Thursday, February 05, 2009

Old Bitties ...

... need to leave the young chicks alone.
So, I was watching Headline News this morning, like every other morning, and a story came up about Etta James blasting Beyonce for performing "At Last" at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball.

OK, I saw it and I think she did a great job singing a song while the whole world watched to see her mess up Etta's song. Everybody of every generation since that song came out knows who originated that sound and that awesome song, she doesn't have to put Bey down.
Under normal circumstances, I am all for talking about how Bey is over-saturating the market with herself, but you gotta give credit where credit is due and she deserves the credit for a great performance.
Check it out:

What do you think?
The conversation on Twitter was that they should have just asked James to do it because she is still alive. My answer to that is have you people eh-ver seen her in concert? She's still got it as a vocalist and she probably always will.
But that woman is nasty and I mean nasty like that woman on "Meet the Browns." She was gyrating all over the stage and humping and whatnot at her age. Add to that the fact that she can't go as long as she used to. The whole show, opening acts and all, lasted about an hour. I was so glad I didn't pay for those tickets.
Another old bitty whose time has passed is Faye Dunaway. In response to a remake of the movie "Bonnie & Clyde," where she gave her break out performance, that will star Hilary Duff, she said, "Couldn't they at least cast a real actress?"
Just me or is that some hateration in that dance-o-ree?!
So to not be outdone, Duff has shown that she's not only the younger of the two but she's more equipped as she had more ammo for the "Mommie Dearest" star.
Duff's retort, "I think that my fans that are going to go see the movie don't even know who she is."
She continued, "I think it was a little unnecessary, but I might be mad if I looked like that now too."
I effin' LOVE it!!! We haven't even heard from or about Dunaway in years. She should have at least waited until the movie was released to trash it.
All of this just shows me that these women feel like their legacies are threatened by the new starlets. Jealousy is not cute on anyone and it looks even worse on those seasoned folks. I recommend these ladies do something I'm sure they know a lot about.
In the immortal words of the great prophet, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, "Drink some prune juice and let that -ish go!"


The Jaded NYer said...

you already know how I feel...

and Duff coming back like that? not cool, either. She should have really taken the high road because it's not like her acting ability is top notch. So even though Faye was hatin on her, she wasn't lying! lol

TH said...

lol - im on the opposite side of the tracks on this one...they should have asked james...we all know beyonce can sing, and no, etta didn't have to rip her - but she did and i don't care...the real issue is why did she diss President Obama?

TravelDiva said...

She has been nominated for Joker of the Week. I didn't like what she said about Obama. She just seems like a REALLY old hater.

Smarty Jones said...

@Jaded, you're right, she shouldn't have stooped that low, but c'mon, at least watch it first before you say it sucks.
@TH, yea, yea, I know you hate Bey, but still, you sat beside me at that concert and it was nasty to see that old woman gyrating all over the stage. I don't care what you say. We'll have to agree to disagree and say the singing was awesome.
@TravelDiva, I saw the nomination, I haven't commented yet because I am still trying to decide on my vote.

TH said...

Lol. Ok, so no, I didn't pay to see gyrating and yes the singing was awesome. And as ridiculous as this correction may be, I don't hate Beyonce, I hate on Beyonce.