Saturday, August 12, 2006

S.O.S.

So I am three weeks away from starting school. I am also three weeks away from no long having a full time income to support my bad spending habits. Last month I decided I would stop buying excessive cd's, clothes, porn, etc. Um, that lasted for about two weeks. Something tells me I am going to be in major debt when I graduate!

Yesterday I went on Michigan Ave and State Street with my Secret Friend. I don't hang out much with my Secret Friend much, but he was on vacation this week and I had the day off. Somehow I managed to charge $250 at Nordstrom Rack. There was a new arrival sale and they had all of these uber cheap and uber fierce Diesel jeans. Then, as I was walking out I saw a Deisel watch I just HAD to have. I mean seriously, it was a matter of life or death!

So now like Rihanna, I need to send out an S.O.S. to any of my frugal friends/readers? How do you suggest I rid myself of my shopping addiction? I fear my only way is to avoid stores completely. Although, one I am working part time and I see how little my pay checks are perhaps that will finally make reality sink in. I can only hope so!

Oh, and while I was on Michigan Ave I picked up my copy of Jody Watley's "The Makeover".


It's fantastic! When I first heard Jody was going to revisit some of her old hits I immediately had this horrific vision of that tragic "Body Craptastic" album Sony Records forced Cyndi Lauper to record last year. Well, I was relieved that only three of her 80's songs appeared on the album, along with some VERY clever remakes of Madonna's "Borderline", "Chic's "I Want Your Love", Diana Ross's "Love Hangover", a Carpenter's medley, and a couple original tracks. As a longtime fan of Miss Watley, I was also very happy to see she has not abandoned the musical direction of her past two albums, the Japanese exclusive "Saturday Night Experience" and 2003's "Midnight Lounge". Kudos to Jody for not giving into mainstream trends (or record companies) and doing things her way!

6 Comments:

Blogger YoNoTePidoLaLuna said...

Does your "secret friend" know that you are ashamed of him and can't even personify him?

:p

9:37 PM  
Blogger YoNoTePidoLaLuna said...

On Jody and the "subtle" references to Lauper...


Yeah she was forced to do it..and it flopped so Sony should realize something is wrong...HOWEVER and u have to realize this..Sony had alot of support for her on this project.well her last 2. So she got alot of press for it and got very good reviews mind you. All these magazines gave it 3-4 stars and also, she was on award shows and television.

Can Jody do or achieve all this press while doing things her way without a major label? NO. The only people who still care about her are gay publications.

How many stores carry Jody's album by the way? Is it only a Virgin exclusive?

10:32 PM  
Blogger equippedtofascinate said...

I'm laughing so hard about your shopping addiction, because I'm the same way. Just last week, I told myself I'm not going to spend anymore money if I don't have to. I've spent over $300 in the last 24 hours on clothes.

11:10 PM  
Blogger Chicago_Sexbox said...

The Bitter Betty Blogger strikes again! If I was ashamed of my Secret Friend I wouldn't discuss him at all. That just happens to be his nickname. If you haven't noticed, I give nicknames to most of my friends, even you :)

As for Cyndi Lauper, I was not in any way insulting her nor was I trying to make a comparison between her and Jody. I think you need to reevaluate your life and stop being so touchy about your flop divas. Food for thought :)

Jody and Cyndi are in the same boat. The only difference is Jody wised up back in 1998 when she wiped her hands clean of major labels. Cyndi got burned by Sony once but didn't learn her lesson, which ultimately hindered her artistic vision and left many fans disappointed. I know I would have prefered a new album instead of some crappy acoustic shit.

Oh, and all the good reviews and media support didn't really do shit for Cyndi, now did they? How silly for you to bring that up because at the end of the day both women were left were their only genuine fans at the gay games. The only difference between the two is Jody got to do things her way, while we have to wait now for Cyndi to start her own record label.

3:47 PM  
Blogger YoNoTePidoLaLuna said...

More press still than Jody ever gets. At least Cyndi's still a recognizable figure. The public maintains her in memory,, even if only as an "80's act". Only old people and freaks like me know who Jody is.

Hahahha..but enough about bitching. To be fair...let me say that Cyndi will be in Fox's reality show "Celebrity Duets"..where a nobody and a "celebrity" sing off in a competition..hahaha. Maybe she can scoop up Jody and Karyn White to join.

There goes that cred.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Chicago_Sexbox said...

Gurfren, you were starting to sound like that one scary Madonna fan you met at my birthday last year......

There's nothing with reality TV shows.....unless it's Surreal Life! Now that's just tacky! lol

8:33 PM  

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