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Name: Edward
Country: USA
An experiement? (98,454) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 27 July 2021; 23:08)
I enjoyed Caution very much, but I've always said it was lacking vocally. I don't care if it was critical acclaimed, but everybody expected at least a power ballad or something. If she couldn't do it in the studio, I would understand, but at this point, people don't care. She should give us her remaining fans those songs and power ballads that got us under her spell. She can then lip the difficult parts in concert, it's not like she hasn't been doing that for years now. "Portrait" is a favorite of mine, but even though she didn't attempt at doing anything impressive vocally on it, one could hear her voice wasn't in a good place. Strangely, I didn't hate the album, I played the hell out of it. As for "Where Are You Christmas", she didn't get to record it in the 90's, so trying it now wouldn't top Faith Hill's. I think she should leave it at that.
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Re: Mariah's World (98,431) (98,434) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 24 July 2021; 21:15)
Mimi L., I knew I could count on you. I'll have to find a way to put it on a VHS, Granny is old school and she doesn't trust streaming or can understand how a whole VHS could fit into a disc. Please don't judge her, she's 93.
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Mariah's World (98,430) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 24 July 2021; 18:59)
Granny saw an episode of Mariah's World last night and loved it. She asked me if it was ever going to be released on VHS. Any update on that? Please, those who loved it like Mimi L and Ribbon, could you provide any updates?
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Re: Mariah (98,411) (98,415) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 22 July 2021; 03:36)
If all the baby mamas put their kids first, they should all get along. After all, they're family. I think that the only thing Mariah wants from Nick is for him to be a good father to her kids, and I think he's accomplished it so far. Maybe the other baby mamas might worry about money and stuff, but they should all deal with Nick in that case. No reason for any of them to have beef with Mariah.
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Re: Mariah (98,409) (98,410) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 22 July 2021; 01:37)
Mariah grew up with two horrible siblings by her side. That's why Nick is making sure Roc and Roe are surrounded by 20 good siblings. There's nothing like a huge family full of love and baby mamas enjoying the same Cannon. After all, in polygamy there are usually 4 or 5 baby mamas popping kids as if they were pop corn and they all get along.
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Re: The elephant in the room (98,388) (98,399) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 20 July 2021; 01:12)
Celine, the Keto Queen? I'm dead!
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Re: The elephant in the room (98,384) (98,386) by Edward from USA
(Sunday 18 July 2021; 16:52)
It would've been, had I said Celine lost hers due to Anorexia, but I didn't. Denying Mariah alcohol abuse in the past is like denying Crapfinity is crap. During her pregnancy, her voice recovered a lot, and not because she was singing with six lungs.
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The elephant in the room (98,375) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 17 July 2021; 22:01)
Way before the recording of Butterfly, Mariah's marriage to Tommy was over. Her voice didn't change due to stress or whatever, we all know she was out and about drinking and smoking weed. She rid herself from the tentacles of Tommy, but that same action made her fall into another trap, alcohol. Tommy with his controlling ways make sure Mariah took care of her asset, but once she set herself free, she started doing all those things she always wanted to do but wasn't allowed to. It's both their fault in a way. Mariah for wilding out of control and Tommy for suppressing her by not letting her live her life like any other young woman her age would have done. If there had been a healthy balance, we would be singing a different tune. By the time Butterfly was recorded, Mariah was, in my humble opinion, creatively at her best, she was effing Derek Jeter, he inspired some of her best work, so, stressed she wasn't, it was as if she had come out the cocoon, free, beautiful, different, exuberant, it was delightful to experience her metamorphosis, You don't make an album like Butterfly under stress. The stress came after when she to tried to leave Sony and Tommy started sabotaging her hence her nervous breakdown, but that was after Rainbow. Whitney's voice succumbed to her drug use, and Mariah's to her misrepresented splashes. It is what it is. At this point complaining or pointing fingers won't bring her voice back. Her recordings during the pandemic, in which she's at home and with complete control of everything, evidenced an unrepairable instrument. Sad, but true. I'll take another album like Caution though, I don't think she's capable of doing anything better than that, at least voicewise. I would like to be proven wrong.
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Re: Somewhat Loved (98,319) (98,320) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 6 July 2021; 20:37)
I don't like people like you on this board, so negative. Somewhat Wrong has the potential to be Mariah's next No. 1. If we all request, request, request and stream, stream, stream on all computers and devices in our households, it could definitely hit the top spot. She effed up with Infinity, but redeemed herself with this one. With a great video like "I Don't", lying on the back of a car, it would be a travesty of the music industry if it didn't. I even found a way to get my granny streaming it on her vintage flip phone. I'm determined.
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Re: Somewhat Loved (98,308) (98,310) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 3 July 2021; 19:26)
AIWFCIY reached the top spot 18 years later. It might take 50 for "Somewhat Wrong", but it could get there. We should all start requesting and calling the radio stations now.
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Re: The Meaning of Mariah audio book error (98,293) (98,294) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 29 June 2021; 15:36)
They're giving out a partial refund of 5 cents to those who want to claim it. I got mine. I'm using the money towards her next album. Thanks for bringing it up. I almost lost all that money.
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Re: Somewhat Loved (98,289) (98,290) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 26 June 2021; 16:16)
Don't be mean, there's no need for that. This pandemic has affected many of us, anything could be sweet quality music to our ears. "Infinity" has a new found meaning to me, and the remix with those 10 rappers and Justin is to die for, literally. "One More Try" is pure perfection. Of course the one sung by George Michael.
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Re: RibbonB (98,268) (98,271) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 24 June 2021; 22:52)
Sorry Stacey, I had been keeping your secret for years now, it had to be known. I'm going to expose somebody else's secret now, but it is so deep and dark that I'll have to leave the board for good after this. Well, B thinks that Mariah should work with Bruno Mars and that she should keep her signature sound. Lord help me. Good by everybody.
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Re: RibbonB (98,262) (98,265) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 24 June 2021; 17:29)
I almost had a heart attack, who could've imagined. Stacey loves Daydream by the way, I thought you should know. She's just shy and doesn't like to post about it much.
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Re: RibbonB (98,258) (98,259) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 24 June 2021; 15:43)
And you are? The board police? Everything Ribbon said is true. Tanaka is a nice guy, but Mariah has complete control over him. Sometimes I think he's not even allowed to be out on his own. Mariah is a control freak, period. They are good for each other.
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Re: I was right (98,245) (98,249) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 23 June 2021; 20:38)
I agree with you. If they could find a way to blame Estella's reign of terror and every other mess Mariah has gotten herself into on Nick, they would do it. If they could place Nick next to Mariah before Glitter was released, they would blame her breakdown on him too. Nick is a huge mess, not because he shouldn't have had more children, but because of the circumstances in which he has had them, he should know better. He's not the first nor the last to have 40 kids with 39 baby mamas, and most of those baby mamas are as messy and guilty as he is, many are probably only seeing a paycheck, but nobody is thinking about the sanity of those babies. When I read posts here from people blaming Nick for Mariah's career failings during the time she was with him or even after, I realize why so many people think Mariah fans are crazy. Nick's mess doesn't have anything to do with Mariah's mess. She jumped on "Mariah's Mess (World)" on her own, and allowed Estella and her daughters in her life, taking ill advice from her, engaging in questionable behavior on public TV for everyone to see. She jumped from one boyfriend to the other on live TV, but oh well, it's Mariah, probably Nick's is to blame for that too. Those kids will be taken care of financially, but they won't have a father present, there's not way to accomplish that with a loose cannon and many women willing to take shot.
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Re: Nick, why oh why? (98,226) (98,237) by Edward from USA
(Monday 21 June 2021; 21:19)
Nick is intelligent enough to know kids are usually better with their mothers. They have been coparenting nicely, no reason to jinx them. As for him having his cannon always ready for the next unsuspecting baby mama, lord have mercy.
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Re: Good morning (98,230) (98,236) by Edward from USA
(Monday 21 June 2021; 21:11)
You must be a new fan, right? Contourella's daughter will read that letter.
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Re: Worst song ever made? (98,187) (98,189) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 16 June 2021; 23:00)
I completely agree with you. There are many producers out there with whom she could collaborate. She could make use of some quality writing now that she can't rely on her vocal acrobatics. I just don't know why she's not doing it.
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Re: Caution deserved better (98,109) (98,123) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 9 June 2021; 19:11)
Caution has some great songs, but other than the high notes on "Giving Me Life", there's not much of Mariah's voice in it. I have enjoyed that album though, it is a good album. I would take Caution over MIAMTEC anyday.
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Re: Roc Nation (98,116) (98,122) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 9 June 2021; 19:04)
Exactly my point. R&B is not a one-layer genre, so why treat it that way? That's what I mean by Old Tired R&B. It has turned boringly formulaic for many artists. I'm not saying Bruno Mars saved R&B, but he's definitely exploring many of its layers making it sound fresh, interesting, and enjoyable. Definitely a breath of fresh air. "Leave the Door Open" is a gem. Miguel's "Adorn" is simply great, I can't count the amount I've played it ever since it was released. Mariah did something similar with the Emancipation of Mimi, she then had some great moments with with some songs here and there, but mostly it was all the same. R&B is multidimensional.
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Re: Roc Nation (98,093) (98,108) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 8 June 2021; 17:16)
I wasn't referring to you. I've never thought of you as a lamb who by default goes on a blaming rampage against anybody who has parted ways with Mariah amicably or not. It just seems that some people here have lost any sense of objectivity with anything Mariah related. I see perfectly ok praising Mariah and putting her on the pedestal, that's what most fans do, but not at somebody else's detriment. Let's say, if Mariah and Beyonce were to have an argument, without knowing, I wouldn't be saying Mariah is right just because I'm her fan. I'll say she's right because facts say so. But oh well, we're supposed to be on a super mega positive note on this board, let's just keep it so.
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Re: Roc Nation (98,089) (98,091) by Edward from USA
(Sunday 6 June 2021; 17:59)
Finally a post that makes sense without a bunch of conspiracy theories and insane speculations. Must I remind some of you that when Mariah was "hot tamale" back in the 90's, many acts were dropped from the Sony roster to make budget for Mariah? Well, she isn't "hot tamale" anymore, and it's ok. She's had an exceptional career, but all careers come to and end or fade away as time goes by. As Mimi L. stated, it's business. A business that is not bringing as much revenue as it used. It's laughable to see people putting down Rock Nation or JZ just because they could've dropped Mariah, like by default Mariah is a victim. Mariah has made great decisions in her music career, but some other times she's f**d up and it has been her fault. If she comes back with the same old tired R&B in which she doesn't raise her voice in a few songs, it's a wrap. R&B can be fun and great, Bruno Mars has proven that.
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Re: New material (97,941) (97,943) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 6 May 2021; 18:19)
Now that the board will be full of posters and unwavering positivity, we should all rejoice. I don't condone Andrew threatening anybody let alone Eric, but he definitely made great points and made the board less boring. Many called him out when they had to, justifiably so, but the majority were simply intimidated by him. You can call him whatever, you can hate him, but most people here couldn't debate him, and that made them angry. I disagreed with him on many things, I didn't like some things he said, but I also appreciated his insight and input. It was about balance. I appreciate Eric for having kept this website up and running for so long, and respect his decision too, I think he's always been fair with all of us, and for that, I thank you Eric. If Andrew came back with the moniker Cancer, I know Tourette Syndrome would rampant on this board.
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Re: New material (97,926) (97,933) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 4 May 2021; 22:20)
Eric, would you post what Andrew wrote to you? I'm curious.

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