A friend that works for MTV wrote a Facebook note today saying how someone high up at MTV had announced that they're bringing music back. In addition to the music videos we all love(d), they are also planning to bring back the Unplugged series.
I don't know if any of you have been watching the live performers in pop music over the past couple of years, but after hearing Aubrey of Danity Kane fudge that (not-even-that-)high note in "Damaged" no less than 4 distinct times ( at 0:15; 1:55; 1:30; 1:45; respectively in the videos posted above... don't even get me started on Shannon and her forever-flat first verse), listening to Kelly Clarkson take her single down a half step in key and still avoid high notes altogether in her latest SNL performances, and never hearing Chris Browns voice live, I suggested that they rename it Cordless Train Wreck.
Denzelle's comment was the next to pop up:
"OMG D. Kareem! Mariah'94 = Unplugged. Mariah' 09 = Cordless Trainwreck."
"Your read my fucking mind."
(I should state that I'm a big Danity Kane fan and that I've heard both aforementioned members sing very well on other songs. "Damaged" is, by far, their worst live performance song ever... too bad it was also their biggest hit ever.)
Some artists are just better in the studio. Click here for my album review of Britney Spears's Circus.