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Reply #150 posted 05/07/18 5:14am

cindymay

I wanted to be at this listening party.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BictA8-nl8W/?hl=it&taken-by=monaedroid

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Reply #151 posted 05/07/18 9:12am

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Interesting mention of Janelle in this article about funkateer Betty Davis in the New Yorker, contrasting the way they have each incorporated sexuality into their image:

Monáe has recently come out as pansexual, and she declared that, with “Dirty Computer,” she is stripping away her android armor to reveal her true self. While that framing severely undercuts the adventurous music she has been creating for more than a decade, she clearly takes her role as a pioneer seriously, even literally. In the gorgeous video for her new song “PYNK,” black women drive a pink Cadillac hovercraft into the masculine, ruggedly individual desert space of the West, feminizing, collectivizing, and moisturizing it by seducing each other. Still, Monáe’s new image as a “free-ass motherfucker” feels no less calculated than her robotic avatar. If Davis’s commitment to her own vision seemed to render her audience’s reactions beside the point, Monáe keeps her eyes trained on the camera. While daring us to be shocked by her skin-baring outfits, raised middle fingers, and multiple F-bombs, she seldom appears to be having much fun.

"Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin
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Reply #152 posted 05/07/18 11:10am

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Makes my day after Cardicide.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #153 posted 05/07/18 2:15pm

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Janelle makeup free. She's a natural beauty.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #154 posted 05/08/18 8:56am

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My thing with her is that she doesnt have the strongest vocal chops to hold up to many of her former mass array of musical stylings..the songwriting didnt pull me in. However this last album fixed that all right up for me.

Download all the shit hop that you can for your kids, neices, nephews, and their friends also. That will prevent them from going out and buying it and will prevent some shit hop sales. Every little bit helps - Andy
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Reply #155 posted 05/08/18 9:15am

cindymay

The album debuted at n°6 on the billboard charts and n°1 on the R&B charts.

She was at the Met Gala yesterday givin'me 80's vibes with this outfit. The theme was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination". I see the halo with the hat biggrin being also a nod the the album cover.

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Reply #156 posted 05/08/18 9:24am

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I SAW UNDER THE CHERRY MOON.



BUH BYE!

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Reply #157 posted 05/08/18 9:24am

cindymay

paisleypark4 said:

My thing with her is that she doesnt have the strongest vocal chops to hold up to many of her former mass array of musical stylings..the songwriting didnt pull me in. However this last album fixed that all right up for me.

I think she does:

funky

rock

jazz

rap

R&B

"opera"

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Reply #158 posted 05/08/18 9:26am

cindymay

Cinny said:

I SAW UNDER THE CHERRY MOON.



BUH BYE!

I can see this too, I was like where's Christopher Tracy Janelle? lol

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Reply #159 posted 05/08/18 9:49am

cindymay

I loved this podcast. She talks about P at 23.21

[Edited 5/8/18 16:25pm]

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Reply #160 posted 05/08/18 10:54am

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cindymay said:

Cinny said:

I SAW UNDER THE CHERRY MOON.



BUH BYE!

I can see this too, I was like where's Christopher Tracy Janelle? lol

lol I should probably ease up on the gal. There are worse things than being Prince inspired!

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Reply #161 posted 05/08/18 12:15pm

cindymay

Quincy Jones has tweeted to her:

Honored to have been referenced in ur liner notes for , ! U are an absolutely lovely individual & I'm so proud of you. I always think back to the OG hang-thang at the Miles Davis Music Hall Fest! Keep on keepin' on GURL! Just the beginning

I remember it was Prince that took him there.

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Reply #162 posted 05/09/18 1:22am

Identity

cindymay said:

I can see this too, I was like where's Christopher Tracy Janelle? lol




Thankfully, Prince's style was refreshing and pioneering. He never borrowed ideas. wink



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Reply #163 posted 05/09/18 2:27am

cindymay

Identity said:






cindymay said:




I can see this too, I was like where's Christopher Tracy Janelle? lol









Thankfully, Prince's style was refreshing and pioneering. He never borrowed ideas. wink




















Yeah exactly. There's no reason to get mad at her if something reminds us of him.they were also close in real life and he passed away in the middle of her recording this album.
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Reply #164 posted 05/09/18 8:14am

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cindymay said:

paisleypark4 said:

My thing with her is that she doesnt have the strongest vocal chops to hold up to many of her former mass array of musical stylings..the songwriting didnt pull me in. However this last album fixed that all right up for me.

I think she does:

funky

rock

jazz

rap

R&B

"opera"



Tru dat I relistened to Electric Lady (still like DC more) and it was not until she hit the slower numbers where she started to show her chops but it is infrequent as a whole I mean, she doesnt show it a lot.

Download all the shit hop that you can for your kids, neices, nephews, and their friends also. That will prevent them from going out and buying it and will prevent some shit hop sales. Every little bit helps - Andy
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemus
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Reply #165 posted 05/11/18 3:30am

cindymay

paisleypark4 said:

cindymay said:

I think she does:

funky

rock

jazz

rap

R&B

"opera"



Tru dat I relistened to Electric Lady (still like DC more) and it was not until she hit the slower numbers where she started to show her chops but it is infrequent as a whole I mean, she doesnt show it a lot.

Uhm I don't know I think she's always very versatile in her records and so also with her voice. I like Dirty Computer more than Electric lady too.

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Reply #166 posted 05/12/18 8:13am

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Amusing misheard lyric from Take A Byte:

"So dress me up; I'll like it better if we both pretend / Yeah, make love to a nun."

I thought, "That's pretty kinky role-play....." eek

Turns out it's "make love 'til we're numb." doh! lol

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Reply #167 posted 05/12/18 8:20am

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Cinny said:

I SAW UNDER THE CHERRY MOON.



BUH BYE!


And perhaps a dash of Sign O' The Times..... hmmm

"Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin
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Reply #168 posted 05/13/18 3:16am

cindymay

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/8454878/janelle-monae-interview-dirty-computer-pharrell-williams

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Reply #169 posted 05/16/18 6:06am

cindymay

Rehearsing for the tour! I'm sure it will be so good and I feel very different from the previous one.

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Reply #170 posted 05/18/18 10:22pm

Tontoman22

smile

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Reply #171 posted 05/21/18 2:07am

cindymay

I wonder where is the vinyl and why it's taking so long.

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Reply #172 posted 05/22/18 2:37am

cindymay

I'd like this for every video in the emotion picture.

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