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Monday, April 25, 2016

The Continued Exploitation and Sexualization of the Music Artist

I admit surprise over the longer than normal public mourning period for Prince, an artist that had not released a genuinely successful CD since the late 1980s and for the most part was a recluse that wanted absolutely nothing to do with his fans unless it was to ensure no one could ever listen to his music on YouTube

I saw on iTunes the film 'Purple Rain' was the 2nd most popular movie over the weekend and no doubt his drug-induced death helped sell quite a lot of albums

Its like the lyrics from Smiths' song "Paint a Vulgar Picture" of the 'Strangeways Here They Come' CD state:
"At the record company meeting
On their hands - a dead star
And ooh, the plans that they weave
And ooh, the sickening greed

At the record company party
On their hands - a dead star
The sycophantic slags all say:
"I knew him first, and I knew him well"


Re-issue! Re-package! Re-package!
Re-evaluate the songs
Double pack with a photograph
Extra Track (and a tacky badge)...

Best of! Most of!
Satiate the need
Slip them into different sleeves!
Buy both, and be deceived"
Sometimes a dead former star is a godsend to the entertainment industry; certainly more profitable than a continual living one..

Speaking of a living star, I happened to watch a video by Rihanna over the weekend that simply amazed me..

I can't remember the song title but she's standing by a pool I believe, holding a silver gun in sexual-erotic ways and not only showing off all the classless tattoos adorning her body but Rihanna was actually fully topless

She wore a very thin powder blue 'robe' but her bare breasts were completely visible for extended durations of the video
Now personally I have no problems with nudity..

As far as I am concerned God created the human body and it is we as 'humankind' that made the decision that a woman's breasts were to be always clothed while her wrists fully exposed (Of course if a man's cock got aroused looking at a female's wrists instead of her breasts, all women would be walking around topless and wearing wristbands)

But it really showed quite a downward trajectory in projecting sexiness in music artists and how desperate one will go to sell albums.

Back in the 1960s, sexiness was a female singer's pretty face.  In the 70's perhaps you saw some shoulder and leg..  And in the 1980s Madonna made it OK for some parents to allow their pre-teen daughters to wear bras over their clothing
Who would have thought by 2016, artists would need to be fully topless so everyone from children to adults could see their nipples and aureoles.

As the social progressive movement shows us, there's no boundary of decency or propriety that deserves to remain up if we're to have a happy tolerant accepting secular anti-religion one-world society.

So expect the next generation of young starlets to be lip-syncing to the videos while parting their legs with vaginas in full view.. Or who knows, maybe even performing full-penetration sex on camera

Careful porn stars.. the modern female singer may soon cause your profession to become redundant

And if you have problems or moral qualms with that, you must be one of those 'damned conservative Fascists idiots who believe in God'
Prince in his day made a lot of money off average songs by being so overly sexual in lyrics and performance.

He was supposedly 100% straight yet looked like a gay 'bottom' meaning he'd be the one that umm 'receives' another man.  This way Prince could sell his albums to all proclivities, and pretty much all his songs were about fucking or giving oral sex to a girl

Who can forget the classy lyrics to 'Darling Nikki' for instance:
I knew a girl named Nikki
I guess you could say she was a sex fiend
I met her in a hotel lobby
Masturbating with a magazine
She said how'd you like to waste some time
And I could not resist when I saw little Nikki grind

She took me to her castle
And I just couldn't believe my eyes
She had so many devices
Everything that money could buy
She said sign your name on the dotted line
The lights went out
And Nikki started to grind...

Oh, Nikki, ohhhh

Come back Nikki, come back
Your dirty little Prince
Wanna grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind

[backwards at the end...]
"Hello, how are you? I'm fine. 'cause I know
That the Lord is coming soon, coming, coming soon."
The word 'coming' really means 'cumming'

Then would play his guitar like a Jimi Hendrix wannabe, often simulating penile masterbation with the neck of the guitar while everyone cheered him on

Yes we sure did lose someone special..
BTW over the weekend a soul singer by the name of Billy Paul passed away..  He was 81..  In case you're not familiar, he performed the classic 70's hit song 'Me and Mrs Jones'..

That's the song you're listening to now (as if the time of this writing)    If it is not playing automatically, just click up at the top of the page

Now that was music..

And someone worth showing condolences for..