“Shut That Fake Ass Shit Down!”

 

People are finally starting to get a clue about that fake ass shit in Hollywood and those fake ass singers, everywhere!Finally!

Grammys Ratings Woes Worse Than They Appear: A Bad Sign for Oscars?

Bruno Mars’ big night at the 60th Annual Emmy Awards generated plenty of controversy Sunday. It did not generate much interest from television viewers.

In the key 18-49 demo, Sunday night’s Grammys telecast hit an all-time low, according to Nielsen early numbers, with a 5.9 rating. The show averaged 19.81 million total viewers, its lowest tally since 2008. That’s a 24% drop from the previous year — the greatest year-to-year declines for the awards show since 2013.

Who the fuck is Bruno Mars? After I asked myself that question, I moseyed on over to YouStupid and listened to some mess that made me wince after 30 seconds of listening to that caterwauling. He was singing about eating 24 carrots a day. Now, who the hell needs to listen to how many carrots Bruno Mars eats a day? Why don’t they stop with this fake ass shit and bring awards shows on that promote singers of the past and quite actually, who may have passed. Now, I’d be more interested in that.

Here’s an idea, host a commemorative awards show, commemorating the contributions of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Isaac Hayes, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Barry White, Marvin Gaye, Chubby Checker, Al Green, Little Richard, B.B. King, The Isley Brothers, Soul II Soul, The Supremes, The Emotions, Linda Jones, Rene and Angela, Roberta Flack, Vesta Williams, Patti Austin, Oleta Adams, Phyllis Hyman, Levert, The Brothers Johnson, Bobby Womack, After 7, Billy Paul, Bill Withers, The Whispers, The Dazz Band, Jocelyn Brown and the list is endless, but no, we’ve got to sit up and listen to “Bitches ain’t shit!” and “Hos are a dime a dozen!” and “Thug Life Is The Good Life!” and “Jay-Z Deserves A Halo!”, 24 carrots” and some mo shit of that nature.

Can’t no man in the world sing like Barry White and where would we be without Marvin Gaye’s, “Let’s Get It On?” Back in the day, when my mother would finally let a guy come over to the house to see me, I played Barry White’s music so much, she came down the stairs and replaced it with Al Green. Hell! I didn’t want to listen to Al Green that night ’cause my man hadn’t left me! Oh, for those of you who are new to this blog, my daddy was a “rolling stone!” “Sorry ma! I know I tell too much of your business, but hey! He’s dead now, so it’s dust underground!”

But as usual, I digress. It would appear that the glitz and glamour that accompanied actors and singers is now tarnished. Many people are getting turned off and those who host these awards shows can’t figure it out?

“The Grammys telecast has been on a steady ratings slide, shedding total viewers and demo ratings points every year — to the point that Sunday’s telecast was down 30% in total viewers and 41% in the demo from 2013. The ratings hit that the Grammys took Sunday night was likely fueled by a lackluster field of nominees, with top pop stars such as Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Adele absent from major categories. Mars’ six wins appeared to not sit well viewers on social media, where many expressed surprise that Mars beat out Kendrick Lamar for album of the year. A dearth of female winners turned into a #GrammysSoMale trend on Twitter.”

Hell! I don’t even know who Kendrick Lamar is because I don’t care for ‘mush sound’ which is what is in evidence today. Back in the day of real music, artists had their own bands, for the most part and many could play every instrument out there. Who in the world can forget Earth, Wind & Fire? “Reasons” will always make me sit up and listen. And God rest his soul, Maurice White knew what he was doing when he put Earth, Wind & Fire together because each member had their own individual talent and to this day, Philip Bailey can still move me with that voice of his. Pit him up against BruNO Martian with his 24 carrots and hands down, BruNO is smacked sideways! And yet, those who host those awards shows are in denial as to why ratings are slipping. Give people something to listen to and you’d have an audience. Many of us know the sound of shit when we hear it and that is what is being produced these days, pure shit!

And even Quincey Jones weighed in on Taylor Swift and her version of ‘singing’.

Quincy Jones disses Taylor Swift’s music

“Interviewer Chris Heath asks if he(Quincy Jones) likes Taylor Swift, resulting in Jones giving a look described as “somewhere between disapproval and disdain.”

What’s wrong with it?

“We need more songs, man. Fucking songs, not hooks.”

Some people consider her the greatest songwriter of our age.

He laughs. “Whatever crumbles your cookie.”

What’s missing?

“Knowing what you’re doing. You know what I mean? Since I was a little kid, I’ve always heard the people that don’t wanna do the work. It takes work, man. The only place you find success before work is the dictionary, and that’s alphabetical.”

Again, I have only heard about 35-40 seconds of a song by Taylor Swift and I gotta tellya, I agree with Quincey Jones on this one. I understand each to his/her own but it would appear that many of us are just not down with what is being produced these days and the Grammy numbers are backing us up. And I can only say that I am so glad that I’ve got the old school classics to listen to because they are truly ‘music to my ears’. Long live Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Isaac Hayes, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Barry White, Marvin Gaye, Chubby Checker, Al Green, Little Richard, B.B. King, The Isley Brothers, Soul II Soul, The Supremes, The Emotions, Linda Jones, Rene and Angela, Roberta Flack, Vesta Williams, Patti Austin, Oleta Adams, Phyllis Hyman, Levert, The Brothers Johnson, Bobby Womack, After 7, Billy Paul, Bill Withers, The Whispers, The Dazz Band, Jocelyn Brown and all the other great legends. A few are still here, but many have passed on but thanks to tapes, records and CDs, their wonderful talent for singing will not go unheard!

Carlos Santana To Beyoncé: “You Can’t Sing!”

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And I’d like to add my voice to Santana’s, “Beyoncé, you can’t sing!”

 “With all respect to our sister Beyonce, Beyonce is very beautiful to look at and it’s more like modeling kind of music — music to model a dress — she’s not a singer-singer, with all respect to her,” he[Carlos Santana] said.

According to this article, Santana was congratulating Adele on receiving her Grammy award at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards and stating that she really can sing as opposed to Beyoncé kinda sorta mod-singing as opposed to singing.

As far as I am concerned, Carlos Santana has no reason in the world to backtrack or to apologize for his statement because it is true. I admit that I have not listened to much of what Beyoncé has ‘sung’ but it is only because I cannot get through the end of her ‘songs’, she sounds so bad. And what is with all the near naked gyrating? Real singers have no need to continuously bare all or almost bare all if they do indeed, have a natural talent for singing.

Take Whitney Houston, for example. She had no need to bare her body to help her with her singing. Whitney could sing a A capella and I could listen to her all day and night. Who could forget her rendition of “I Will Always Love You?” That song will always move me to tears. Nothing that I have ever heard from Beyoncé moved me to do anything other than to turn that mess off! There is natural talent and then there is the studio produced sound and Beyoncé is nothing more than naked thighs and a studio voice and if she is performing, she is lip syncing would be my guess.

Why is it that everyone is expected to apologize for stating the truth how they see it? The “You need to apologize!” police are all over anyone who says anything they find disagreeable over their established ‘gods’ and ‘goddesses’. To hell with that! I will not be politically corrected to pieces for merely stating my mind and my opinion.

I say, “Beyoncé cannot sing!” Now make me apologize for that! The naked harridan cannot sing and why everyone is worshipping and idolizing something that married a piece of dirt that’s rapped for decades about bitches, niggaz and hos, ain’t all that! But then, Jay Z could have been rapping about her AND his daughter AND the two that’s inside Beyoncé’s belly that she just can’t keep covered.

One thing I can say for Adele, at least she has the good grace to conduct herself like a lady and even though I detest the sound of her voice and if I hear ‘Hello!” one goddamn more time, I shall surely scream, she at least garners my respect for being ladylike. Beyoncé, on the other hand, hell no!