Hiya :) About your post on Wenger not selling Cesc, unfortunately that article's from February. A few days ago it was announced that Fabregas will be on sale for 35 million :(
I agree with everything you said though - Cesc won't get the playtime there, and he won't be learning from that in Barca. At Arsenal, he's always learning, he's our captain, and in EPL he's by far one of the best players there is. In spanish football, however, he won't be :( I wish he would stay so badly, but it looks like he's going *sigh*
Awe well maybe it will hit him that he’s up against Xavi and Iniesta and will never get played and won’t go. I sent him a tweet, maybe he’ll read it (lol although he probably won’t and if he does he probably won’t care but it was worth the try!). I really wish he wouldn’t go, for our benefit and his. He’s crazy if he thinks he’s going to be on the starting 11. Maybe he will get subbed on every once in a while. But really, Arsenal needs him. Barca doesn’t. Barca will make him a bench warmer. It will be sad to see him go from being the Captain of a great team to a bench warmer. I heard Inter wants him too. =( Hopefully he will come to his senses and realize this. Plus he is worth more than 35 million.
I don’t think Fabregas will get any playing time at Barca. He will win trophies, but the thing is it won’t really be him winning them. It will be his team mates. Don’t get me wrong, Cesc is an amazing player, but he would be up against the world’s best midfielders there and he wouldn’t get played… and I can guarantee he wouldn’t make the starting 11.
Or he could stay at Arsenal and potentially win some trophies (like they should have this year!) and get lots of playing time. I think it would be better for Arsenal and Cesc if he were to stay at Arsenal anyway.
And the funny thing is, Britney is SO irrelevant, yet she can no promotion whatsoever and still get her singles and albums to number 1.
I know. I hate it when people say “Britney is irrelevant. She needs to retire.” REALLY?! If that’s the case, why so her songs hit #1 without any promotion. When Till The World Ends hits #1 this week or next week, it will be her fourth consective #1 (3, Hold It Against Me, S&M, Till The World Ends). Yea she is SOOOO irrelevant. Whatever haters.
Till The World Ends (Remix Feat. Ke$ha & Niki Minaj) Snippet | Britney Spears
OOOOHHH SSSAYYYYY WWHHAATTTTT NOOWWWW??????
I don’t think I’m going to like this. I can’t stand Ke$ha’s voice in the first place (not a hater, just not fan), and it just seems to really not fit this song at all… I guess that’s why Britney sings it, not Ke$ha.
People need to learn the difference between autotune and other effects.
It really gets me mad when you hear people go “Oh this singer uses autotune” blah blah blah…
Yeah, well everyone uses it! But really there are other effects out there. The most common mistake I’ve heard is “this song uses a lot of autotune” when in actuality, if you listen to the acapella version, there are just lots of backing vocals. And everyone uses backing vocals. There is nothing wrong with using backing vocals.
Or there are other effects such as reverb, which singers like Britney Spears use. And that’s okay. There’s nothing wrong with reverb, or autotune for that matter…
But there are programs such as Melodyne or V-Vocal which you can actually change the amount of vibrato and pitch that the singer uses. But honestly, when you use those programs, you can’t tell by listening to the song!
If the singer sings the backing vocals themselves, they probably take the same tracks that they used for the leading vocals and have to use some effects on them, such as autotune, or change the pitch of it because it has to sound different. You can’t layer the same track directly over eachother and expect a different sound. They will sound the same. You have to use different effects to make it sound different so there actually are backing vocals on the track.
Sure they use it to correct some parts of the vocal tracks if the singer can’t hit the note quite right, which is okay! It’s one note. Can you really expect them to hit every note perfectly?
Lots of people don’t realize that autotune does not fix everything…
If you wanna hear someone “autotuned to the max” listen to T-Pain or Rebecca Black.
I just saw Till The World Ends music video for the first time on TV
And I’m sooo excited! I don’t watch much TV, so I haven’t seen it on TV before. I haven’t seen a Britney music video on Much Music is ages (probably due to the fact that I don’t watch TV, like at all). It really made my day complete, and it’s only 8 AM.
Okay - I understand Britney is iconic and it doesn't matter to me who likes who - but GaGa has a much better voice than Britney (listen to GaGa's live acoustics). GaGa continues to write and co-produce, to design and conceptualize. Britney is not known for that - that is why GaGa is praised by so many iconic artists before her time (KISS, Elton John, Cher, Rob Halford, Stevie Nicks) , Britney not so much. GaGa continually pushes and reinvents herself and does not want to fill that 'look at how pretty I am pop princess' niche. GaGa will have a long career, Madonna was also told she wouldn't last long - and we can see how wrong that is. GaGa represents the future of pop - boundless, self inventive, and does whatever the hell they want - she's not pop that's out to satisfy the general public.
Also she's not hypocritical she doesn't diss the church - she tells it like is, because the church has several issues - especially with the gay community that she loves. So that earns her praise.
I don’t think Gaga’s voice is better than Britney’s. Yes she can sing acoustic live and I’ve watched them because people have made that argument before, but to me it’s not how big or strong the voice is. To me what makes a great singer is how distinct their voice is. Gaga’s ballads to me aren’t as good as Britney’s. Everytime by Britney literally is haunting, and she doesn’t have a strong voice at all in that song. Gaga’s is actually generic. Britney’s isn’t. You can hear a Britney new song for the first time and anyone can pick up that it’s Britney real soon. Gaga’s on the other hand not so much (unless the song has ga-ga-ooh-la-la in it). Lots of other singers have a similar voice to Gaga. Yes, Gaga constantly is reinventing herself, which is fine, but the thing is she’s always going for “shock value” and she doesn’t get it anymore. People are getting bored of her “meat dresses” and “hatching from an egg”. I used to like Gaga when she was the fun Pokerface girl that was different because of her body suits and glitter. That was different and cool. After that things just got weird and kind of creepy. And honestly, Britney isn’t out to satisfy the public either. Look at her downfall. The public kept pushing her down but she was like “screw this” and came out with Blackout, which is probably the best album of her career (well actually its tied with Femme Fatale, but that’s besides the point).
The church may have issues, but you can’t go dissing the entire church just because they don’t approve of gay marriage. There are people who are Catholic and do respect gays. I’m religious (not Catholic, but my religion doesn’t support gay rights either) and am all for gay-rights. The thing is, she says she preaches tolerance and equality, but she goes and disrespects religion. That’s not exactly equality. Another point being, because its the Catholic Church, people are okay with it because like you said “they have issues”, but if it were any other religion it would be “discrimination”. If another artist were to diss another religion she would be like “that’s not tolerant I preach tolerance that was wrong they should be sorry”, but she can do it to Catholics? Sorry I just don’t understand it. To me it’s a little hypocritical, that’s all.
But you’re entitled to your opinion and I’m entitled to mine so it’s all cool.
“People have real talent, and then there is Lady Gaga. I find Gaga to be increasingly irrelevant. Is this the only way to jet up her performance? This isn’t random, we are getting closer to Holy Week and Easter.”—
- Bill Donahue, explaining how the Catholic Church feels about Lady Gaga’s Judas music video, in which she will be portraying a role of Mary Magdalene.
I have to say, I actually agree with the Church here. She fights for gay rights, but disses the Catholic Church. Being a hypocrite is fun, isn’t it Gaga?
So Brian Friedman is no longer directing Britney's 2011 tour promoting Femme Fatale
…and to be honest, I’m kind of happy. He hasn’t been doing a very good job this era directing and choreographing any of her performances.
But on the other hand, Jamie King is directing it now. Remember TCS:BS? I don’t think he did the best job either. I mean, TCS:BS was very entertaining, don’t get me wrong, but the show was based around props. We want to see some dancing!
Who we really need back is…
Remember “Slave 4 U” and “Overprotected”? Remember her Dream Within A Dream tour that he directed? Remember how awesome that was?
Wade Robson is the man that needs to get back on Britney’s team. However, Brian Friedman says that Jamie King has some good choreographers lined up for the tour.
We can hope one of them is Wade. Or maybe a new choreographer that is going to create an epic dance routine? Especially one for the VMA’s please. =)
Today, Lady Gaga released her single, Judas. Now let me tell you before I go on, I am not a “little monster”, nor am I a hater. I used to like her old songs, like Just Dance and Poker Face. After Bad Romance, I just wasn’t feeling the girl anymore.
Anyway, apparently she had to release Judas early because it “leaked”. Did she leak it herself? Who knows. But isn’t it a little suspicious how it leaked today, you know the day that Britney’s dance version of Till The World Ends releases? Ever noticed how Gaga always seems to time her releases at the same time as other artists? Maybe you haven’t, but it sure seems that that is the trend lately.
Now let me begin by saying, I wasn’t a big fan of Born This Way. As a matter of fact, I really didn’t like it at all. It was bad. It was so hyped and promoted, I was expecting something HUGE. Even Gaga herself said that it was going to be “revolutionary” and be “the CD of the decade”. Born This Way really didn’t live up to that hype. It sounded an awful like Express Yourself by Madonna. Yes, I realize I’m not the only person to compare the two. But you know what really got me, was that Gaga said that Madonna had emailed her saying that Madonna was cool with it sounding a lot like Express Yourself, then Madonna’s rep came out and said that Madonna and her team never sent out any emails to Gaga. In otherwords, she lied to her fans. Yikes. That ain’t cool Gaga. But besides the hype and everything else, the song wasn’t that catchy. The message behind the song was good, but it just wasn’t one of those songs that gets stuck in your head. I realize it stayed at #1 on Billboard Hot 100 for 7 weeks (mind you I don’t understand why. To this day I’ve only heard it played on my local radio twice) and to some people it must be good, but really the beat wasn’t original and her vocals weren’t the catchiest either.
And don’t get me started on the Born This Way music video. It was pretty gross. Giving birth in a music video? Okay that sure is originality, but to me it seemed to cross the line between “original” and “desperate”. She basically implied that she was a God in that music video. And honestly, the way she calls her fans “little monsters” and how she calls herself “mother monster” also seems to imply that she is a God. Has it ever occurred to her that her fans are humans too, just like her? No greater or less than she is. Her dancing essentially were just Laban movements. It wasn’t even real dancing. Lately people have been saying that “Britney can’t dance”. Gaga’s dancing in Born This Way was worse than Britney’s crappy dancing she’s been doing lately (no, Britney’s dancing isn’t really crappy, it’s fine. Just compared to Slave 4 U, it ain’t that good).
Well today she released Judas. I thought “you know, Born This Way really sucked, but maybe she’ll bring it with Judas”. Yeah, I was wrong. It turned out I didn’t like Judas at all. As a matter of fact, I think it’s worse than Born This Way. The song is just so boring. It sounds a lot like Bad Romance, which is fine, but considering that she’s always trying to “shock” people by reinventing herself constantly, it was rather disappointing to hear that it was similar to Bad Romance.
The music video for Judas is supposed to include Gaga dressing up as Mary Magdalene. The Catholic Church is a little upset over it, and I can understand why. It’s okay for Lady Gaga to preach tolerance for gays, but its okay for her to diss religion? That’s a bit hypocritical. Plus, didn’t Madonna already do this in Like A Prayer? So yet again, Gaga is going the Madonna rout! I think that Gaga is perhaps desperate. She seems to have run out of original ideas, so she is going to reuse Madonna’s. I don’t understand. If she wants to really shock the world, she should get out on stage and sing in a normal, flowing, sparkling dress with brown hair with curls and some brown smokey eye makeup. That would shock people more than anything. Honestly, I think people (including me) are getting really bored of her “reinventions”. They were cool at first, but now they are just annoying.
I think the downfall of Gaga is soon. I can see it happening within the next few years. We will be left with Britney, Katy, and Rhianna. And that’s okay. She had her go at fame, and she has lots of money now. She deserves to just sit back and relax and enjoy her money.
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