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NOT GA GA OVER GA GA or what passes for talent these days ….

I admit it again.  I am a card carrying fully fledged dinosaur.  I belong more to the era of the Jazz and Swing age then I do to the current one.  I am referring now specifically to the idea of glamour in show biz.  “Show” in biz seems to have flown the coop, to be replaced by exhibition and generally by small if any talents, supported by the know nothing tasteless minions that support them.  Glamour seems to be forgotten by all but a few.  Glamour for the most part is out, Sleaze is in.

A person called Lady GaGa has won I have read, more MTV awards then anyone in 23 years.  But then, awards these days aren’t very hard to come by anymore.  They’ve been much devalued in true meaning much in the way Hitler devalued the Iron Cross, by passing them out willy nilly in the final days of the war. 

There was once upon a time a generation who knew something about glamorous presentation, in black and white yet, and understood it’s meaning in relation to “show-biz.” These days however, anyone of small, no, or middling talent can parade themselves before an audience bumping and grinding and grabbing their crotch to sounds that are supposed to convey music but in actuality are sound effects and the louder the better.  It covers for the lack of any real talent.

Some will point to high sales figures and numbers on music charts.  As someone who comes from that environment, I well know how misleading that can be. Keep in mind too that in years gone by, the kiddies did not have the spending power they have acquired over the last couple of generations.  And almost anything outrageous will appeal to a rebellious 12 year old who has money to spend. And there a lot of them. And even younger. So today in the rock or pop market, it isn’t really too noteworthy that an album has sold a million or three million.  It really isn’t done too much on merit as opposed to slick sometimes sick presentation and outrageous cover photos.  Please note in passing that Country Music star Loretta Lynn, sold millions without taking off her cloths or showing her bare backside or like this GaGa person, wearing a dress supposedly made of MEAT, to an awards show.  Just the thing needed to hide a lack of talent.  Dazzle em with BS.  It isn’t any wonder that the people who control the Country Music industry (it is not country and western) have for years sought and succeeded to a high degree, in crossing over into pop.  I digress and didn’t mean to.  Here’s what I’m trying to convey.

An example of NO class tho she does have genuine talent.  She really doesn’t need to appear like this. She has dressed in former times very prettily. Why does she think looking like a hooker is appealing? 

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On the other hand ....  Dame Helen Mirrin here is 65 and I think she looks way better and exhibits glamour that Cher lacks.  Cher should know better.

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I understand that Sophia Loren has had plastic surgery.  I don’t know if it’s true or not. Doesn’t matter. She is 75 and at least knows how to dress for a show.
What’s wrong with appearing at your very best in front of an audience? 

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 09/14/2010 at 09:50 AM   
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