other' music and musical influence have higher regard than M's (who also has high regard, musically). Just something to remember.
  6. Janet Jackson thread

    Not sure I get the animosity toward Damita Jo by some Madonna fans, but to each his own. I mean, Madonna is Madonna, and no one can touch what she's done- but Janet has done some great things, as well, and has had some strong music throughout her career. if it's related to comments she made back in the day, that was a long time ago- why not leave it in the past? Or does it have to do with mega-Janet fans with an attitude? There are ridiculous hardcore fans of all artists, as we know. Either way, it's hardly worth the trouble. I will enjoy seeing DJ near my neck of the woods this Saturday.
  7. Great article- and probably true about the Beyonce comparison (though Beyonce isn't as young as some of today's hottest pop tarts). Erotica isn't my favorite M album, but I can't imagine her career without it.
  8. Janet Jackson thread

    Well, continuing this year's tradition of seeing some of my favorite females for the first time, I will be seeing Damita Jo in Bethlehem, Pa., on Nov. 11. Ticketmaster released a couple of regular seats today (not verified resale) and my other half and I got seventh row. Our seats are a handful of seats apart, but that's "Aright" with me.
  9. How a single performed when it was first out and how it's fared in the years after, via airplay, are two different things. WTG doesn't get near the same level of recurrent play as TIC classics (and some that didn't appear on the album- like 'Dress You Up").
  10. Belinda Carlisle

    There was a Belinda thread some time back, but I haven't seen one lately. She's performing in the Poconos this weekend (last week, it was Ronnie Spector). I went with a mostly Q&A style this time- I wanted to ask her about the infamous Truth or Dare scene, but resisted. She was pretty nice over the phone. http://www.poconorecord.com/article/20160414/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/160419761/101142
  11. Olivia has been back to performing, and this month, she has numerous "Live On" dates with Amy Sky and Beth Nielsen Chapman. My Olivia articles trilogy, by the way, now appears on her official site, so that's pretty darn sweet. :
  12. It was a pretty tremendous and exciting time to be a fan- no matter that the material didn't perform as well as what came before it. Her legacy was pretty sealed up to that point, but this all helped put her at another level from the others. Such a CULTURALLY ENRICHING era. Madonna and The Rest.
  13. Rebel Heart Tour DVD/Blu-ray

    OK, so we went through the scene setups/modes and the Tears excerpt didn't have all those little dots/pixels amidst the graininess in a couple of them, So all is not lost. One of the modes even added a sepia quality to the picture. Still don't get why the concert would look fine but the Tears feature would have all those little outs/pixels, in any mode.
  14. Rebel Heart Tour DVD/Blu-ray

    So, others with the Blu-ray also have a grainy Tears. Why in the world would the Blu-ray bonus feature be grainy and not the main show? I take it that the posted Tears excerpt was taken from the DVD?
  15. Rebel Heart Tour DVD/Blu-ray

    ^Indeed. And for the strings and sounds of the track to be on the home video release, and just her vocals missing- it's pretty bizarre (for those, and reasons previously noted). OK- I just checked the full "Tears" excerpt that was posted online, and it doesn't look grainy like mine does. Does anyone else's copy look very grainy vs. this?
  16. Rebel Heart Tour DVD/Blu-ray

    cosmic, I only watched that once, so don't recall exactly what was on it, I do remember the strings, but probably forgot the other LDLHA sounds that also were in there. I still find it hard to believe that it';s a copyright issues, given that she recorded the track herself and all of the other samplings - of tracks she didn't even record- that were credited through the years. I mean, even "If I Had a Hammer" plays over the credits! And she sings the snippet from "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." Any ideas of why "Borderline" looks much clearer on the video that was posted? Or maybe I didn't notice it too was grainy when watching it.
  17. Rebel Heart Tour DVD/Blu-ray

    Just watched it. Very enjoyable. I know the Tears... bit is supposed to look grainy and such, but the "Borderline" that was posted didn't look like it had that effect- did whoever posted it go in and clean it up? And it does sound like more of the music from LDLHA is present vs. what Showtime showed.
  18. Rebel Heart Tour DVD/Blu-ray

    Got the Blu-Ray/CD combo at FYE- with the 10% discount for trying the membership, it was $19.07- not bad at all. However, per usual, some of the selections for the 14-track CD are It's also available as a 2-CD? i know the digital version has the whole show (as it is on the DVD/Blu-Ray).
  19. Rebel Heart Tour DVD/Blu-ray

    JR!- hey there. :) I haven't gotten it as of yet, so I'm not sure. Heck, I still haven't gotten MDNA Tour.
  20. WW=Wonder Woman, which had been mentioned earlier in the thread.
  21. The WW one is very nice. Cher also has one, but I enjoyed the WW one more. Will be interesting to see what they do with M's.
  22. Rebel Heart Tour DVD/Blu-ray

    So, "Borderline" (which indeed is glorious) is one of the extras? And, there's more LDLAH audio than what was in the Showtime thingie (or at least, it sounds like it).She only had about 1:30 oif it in the show, as it was, so while I would have liked to see it in tact for the official release,it's not like a huge part of the show was cut. Why it's so good to have YouTube for those things that don't end up on the official releases.
  23. She has a performance break, and then has four solo shows in late September/early October, and then a bunch of Liv On concerts thereafter.
  24. Olivia performed the last four nights. Kudos to this courageous and dedicated woman.
  25. Was "Don't Stop" really that bad?

    Not that bad- it's a fun, top-down, if toss away, album track, that was a mashup of the the themes in "Everybody," "Into the Groove" and "Vogue"- it just wasn't as strong or compelling.