I'm showing my age here, but I long for the days when music artists were judged only by their musical talents and not by how hot their bodies were or how scantily dressed they are on stage. Now it seems that the first requirement for being a music star is beauty. If you have the perfect body and only a so-so voice they can enhance your performance in the studio and make you into a star. I guess this all stems from the popularity of music videos and the need by many to ogle the performers like PlayBoy Bunnies and Chippendale Dancers. Where would talented people of the past like Mama Cass, Janis Joplin, etc. be in today's music market if they were just starting out? I always thought the world of Jewel because she didn't cave to the need to sex up her act.....until now. I saw her on the Today show this morning hyping her new CD and guess what? She's changed her image and is also doing the Christina Aguillera dirty dancing thing in her new music video. It made me sad. She said it was a "Parody" of some of the other artists who feel the need to sex things up, but she still is doing the scantily dressed, dirty dancing thing. I guess that's the only way to make a buck in the music business these days. Sigh.
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5/2/03 at 4:48pm