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Name: RibbonB
Country: USA
I love Mariah's Music.
Re: Lovecraft Country (96,304) (96,318) by RibbonB from USA
(Saturday 17 October 2020; 02:48)
Ok, that sounds intriguing, thanks.
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Re: Lovecraft Country (96,291) (96,303) by RibbonB from USA
(Friday 16 October 2020; 19:49)
I'll give it a look see. I've never been into the twilight or werewolf stuff, but it might be interesting. I just watched the vintage, campy, The Brain that Wouldn't Die this morning.
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Re: Lovecraft Country (96,278) (96,286) by RibbonB from USA
(Friday 16 October 2020; 11:17)
No I haven't seen it. Maybe I will check it out.
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Re: Lovecraft Country (96,279) (96,284) by RibbonB from USA
(Friday 16 October 2020; 11:16)
This is the first season.
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Re: Lovecraft Country (96,269) (96,272) by RibbonB from USA
(Friday 16 October 2020; 00:22)
Edward, please let CD go, lol. It's such good viewing isn't it? I hope there will be a season two.
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Re: Lovecraft Country (96,182) (96,268) by RibbonB from USA
(Thursday 15 October 2020; 23:06)
Just curious, have you been watching the series and do you know the team and origins of the work? That's importsnt in the enjoyment, IMO. They are doing a masterful job of handling this subject, especially in he pulp, horror, sci-fi realm. It is strangely deep and moving, yet fun to watch with other nerds, or other interested parties. It definitely is not, nor meant to be a straight ahead drama.
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Article: Mariah Carey's very good, very bad two weeks (96,267) by RibbonB from USA
(Thursday 15 October 2020; 22:59)
He is such a fan. I wish he would dig up some interesting dirt on Stella. Is she still selling limos on Hollywood Blvd? Or was that Rolls'? Who will be the first to challenge the book? I wonder if Pat and siblings have read it yet? That will be a difficult read.
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Re: What if (96,263) (96,266) by RibbonB from USA
(Thursday 15 October 2020; 22:43)
Aretha has meaning to Mariah, singing with her on Divas 98 has meaning to her as she stated in the chapter entitled Divas. Celine was also there and part of the performance.

Celine isn't a gospel singer, Aretha is and so was Whitney, at least she sang it when at her Baptist church. Mimi loves gospel, but doesn't try to tangle with the gospel best. It's probably why Mimi won't tangle with a whole gospel CD, she just dabbles. she certainly has studied the best.
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Re: What is going on here (96,242) (96,247) by RibbonB from USA
(Thursday 15 October 2020; 12:32)
Lol definitely not Bravo. I must admit that BET did an excellent job with the New Edition biopic. Some people would be up in arms.
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Re: What is going on here (96,235) (96,236) by RibbonB from USA
(Thursday 15 October 2020; 01:42)
Meanwhile Mimi has a bestseller and is entertaining making a movie during a pandemic. I wonder will it be Netflix or Amazon prime? Either is better than her Hallmark movie attempt.
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Re: End of the affair (96,226) (96,229) by RibbonB from USA
(Wednesday 14 October 2020; 23:17)
Well said.
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Re: End of the affair (96,212) (96,217) by RibbonB from USA
(Wednesday 14 October 2020; 20:56)
Have you read her Essence magazine interview "The most misunderstood black woman", with Michaela Angela Davis? From 15 years ago. I'm sure that's why she felt comfortable with having her as the memoir co writer.
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Re: End of the affair (96,212) (96,216) by RibbonB from USA
(Wednesday 14 October 2020; 20:45)
She has discussed her experiences with racism before, some of them at least. But she said this book was the first opportunity to lay it all out, because of all the complex issues that cannot be explained in various interviews. I know I've heard many of those stories in bits and pieces. Anyways.
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Re: Lovecraft Country (96,191) (96,197) by RibbonB from USA
(Wednesday 14 October 2020; 13:19)
The special effects are darned good. The music has been excellent. An all around great adaptation. I think they do a great job, especially within the horror, sci-fi, genres. Certainly a different twist than the also great, Watchmen. I wonder who will be left standing on Sunday and if there will be a season two.
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Re: Not that it matters (96,169) (96,179) by RibbonB from USA
(Wednesday 14 October 2020; 01:59)
She said previously that they thought he was Cuban, then it was determined Venezuelan. The book indicates he wasn't around, so there is no familiarity or real details about him.
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Lovecraft Country (96,168) by RibbonB from USA
(Tuesday 13 October 2020; 19:15)
Licia, everyone, anyone else into this fabulous series? Wow, please watch this past Sunday's episode 9. So timely, sad, creatively done in homage to the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre. This episode was so good and harrowing, that the show composer even wrote an original requiem piece for the final fire scene. So moving. The final episode if the season is next Sunday, please binge all week and watch. it is horror though, but so well done. I love how they incorporated modern music like Bodak Yellow and Rihanna's Bitch Better Have my Money, into this period show. This show and its exploration or racism and horror is definitely more important than somebody's imagined slight at Celine. This country, world has more serious concerns.
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Re: Allure (96,150) (96,165) by RibbonB from USA
(Tuesday 13 October 2020; 17:26)
Wow, based on all the hashtags on their IG post, they really want to be recognized. Too bad, because it probably won't help. I'm more surprised she didn't mention Jasmine Dotiwala, but she didn't want to tell those stories about Betcha Gon ' Know, lol. You can't put everything and everybody in a book though. She could've "killed two birds ", by including lots of pictures of moments with descriptors as a fast way to acknowledge people. I strongly feel she was stingy on the pictures.
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Re: Memoir positive forces (96,136) (96,145) by RibbonB from USA
(Tuesday 13 October 2020; 00:57)
Her "guncles", Debbie Allen, the little boy who combed out her tangles, Clarissa, to name a few.
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Re: Trash (96,143) (96,144) by RibbonB from USA
(Tuesday 13 October 2020; 00:50)
It was adopted pretty recently and is probably often debated. But stuff changes over and with the times. Conventions do change.
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Re: Trash (96,119) (96,132) by RibbonB from USA
(Monday 12 October 2020; 21:15)
Here's a good review.
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Re: Trash (96,124) (96,131) by RibbonB from USA
(Monday 12 October 2020; 21:04)
Currently that is the standard practice to capitalize black. There are efforts to capitalize white as well, but it's common practice. Social constructs often change over time.
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Re: Trash (96,114) (96,120) by RibbonB from USA
(Monday 12 October 2020; 17:51)
Did you read any history books that said it was created for financial gain, by slave owners who raped the women, but in order to maintain their property deemed their own offspring as slaves and therefore black? Just because the origins of things and oppression create a social construct that becomes inconvenient for white people, doesn't mean it hasn't affected the oppressed in more permanent ways. Social constructs change over time, but it's interesting that the construct of racism and so called white supremacy, remains strong. Some of y'all believe that lie and fight for it even to your, or their own detrement. Like the people who get mad when people say black lives matter. Hating a slogan because they just want to feel central at all times.
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Re: Trash (96,095) (96,105) by RibbonB from USA
(Sunday 11 October 2020; 16:58)
Just because he has meaning to you, doesn't mean he means shit to her. Of course if she had mentioned the clown in the Divas chapter, that would've been the penultimate shade. The ultimate is not giving him space at all.
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Re: The good and the bad (96,089) (96,097) by RibbonB from USA
(Sunday 11 October 2020; 04:16)
Clarification, in the book the dinner party was described as with music industry friends etc. At an Italian restaurant frequented by music industry illuminati. It's just most artists never refer to that and most don't want to be associated with the word. I just thought that was random and funny to use that descriptor.
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The good and the bad (96,089) by RibbonB from USA
(Saturday 10 October 2020; 23:15)
My thought on the book are it is overall a good read. Ill start with a big told ya so that no she won't talk about the voice, the clown, the stellar error and many other things people were salivating to read about. Smart of her not to give any more time or real estate to any of those things. I also didn't expect much self reflection by way of her taking any blame, or mentioning her part in breakups, shakeups, etc. But I am glad she was able to open up about all her childhood traumas and fears and subsequent PTSD. I was bored stiff through all the Tommy stuff. She and her co writer did an effective job, if she wanted the reader to feel as bored and trapped as she felt during the marriage.

I'm glad she gave a little insight into some song lyrics and who some songs were about. And she confirmed that she writes beyond most particular relationships in favor of more universal appeal.

People are complaining about her focus on petty stories over what they wanted to know. I was only appalled that she spent paragraphs and pages complaining about her unkempt hair issues. I thought girl couldn't you try to comb your own nest? And it is hard to believe she was waiting to be fed, even when rich. Her lack of agency even in her self preservation is scary. But she's been through a whole lot. The confrontation with her mom was harrowing. Explains a lot and they did a good job demonstrating how complicated it is to distance yourself from your own family even while supporting them. She has that in common with Oprah, Tyler and many others.

Maybe this is where she is now, addressing and releasing the anger and fear. Perhaps she will do another real tea filled memoir late in her career, like Barbara Walters.

Spoiler alert: she did leave one big little bomb that must have been deliberate, but very weird. An Easter egg? In the Tommy saga, when she described the dinner party, she referenced the guests as "industry illuminati". That's a real weird choice of words. She didn't say luminaries, or illustrious what nots, lol. I actually laughed. I love a good conspiracy theory.
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