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I really don't understand the obsession with Beyonce.  People act as if she's some infallible goddess, everything she does is brilliant and beyond anything that has ever been done in the history of mankind.

 

I don't think Beyonce is all that great.  Most of her songs are crap, you can't even hear her words.  At this point, I think she's buying her own hype because all I see are these self-indulgent displays of pretentiousness. 

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This may be the wrong place for this post, but...

 

I really don't understand the obsession with Beyonce.  People act as if she's some infallible goddess, everything she does is brilliant and beyond anything that has ever been done in the history of mankind.

 

I don't think Beyonce is all that great.  Most of her songs are crap, you can't even hear her words.  At this point, I think she's buying her own hype because all I see are these self-indulgent displays of pretentiousness. 

 

I wish I could "Like" your post a hundred times over, because this is exactly how I've felt about her since she first started taking up news space a decade or more ago. I've never understood the appeal of her music, and while she's by no means ugly, she's also not the pinnacle of female perfection that she is constantly promoted as being. I have often wished for both her and her overrated rap-star husband Jay-Z to take an early retirement.

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This may be the wrong place for this post, but...

 

I really don't understand the obsession with Beyonce.  People act as if she's some infallible goddess, everything she does is brilliant and beyond anything that has ever been done in the history of mankind.

 

I don't think Beyonce is all that great.  Most of her songs are crap, you can't even hear her words.  At this point, I think she's buying her own hype because all I see are these self-indulgent displays of pretentiousness. 

 

Bless you, speedracer, my thoughts exactly.   A friend is besotted with Beyonce, and has even written papers on her.  We very nearly came to fisticuffs about it once!   She has so many devoted fans, but the appeal is somehow lost on me.  Tonight on the Grammys I was more impressed with Lady Gaga getting down to Metallica.  I'm sure the mosh pit was well vetted, but that leap she made into it was still pretty impressive!

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This may be the wrong place for this post, but...

 

I really don't understand the obsession with Beyonce.  People act as if she's some infallible goddess, everything she does is brilliant and beyond anything that has ever been done in the history of mankind.

 

I don't think Beyonce is all that great.  Most of her songs are crap, you can't even hear her words.  At this point, I think she's buying her own hype because all I see are these self-indulgent displays of pretentiousness. 

 

Me too ! I'm with you, GayDivorcee, and Lawrence.

 

I too just don't get the Beyonce thing. I don't know which annoys and puzzles me more, the "Beyonce is a goddess and a female role model to all women"  thing, or the seemingly almost universal admiration of her music, which as far as I can hear is tuneless, unexciting, and unworthy of all the adoration it elicits.  I cannot understand why. It reminds of the story about The Emperor's New Clothes. And you, Speedy, have called it, the great fraud, just like the smart kid in the crowd  (from that story, I mean.)

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This may be the wrong place for this post, but...

 

I really don't understand the obsession with Beyonce.  People act as if she's some infallible goddess, everything she does is brilliant and beyond anything that has ever been done in the history of mankind.

 

I don't think Beyonce is all that great.  Most of her songs are crap, you can't even hear her words.  At this point, I think she's buying her own hype because all I see are these self-indulgent displays of pretentiousness. 

 

She sucks.

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She sucks.

Succinct and straight to the point. I like it!

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One of my favorites from this early 70's group. This song is so stylistically McCartney-esque in every possible way Paul should be getting royalties to this day.

 

It's the little psychedelic flourish that finishes the track that most works for me.

 

 

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One of my favorites from this early 70's group. This song is so stylistically McCartney-esque in every possible way Paul should be getting royalties to this day.

 

It's the little psychedelic flourish that finishes the track that most works for me.

 

 

 

Yes, it's very "McCartney-esque", especially the piano chords.

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Vautrin, that's what I call a feel-good video. I wonder if all those people were friends of the Chili Peppers, or just hopefuls auditioning to be in a Red Hot Chili Peppers video? Either way, they all look as though they were having a great time.

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One of my favourite bands of all time is The Velvet Underground. I love them, just about everything they did gives me a certain feeling. To me there's something so mysterious and New York about them, something kind of dangerous and joyous at the same time. Here be one of my favourites by them; it's no longer morning, but it's still Sunday.

 

 

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Vautrin, that's what I call a feel-good video. I wonder if all those people were friends of the Chili Peppers, or just hopefuls auditioning to be in a Red Hot Chili Peppers video? Either way, they all look as though they were having a great time.

Here's one for you, Miss Canada. Name a disco diva who was from Canada.

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Vautrin, that's what I call a feel-good video. I wonder if all those people were friends of the Chili Peppers, or just hopefuls auditioning to be in a Red Hot Chili Peppers video? Either way, they all look as though they were having a great time.

It's the feel good music video of ten years ago. I think they were folks

who auditioned for the video. I'm sure everyone had a good time. Like

that old Sly Stone song says Everybody is a Star.

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 Ten years ago or today...Feel-good music is timeless.

 

That flower child-y girl who's been there for 6 years is so 1969.

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 Ten years ago or today...Feel-good music is timeless.

Just like good taste. :)

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One of my favourite bands of all time is The Velvet Underground. I love them, just about everything they did gives me a certain feeling. To me there's something so mysterious and New York about them, something kind of dangerous and joyous at the same time. Here be one of my favourites by them; it's no longer morning, but it's still Sunday.

 

 

 

Miss Wonderly, I also like the Velvet Underground, mostly for the mysterious and beautiful singer Nico. There is a fascinating documentary on her called Nico Icon, well worth seeking out if you can.

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I don't know who Patsy Gallant is, but the disco diva from Canada that I was thinking of was France Joli.

 

I can't believe you wouldn't know this:

 

 

 

 

Why I bothered to post this, I don't know, since I don't even like the song that much.

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I can't believe you wouldn't know this:

 

 

 

 

Why I bothered to post this, I don't know, since I don't even like the song that much.

I listened to this song, and like many disco songs, it is terrible. But there are a lot of great disco songs, if you look for them. France Joli's "Come to Me" and "The Heart to Break a Heart" are two examples..

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When this Steely Dan song came out I couldn't figure out the title no matter how many times I heard it on the radio.  It may have been decades before I found out what it all meant via the internet.  We had it tough back then!  But it was mysterious and challenging, the guessing of it all was a major after-school occupation.  Now we can simply type in Taylor Swift's or The Weeknd's latest tune and learn everything and then some. :rolleyes:     

 

 

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When this Steely Dan song came out I couldn't figure out the title no matter how many times I heard it on the radio.  It may have been decades before I found out what it all meant via the internet.  We had it tough back then!  But it was mysterious and challenging, the guessing of it all was a major after-school occupation.  Now we can simply type in Taylor Swift's or The Weeknd's latest tune and learn everything and then some. :rolleyes:     

 

 

I'm a big Steely Dan fan. I think their two best songs are "Deacon Blues" and the obscure "Glamour Profession".

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