“there are two tragedies in life.
one is to lose your heart’s desire.
the other is to gain it.”
“Being alone never felt right. Sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.”
You could probably count on one paw the number of people who were surprised yesterday when the news came out that Lady Gaga’s latest album, “ARTPOP,” sold only 258K copies in its debut week. For those of you keeping score, that’s less than the 286K sold by Katy Perry’s “Prism” in mid-October or the 270K […]
- "It’s too high-brow." // Too “high-brow”??? That’s one of the things she’s said she wanted to do. Do we not recall the SYTYCD “Just Dance” performance??? Right before the song started, there was a voice over that said, “Pop music will never be low brow.”. My point, she has done exactly that.
- "The music isn’t top notch." // I have no clue what that is supposed to mean. Art is subjective (duh), so trying to measure the "quality" is impossible.
- "The album is inconsistent." // Yes. It is inconsistent. At the iTunes Festival before she sang "Jewels ‘N Drugs", she said, "I wanted to set myself free, of this box. This box they put you in in pop music… But, I don’t wanna be inside the box… I made some music that’s a little bit different from what I made before. But I made it because I’m a fan, I’m a fan of all different kinds of music." So again, she did what she wanted to do. Make different kinds of music. Making a one genre album will eventually get old I believe. People are impulsive with music now-a-days.
- "It doesn’t live up to the competition." // I suppose I can agree with this. Miley’s popularity comes from controversy, and as Eric Bischoff said before, "Controversy creates cash." Which is true. A lot of people treat music and artists like "fast food". Many of them gravitate and jump around to what is popular which, you know, whatever.
- "Gaga Fatigue" // Um… I read an "ARTPOP" review that said something in the vein of, "…right now, Gaga is making music for her fans." or something like that. Which I kinda took as, If you’re not a Gaga fan, you won’t like this album. We, "Little Monsters", will never get tired or her.
In conclusion… whatever. I posted this cuz I had time to kill ‘till “Catching Fire” starts. In the end, art is subjective and everyone is entitled to their opinion. :D
Dear Amy: I recently discovered that my son, who is 17, is a homosexual. We are part of a church group and I fear that if people in that group find out they will make fun of me for having a gay child.
He won’t listen to reason, and he will not stop being gay. I feel as if he is doing this just to get back at me for forgetting his birthday for the past three years — I have a busy work schedule.
Please help him make the right choice in life by not being gay. He won’t listen to me, so maybe he will listen to you.
— Feeling Betrayed
Dear Betrayed: You could teach your son an important lesson by changing your own sexuality to show him how easy it is. Try it for the next year or so: Stop being a heterosexual to demonstrate to your son that a person’s sexuality is a matter of choice — to be dictated by one’s parents, the parents’ church and social pressure.
I assume that my suggestion will evoke a reaction that your sexuality is at the core of who you are. The same is true for your son. He has a right to be accepted by his parents for being exactly who he is.
When you “forget” a child’s birthday, you are basically negating him as a person. It is as if you are saying that you have forgotten his presence in the world. How very sad for him.
Pressuring your son to change his sexuality is wrong. If you cannot learn to accept him as he is, it might be safest for him to live elsewhere.
A group that could help you and your family figure out how to navigate this is PFLAG.org. This organization is founded for parents, families, friends and allies of LGBT people, and has helped countless families through this challenge. Please research and connect with a local chapter.
— Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and NPR contributor Amy Dickinson, everyone.
Quick, get this woman a TV show. (via Amy Dickinson
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