Janet Jackson VMA 2009 Tribute to Michael Jackson

My first thoughts when I viewed this was relief that it started off well and included dancing, real dancing. I accidentally deleted my copy after I cut the show into segments. Always back up your work people!

I admit that I teared up a bit watching Janet perform and she was emotional at the end as well. Good job! This is what should have been done in the first place.

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MTV VMA 2009 Pink Flies High, Gaga Is Living Art

I had to show Lady Gaga and her many splendorous outfits. I thought it was fitting she thanked God…and the gays when she picked up her award. Someone commented on Twitter that Gaga has been influenced by artist Matthew Barney. I thought that was an interesting take. Aside from her preference for performing without pants I can’t really find any fault with la Gaga. She’s a performer and brings out the theatrical side of things. Now she doesn’t hold a candle to artists from other generations but considering who her peers are today, she miles ahead of them. She isn’t overly sexual and she doesn’t denigrate herself or other women – and if that’s the only criteria to measure her against then she passes!

Oh yeah before this becomes all about Gaga (I’m still compressing the video from her performance) this is supposed to be about Pink!. I have to give her applause for singing upside down 30 feet in the air. Do male performers have to do even 1/10 of what the women artists have to do to stay competitive in this industry? NO! So brava lady because aside from Janet’s tribute to her brother this was the BEST performance of the night. Now I have no comment about her outfit though…..except I was reminded of the year Lil’ Kim wore a pasty and Diana Ross touched her breast on stage!!! OMG….

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MTV VMA 2009 Pink Flies High, Gaga Is Living Art

I had to show Lady Gaga and her many splendorous outfits. I thought it was fitting she thanked God…and the gays when she picked up her award. Someone commented on Twitter that Gaga has been influenced by artist Matthew Barney. I thought that was an interesting take. Aside from her preference for performing without pants I can’t really find any fault with la Gaga. She’s a performer and brings out the theatrical side of things. Now she doesn’t hold a candle to artists from other generations but considering who her peers are today, she miles ahead of them. She isn’t overly sexual and she doesn’t denigrate herself or other women – and if that’s the only criteria to measure her against then she passes!

Oh yeah before this becomes all about Gaga (I’m still compressing the video from her performance) this is supposed to be about Pink!. I have to give her applause for singing upside down 30 feet in the air. Do male performers have to do even 1/10 of what the women artists have to do to stay competitive in this industry? NO! So brava lady because aside from Janet’s tribute to her brother this was the BEST performance of the night. Now I have no comment about her outfit though…..except I was reminded of the year Lil’ Kim wore a pasty and Diana Ross touched her breast on stage!!! OMG….

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MTV VMA 2009 Madonna Tribute to Michael Jackson

Last night’s Video Music Award Show was definitely interesting! It lacked the obvious Vortex of Coonery tendencies except for Kayne West displaying his usual lack of decorum. Some think it was a publicity stunt for ratings but I don’t think it was planned. More on that later. Madonna gave a rousing tribute to Michael Jackson where she discussed some of the similarities they shared: i.e. having 8 siblings and being superstars. I didn’t agree with everything she said but I appreciated her respect for the joy his talent brings. She mentioned how her sons enjoy listening to his music – I can relate. My nephew has had Thriller on constant rotation and being an innocent 10-year old I’d rather not burst his MJ bubble and let him enjoy it without knowing how faulty adults can be. Childhood innocence is precious and we see what happens when that is taken away or otherwise destroyed.

MTV VMA 2009 Madonna Tribute to Michael Jackson

Last night’s Video Music Award Show was definitely interesting! It lacked the obvious Vortex of Coonery tendencies except for Kayne West displaying his usual lack of decorum. Some think it was a publicity stunt for ratings but I don’t think it was planned. More on that later. Madonna gave a rousing tribute to Michael Jackson where she discussed some of the similarities they shared: i.e. having 8 siblings and being superstars. I didn’t agree with everything she said but I appreciated her respect for the joy his talent brings. She mentioned how her sons enjoy listening to his music – I can relate. My nephew has had Thriller on constant rotation and being an innocent 10-year old I’d rather not burst his MJ bubble and let him enjoy it without knowing how faulty adults can be. Childhood innocence is precious and we see what happens when that is taken away or otherwise destroyed.