Monthly Archives: March 2012

Marina & the Diamonds “Electra Heart”: Powerful Statement or Another Tarnished Jewel?

I don’t know about the rest of you out there but I find myself fascinated, perplexed and maybe even a little bit concerned by the direction of the music and the marketing campaign for “Electra Heart”, the upcoming sophomore release from Marina & The Diamonds (due April 30th, 2012 from 679 Recordings/Warner Music Group). Of course, I felt compelled to muse about my thoughts and concerns for your entertainment and hopefully for your enlightenment.

For those of you who are familiar with Marina’s latest (admittedly wonderful) musical offerings, I urge you to read on before assuming I’ve lost my mind. First, I present some background for those of you who haven’t been following or perhaps are not familiar with her previous work.

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Judgement Day: Pop Heaven or Hell? Manilla Luzon – Hot Couture (Music Video)

NOTE: This article was written way back on 1/26/2012 when this music video premiered on YouTube. Like many of my blog posts, I was writing it in the wee hours of the night and only realized today that I had never actually published it. Fortunately, it’s NEVER too late to enjoy a catchy song and fabulous video by a glamorous drag queen. – Dean

I would like to start this post by saying that I have seen very very little of RuPaul’s Drag Race and I know that makes me a terribly, terrible gay.

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Judgement Day: Pop Heaven or Hell? – Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo & Rick Ross – Think Like A Man

Jennifer Hudson’s vocal prowess has never been a point of contention; I’d say none of us would disagree about that.

What I think has prevented Jennifer’s musical career from skyrocketing the way her academy award winning role on “Dreamgirls” did, is that none of her solo music or videos has ever consistently lived up to her iconic performance in that film and in it’s pop-broadway soundtrack.

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