late ’97 into early ’98.
3 pop divas, all different,
created musical magic based on their various experiences.
One was dealing with the freedom that came from leaving her ex-husband.
One was dealing with depression from an unfaithful husband. One was dealing with continuing her relevancy within a changing culture.
butterfly (september ’97). the velvet rope (october ’97). ray of light (february ’98). this is how the holy trinity was formed.
sidebar:i personally listen to the velvet rope first, butterfly, and end it with ray of light.
each album was raw, transparent,
by the end of the albums,
you felt a shift.
it is said these albums are their magnum opus. many gay malesfound solace and strength within their lyrics.
each of their albums has helped me overcome in some way. the ig foxhole has been poppin’ about this since i posted it first there. i wanted to circle back to 2016 tho…
first of all, happy 53rd birthday to missjanet.
“all for you” was a good era for janet.
that album isn’t as great as my favorites,
but i enjoyed it for what it was.
one thing i remember from her “live from hawaii” dvd is:
the famous lap dance for “would you mind?“.
even at a young age,
i wanted that contraption in my bedroom.
the thought of strapping a wolf up to that thing,
and driving him insane in pleasure,
is still on my “to do list“. harlem’s finest, teyanataylor, is inspired byjanet as well.
she re-created a similar lap dance with,
you guessed it,
her husband iman shumpert on tour. well… Continue reading “teyana taylor is becoming janet”
a little positive news because i’m drained aftoday.
so it’s that time again.
i do a “janet” overdose of one of her albums to get my shit together.
this time it’s her self titled,
i have been listening to it,
on my commute to/from work.
i even be researching the background info about that era.
it’s a whole situation.
janet’s album are like her diaries to the world.
in my rating,
it’s comes after “rhythm nation 8701”, “control”,
and “the velvet rope” as my favorite albums from her.
it’s still a really good album.
this performance of “if” at the 1993 vmas… Continue reading “i’ll definitely be watching janet get inducted into the “rock and roll hall of fame” now”
i need more money.
for the lifestyle i shouldbe living, corporate america aint cuttin’ it.
i should be able to travel at a moments notice.
begging “mommy” for a day off is not how i want to live.
so one of the foxholers sent me the best news today. it involvesjanet and the city of las vegas… Continue reading “janet has me filled with emotion today”