Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Don't Forget About Her


At Her Best

Dear Mariah,

I have to apologize to you that there was a time that I thought you really did went bonkers. I watched that controversial strip scene on TRL, and it wasn’t the stripping that got me questioning your mental health. It was the fact that you were high! But you managed to explain yourself quite eloquently on Oprah, saying that your condition was triggered by your bad case of insomnia and your unnatural drive to succeed. Indeed, these two combined, when pushed to the extremes, can make anyone stumble further into a breakdown.

To tell you the truth, I don’t understand why people still consider Glitter as the cause of your career hoopla. Among all your albums, I thought Rainbow was crap! All the songs were super sugary coated, and to think about it, gave me major toothache just listening to it. Despite that Loverboy from your Glitter album is really annoying (especially that video where you do jumping jacks in a blue bandana top), there were extremely heartfelt ballads in there. But this is all overshadowed because of your poor acting performance in your movie. And yes, don’t forget your breakdown.

When you (and Whitney) disappeared, all this wannabe divas came to surface. They did strut their own stuff, but undeniably, they wanted to hit the higher notes just like you. They wanted to even have your hair as well. And all those years when they dominate, I always wondered what ever happened to you. You did come back last three years with Charmbracelet, but it was completely confusing and forgettable. At that point, I thought you would never come back in top form.

But you did! With Mimi.

And now you are the talk of the town. You already won numerous awards for your effort, even tying yourself with Elvis with 17 #1s in the history of music. You are also nominated for a total of 8 Grammy’s, which I feel you are most deserving. Because, finally Mariah, you sang. You sang with all your heart out, even when everybody (even myself) was against you. And that deserves much respect and a thousand apologies from all of us.

I hope you win the Grammy’s. But even if you do not, you managed to make me believe in you once again.

Cheers, Muddy

PS:

Dear Kanye,

You are indeed tough competition for Mariah. But now it’s you that I question about when it comes to insanity. Because, dude, you’re not Christ! Get over it!!!

26 Comments:

Blogger karina said...

hear hear! alas, it was boulevard of broken dreams and sometimes you can't make it on your own that robbed her of the top two wins. no shame in losing to those, though...

8:02 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

karina :

just got the grammy news and heard how she only won three awards (mostly within the contemporary rnb genre). no disrespect to U2, but seriously, it wasn't surprising that they won all four awards (including best album)...

oh well, mariah, next time then...

9:47 PM  
Blogger Desparil said...

thumbs up to mariah!

10:07 PM  
Blogger mangolisa said...

Dear Muddy,
I disown you!

12:10 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

desparil :

yeah man!

mangolisa :

goddess dear, please don't dis-own me just because i listen to mariah. she can sing what?! kekeke...

12:58 AM  
Blogger Pojan said...

The emancipation of mimi gotta be her best album since forever. Well, it feels like forever when you listen to Boy(I Need You). And
Kanye is too arrogant for his own good.

6:00 AM  
Anonymous teek said...

Mariah's performance was one of the best at the grammy tho now she's really struggling on hitting those high notes..semput.

Kanye West wearing that red shirt ala JLo's versace was really disturbing la..

5:33 PM  
Blogger Pesa said...

well...again U2 swept the list again...this is the send time they did it after the previous album...an i suspected that to win grammy, it's a bad idea to compete in a year that U2 released an album...ohh my poor coldplay...but it's better U2 than others :D...

7:37 PM  
Anonymous A Babe With Very Little To Do said...

oh my gawd! it's got their brains tooo!!!!

i dunno what i'm talking about.

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Allyse said...

hmm...imagining you doing a duet with her everytime her song is in the air...

9:58 PM  
Blogger KaiserSoze said...

At the risk of sounding shallow..I love those jugs Mimi..always been a BIG fan!

12:30 AM  
Blogger Cosmic_GurL said...

No matter what you say abt Mariah, she's got a great voice and not a bad fashion sense.

1:52 AM  
Blogger yanz said...

i used to love mariah too, during musicbox and that era. and yeah, i am losing respect for her too. damn.

7:18 PM  
Blogger 9 said...

her boobs are limiting her lungs to reach the high notes.

the boobs! always blame the boobs!

8:55 PM  
Blogger shobshob said...

i always love mariah! i think she is definitely one of the very few singers (ke dia sorang aje?) that can sing the high notes exactly the same both in an album or live!

go mariah!

fly like a bird~~~~~.... :D

3:42 AM  
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3:44 AM  
Blogger madnessinvain said...

I love ems boobs.

Now where is this thread is heading to?

Hahahaha.

4:27 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

pojan :

i have to agree with you that emancipation of mimi is indeed her best album. it's one of those classic albums which you can listen the first track to the last. extremely well thought off, especially in the realms of contemporary rnb. glad she won three grammy's under those categories... :)

i have this love-hate relationship with kanye. hands down, his music is really urban and well written. he doesn't rap about violence (unlike the rest of the mc's) so its quite refreshing. the only throw off is his arrogance though. it's almost as big as 50 cent's, which is a damn shame...

teek :

i watched her performance, and although i loved it as a whole, she did come across as semput, not for the higher notes though, but the lower ones. it was painful to see her semput-ing her way through the rap-style parts of "we belong together", but she immediately saved her performance when she does her classic high pitches.

i think it was nerves that got the best of her. if you watch her closely, you can see that she was indeed nervous. but its cool...fly like a bird was unbelievable!

pesa :

i have to agree with you on this one. there was heavy speculations that despite both mariah/kanye/legend received 8 nominations esp under the heavy weights category, U2 was set to win. Not to say that their album isn't any good, but it is indeed Grammy tradition to give away trophies to the more *ahem* senior musicians. But its undeniable that they still rock the show.

yeah, too bad for coldplay though. i thought their album was pretty good, but i have to say that mr. paltrow needs to build on his stamina esp when hitting his falsettos...

4:23 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

babe :

hey babe, i have searched high and low for your blog! kat mana you sudah hilang to? huhuhu... ;P

allyse :

hahahaha...that's cool. but i don't think i can catch up with her with her rollercoaster singing style. i would probably just stare at her instead of singing...hehehe...

kaisersoze aka sifu :

hahahahah!!! yeah, no matter how high her notes she reaches, i tend to look at her *ahem* other assets. kekekek...

4:27 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

cosmic gurl :

exactly! her voice is incredible and distinct to hers. and her singing style...well, i think most of the new female singers in some ways try to mimic hers! and as for her fashion sence...glad that she has improved a whole lot. :)

yanz :

yeah, it is kind of weird when we see an innocent turn into a vamp. the problem with mariah was that her version previously was not sexy but simply slutty. that transition, i think, was the reason for her previous downfall...

but i motion for you to listen to her latest album. there's a lot of great material in there, which i think, is better than the ones in music box...

9 :

hahahah...i think there's some truth in this! they do look to heavy, perhaps even to point of constricting her diaphram and lungs? hmmm...where's a vocal expert when we need one. kekeke :P

4:33 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

shobshob :

wei, when can i borrow the CD loh? kekeke... :P fly like an org minyak! kekeke...

madnessinvain :

hahaha...dude, now i can't stop about thinking about boobs now...haiyoh, first thought of this morning...kekeke :P

4:35 PM  
Blogger A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

you didn't search well enough. what's your email add? i too been searching high and low for your emaill add.

12:46 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

babe :

so your blog does exist? :) share share share at copperstud22@yahoo.com

10:30 PM  
Blogger Vlad said...

Kanye arrogance could be a facade. He might not be that fantastic as a singer himself, but he's been a great background person with his music and production.

Oh Mariah, I wish I was Ol' Dirty Bastard.

11:50 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

vlad :

i have to agree with you on this one. his production skills are outstanding: his key role in john legend's LP is proof of this. and no doubt, his works are refreshing to hear, esp in a 50 cent dominated hip hop industry...

4:01 PM  
Anonymous A Babe With No Brain At All said...

email sent!

haffa good weekend!

4:11 PM  

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