Good luck today!!! It's Friday 13th... well done for making it this far...
Remember around this time last year when Lady Gaga revealed the Born This Way single, and people listening to it around the world had a deja vu moment?
Well after a year of silence Madonna has finally spoken about it to Newsweek and ABC news:
"I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song (‘Express Yourself’). I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was…interesting... I certainly think she references me a lot in her work. And sometimes I think it's amusing and flattering and well-done.
"When I heard ['Born This Way'] on the radio ... I said, 'that sounds very familiar' ... It felt reductive."
When asked by ABC if "reductive" was good or bad, Madonna replied, "Look it up."
So we looked it up. Reduction (rɪˈdʌkʃən) — noun.
- the act or process or an instance of reducing
- the state or condition of being reduced
- the amount by which something is reduced
- a form of an original resulting from a reducing process, such as a copy on a smaller scale
- a simplified form, such as an orchestral score arranged for piano
- maths. a. the process of converting a fraction into its decimal form. b. the process of dividing out the common factors in thenumerator and denominator of a fraction; cancellation
We're guessing that Madonna meant Gaga had converted her orchestral score into a piano piece. When Madonna shows her teeth she really takes a bite! Ruff!
Now, before clicking the above link, let us first issue you with a disclaimer. Ugly Photos Of Me is written by a girl called Celie, who posts the ugliest photos of herself she can find then makes fun of them.
You would be forgiven for thinking from her blog that maybe Celie wasn't blessed with the looks of Cinderella and instead came out on par with one of the bad sisters.
But you would be wrong, because she's actually very pretty. And we know this to be true because we spent a good ten minutes facebook stalking her photos, like any normal people who have a million better things to do with their time.
Here is a proof:
Maybe we should all take a leaf out of Celie's book and embrace the ugly when a friend puts a less than flattering photo all over facebook... don't... click... detag... Ok, we're weak. DETAG!
Proof that Justin Beiber is a lesbian - getting to grips with his first home-made strap on.
Bring Valentines into the digital age. Who sends a paper card anymore? Nowadays it's all about sharing your love online via social networks. That said, this video is very clever, and very sweet. Better get your thinking caps on for that special someone.
Of course if you want to do something creative, but can't think of anything to do, instead you could pop along to Fannies Rule! where you can learn all about your noo noo, special place, down belows... whatever you wanna call it, and even take an art class where you get to draw it! Valentines Day present? Maybe too intimate for a first date, but definitely worth checking out.
Until next week...
Boom & Sarah xx