Tiger, on 20 February 2012 - 10:05 AM, said:
I am VERY disappointed with Madonna's lack of statement, apparently she did an impromptu tribute as she asked for Whitney's music to be played in a club she was at in NYC and sang along I wanna Dance with Somebody, while I would have liked to have seen that, I still think not issuing a statement is NOT ok.
I did not buy tickets to her concert, I missed the pre-sale on purpose. Even if I end up going, I will NOT buy her $1000 super duper tickets even though I can comfortably afford them, I would probably get the cheapest tickets, IF I decide to go.
She issued statement supporting Kylie during cancer, a statement about MJ's passing, but looking back, she was not promoting anything at that point so she probably used it as a publicity stunt, but now, she is just too busy adding concerts and selling half-assed singles and medicore movies and probably-awful albums.
As for Prince, SHAKING MY HEAD. Shame on him.
You know, the only music that I have been able to listen to tihs past week has been Whitney's live performances. The emotion and heart she conveys in every song moves me like nothing else. I just cannot imagine ever again paying to see some lip-syncing phoney on stage. Singers are SUPPOSED to SANG! Or at least sing. And real dancers show us what dance is all about with moves we watch with wonder. This new category of "entertainers," all of whom pale in comparison to real entertainers like Cirque du Soleil, is a load of crap, a slick catch-all to disguise the mediocrity we are being fed, like the fireworks and flashing lights.
Before Whitney's death, I was thinking about seeing Madonna, too, but now I know I will never bother with her music again, but not just because she has snubbed Whitney in death. Mostly I'm done with Madonna because Whitney's death has reminded me again how special real singers are, even the ones who don't remotely recall Whitney's magic. In the studio, and especially live, the unique tones of the human voice, unaltered by autotune, uninterrupted by pre-recorded vocal tracks, are wonderous. No cold, calculated, emotionally disconnected lip-sync track can come close to comparing. So from here on in, I am going to try to honor Whitney by supporting live singers, old and upcoming, in small clubs and venues, like the ones where Nippy honed her pipes.