Saturday, February 14, 2015

Being a Grandmother Will No Longer Absolve You of Your Sins (Like It Used To)

My favorite news headlines are the ones that have to do with Grandmas:  "Grandmother Caught Selling Drugs."  "GamGams Swept Up in Prostitution Ring,"  "NaNa Shoplifts Roast Beef in Her Granny Panties."  We're past the time when someone being the parent of a parent is a get-out-of-jail free card now that Baby Boomers are of age... and plenty young enough to get into all kinds of shenanigans.

When I was a boy my gray-haired Mema would walk down the block to our home carrying a basket of fresh baked goodies covered over with a gingham cloth, wearing a modest blue dress and pearls.  Today's grandmothers are more likely to be found in those embarassing photos taken of real people at Wal-mart, gelatinous asses hanging over motor scooters with a basket full of Cheetos and Capri Sun juice boxes. Or the emaciated harridan arriving home from the gym after a rendevous with her best friend's husband.


Friday, February 13, 2015

Madonna's Isolated Vocal Track from the Grammys is Completely Bogus

This video purports to have the isolated vocals, just Madonna's microphone feed, from her recent Grammy Awards performance. It's obviously a stripped down mix. How could the track she's singing to, selected background vocals, and a minimized beat be coming through loud and clear, become more pronounced as the song progresses?  That's not how it works.

 Nice try... performers going back to Linda McCartney in the 1970s have been embarrassed by someone sharing their isolated vocal feed.  Madonna rightfully knows this will bring her added attention but it doesn't make it authentic... shame on the train jumpers who blindly accept what's obviously a promotional stunt.

One day Madonna will do a Christian album of her catalog and substitute the word 'God' for 'love'...