The problem was no one could tell when the performance had started. More importantly, no one knew when it was going to end. The best bet was June 1st, when Kanye had announced he would release his highly anticipated eighth studio album. It was always unlikely that this theory would pay off. For one, it would be extremely difficult to make a musically worthy album that also explained the particulars of your recently concluded piece of complex concept art. Also, as May went on, it became harder to square Kanye’s behavior with Wolff’s painstakingly explained theory. However, many fans clung to the explanations that Wolff laid out in his Twitter thread, and later in a piece he wrote for the music site Pigeons & Planes. … [Read more...] about Kanye’s New Album Is Out. So, How About That Performance Art Theory?
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Loneliness has always had a place in pop music, from “Are you lonesome tonight?” to “My loneliness is killing me.” What else are songs, if not a way for artists to reach out across the vast stretches of space and time that separate them from their listeners? A great song can make you feel less alone in the world, or reflect your solitude back in a new form. Right now, with much of the world staying far away from their friends and loved ones in the name of public health, those songs feel more appropriate than ever. Here, as part of Rolling Stone‘s weekly playlist series, “Music at Home,” are 18 songs to remind you that everyone else out there is feeling lonely these days, too. … [Read more...] about Music at Home: Lonely Nights
Although “Fancy” peaked at Number Eight on the country chart, Reba’s third of four singles from Rumor Has It went on to be a centerpiece of the entertainer’s increasingly elaborate, Vegas-style concerts and a popular karaoke choice for aspiring young Reba wannabes – in spite of its controversial plot points. The song pre-dated, but perhaps helped inspire, McEntire’s infamous red dress from the 1993 CMA Awards telecast and a generation of fans, including American Idol veterans Kelly Clarkson, Kellie Pickler and Carrie Underwood, among many others, were paying close attention as the singer changed the game for country’s female artists. Even genre-crossing “Body Like a Back Road” singer Sam Hunt acknowledged Reba’s influence, including “Fancy” in a medley of covers on tour. … [Read more...] about Flashback: Bobbie Gentry Records ‘Fancy,’ Future Reba McEntire Classic
In March 2010, Raniere became enraged by the supposed “ethical breach,” and sent his other girlfriends, including Salzman, to encourage Daniela to apologize. She refused. To regain favor with Raniere, Daniela turned to Salzman, who suggested, allegedly on Raniere’s orders, that Daniela stay locked in a room as a form of punishment. Daniela agreed, as did her parents, who were also involved with NXIVM at that point. She relinquished her identification papers to other NXIVM members, thus preventing her from escaping back to Mexico, and headed into the room. “I had no choice,” she said. … [Read more...] about NXIVM Trial: Former Keith Raniere Girlfriend Says She Was Imprisoned for 2 Years