Tuesday, November 15

Poppin' Poses: Rahsaan, Madonna & Michael Jackson

Stand back: Madonna's back today, doing it Big Willie Mae style with a free, worldwide concert at AOL and beyond.The whole damn world's about to strike a pose and get our disco groove on! At 5 p.m. EST today(11/15/05), Madonna's live concert will broadcast worldwide at aolmusic.com from the stage at Koko's in London. Her new CD, Confessions On a Dancefloor -- which officially hits the market today -- already is the #1 best selling music item at Amazon. The new album is described as non-stop dance with beats reminiscent of S.O.S. Band, Donna Summer, Tom Tom Club and Blondie. Sounds like a sizzler.

Rahsaan Patterson continues to redefine soul music with his third body-moving collection, 'After Hours'. Meanwhile at Seeing Black, one of the richest but most underappreciated voices in black music speaks about his latest album, After Hours. "Visibility plays a major factor" admits Rahsaan Patterson , noting also that he's in competition with "artists who are on late night talk shows and have videos on MTV." (Hey, Madonna's to blame. It was she who made the video party all that it is. On the heels of Michael Jackson, of course.)
Beat it!  Michael Jackson has left the building, country and Ladies Room -- quick, fast and in a hurry!
Speaking of Michael Jackson, I'm hoping he got more minutes... While at a mall in his new homeland of Bahrain (since y'all chased him out of America!), a "headscarf-wearing" MJ -- (meaning a burka?)-- is said to have ducked in the Ladies Room to beat some (more) makeup on his infamous face.
Much to his chagrin, a female fan recognized the man in the mirror and begin snapping his photo with her cell phone. Michael allegedly chased her (wait: through the mall?!) to retrieve the camera phone, but she refused to give up the goods without pay.

Sounds like she managed to do what the Santa Monica D.A. couldn't. Which was photograph the King of Pop fairly nude-faced. Don't know how much cellies cost in Bahrain, but the contents of hers are worth a small fortune.

Paris is still burning.While getting caught up on last week's emails, this Paris Riot article written by an African American living there caught my eye. The piece is at Pop + Politics and compares the "civil unrest" there to South Central L.A. after the Rodney King verdict. (I love that term: civil unrest. As if super polite citizens are sauntering in a ballroom, a bit anxious and hand-wringing. At most, tapping a toe and wanting to burst out dancing.)

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Blogger Jaimie said...

I must admit I was a HUGE Madonna fan. "Borderline" was one of the best songs ever. I'm not a fan much anymore, but she looks really good!
Michael is a freak.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Viqi French said...


I tried to watch Madonna on AOL yesterday and just couldn't get through it. Her voice didn't sound good/steady.

I clicked off when I heard her rhyme "New York" with "Dork." Damn, that horrid. I know she can do better than that.

5:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree with you. I heard Madonna's sad ass rhyme @ dork + New York. She needs to leave well enough alone, just keep that kind of grade school rhyming in the kiddie books she is writing.

11:30 AM  
Blogger Clay said...

madonna's new album sucks!!!!

1:43 PM  

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