Friday, 15 November 2013

[Free For All Friday]





Free For All Friday! I think I'm getting a cold....bad times. Hope you guys are all finding yourselves in better health!

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472 comments:

  1. "I'm a straight girl, I don't really know why they asked me to be here, but my boobs have been out for years."

    http://youtu.be/rvBxpZo1o9I

    #dead

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  2. Any listeners of Sky Ferreira here? Her new album is definitely worth a listen!

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  3. I saw this on facebook yesterday. So funny!

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  4. My reaction:
    "#POW Dahhhhling! HASH. TAG. POW."

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  5. Ariana defended Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus in a rant in one of her interviews. I felt similarly about Miley (not entirely the same but similarly), but I completely disagreed about Justin Biebers public figure and behavior. You don't excuse DoucheBaggery by trying to socialize it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMU68w_OjxQ

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  6. I pretty much agree completely with her on Miley Cyrus. But Justin Bieber has been acting like a douche lately. But he doesn't deserve being called gay like he has been in the past.

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  7. I agree with Brian and Eric.

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  8. I agree, Miley hasn't done anything disrespectful or harmful to anyone. While Bieber clearly has, getting into altercations, the whole Anne Frank thing, taking off his shirt in clearly inappropriate situations, shall i continue?

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  9. How do people feel about Gaga's new album? It pains me to say this, but I actually really enjoy it. I thought it'd be horrible after Applause and some boring buzz snippet releases. But I feel like Gaga has this brand of crazy that just grows on me. The dance tracks are great and will most likely remain on my workout playlist for a while, Dope is honestly a great heart wrenching ballad, and Gypsy is a brilliant camp fest.
    But while the strong tracks are great, the not-so-great tracks are lukewarm at best: ARTPOP, Sexxx Dreams, Fashion!, and Mary Jane Holland. The 15 track album definitely could use some trimming to make it as strong as it could be.

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  10. Taking this opportunity to plug Ruby Jane. Multi instrumentalist,singer and songwriter.

    Her voice is probably the kind you either like or hate but the first song is one that makes me happy and the second does the opposite but ...Great rendition of a classic imo!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URv9ckCQ0BM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbgqafJnJNw

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  11. She is 18 years old btw and wrote that first song

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  12. Indeed MikeyPop and don't forget the peeing in a restaurant kitchen and showing up late for concerts. That's unprofessional to boot.
    Not quite the same as trying to twerk, sticking out a tongue, smoking pot or *shudder*...cut her hair!!!! ;-)

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  13. I think the most 'interesting' news in Pop-Culture (Music) this week is 'Lady Gaga's (Predicted) "Art-Pop" sales in the U.S.A.

    After 'Born This Way' debuted at the top of the BB200 with first-week sales of '1.1 Million', in 2011, "Art-Pop" is predicted to debut at #2, behind Eminem's "Marshall Mathers 2" with sales of ONLY 260K. (LESS THAN THAT OF MILEY CYRUS' "BANGERZ")

    In my personal opinion, her music, as of late, has failed to be "edgy/innovative/provocative" of any kind - something of which I know she is desperately trying to achieve and/or wants to be recognised for. I feel as if she is now lost in the abyss of her own deluded, unbalanced world of which she believes herself to be a lone star on the world's stage. She was a true musical and entertainment talent for a brief period, circa. 2008 - 2011, but has quickly descended into a minor meteor ever since.

    Also, "Art-Pop" is, thus far, her 'lowest-rated' album on 'MetaCritic'. I am not surprised.

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  14. ...ANDROID!

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  15. Omg I forgot all about the Anne Frank thing.


    Good person my ass Ariana.

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  16. Alright then...

    LOL.

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  17. I am not surprised either. I gave it a shot but ..just no.
    I AM however thankful because it lead me to go check out to old pop albums I had never listened to before and turns out...they were much more of a fun listen. I won't mention which because it will once again bring the Wrath Of Stans upon me. ;-)
    Suffice it to say, imo she still got in spades what Gaga seems to have run out of right quickly.

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  18. I want what you're having! lol

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  19. Exactly.

    "The Fame" and "The Fame Monster" were, excellent, 'Pop/Dance-Pop/Urban-Pop/Electronica' albums and, although I thought that 'Born This Way' was extremely contrived and melodramatic in its approach, especially from a lyric perspective; the sound/production was still, somewhat, unique and actually quite refreshing in regards to all of the other horrifying songs encapsulating the Top-40 that year. Now... I AM BORED.

    How many times is she going to center her albums thematics around "fame" and "art" - well, her perceptions of them anyway?

    Aside from 1 or 2 songs, "Art-Pop" is nothing but a 'Bjork/Madonna/Grace Jones' tribute compilation.

    (IN MY OPINION)

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  20. Please, take as much as you want 'Boo'.

    LOL.

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  21. LMAO! Seriously, though. You're like a cyborg 0_o You must exercise excessively to attain those results. You've no idea how "hard" I've tried & still manage to look like a fry -___-

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  22. Just to be clear, never liked Gaga and always found her terribly derivative so I can't agree about her first albums being "excellent". But I agree...amongst her period peers she was somewhat unique.
    I myself absolutely cannot stand her empty themes nor the slant she takes on those themes. Especially that victim role annoys the hell out of me. Probably because it's counter my own nature.

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  23. Well, thank you Boo. : - D

    I am constantly exercising. I have loved the 'weight-training' process and been in love with the bodybuilding profession since I was as young as 10. I tried to pursue it at that age too but I was told by my parents/siblings etc. that I couldn't because such hardcore exercise could ruin my skeletal and muscular structure which, in turn, would 'stunt my growth' as they say so I was just an extremely active Sportsman. As soon as I turned 16 - the Gym was my prime domain and, if it were legal, I would honestly consider marrying my barbells and elyptical trainers. LMAO.

    What kind of work-out regimes do you follow/have followed?

    I'm also a signed, part-time model and love to sing so I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT to look and keep fit.

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  24. I thought of the same thing. I really really really really really REALLY hated Born This Way as an album (although, obviously I do like a few songs)

    So I kind of expected basically so much less from ARTPOP. Maybe that's why ARTPOP has been kind to me? Favorite song from the album for me it's Aura then G.U.Y.

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  25. What Anne Frank stunt? What? Huh?

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  26. Ok. Well, "excellent" may have been TOO liberal an adjective (LOL) but, as you said, when she first debuted, amongst her peers, she was definitely a refreshing talent and was someone of whom, although didn't take themselves too seriously, strove to be as artistic as mainstream/popular music would allow.

    I'm not a fan either; a casual, curious listener? Yes. Am I the only one who thinks that she would have suited 'Rock/Soul/Folk/Blues/Indie music really well because, underneath all of the 'faux - cirque du soleil - pas' is a Woman who can actually sing...?

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  27. 10??? Oh my Jesus! That's ridiculous dude lol So you're how old & look like that???? I envy you so much.


    Primarily Muay Thai, jogging and Skateboarding (which as of recently has come to a minimum). I'm not too heavy on the weights, though lol I can lift about 115 but after 11 I'm completely devoid of durability/stamina. I do a lot of straight-arm pullovers/pulldowns. Result? Not exactly skinny but not necessarily muscular either, and it's aggravating lol This is why I wish I seriously wish I was darker lol


    Damn, I couldn't do that...ever lol I mean, I LOVE to eat & my weight constantly fluctuates due to my eating patterns. To have to maintain a certain weight/constantly...I simply couldn't. If it weren't for that, I'd love to be a model =/ Damn showoff lol

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  28. Well, I love 'Body-Building, Swimming, Long-Distance Jogging/Running, Cycling, Mountain/Dirt Biking, Mountain Climbing, Tennis, Football, Shot-Put/Javelin/Hammer-Throw and, Tae Kwon Do, Fencing and Judo', PRIMARILY, but their are many other sporting activities I enjoy. LOL.

    Honestly, I've always loved 'Sports & Exercise' and 'Health & Fitness', whatever it may be, it's one of my main passions. I'm 20 years old. LOL. How old are you?

    Well, I, too, love to EAT. EAT. EAT. (I'm Black and am from the Caribbbean. LOL) but the case with me is that I've always been a 'naturally muscular' person. I have always had a pre-toned body and the thick body-mass has always been there, I was also an 10/11- pound Baby.

    As for me being a Model, it's largely catalogue and runway- based. I doubt I'll ever be a professional one.

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  29. Justin Bieber wrote in the guestbook at the ann frank museum "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber".


    This IS NOT the place you infuse your own ego into. This isn't about him, so he shouldn't have said it.

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  30. THAT BITCH. (Biebian, of course, not Anne)

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  31. LOL I'm not sure you are the only one but I do know I think her vocals are run of the mill and fear in any genre she'd have to come with more than just vocals to distinguish herself from the crowd.

    Pop of course lends itself to the antics she used thus far. I guess material would be the deciding factor in the genres you mentioned. I personally am pretty sure that means Folk never, blues and soul I highly doubt, Rock and Indie...hmmm, maybe.

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  32. Not necessary to clarify lol.

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  33. Well, personally speaking those are my favorite genres of music and I think her voice would suffice in all of those them so to speak. Although 'Soul & Blues' is highly questionable. She has a very raw yet rich timbre...

    As you said, it just depends on the 'material' she chooses to sing.

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  34. You can never be too safe with the internet! LOL.

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  35. Dude, you really ARE a Cyborg lol That's out of this world! Tennis I do. Judo? YIKES! See, I tried Brazilian Jui Jitsu for a year (almost lol) & heard Judo was just like it, just more fun. I tried that & I had back pains for almost 3 weeks. If you can do THAT annexed with all of the others, ESPECIALLY Dirt/Mountain Biking, you pretty much transcend the Human stature, like, seriously lol I aspire to be like you haha!

    I wish I could be like that. That's a bit too extreme for my taste, though lol But, I don't feel so awful. MAYBE I can reach your level 'cause I'm 17. It MIGHT be possible.

    LMAO! Kinda funny 'cause the food I find myself mouthing the most is Jamaican food: mostly Aki and Saltfish, Curried Chicken w/ Rice, Beef Patties, and my favourite....OX TAIL! Oh my GOD! I'm so glad my mother is half Jamaican 'cause she knows all of the best dishes..arguably why I've no type of food discipline what so ever lol And yah, there are some people who are naturally muscularly endowed, black people especially. The darker you are, the more protein and creatine you have, thus the muscles develop at a more efficient rate as opposed to those who are lighter. The melanin is the reason pretty much. THAT is why I wish I was darker lol My Caucasian genes are impeding the pace of my ideal growth lol


    Why do you doubt becoming a professional model? Your body is damn there perfect lol (I mean that in the least weird way possible lol)

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  36. ie what tons of other white girls do but only she gets flack for it.

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  37. Yes, I did mean the voice is basically good enough. Just not special enough to jump out from the many other good voices in any of those genres. And I like those genres as well. :-)
    I have loads of criticism on gaga but never said she couldn't sing. Not a fan of her tone though. Very much dislike it in fact but no doubt she can sing well enough,

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  38. Since my allergies have been driving me off the wall, I've been experiencing red mucus too but haven't been eating the right foods (a lot of foods I'm allergic too) so my sinuses feel like they're gonna burst. When I wake up I have clogged bloody mucus or am coughing up red mucus. So I'm gonna eat a lot of food that causes the body to produce excess moisture and reduce body wide inflimstion and maybe it could help you. Alkaline fruit particularly the kind with red flesh reduce inflimation while pears and apples cleanse the body and resduces mucus build up but at the same time makes one sallivate. My aunt always told me that good salivation is a good sign of a healthy respitory and digestive system (I personally dont get it but hey, I just comply). Though, I must say I'm not just doing this for vocal reasons. Body wide inflamtion caused by allergies is not pleasant at all. Lol

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  39. Its also not anything she is doing to others. :-)

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  40. i just saw this, Mimi kinda singing art of letting go live. really funny.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlObJAlSi78

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  41. My struggle is so bad... I work out regularly, yoga and jogging but due to my mother I can't eat the way I want to so I'm stuck with bodyfat level stuck at 11%. It feels like limbo! No matter how hard I work out I'm stuck st 11%. My goal is to get to 8%. My aunt said that I probably have the minimum amount of fat my body is able to hold at this mass so if I gain muscle mass my body fat levels will go down but I dont want to sacrifice an ounce of my flexibility..Lolol.

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  42. Actually, what I meant was that there was an amount of blood that was present in the phlegm. Also, thanks for the info. :)
    Love apples and pears. When I was on an all raw diet I basically took lots of apples, pears, carrots, celery. I think I might be the only weirdo who actually enjoys celery as is.

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  43. YOU'RE JAMAICAN?

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

    "But see yah... Bombuhclart, wah gwarn my yute? Eh, eh".

    L.M.F.A.O.

    Well, I'm half- Jamaican/half- Nigerian.

    Where in Jamaica is your Mother or Grandparents from? Mine are from Spanish Town and Ocho Rios.

    I LOVE all of those aforementioned dishes. 'Ackee & Saltfish with Deep-Fried Dumplings' is my favorite home-meal.

    I also love 'Sweet Calilou with Boiled Dumplings, Yam, Sweet Patatoe, Pumpkin and Green Bananna'. LOL.

    'Oxtail & Curry Goat' is a DELIGHT also.

    My Grandma, however, tends to cook alot of 'Cow Foot & Pigs Foot' which I, absolutely, disdain. The texture is too 'soft & slimy' for me. MI NUH LIKE DEM RAW ARN DUTTY TINGS DEH. LAWD JESUS. NO SUH.

    : - D

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  44. Oh. LOL. I understand what you're saying now.

    Who would you say your favourite artists in those, respective, genre's are?

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  45. Oh, don't you worry my dear Robin...

    In time, in time.

    However, if you feel you are going to hinder your flexibility, rather than compromise it, by and when exercising... DO NOT DO IT.

    There are other regimes you can follow - 'Yoga', as you said, is an excellent way to stay agile however it wont necessarily help you gain muscle. Nonetheless, it is extremely healthy from a cardiovascular perspective which, seeing that you like to sing, is, absolutely, devine for your circulatory system; lungs, diaphragm etc.

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  46. That IS weird imo. I hate the stuff in any state. ;-)

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  47. Hahaha you're not the first one to tell me that! :)

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  48. @Coleman


    This DUDE is a freaking STICK lol He's literally emaciated LMFAO!


    But, I will say he can dance his ass off. But damn boy! You need to EAT! lol

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  49. Tough question Coleman. I have a couple of favorite artists who will sing in a couple of genres but mostly I love individual songs.
    And there is so much good stuff...where even to begin.
    Amongst artists that I like are Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, The Supremes, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Rosetta Tharpe, Patty griffin, Lucinda Williams, Joe Cocker, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, Alabama Shakes.
    Such a long list and still so many more I could think of.


    I guess that is why my favorite genre is Americana where all these genres are often sung by one and the same singer/band and sometimes mixed in the same song.
    And yours?

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  50. Partly, but yup =D


    You know, to this very day I don't know what a bombuchlart is, but I know it's 'a very bad word' lol


    Jamaican and Nigerian? Ohhh, man, your parents must know how to COOK! Beautiful mixture. Mine is kinda f*cked up, but very cool in a sense.

    Born in Kingston raised in Spanish Town up to like the age of 9. She can fluently speak some Language pronounced 'Pot-wah' & french. And English of course.


    I LOVE deep fried duumplings with Ox Tail, but not my Ackee lol Just Ackee & Saltfish with rice. That's IT lol


    As for Curry goat? EW lol I cannot STAND it. Calilou is to die for. My mother usually cooks it for Thanksgiving along with Plantain. Oh, I'm gonna be so fattened this Thanksgiving. Hallelujah!


    Oh no, I could NEVER eat that lol My Grandmother would always joke around with me saying she'd give it to me some day. Like, no lol In order to get me to eat Ox Tail, i was told it was "just meat" lol And then she talks about rat tails? EWW lol
    My grandmother uses weird words too; I think they're Jamaican. Like one, she says "picknee" lol

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  51. Well, that was a bit of a boring improvisation musically speaking but at least it was good live singing.
    That should please the troll for sure.

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  52. "Miley hasn't done anything disrespectful or harmful to anyone"
    http://64.19.142.11/24.media.tumblr.com/87234dff56ae3a658e9ba927e6e29fe1/tumblr_ms8yhkks181ql5yr7o1_400.gif

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  53. Nope nobody was disrespected or harmed in that gif.

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  54. well i find it amusing but it was indeed good LIVE singing. because lately mariah's a hit or miss, well mostly miss

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  55. The lyrics were amusing indeed.

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  56. you know that the mothers were angry as she stated in her snl appearance though the fathers were probably happy according to her LOL

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  57. Mothers being angry doesn't equate Miley being disrespectful or harmful. Some mothers are upset at the thought of gay people existing. (supposedly "a million" in fact) but that doesn't mean I am being disrespectful or harmful to them now does it? ;-)

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  58. LOL.

    "Picknee" - it is, now, 'Jamaican Patois' for "Child".

    It is actually of 'West-African' (Nigerian, Ghanaian and/or Senegalese) origin, first and foremost, however it derives from, and has its origins in, the Traditional- Portuguese Language in which it was a racist/derogatory term to describe 'Young, Black, Negroes'.

    I live in London, but am often in the U.S, so we don't have a 'Thanksgiving' celebration over here in England or in Wales, Scotland and Ireland for that matter.

    What mix are you?

    By the way, 'Sasuke'... I am on the internet.

    Type in "Leon Immanuelle" or "Leon Immanuelle - Model" and you will see me. On some pages, however, they have my full name etc. My middle name is 'Coleman'. Once you've found me, let me know...

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  59. in that particular event i think they(parents) were harmed or to say the least offended and even their children were .

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  60. I, honestly, do not like this song, at all, however 'lyrically' or 'musically' grounded it may be, but Mariah's tonal coloring is so, incredibly, attractive that I cannot help but listen more than once.

    #Cute

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  61. All of the aforementioned artists, I ADORE.

    'Brittany Howard' is my muse. She is, indeed, 'Otis Redding & Janis Joplin's' lovechild. Also, she is 'Mixed-Race' which makes it all the more realistic. LOL.

    By the way, ...Opie, there is a Canadian Blues Artist/Singer who goes by the name of 'Rita Chiarelli'. Please, if, and when, you get the chance, listen to her song 'These Four Walls' and tell me what you think of both the songs and her voice.

    I think she is incredible. You may like her, eapecially if you are a fan of 'Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker and Lucinda Williams'. She has that, extremely, raspy timbre that, absolutely, grates you in all the right places.

    Anyhow, personally, what I truly miss in Pop music is a male singer with a Powerful, Rich, Masculine, Baritone voice ala. Peabo Bryson. I need one in my life. LOL.

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  62. we're on the same fence there. i too not liking the song but who knows??? and hell yeah mariah has one of the most AMAZING tone out there. everybody else in the business sound the same but there is only one mariah and not even ariana grande can be compared but she is good too

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  63. I sware, Brendon Urie is the reason why I question my sexuality LOL. I love this guy. Not only is he gorgeous in his own respect but he also has a nice set of pipes, great intonation and vibrato! As the white girls at my school would say it, "HE'S SO PERF! OH MY GAAWWWWDDD" Lmao.

    You can only handle so much Urie in a day, but I'll give you a dose for tonight. He really needs a profile! Enjoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Owk5YXluv9M

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  64. How were they harmed?
    Offended? So what? I give you the same argument..:-)

    Not to mention the fact that seeing as Will Smith has no problem shooting human beings in his movies, him being offended by what Miley's performance was sending out..."sex is fun" strikes me as rather warped? I am ..offended by anybody who thinks the former is more okay than the latter. LOL

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  65. my theory is that during the pre-production and production of her album, she'll thinks TOO MUCH of how she will make things more over the top which i think is normal but since she uses "shock value" it will be harder to top things off. so she'll flop

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  66. I will check her out.

    I forgot to mention a major favorite..Maria mcKee. If you don't know her and you like the people I mentioned, you might like her too..take a gander at these :-)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCc4PgRRVPs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS_RqXNJ6cs

    And I agree, there is a sore lack of strong, rich masculine voices in today's pop. Hell, the only one who could be stretched as such is still Tom Jones. LOL

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  67. I checked out this performance by Rita and Man are you right! Loved that the moment she opened her mouth. :-)
    Isn't it amazing how sometimes you really only need a second? Had the same thing btw with Brittany.
    Definitely going to check out more of Rita's work. Thanks vey much for the tip!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alO010dvddU

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  68. L.M.A.O.

    You DID NOT just use "Tom Jones" as an example? I cannot and will not. LOL.

    Anyhow, I know we currently have 'Josh Groban & Michael Buble' but, personally speaking, I'm quite different towards them, especially Michael. Josh, however, I think is, more or less, brilliant but it all depends on the song.

    What I would like is for a Male singer, preferably with a 'Baritone' voice; rich, noble, masculine, powerful - to penetrate Pop/R&B/Soul/Adult-Contenporary music once again. I am, sick and tired with Male singers, specifically light tenors and self-hating Baritones who, constantly, sing in Falsetto try to sound like Women. I like Men who sound like Men. LOL.

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  69. speaking of which, here's 73 year old Tom Jones live!
    Just this past Thursday
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8KMKJhHhGs

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  70. Why I most certainly did. What's wrong with Tom?
    Especially compared to a lightweight wanna bee a crooner like Buble.
    Josh is great but he doesn't spring to my mind when it comes to really rich masculine voices. I do agree how much I like him is often depended on the material.

    Lots of good male voices in Americana though. I am a big fan of Darrell Scott's voice for instance
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk8W3XuZygc

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  71. Maria Mckee = FANTASTIC.

    She is a very low, thick, mezzo-soprano, although I did hear certain cavernous qualities in her voice that made me think she was a 'contralto' but, overall, her voice still has a femininity to it.

    Thank you so much.

    Hell, Maria & Rita sound more 'masculine' than 'Miguel and Chris Brown' and every other falsetto- bound, Male, Pop singer. LOL.

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  72. well im talking more of the kids here, you can really see it in their faces.... well in movies that is different. Actors play a character so they are not really themselves but they are the character unlike here in music, right now it is important to be who you are. and i haven't really seen will smith twerking in his movies or perform too sexy things or maybe i just am unaware of sexy stuff he does since i think he's overrated

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  73. LOL Too true! I too cannot stand such male vocalists.

    Curious what you think of this one
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1VYsEPEtoQ

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  74. I see no harm.
    It doesn't matter whether actors are playacting. message sent to a kids brain is still the same as if a singer would re enact it on stage.
    Not sure what the remark about Will Smith not sending the message Miley is sending is supposed to signofy?
    The thing that first springs to my mind though is that you don't agree that a message that "sex is fun" is less offensive than the message "life is disposable" ?
    (don't mean to criticize just clarifying if I read it right. If that is your view, that is your right to view it like that :-) )

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  75. Primo Uomo Assoluto16 November 2013 at 06:51

    I think it's her most consistent work so far :)

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  76. Primo Uomo Assoluto16 November 2013 at 06:52

    It's actually far less commercial than her earlier releases, it is less radio-friendly.

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  77. Primo Uomo Assoluto16 November 2013 at 06:55

    Try Tony Martin, great vocalist from the 40's and 50's :) one of my vocal idols:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btBPxTe-FKs

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  78. Yeah, all the red mucus I had was blood stained because my sinuses would bleed upon the slightest allergic reaction. Ever since I discovered rhubarb I can't go back to celery. Lol.

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  79. Lol, I'm not a stick or am emaciated. Lol I eat like a squirrel because my metabolism is through the roof. As of lately I've been eating healthier and healthier which in turn has made me lost a few pounds. At one point this summer I went from 141 to 129 pounds but now I'm at 137. For someone whose 5'7.5 I'm the objective weight but not the subjective body fat percentage. I want to be in that hard working less than 10%. But seriously though I am a stick LMAO.

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  80. I just want to get this six pack and these pectorals more defined. My legs have decent structure and are nicely defined but I won't gloat. Lol.

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  81. What you need is starch & a GOOD 3 months of McDonalds, then you'll be straight lol It's one thing to be skinny but to be short and skinny? Over kill lol 129 though? Oh my goodness lol

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  82. I hate when I'm called that lol And then when my grandmother is startled, she'll go "but see yah" haha. The dialect is VERY interesting, and weird lol

    WOW! I've been called that on several occasions, ignorant to that lol I'd ave never guessed. But, it makes sense if it's west African because Jamaicans for the most part ARE Nigerian mixed with Indian. I see the connection. When I'm upset, that's what I'll call my brother lol

    Russian, English, Jamaican, and German (25% each). And the IRONY of that mix is what startles me the most, but it's SO COOL. When I was applying to colleges, rather than filling in the "other" "mixed" option for ethnicity section, I circled "African American/Black" because Minorities always have the advantage lol Funny thing about that is I'm 75% Caucasian so I'm BARELY black lol But, when anyone asks me, I say black (most times) Why? It definitely shows in some areas (my hair)

    I'm guessing this guy is you:

    http://www.onenigerianboy.com/2013/03/03/nigerian-model-leon-immanuel-in-prints-unleashed-editorial-for-pause-magazine/

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  83. John Legend =D

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  84. Love that voice..or voices rather. And they work real nice together as well

    http://www.airplaydirect.com/music/mandybarnett/

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  85. When she's on a good vocal moment, nobody can beat that bitch. It was almost like a Scale lesson; we heard every tone that Mariah can reach.

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  86. LOL.

    Exactly...

    Well, the majority of Black people in the Caribbean are of, primarily, West-African descent with ancestors either from the countries of 'Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Togo or Benin'. This is, generally, the case with people from the islands of 'Jamaica, Grenada, Barbadas, The Bahamas, Antigua, Trinidad, St. Kitts, Monserrat, Dominica, St. Vincent and Haiti' - other islands, such as 'The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Cuba' - the 'Hispaniola' islands' - share both a 'Spanish/European' admixture due to the heavier and increased, colonization that took place there which is why they are referred to as 'Hispanics'. There is also a 'Native-American/Caribbean' admixture amongst specific groups on certain islands - the 'Taino's' in the Northern islands (specifically in that of 'Puerto Rico') along with the 'Carib's' in the Southern islands (specifically in that of Trinidad including the East-Indians [from India] that were brought over to the island by the British).

    Nevertheless, above all, the Caribbean is, from a biological/genetic perspective, more 'Black/African'- based than 'European or Native Caribbean'. - The Spanish, more or less, wiped out the entire 'Native Caribbean' population and only a few groups still exist.

    Did you enjoy my history lesson? LOL.

    Your admixture is very peculiar. You are virtually a mix of every, prime, European ethnicity. 'Russian, German, English...' - how did your parents/grandparents get along? LOL.

    Yes, that is me.

    Here I am again: http://m.modelmayhem.com/2393941



































    The Caribbean is, predominantly, 'Black-African & Native-American' mix

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  87. LOL.

    Alright then...

    I tend, to love, big legs and thighs.

    #HOT.

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  88. I LOVE 'ANOUK'...

    Her voice is incredible.

    If her voice was just a 'semitone', lower, she'd be a 'Contralto' for sure, although, despite that she is an extremely 'low mezzo', she sounds loke a virtual tenor in certain places.

    Do you like 'Rick Astley'? LOL.

    In spite of the disgustingly bad music he made, he had a sexy voice.

    Also, look up 'Tony Hadley', the lead singer of 'Spandau Ballet', he is amazing also.

    I love Daren Cross. : - D

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  89. Oh yes, Primo...

    He is, definitely, one of my vocal inspirations.

    Have you heard of 'Billy Eckstine'? He is another one of my inspirations. He was a 'Low- Lyric Baritone'; stunning timbre - very rich yet supple and his 'belting capacity' was almighty albeit he never went past an 'F#4' which is understandable considering his baritonal subset.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oFVFkVyQGNQ

    I also, love, 'Sammy Davis Jr. and Bing Crosby'.

    Overall, I just love Male voices that are 'Rich, Noble and Masculine'; it may a higher preferrence of mine as I am a Baritone myself but I like Men to sound like Men. I also love 'mature- sounding tenors' also.

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  90. I am, actually, not a fan of 'John Legend'. I don't know why...

    I do, however, like 'Anthony Hamilton'. His timbre SCREAMS 'Hot Sex'.

    LOL.

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  91. My point exactly.

    There's just TOO MUCH going on with her...

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  92. Mariah Carey surprises her super fans with a live rendition of the art of letting go on jimmy fallon. and it's actually live !


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0998ryxiYU

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  93. Also, 'Primo'...

    What do you think about this Man?

    His name is 'Wintley Phipps', a Gospel singer, and he is a 'Lyric- Bass-Baritone'.

    His voice makes makes me weep. LOL. The tonal quality is astounding.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ffbpHo7o5Wo

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  94. you can clearly see they are gawking at Lady Gaga.... lol

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  95. Weirdly enough, I haven't gotten sick yet, though I did have like a 103 fever a few months ago...in the summer. Sucked.

    I feel as if Lily sampled Marina and the Diamond's "Oh No" instrumental. Not sure if I'm the only that here's it, especially in the beginning.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0J9jMWYMB8

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  96. I am also still not bored with the song even after playing it non-stop for half a day yesterday. Today I'm not as eccentric with the song but still works.

    I don't hear the "Oh No!" instrumental in the track, though.

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  97. I read that this was to lady gaga.

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  98. I just found them on VH1 and it was love at first sight. I tried singing like them this morning and emulated their style...learnt very quickly how to sing with grit all the way up in my chest register. And it doesn't even sound bad. I'm indebted to these broads.... GAWD....this song is awesome as well. She gives me some Vanessa Amorosi teas. LOL.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2OjVFp54po

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  99. UGH, fast food is the death of me. LOL, if McDonalds start selling slow grilled salmon steaks with steamed asparagus and apricot broth draping from plate to plate then I might eat there. Oh and they definitely need some poached whitey fillets with some zesty rice with my favorite peppers and lemon seasonings. And maybe some prawns on the side. LOLOLOL.

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  100. LOLOL.... Wow. I got a long way to go before I'm considered "hot". LMAO....

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  101. I'm enjoying it also, but no pain admitting that ! lol

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  102. I've been meaning too.... :'( SORRY!!!!

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  103. Yikes! "Red mucus"?! Okay, I retract my comments about getting sick. I obviously have no right to be complaining- especially since I think I'm already beating the thing! Hope your allergies clear up soon!

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  104. LOL, I'll be doing quite a bit of home remedies till I get better.

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  105. some gleeks may or may not like Unique because of her eccentric behaviour but if there's one thing you can not deny it's that Alex Newell is talented as heck. I doubted that Alex could emotionally reach out to me but he proved that he's capable of doing so (hell yeah) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPF6JUsB1r4

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  106. LOL Im glad im not the only one. I wonder if it's just a coincidence or Lily is not telling us something...either way. Awesome song and funny video!

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  107. Love the album ! But it misses something, something that was in BTW album and i don't the message, maybe it needs more substance...

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  108. i'd argue her appropriation of black women and their culture is more than disrespectful tbh.

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  109. It's definitely her weakest album so far.
    My favourites are G.U.Y. and Sexxx Dreams. Most of the rest are okay or at least bearable, except Dope and Jewels & Drugs. Dope was fine when it was I Wanna Be With You but she's cheapened it with the pointless drug reference, and ruined it with the ugly over-wrought vocals.
    Mary Jane Holland sounds like an over-produced version of Bloody Mary
    Gypsy sounds like a combination of Highway Unicorn, Edge of Glory and Hair
    Aura sounds like Judas
    ARTPOP sounds like Electric Chapel
    Fashion! is fun but sounds one hell of a lot like Holiday by Madonna and Kylie's Wow.



    Basically the album is just quite boring and unoriginal, just... meh :)

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  110. I'm gonna tread some controversial waters here, but I don't think she's appropriating black culture. In fact, I think the fact that we assign things like twerking and grills to specific races is even worse than a white person "acting like a black person". Stereotypically, white girls enjoy Pumpkin Starbucks and Uggs, but does that mean black people aren't allowed to wear the same things? Do people never think that possibly a white person could actually enjoy these "black" activities? And people always point out how Miley uses black people as "props" in her videos, while no one seemed to think that possibly Miley actually sees black people as regular human beings, and appreciates their talents, thus asking them to be in her video? Are black people not allowed to be in music videos with white people? For years it's been an issue when TV shows and movies and videos would have an all-white cast and be accused of racism, so why do we point fingers at black people now and call them props?

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  111. So...

    Has anybody heard, or come across, the news that Rihanna will be receiving the 'American Music Awards': "Icon Award" - the first ever recipient - at this years ceremony?

    In my opinion, I truly believe that Rihanna is to 'this generations - Popular Culture' what Madonna was to hers. Albeit, I am not speaking in terms of, overall, 'impact or influence' of course - Madonna will always reign supreme as the 'Queen of Contemporary Pop Culture for many years to come - but, judging primarily by the extent of her 'commercial stature on a global/international level', she is undefeated; Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Pink may be more vocally 'adept' and 'talented' (as some feel) but Rihanna, as a brand, more or less, surpasses them all.

    What other female artist, this decade, has garnered such, unanimous, commercial praise? Rihanna has had a #1 single every year, in the U.S, since 2005 (13 altogether)... She is the most-watched video artist on VEVO/YouTube... She has had two tours gross a revenue of $100+ Million (which in incredible for a Black Female Artist)... Her style, image, persona and mass-media relevancy, as a whole, is, largely, more significant than her actual talents... She has sold, a collective, 150+ Million Records Worldwide (the youngest ever to do so) and is the Best-Selling Digital Artist of all Time as well as the Best-Selling female digital artist, this decade, in Great Britain, Japan, France Germany, Australia and India.

    Agree or Disagree? ...Opinions?

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  112. I love this cover, and I love that they gave Alex some creative ground with the song rather than sticking to exactly the original. S/he's definitely a talented singer, s/he is physically a male, and s/he's nailed covers of Listen, And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going, and I Am Changing from Dreamgirls all in their original key.

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  113. While I may not like RIhanna much at all, she is a master at selling her image very well. I think it's because she doesn't show many moments of her own sincerity in interviews and other televised events involving her. Sure she had the whole thing with Chris Brown, but as far as Rihanna as a person goes- I have only seen her party side. Which is good and bad I suppose. Its good because a face without a Deep personality sells very well in modern music. Its bad though because then you won't develop a true connection with your fans. I don't know about her being a truly lasting Icon, but she's still an Icon. SO they can hand her the award its not really anything I would really be against, since she is one.

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  114. So currently my main concern in singing is practicing my runs and riffs, which I am horrible at. I've been practicing the 7-note riff from Halo ("through my darkest niiiight") on and off since around the beginning of summer but I'm still not really getting it down consistently. I try to listen to a lot of singers including Mariah and Scott Hoying and others, and practice along with them, but I don't really see a lot of improvement. Does anyone have any advice for singers who wanna improve their runs?


    Also, my friend recently told me that I don't have much tone in my singing, I think she was using the wrong technical term, but essentially she said my singing sounded basically like my talking voice and that there was no "musical" tone to it, I guess. Others have disagreed, but I'm wondering if anyone has ever had that happen to them, and if they have any solution to this.


    Also, if you have nothing here, reply with your favorite vocal exercises and tips in general. Because I really need them lol.

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  115. 1) Eat as much fruit as you possibly can. It's the most natural food and why we evolved colour (trichromatic) vision (a very rare trait that is found in animals that are awake during the day and eat mostly or only fruit). Most fruit only stays in the stomach for ten minutes because it's so easy to digest, and glucose is absorbed through the mouth as soon as you taste sweet fruit. Our saliva contains special enzymes for digesting carbohydrates. Every cell in the body is fuelled by glucose, and glucose is one of the only substance that can pass the blood/brain barrier. All foods are ultimately converted to glucose because this is the only fuel your cells can use in normal situations, but it takes effort and mineral reserves to convert fats and proteins into glucose and it's more efficient to just eat the glucose (ie fruit) directly. The more fruit you eat the healthier and more energetic you will be


    2) Avoid milk like the plague, it creates mucus and causes a whole host of other problems in the body. It's noxious and even baby cows die of malnourishment if given store-bought milk because of how it's been processed. No other animal apart from humans drinks milk past infancy, let alone the milk from another species. Nobody did it until about 5000-10,000 years ago. The problem is, it's addictive because it contains opioid compounds that are designed to make baby cows bond with their mothers. It is 10% as addictive as morphine. That's why people find dairy so hard to give up, even if they're allergic to it.

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  116. I'm no vocal expert but I dont have a very agile voice by nsture. The strength of my voice lies in the power and slicing ability it is able to produce as I ascend. However I do practice agility for acuracy and pitch reasons. IDK what your voice type is so I can't help you on that front. I will say this though. Bigger and heavier voices rely on a redistribution of vocal presure to do those fast scales and melisma's. Vocal pressure is the amount of air you are allowing over your larynx, if that makes sense. It controls vocal weight. The more vocal pressure, the more vocal weight. The lighter voices with less weight go about doing fast melisma's the same way they do slower ones. Since there is limited weight, they tend to have clearly defined changes in pitch even when they do fast scales. How would you describe your voice?


    On a different note, I'm a fairly well rounded singer but I couldn't sing with grit high in my belting register for anything. So I discovered this rock duo named Deap Valley and had the bright idea to immulate their style and as soon as I did, I song with grit. Not even straining, healthy screechy, rocky, grit. I can do it on pretty much every note in my belting register too.

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  117. She has shown more than her party side though. I think she actually has a very very long running theme in a lot of her songs. Best represented in her song Rude Boy, at face value it's a party song, but in the heart of the song the line "I'll let you in on a dirty secret, I just wanna be loved" is pretty arresting, and in my opinion, the one line that can encapsulate her career. A lot of Rihanna's softer more vulnerable sides are shown in songs like Love Without Tragedy/Mother Mary and Half of Me. It's tied into a lot of her songs and I think she's a lot more than a party girl, I see her as a girl who has many layers, especially when it comes to her troubles with wanting to be loved.

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  118. Milk, oranges, quats, and peanuts screw me over....lol... I generally dont drink milk but I've been having a mad multigrain cheerio addiction ever since they came out...lolol. The peanut situation is really what fucked me over... I love them but they drive me to insanity.

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  119. I agree.

    Although I am not the biggest fan of Rihanna, I do appreciate her charisma, personality and, overall, musicality. I do think she is one of the more stylistically diverse and versatile Black artists, male or female, in music today and I like that considering I am an avid fan of all of genre's.

    Between '1984 - 1991', Madonna was inescapable as a musical persona and they were, undeniably, her defining era's/years, something of which Rihanna is experiencing right now. The only thing that irritates me about Rihanna are her live performances and how polarizing they are. They are neither here nor there; some are amazing whilst others are, absolutely, horrifying but she has gotten better, overall. I do think, however, she COULD be a lasting icon if she took stronger and more mature artistic risks much like Madonna did with 'Erotica/Bedroom Stories/Ray of Light/American Life' etc. and rid herself of the insipid 'Urban Pop- Sex Kitten' act she constantly showcases and presented a softer personality at times. I would love it if she were to make an outright 'Reggae/Roots-Reggae/Reggae-Fusion' album one day, in the vain of Bob Marley from.
    : - D

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  120. I concur...

    LOL.

    What would you say is your most favourite song/ballad by Rihanna?

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  121. I don't have a particular favorite by her, it really depends on my mood I guess haha. But I actually think her more sincere confessionals actually come in her more upbeat songs, like Rude Boy which I mentioned earlier.

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  122. Well, I just saw and read your comment and I have to say:

    'Rude Boy' is a song, from a lyrical perspective, that speaks about her 'need' for 'unrequited sex' and the levels of which she hopes to be satisfied/pleasured from her partners penis. LOL.

    I don't sense anything 'confessional' at all in that song, however, my understanding may be flawed so, if you don't mind, explain to me what exactly you mean?

    By the way, seeing that I am Jamaican and from the Caribbean, I should tell you that "Rood Bwoi", as it is written and pronounced in our dialect, is 'West-Indian- Patois' (Urban Vernacular) for a 'Man with Big/Large Genitalia'? LOL.

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  123. I'm pretty sure it's not the only time it was used. Maybe even before Marina used it someone else had it already. Lol.

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  124. Demi Lovato covering Xtina's "Ain't No Other Man" and lightheartedly shading her as well! Have a listen: https://www.keek.com/!QF10dab

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  125. The fact is this shouldn't even be controversial, because everything you just said makes absolute perfect sense. I think it is disgusting that because a white girl has black back up dancers she is "using them as props" Imagine if she had only white dancers? Then she'd be accused of racism. Should she have an even mix of every single race to keep the public happy? I mean it is just so utterly ridiculous that people take such an issue with it.

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  126. I... actually agree with you. LOL. And Mikey.

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  127. It is, I watched the VMAS, also in the bottom corner you can see lady gaga...

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  128. What. I love milk and soy milk. Which is both bad for the voice. :|

    I love fruits. ANYTHING.

    Thanks for the info btw!

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  129. And I'd refer you to the blog entry on that subject where I pretty extensively gave my opinion on that bit of nonsense but for the short version, here's Anouk saying it

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flj0nn2BG4M

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  130. Hahaha I suspected it might not be taken during miley's act, knowing journalism and haters. But was too lazy to check it.

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  131. Anouk imo is one of the best singers in the business.
    I know Astley and Tony. They are okay but like you say about rick, the material is not my thing. But I do like their voices.
    Not familiar with Darren Cross. Another one to check out then. :-)

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  132. One thing about singing is that you can't be too excited, you might go sharp (which never happens to me because I can't go sharp; but I know a handful of other people who go sharp because of excitement)

    You can't be bored while singing either, because then that is what that makes it sound kinda monotonous.

    I only do the 5 note arpeggio scale to warm up. LOL. And a few other taught by my teacher who probably had it taught to her by someone else and so on an so forth. Ahahaha.

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  133. I am going to ignore basically all regarding that person. All I want to say is, though Madonna vocally is weak, she has tons more talent than that individual, who virtually has none and is almost entirely a product of other people's knowledge of pr and teen mass appeal.

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  134. I don't know why this got associated with Miley. It was probably social media sites like twitter or instagram.

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  135. LMAO.

    Alright 'Opie'...

    Clearly you are not, and never will be, a fan of 'that Woman'?

    : - D

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  136. She is to me the very definition of both trash in general and trash within pop music.
    Trust me, there's only one person here who might claim to hate her more but I think the jury is still out on that as I believe I am way more capable of hatred than Stuey is. ;-)

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  137. Yeah, that's what I mean with haters.
    That lot is something else. You know some started an online petition to have Miley arrested for lighting up that joint? Others claim she is like Milli Vanilli and not singing herself.
    http://i352.photobucket.com/albums/r349/reddragon2_photos/cool_down.gif

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  138. LOL about the joint thing. These people probably have children who smoke weed on a daily basis.

    also read this article. the sarcasm is DELICIOUS my friend: http://www.avclub.com/articles/world-stunned-by-girl-in-underwear-at-mtv-video-mu,102080/

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  139. Hahahaha Thank you for that link. That was very funny. my favorite lines being "dangled her tongue from the side of her mouth as a sign of rebellion, as well as possible dehydration from having so much sex. "

    And the closing line " Before things devolved into such scandalous flouting of decorum, Lady Gaga opened the ceremony with the traditional showing of her butt. "

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  140. Primo Uomo Assoluto17 November 2013 at 04:18

    May I say, all vocal types can/should train for agility, but heavier voice types (I'm a dramatic tenor) need to learn how to lighten up the sound to sing all the fast stuff, it's very much a balancing act :P on the same way, lighter voices cannot go full out beyond a certain point or the voice takes a very distorted quality.

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  141. Primo Uomo Assoluto17 November 2013 at 04:23

    I, too, love those voices :) one of my favorites is Jackie Wilson, who had an amazingly free upper register into soprano, but a rich "baritenor" kinda voice :)

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  142. Really? I love John's voice. Very rich tone & powerful (up to G#4). His newer stuff, I'm not a fan of. His older material? Brilliant.


    Anthony? Love his music, good voice. His timbre? Ehhhh. But his falsetto is killer. As for hot sex...WHAT??? LOL!

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  143. Yeah, well...yeah, I was TOTALLY going to say that, all of it lol jk But pretty much, there's no pure-breed now. They're virtually non-existent. It's funny, though. I have a friend who's Jamaican & he doesn't consider himself "Nigerian" or "Black", he's just "Jamaican" lol But it's not just him, quite a few Jamaicans deny their origin. I don't understand why, though. I mean, despite being a mixture of various ethnic groups, primarily they are more African as you said. I mean, like, where the hell did you think you came from, you know? Don't understand the logic or empirical trend for it but it is is interesting nonetheless.


    I'm jealous, I'm not as thorough in my background as I should be. I guess I never truly cared much. I am, however, beginning to develop an incorrigible addiction to my European lineage and European history in general. It's very fascinating. Sickening if I'm going to be honest, but very interesting. In my opinion, it's probably the most interesting history. African history? Hmm, it has more to do with almost everything, more than people are aware of. So in that sense, it's interesting too.


    As for my family, it's weird isn't it??? lol I don't know why, but it makes me feel very royal-like :D

    So Leonardo Taiwo is your full name? Your name is so protuberant (for lack of better words lol) I've always loved the name Taiwo. If I ever had a boy, that's what I plan on naming him. Also, you'll NEVER guess who your celeb look-alike is haha!

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  144. "on the same way, lighter voices cannot go full out beyond a certain point or the voice takes a very distorted quality." And there, Ms Aguilera was born lol

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  145. Robin got it correct. A lot of it has to do with the pressure & knowing when to redistribute it in order to execute certain feats. One must learn to control the amount of weight & lighten their voices (primarily heavier set voices) in order to achieve more melismatic accuracy and structure. If one over exerts pressure, that takes away from agility & to some degree resonance. Over exertion of pressure can also limit freedom and in turn limit/ruin one's ability to use vibrato properly. A result, it can become uneven and etc...So maybe you have to work on dropping weight so that you can execute the riffs with more efficiency. Do you know your vocal fach?

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  146. Primo Uomo Assoluto17 November 2013 at 07:35

    Exactly! she is a light-lyric mezzo soprano voice by nature
    And mind you, a lyric-mezzo can belt out quite well (Barbra Streisand) but past a certain point, it becomes distorted. A lyric mezzo can also belt out high with certain ease (Coral Segovia) but it requires good technique ;)

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  147. Primo Uomo Assoluto17 November 2013 at 07:38

    Singing is a balancing act, especially "athletic" singing as that of vocalists. I, too, tend to go a bit sharp when I'm nervous, must always work on stabilizing my breathe control.

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  148. Who'd have thought there would come another singer along who has a voice this close to the Great Patsy Cline's?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgynLlN5-Gs

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  149. I, honestly, do not know why 'some' Black people try their absolute hardest to deny their race, ethnicity, lineage and history. I, for one, am in awe of 'African History' and my 'African Heritage' because it is a part of me - to deny that or to show to interest in whence my forefathers first came would be to deny and show no interest in myself.

    Black people in the Caribbean are, predominantly, of 'West-African' origin unless, as I said, you are from one of the 'Hispaniola/Creole Islands': The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Cuba - then, most likely, you will be, genetically speaking, mixed with 'French/Spanish'.

    The majority of the 'Black Islands' - Jamaica, Grenada, Dominica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, Haiti, Bermuda, The Cayman's etc. are all of 90% African ancestry so...

    Well, just like you, I, too, have a fascination for 'European History' but, as you said, it is 'mostly' disgusting. They, more or less, raped Africa of all of its wealth, riches and natural resources and that is why the continent is in such disarray today.

    Yes, that is my full name. Why? LMAO. Who do I look like? Many people have told me that I should go on to become a professional model because, according them, I am 'stunning' and have a 'beautiful face and body' but I don't think I am all of that... LOL.

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  150. Well, it's funny that you are a 'Dramatic Tenor' as I am, actually, a 'Dramatic Baritone'. LOL.

    My voice is, by nature, very masculine- sounding; full, rich, dark, heavy and voluminous, encapsulated by alot of weight also. My voice teacher, actually, categorizes me as a 'Kavalier (Spinto) Baritone, because of my semi-metallic tone, but he often makes me sing songs within the 'Dramatic Baritone' aria as he feels that my voice encompasses more 'Dramatic' qualities than 'Lyric' although I can manipulate my voice into singing soft 'Lyric' passages.

    My entire range is 'F2 - B4'.

    I, generally, sing 'Jazz/Traditional-Pop/Adult-Contemporary' stylings.

    Yourself?

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  151. Wait, s/he did Listen? Give me, give me, give me ! I think that Alex did And I am telling so much justice and I love how everyone is finally showing some sympathy for him/her, because they were hating hard on Alex. And I still can't believe how a male can have such a high voice without getting their testicles ruined...does this have something to do with him/her wanting to be a female?

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  152. I sing 'Soul, Country & Easy-Listening' material too.

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  153. Primo Uomo Assoluto17 November 2013 at 11:55

    Nice :) I like baritonal voices, and one of my favorite voices is Ettore Bastianini, who was a fabulous dramatic baritone.


    My voice is a bit weird, at the beginning of my training I was thought of as either a Rossini tenor (though to my natural agility and top notes) or a lyric baritone (due to my vocal timbre), and as my voice matured it became heavier and bigger (without losing agility or top notes, or more like...I just lighten up the weight to sing with agility) and now I'm comfortable singing spinto/dramatic arias full out without ever sounding forced. However, what I really like is baroque and bel canto, which is more light, but some bel canto roles such as Polione do make use of a more heroic voice. Also, the Nozzari repertoire calls for a "dramatic coloratura" tenor, which I kinda would describe myself as. Also the role of Mitridate in Mozart's opera is a really good fit for me.


    My operatic range is G2-G5 and I sing with equal ease in baritone as well as high tenor. I also sing pop, rock and some jazz :) my range is much wider when singing pop though, as the sound doesn't need to be "pretty" and can be artificially amplified. In pop I can go as low as D2 or Db2 and as high as D6 in a heady mix, and (if I've slept enough) access the whistle register up to F7 sometimes. However, most of the time I rather sing between Ab2-Eb5 :P and 2.5 octaves is plenty :) more than that and it is a bit of a circus act, LOL.

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  154. Primo Uomo Assoluto17 November 2013 at 12:03

    If she had been a bit under pitch and 10 times more growly/grunty/choked/strained, she would have been spot on.

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  155. Oh, I see.

    Well, my full- range lies between that of 'Eb2 - B4, excluding my falsetto/head voice, but my tessitura (the area in which I feel most comfortable singing) lies between that of G2 - A4.

    How on earth can you go as low as a 'D2'? Especially considering that you are not even a Baritone? 'C2' is, generally speaking, a 'trophy note' for most 'Basses'? I can barely articulate a note below E2. Is your voice still resonant when you hit such a low note or does it became 'distorted' and 'air-y'? Then again, that's the beauty of being a 'Dramatic/Helden-Tenor', singers with these vocal subsets have ease when singing in the 'Baritone' area which, I think, is fantastic.

    Yes, I have a range of just over 2 octaves which I am proud of and satisfied with. LOL.

    The ironic thing with my voice is that I used to be a 'Spinto-Tenor' when I was between the ages of 14 - 17 - I am 20 now - and over the past 3/4 years I have felt my voice mature drastically and become much more richer and heavier to which I am now a 'Spinto/Dramatic Baritone. I love my voice and my noble/masculine timbre.

    Do you think your voice may keep maturing?

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  156. Lady gaga does have a great body imo. LOL

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  157. Primo Uomo Assoluto17 November 2013 at 13:23

    well, spinto and dramatic voices don't reach full maturity till the late 30's and early 40's, so yes :) I'm 25 years old, still working on my breathe support, so yeah, long way to go.


    My Db2 is not really resonant in an operatic sense, it is very much "cookie monster", but it's still decent for pop singing, IMO. My Eb2 is resonant though, I think.
    Here's a clip showing my Db2, it's not really resonant, but it's moderately strong (in pop standards).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do-fPSEF9do

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  158. is anybody going to pose lady gaga's performance in snl and the news of artpop flopping?

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  159. Right now, I'm either a gargantuan full lyric or a spinto. "Heavier voice types need to learn how to lighten up the sound to sing all the fast stuff, it's very much a balancing act..." YASSSS, YASSS!!!! Exactly why I subscribed you on YouTube a while back. You know your shit. For me personally, since I'm not all that agile, I had came up with my own style of ornamentation and its very middle eastern and folk inspired. I stay true to my blues and jazz roots but sometimes when that "spirit calls" some fast ass undulating embellishment just comes out of nowhere and ruins the song. LOL.

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  160. It's purely ignorance, and that I find disgusting sort of. They cast away their African lineage and claim only the European aspects although, in their entirety, are constituted of a mere fraction (10% technically) of it lol I guess repudiating the other 90% is all it takes to not be "Black" lol If only the denial ones KNEW the history of that 10% haha. Knowing HOW they're partly European should almost infuriate you because it's sad and cruel thinking about how they oppressed the Africans and subjected them to things that are so...loss for words. But hey, if that's the part you wish to claim then go figure lol


    Very true. And even knowing all of this, I still find myself heavily intrigued when I should be dismayed and in awe at how things were established. But it's cool. The bloodshed & trials and tribulations people went through in order to shape the world the way it is today; it almost urges you to constantly question 'morality'.


    It' that your name is so beautiful and ostentatious. It sticks out. Okay, so if you've watched the movie 42, there is this man portraying Jackie Robinson. His name is Chadwick Boseman and your faces are similar. You see the differences, but there are also similarities.
    And you should pursue it. Not to sound weird, but your body most certainly is stunning.

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  161. was that a whistle or falsetto? i think falsetto anyway it's good to here her do this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_ymnEyDCL4

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  162. Love the cheekiness ahaha. I know it's a fun joke video but I'm so jealous at how easily she nailed the runs.

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  163. Definitely not a whistle. It isn't head voice either because it was disconnected. You're correct, It's Falsetto.

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  164. So from what I've been told/think about myself, I'm a baritone. My friends tell me I have a light voice, but when I sing it feels heavy and runs feel labored to me, so I'm not sure. I'm definitely not agile tho unfortunately. My chest tessitura is only about less than two octaves wide sadly, maybe from the high second octave to about F#4, my head voice can extend beyond that into low/mid-fifth octave, but I think it lacks power.


    My friend says I have a lot of bad habits (I agree) like making things sound nasaly (a la Britney/Rihanna). My texture is smooth and I'm pretty breathy, and I have this bad habit of singing with a LOT of breathiness for effect, but I know it's unhealthy. So I'm basically just the worst lol.


    Are there any tips you would give to improve control of vocal pressure?

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  165. I tend to find that I have decent pitch when I'm conscious about it, I think I have generally good control over excitement/boredom, and I'm usually able to hear myself when I'm off-pitch.

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  166. I tried describing my voice a little to Robin if you wanna see my reply to him. I think what I'm taking from this is that I need to control the amount of weight and pressure I'm giving my voice, if you have any tips on how to do that or how to get better at it, that would be fantastic.


    Also, my friend says I have a light voice, yet when I sing, it feels heavy and hard to "lift", if that makes sense. Am I not really supposed to feel how heavy my voice is, or is one of us wrong here?

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  167. Exactly.

    It is pure, unadultered ignorance and internalized racism.

    Well, thank you so much. I take that as you having seen and looked at more pictures of me? Also, notwithstanding, I have a photo-shoot, in Madrid/Spain, on Thursday with "MANGO" and then a photo-shoot in Paris on Saturday. I am quite astounded that my management was able to book me such an event - I was there four months ago and a couple of agents there saw my portfolio and were, quite, pleased - one man was actually FLIRTING with me. LOL. I am so happy - this is the biggest job of this 'part-time' career so far. I am very nervous, however, primarily because I think that I am the only Black person hired for this shoot. LOL. Any advice?

    By the way, I am Bi-Sexual and love Men so, of course, I don't see your comments as weird. ; - )

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  168. Legato rolls and tighten that diaphragm for breath support and smoothness with the breathy tone. As for excersises revolving legato rolls, I only know 2 and they're barely affective so I'll hold them till someone else comes along to help.

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  169. Not to me I am afraid. Which is not to say I think it's bad, just not doing anything whatsoever for me.

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  170. In her defence it was once in shape.

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  171. Ah, I can also do that but when I do a high-mix a little outside my range, I go flat (not off-pitch) and somehow my mind continues telling me that I'm doing fine and when i hear the recording it goes a little like this : http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/218/530/wtf_is_this_shit_Very_Disturbing_Childrens_Book_RE_We_dont_say_ampquotGermanampquot_in_America-s400x297-59009.jpg?1324142033

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  172. "I Raped that Portfolio"... L.M.F.AO. *Collapses*

    Oh, thank you very much. You're sweet. You should also find me all over Tumblr and other portfolio pages.

    Well, all of my expenses are paid for. Ironically, although I class myself as a 'part-time' model, I am signed to a professional agency here in London - "D1 Models". I was, actually, approached by a talent scout three years ago, at 17, when I was on holiday in Italy - I suppose it was a complete blessing as it was so unexpected.

    On Tuesday night, I'll be flying out there with two other models; two females and will be staying at a 5* Hotel and the same thing will happen when I go to Paris on Friday for my shoot on Saturday - I'll actually be taking part in several runway shows, one of which will be for 'Dior' & 'Galliano' and, again, I'm the only Black person chosen.

    Honestly, many people have asked will I ever become complacent or arrogant and I say "no", of course not. I am greatful for everything that has happened to me thus far but modelling was never a 'prime career choice' for me and I have other ambitions; Sports, Music, Science but, who knows, this could just be the path God intended.

    Well, Bi-Sexuality is very bemusing but beautiful and no, I never mind speaking about it - it's life and who I am. Basically, I am sexually attracted to and aroused both Men & Women but Men moreso.

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  173. Well, just to interject something at this point...European history consists of a bit more than the shit pulled in Africa of course. ;-)
    For one thing, serious shit was pulled within Europe. One of those periods is why it always sets my teeth on edge a bit when people start discussing ethnicity, percentages and pride.

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  174. ps I am a lesbian but I have to agree with those people.....you are a fine looking man. :-)

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  175. LOL Looks "in shape" now as well Ricky but like I said, never did anything for me.
    Now Miley's legs..those are something special. ;-)

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  176. She does NOT look in shape now. LOL. She's certainly not overweight or obese, but she can look greater. However, she can stay where she is; I don't care.

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  177. Are you 'European'? Which country do you and your family descend from? What events in 'European' history do you not like? Also, of course the 'Holocaust' was an extremely, catastrophic event of which turns my stomach.

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  178. I'm Dutch, as far as I know quite a long way back but with one Italian great great grandfather.



    I refer to any event involving the mass oppression and murder of other human beings.
    The "holocaust" btw refers only to the jewish victims, I was more referring to Nazi ideology in general regarding "race" .

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  179. Or specifically their discussions on what is "pure" and which percentage is acceptable.

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  180. I guess that depends what you consider "in shape". Like you say..she's not overweight noe underweight and I bet she is in better physical shape than many when it comes to stamina etc. To me personally...that qualifies as "being in shape".

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  181. Each to his own. lol.

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  182. Oh, I see now...

    Well, of course, I am perfectly sure that 'Europe' faced many continental tragedies - Nazism and World War 1 being two of the most infamous.

    One of my closest friends is 'Dutch' - (I love visiting 'The Netherlands' by the way; a very peculiar but beautiful country - I would say that it was one of the most diverse, multi-cultral and progressive countries in Europe after England and Great Britain as whole) - Holland has faced many horrifying events before but, even then, because we are so close, I can speak so honestly with him.

    We often speak on the cruel and horrific effect that 'Dutch Colonialism' has had on 'South Africa' - The Apartheid etc. that, albeit to a smaller extent, can still be seen today.

    But I understand where you're coming drom Opie...

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  183. Here's what happened afterwards. We all know how much Mariah loves improvising lyrics and it's so cute. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlObJAlSi78

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  184. Oh yes, Dutch history ain't pretty. We were the ones running the slave trade.

    And don't forget feudalism, many other wars (Dutch fought an 80 year war against the Spanish). Or another European doozy..the inquisition.
    But I wasn't very clear in my original comment. I didn't mean to point out Europeans also suffered, I meant really to point out that Europe also produced the greatest thinkers, scientists, artists and works of art in all the different arts.
    And, since Philippines were mentioned last week or so...it was the Spanish who along with Spanish rule also brought free education and the first university in Asia to them for instance.

    And it's not like, leaving aside the trouble caused by European involvement in Africa, I'm sure there was plenty of African on African atrocities going on throughout history as well.
    It's human nature,regardless of skin color, I am afraid.

    All of which I mean to say one has to acknowledge both the worst and the best in history regardless of skin color.
    And much as I belief in realising one's heritage, one also has to realize ultimately, none of us can be blamed or take credit for what who came before us did.

    I am glad you have such positive an impression/experience with Holland and the Dutch. me, I am generally less positive about the place. ;-)

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  185. Indeed. Ultimately to me personally sexiest woman in music bizz remains Alison Krauss. :-)

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  186. LOL Mikeypop this video was posted 2 days ago already in this very thread. It's a bit further down.

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  187. Well, I'm probably more fond of the country because I am an outsider. I am Jamaican and Nigerian and although I love both countries I, also, have my indifferences with them something of which my non- Jamaican/Nigerian friends seem to see. LOL.

    Yes, I understand exactly what you're saying and I agree, to an extent. I won't go into it...

    Well, if I remember correctly, my friend, a fellow model, is from the town of 'Gorinchem' in 'South Holland'... It was a very scenic town. We stayed at his Friends house; we were there for about four weeks this past spring - I visited Rotterdam also, which is in the same province, and then we drove to Amsterdam a couple of times to shop etc.

    In his village, I was the ONLY person with my skin complexion. LOL. I used that to my advantage anyway - the locals were very polite, welcoming and, without sounding smug, fascinated by me almost. LOL. I couldn't tell you how many times, both Men and Women, tried flirting with me especially when I'd walk shirtless on he pier. LMAO.

    Why aren't you to fond of 'the place'? ; - D

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  188. Mmmmm Jamaicans..... And Nigerian too???? I'm Senegalese, Melanesian and Native American (Also some Tanzanian on my maternal side).

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  189. LOL Gorinchem? That real "farmer's region".
    I am not surprised anybody would flirt with you. Like I said, even I as a lesbian can see you are a Fine looking man.

    I am from Utrecht myself.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cZmLj90fPo

    Why I don't like the place...a great many reasons from personal gripes such as the present hounding of dog owners (seeing as I am one of those) to the bending over backwards to accommodate anybody who is "offended" by anything these days to it's subservient attitude towards the US and their policies.

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  190. I thought that the line "I'll let you in on a dirty secret, I just wanna be loved" was very representative of a lot of her lyrics. She really wants love and passion, but hides it with a hard, overtly sexual exterior. So many songs depict her troubles with love and relationships, Stay, being one of the most popular.

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  191. 'Tanzanian'... Yes, my Brother - I love my East-Africans.

    'Tanzanian' Men are HOT!!! LOL.

    Have you ever been?

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  192. Oh my gosh I'm so dumb ahaha. I should've known this would've been already posted.

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  193. The 'Senegalese' are HOT too...

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  194. https://soundcloud.com/djsofficial/lily-allen-marina-and-the I'm sure this mashup here speaks heaps.

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  195. I've never been to Africa but Botswana is on the top of my list.

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  196. R.O.T.F.L.M.F.A.O

    Well, for a "farmers town", the area seemed quite affluent to me. The houses as well as the builings and their architecture were beautiful.

    I did notice that sheep and deer would, somehow, randomly, find their way into my friend's-friends backyard and, sometimes, even in the town centre. LOL. Why is that? I suppose it was because of the surrounding grassland etc.

    Yes... During the last week of my stay, I had gotten familiar with the area where he lived and would go running in the morning on my own and, goodness, people, literally, would stop in their tracks to glare - smile vut glare. One Woman even gave me her number. LOL.

    Oh, I see now... Well, you know the country better than I do so its understandable you feel that way.

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