I say side B!

As everyone knows Tuesdays are “new music” release days… I don’t really know why but it is done on Tuesdays.  Well today Janet Jackson released her “Number One’s” CD. While reading my Target circular and viewing the arrival of this album I immediately said out loud, “another one”! It seems like she, along with many, many other artists go overboard with “best of” CD’s. Maybe she needs to help pay for Michael’s funeral so she quick took her last “best of” CD, slapped on new cover and shipped it out to the stores.  I know Madonna also has a new “best of”…she’s another one that overdoes it. She may have added one or two new songs but it’s all a scam to get people to spend more money. And yes, even Cher put out a couple too close in time (she should have turned back time….lol, lol).

Do people still buy CD’s or have they become the “you actually buy CD’s” phrase of the year. I know most people just download albums anymore or like me, I buy “songs”. Hey, it’s a recession so I pick the hit and purchase that. I feel like I’m 7 years old again buying the 45 because that’s all my allowance will let me afford. Only now I’m an adult, the country is in a mess and I’m unemployed hence the purchase of a “single”. I did splurge the other day (it was Tuesday, release day) and actually bought the new GLEE CD…which I love.  (Wow, in this post I got to mention Cher and GLEE…cool).

I know this past summer I took off a month of writing the Daily Dalia and re-posted the “best of” but I wouldn’t do the same ones AGAIN…I’ll wait till I’m rich and famous for that. How about these artist’s put out “The Second Best Of”…like the side B of a 45. Cher…you are more than welcome to use my great idea.

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Let’s all Defy Gravity!

The adorable KURT on GLEE!

Last week Glee had their best show ever! There was a “diva off”  on who could sing “Defying Gravity” the best. What I found very interesting is that  Chris Colfer who plays Kurt on the show brought the idea to the producers. He was telling them how when he was in high school he wanted to sing his favorite song (Defying Gravity) at the high school talent show but was not allowed because it was a “girl” song.  WTF

What does that mean…a “girl” song. In the lyrics they don’t mention a vagina, a menstrual cycle or giving birth to a baby. What this song is all about is taking that leap and not letting anyone hold you down…defying gravity. Why would a school say “no” to a boy singing it. Yes, in Wicked a girl sings it but so what. My god, when will all this madness end on girls vs. boys…men vs. women. We are all created EQUAL; plain and simple!

Please everyone, continue to fight for these rights. I don’t care if it’s singing in a high school talent show or getting married to someone of the same sex. We ALL have to continue to fight for our rights of equality. Here are the words to the song…is this a “girl” song?-

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I’m through with playing by
The rules of someone else’s game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It’s time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes
And leap…

It’s time to try defying gravity
I think I’ll try defying gravity
And you can’t pull me down

[GLINDA]
Can’t I make you understand
You’re having delusions of grandeur?

[ELPHABA]
I’m through accepting limits
Cuz someone says they’re so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try I’ll never know
Too long I’ve been afraid of
Losing love, I guess I’ve lost
Well if that’s love
It comes at much too high a cost

I’d sooner buy defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye, I’m defying gravity
And you can’t pull me down!

Glinda, come with me. Think of what we could do -together!

Unlimited
Together we’re unlimited
Together we’ll be the greatest team
There’s ever been – Glinda!
Dreams the way we planned ’em

[GLINDA]
If we work in tandem

[GLINDA & ELPHABA]
There’s no fight we cannot win
Just you and I, defying gravity
With you and I defying gravity

[ELPHABA]
They’ll never bring us down!

Well, are you coming?

[GLINDA decides to stay behind.]

[GLINDA]
I hope you’re happy
I hope your happy now that your choosing this –

[ELPHABA]
You too–
I hope it brings you bliss

[GLINDA & ELPHABA]
I really hope you get it
And you don’t live to regret it
I hope you’re happy in the end
I hope you’re happy my friend

[ELPHABA]
So if you care to find me
Look to the Western sky!
As someone told me lately
Everyone deserves the chance to fly
And if I’m flying solo
At least I’m flying free
To those who ground me
Take a message back from me!

Tell them how I am defying gravity
I’m flying high, defying gravity
And soon I’ll match them in renown
And nobody in all of Oz
No Wizard that there is or was
Is ever gonna bring me down!!

 

Try it, you’ll like it

IMAGE: Glee

The Daily Dalia has a plea…watch Glee (huh, didn’t even plan on that rhyming).  This is a great show and I don’t want it taken off the air so I’m making sure all my thousands of readers (ok, slight exaggeration) at least try it out. It is like watching a Broadway show weekly…and you don’t have to pay $100 for a ticket! You have drama, comedy, music, dance, and inspiration all wrapped up in one hour. Stop watching those damn reality shows and start watching shows with true talent…then more will be produced. It’s up to you America (that was a tad dramatic).

I loved Big Bang Theory and it started out slow but now is a big hit and I want the same to happen to Glee. So spread the word…just tell 2 friends and so on and so on and so on. It is on Wednesday’s nights at 9:00 p.m on Fox (check your local listings). I really think you will be pleasantly surprised. All we are saying…is give Glee a chance J (I’m humming the tune).