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Name: Randy
Country: USA
MC is my favorite artist of all time and I love her songwriting skills on her introspective songs. My favorite album: Butterfly. My favorite song: Right To Dream.
Reflections of my expectations have come to wither (103,645) by Randy from USA
(Tuesday 3 October 2023; 13:07)
Firstly, I want to thank everyone for being respectful in their replies. I think the problem is me. I love and believe in MCs artistry so much I want her to be a cultural and music icon. Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder. The amount of respect and weight those names carry is what I wanted for MC. Anything that feels cheap, exploitive, desperate, or narrowing, grates my nerves. I want MC to be a cultural and musical icon. And listen, I'm hard on Madonna for the same reason, popping out her nipple, fillers and dating 28 year olds while 60 is destroying her legacy. I probably need a break from the board. I'm getting too invested again. Once again, for me the house is on fire and no one in the party smells smoke. I'll go enjoy the music in the way it always has brought me comfort, nostalgia and distant fellowship. Have I mentioned I'm bipolar?
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Well, I guess I'll shut up then (103,636) by Randy from USA
(Monday 2 October 2023; 20:20)
She said it herself on her Facebook concert promo. "Yes, the actual defrosting has begun." If she's fine with being frozen from January 2 - October 31 each year, why am I arguing for her legacy. I'll join the lambs. Yaaassss Mariah. Hit number one again. AIWFCIY is the best thing you've ever done. It's your signature song. It's the only part of your catalogue that matters. My queens slays 9 weeks every year. AIWFCIY has won 28 Grammys, gotten you into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and won you a video vanguard. Your legacy just like your voice is completely intact. How did I do?
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Is it time to get rid of physical media? (103,625) by Randy from USA
(Sunday 1 October 2023; 15:45)
I know some of you all are die hard collectors and just clutched your pearls at my question. I mean it's for the nostalgia. I may be going through another move in 9 months and though I've whittled 586 CDs down to 30 in the last ten years, my Mariah collection is collecting dust. All my music is on my phone backed up by my computer. I also have the VHS and DVDs that never get touched because I can watch most of it on YouTube. You all know how much I revel in those memories of waiting out front of Sam Goody on a Tuesday morning to buy a CD. And I love the booklets. Even if I do keep them, how often am I gonna rifle through them? The rules to living minimalist is that if you don't touch it in one year, throw it away. Thoughts?
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The greats (103,614) by Randy from USA
(Saturday 30 September 2023; 03:23)
I can't even joke Edward, I just got banned from an open mic poetry venue for a line I wrote criticizing the use of the third person plural pronoun. Anyway, everyone brought up good points about the future. We don't know what the flowers Mariah gets 100 years from now will look like or what charts, music consumption will be. I'm surprised Billboard is still around and tallying to be honest. I just love the brilliance of My All's lyric and final chorus. The ominous Vision of Love and Fantasy (pop version) openings. The camp Heartbreaker, Honey and Loverboy videos. I'd love to see those get celebrated equally in pop culture as AIWFCIY which is now coming off as a seasonal gimmick. Oh well, I have a Right To Dream.
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This is a reply to message 103,613 by Edward from USA
(Saturday 30 September 2023; 00:56)
Drake gets his 12th number one (103,592) by Randy from USA
(Wednesday 27 September 2023; 21:50)
The belief that AIWFCIY will be MCs greatest accomplishment scares me more than if Psy Gangnum Style had a resurgence with 21 number ones, beating the Beatles number ones record. You all have got to stop that narrative. You have no many idea how many memes are coming across my social media timeline that basically say Mariah is defrosting. An old diva past her time a la Diana Ross, I can accept. An iconic Mrs. Claus, I can't. Mariah is so much more and her entire (caps) catalogue should be celebrated. And I love you Robert.
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This is a reply to message 103,590 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Wednesday 27 September 2023; 16:21)
Drake gets his 12th number one (103,582) by Randy from USA
(Wednesday 27 September 2023; 04:33)
Should we be worried? We went through this a few years ago with Rihanna, but she has all but retired from music. Drake is cranking out songs and albums. I can definitely lob the Mariah criticism non fans give her at him. I can't name more than two of his number ones. He is tied with Madonna and ahead of Janet, Whitney and Stevie Wonder. I like Drake but his name does not belong in the same stratosphere with any of those four.
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Webmaster (103,521) by Randy from USA
(Sunday 17 September 2023; 03:39)
What's wrong with my new picture? Email me randyalexander@hotmail about what changes I need to make.
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Happy 26th to the real magnum opus (103,514) by Randy from USA
(Sunday 17 September 2023; 00:50)
While everyone is celebrating Music Box and incorrectly calling Daydream MC's artistic zenith, I'd like to interject and celebrate the real magnum opus, Butterfly, which turns 26 today. On this day, 26 years ago I unwrapped the cellophane off of this CD in my fathers basement and popped it in the disc changer. I never before heard an album where every song is a single. Every verse reads like poetry. And every vocal is astounding. Rasp, falsetto, belting and whistles are all used here. My biggest issue with R&B music is artists always sing about romantic love or break ups. This Pop/R&B album includes songs about childhood pain and alienation. It is in one word stunning. Happy anniversary to Mariah's favorite. And the best album of all time. From any artist.
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MB30 (103,403) by Randy from USA
(Saturday 9 September 2023; 22:49)
Hey fam. I've been busy since I have a new teaching assignment this year. So I finally listened to the new music. I have to say. I am excited you all are excited. But I don't like My Prayer or Workin Hard. Mariah sounds incredible but what would you expect for '93? I just don't like the songs and understand why they were left on the cutting room floor. Hero 2009 had my attention on the first verse and chorus. She sounds absolutely breathtaking. Pun intended. I didn't like the 2nd verse at all. Ima stick with the Never Too Far/Hero Medley as my definitive version. I am not being a negative Nancy, I was summoned by Robert. And to a lesser extent Edward. It's good to see a flurry of activity on the board. Pun intended. P.S. I wonder what a Right to Dream remix would sound like? I have a DJ friend. Hmmmm.
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Not yet (103,303) by Randy from USA
(Monday 4 September 2023; 19:00)
I stated this last year and y'all beat me up. I do not want her legacy to be this song. I love the song AIWFCIY. But my hopes for MC was to be taken seriously as a singer songwriter. In the vein of a Carole King, Jewel, Sarah Mc, Dianne Warren, Lauryn Hill, Joni Mitchell. To me she's every bit as "deep" as they are. The problem is this diva image and this new idea that she's to be thawed out every November and put away in January. Mariah has a catalogue as robust and timeless as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince, Madonna and Barbra Streisand. I am worried sick that her live flubs, overreliance on being a busty Mrs. Claus and a teetering diva in stilettos is not only going to tarnish her legacy but destroy it. Oh, this is all wrong.
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Mariah Carey lands six new RIAA certifications (103,281) by Randy from USA
(Friday 1 September 2023; 23:35)
The debut is not certified Diamond yet? I believe it's sold enough to be certified by now and I really want her to match Whitney's three Diamond albums.
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Discounted singles (103,224) by Randy from USA
(Saturday 19 August 2023; 19:08)
Good topic. I think the singles that might not have gone to number one without fans rushing to buy physical copies are more-so Thank God I Found You and My All. Loverboy definitely wouldn't have gone to #2. I Still Believe wouldn't have gone to #4 either. I believe Honey, One Sweet Day and Heartbreaker are true driven by the general public number ones. Non-fans know those songs and those videos stayed in heavy rotation on MTV. My All's week at #1 comes after week 4 of Too Close by Next's 5 weeks at #1. Then Too Close returns to number one which clearly shows My All went to number one as soon as a physical copy/discounted copy was offered to rabid fans like me who already had the Butterfly album but wanted remixes and alternate versions. At least the general public has heard of My All. TGIFY is a song nobody but us knows. It's one week interrupted Savage Garden's I Knew I Loved You after its 3rd week at #1. After TGIFY was number one for one week then Savage Garden returned to #1. Again rabid fans like me wanted the Keith Sweat Make It Last Forever Remix. I remember buying that maxi-single. One store was out and another store sold me their last one.
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This is a reply to message 103,215 by Lainsky from Philippines
(Saturday 19 August 2023; 04:50)
The Price Sisters and Melonie - underrated gems (103,206) by Randy from USA
(Friday 18 August 2023; 00:42)
Yea, I do think they were awesome. But Kelly took some subtle digs about her vocal deterioration that I agreed with but didn't think was classy. And Melonie made a snide remark during an interview that "when I was there it wasn't no songs about touch my body", which I also didn't appreciate. Touch My Body to me is a comedy. A toned down version of WAP. It's meant for you to have fun to, not to take literally. Who really thinks MC wants anyone to touch her body? However, let me be clear. I feel like Trey and Mary Ann are talented but sycophants. They don't care about helping her with her voice or technique. They just say yes, diva and collect their checks.
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This is a reply to message 103,203 by Bill from the UK
(Thursday 17 August 2023; 21:43)
Kelly Price (103,195) by Randy from USA
(Wednesday 16 August 2023; 23:56)
If you look inside the booklet it says Background: Mariah Carey & Kelly Price only.
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This is a reply to message 103,188 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Wednesday 16 August 2023; 05:05)
I saw on Facebook (103,187) by Randy from USA
(Tuesday 15 August 2023; 22:24)
It was a random fan page. It said that MC has a big announcement coming soon. Anybody know anything? It better not be the annual Christmas cut and paste concerts. Hopefully it's a studio album. But I have a Right To Dream (Randy's Theme).
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Today Whitney would've been 60 (103,154) by Randy from USA
(Wednesday 9 August 2023; 13:45)
I know everybody on this board has a different relationship with Whitney Houston. Some love her, some hate her. Pushing that aside, she was a human being first. A mother, a daughter, a sister. She truly was one of the best singers of all time who just couldn't get it together because of some dark secrets she felt pressured to keep. I don't care what anyone thinks, I really feel like she and MC liked each other. And I miss her.
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Tommy or no career at all (103,152) by Randy from USA
(Wednesday 9 August 2023; 03:43)
I'm with you. I like Did I Do That? I just hate that Rainbow, which is a great album, just seems like she was trying to work with everybody popular on one project, ie Jay-Z, Diane Warren, Kandi & Tiny, Missy, Snoop, 98 Degrees, Usher and No Limit.
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This is a reply to message 103,150 by Tevin from USA
(Tuesday 8 August 2023; 16:18)
RIP Sinéad O'Connor (103,082) by Randy from USA
(Thursday 27 July 2023; 18:59)
The very first tape I bought that wasn't r&b or pop. Well, I didn't buy it, Columbia House gave it to me along with 9 others for 1¢. The point is it was my beginning into white singer/songwriters I would've never known about because I lived in an urban monolith. I bought it for Nothing Compares 2U but in actuality my favorite song from 'I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got' is "This Is The Last Day of Our Acquaintance". If not for her, I wouldn't have paid any attention to Jewel, Paula Cole or Sarah McLachlan.
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This is a reply to message 103,081 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Thursday 27 July 2023; 15:06)
Summer Songs (103,076) by Randy from USA
(Wednesday 26 July 2023; 14:21)
The summer songs by MC I play are typically not ballads. Loverboy (remix), Honey (Bad Boy remix), Fantasy (with ODB and the pop hook Stacey knows what I'm talking about lol), Fourth of July, Underneath the Stars, It's Like That, Circles, Obsessed with Gucci mane, Up Out My Face with Nikki, More Than Just Friends, You Don't Know What to Do and GTFO. I tend to listen to Mariah's ballads when I'm emotional which is 99.9 repeating % of the time. But when I want to have fun during the summer those are the jams I play/request.
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This is a reply to message 103,075 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Wednesday 26 July 2023; 03:16)
Bliss (103,068) by Randy from USA
(Monday 24 July 2023; 14:35)
Paula Cole: Not the Amazon running between her thighs lol and I can't do You're Making Me High. I might start singing in the middle of the act. Back to MC. I'm tryna think of another sexy, nasty song and I can't think of one. Maybe After Tonight, someone said One More 'Gen but I'm drawing a blank here. I remember Wendy Williams saying she couldn't even picture MC having sex. Then Eminem claimed he masturbated on her belly and she acted like his semen was toxic waste and panicked "Get it off me." Maybe she's anatomically like a Barbie doll. Oh wait she had dem babies. Gee I hope Eric publishes this.
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This is a reply to message 103,067 by Norman from USA
(Monday 24 July 2023; 06:32)
Bliss (103,063) by Randy from USA
(Sunday 23 July 2023; 04:26)
Don't laugh. Bliss is on my sex playlist. Along with Janet Jackson's Would You Mind. Rope Burn, Toni Braxton's Maybe, Trey Songz Neighbors Know My Name, Janet Jackson's Anytime Anyplace, Usher's, Madonna's Justify My Love, Ciara's Promise, Twista's Rain Down on Me, Ashanti's Rescue, Beyoncé's Speechless. TLC's Red Light Special, George Michael's Father Figure. Bliss is the only MC song I can be horizontal with another with. Hey, ya'll promised not to laugh. Check out some of these songs if you don't know them.
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This is a reply to message 103,060 by Lady B from USA
(Saturday 22 July 2023; 14:33)
You messing with Daydream? (103,049) by Randy from USA
(Friday 21 July 2023; 15:42)
Ahem. Butterfly is her magnum opus. Daydream is second. But I would never slam Daydream. It was the first CD I owned by her. Everything before that was cassette. And about banning Andrew. Isn't that request getting old. Kinda like me talking about 1997, Right to Dream and the 2006 Grammy cut and paste job. We are a dysfunctional family. All of us are needed. Terna gets on my last nerve and I would never want him banned or to stop posting. We love everybody.
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This is a reply to message 103,048 by Edward from USA
(Friday 21 July 2023; 14:16)
Fantasy (103,038) by Randy from USA
(Wednesday 19 July 2023; 19:34)
Ed and Zach y'all are both wrong. There is a version on the maxi single that has the ODB version with the pop chorus on it. It is the best version. And this whole thing about being dressed and unhappy vs. scantily clad and jubilant. I would be fine with MC wearing pasties, clear plastic platform stilettos and a G-string if she was replicating her new music vocals live on stage without cut and paste playback and a wall of background singers. I don't care about the image. I care about the undeniable talent being present at all times. Even on live TV.
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This is a reply to message 103,037 by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 19 July 2023; 19:07)
Time for lists lol (103,034) by Randy from USA
(Wednesday 19 July 2023; 14:21)
David. I laughed out loud at Andrew because his love language is sarcasm and British snarkiness. The world would be full of toxic positivity without him. You ever watch the Matrix. What is that architect's purpose? To balance the equation. What is Andrew's purpose? To unbalance it. And you guys, how did I forget Right To Dream, Anytime You Need a Friend. Can I redo my list? If anyone should be banned it should be me. I constantly bring up 1997, smoke and mirrors and Right To Dream being the best song ever written and recorded by any artist living, dead, or on Mars. I love everyone. Because right now we need it.
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This is a reply to message 103,028 by David from USA
(Wednesday 19 July 2023; 03:10)
Time for lists lol (103,023) by Randy from USA
(Tuesday 18 July 2023; 20:35)
So since there's no news right now, let's do our favorite MC singles (releases, sent to radio or video made) that didn't go to number 1.
10. GTFO
9. Never Too Far
8. Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)
7. Loverboy
6. Never Forget You/Without You
5. Breakdown
4. Bye Bye
3. Can't Let Go
2. Through The Rain
1. Butterfly
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